We've invited the lead singer of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings to play a game called "Let's shake on it."
Bill Kurtis reads three quotes from the week's news... Sanity For Humanity, Vlad The Emailer, It Takes An Olympic Village
"For the first time, a presidential center will be in the heart of an urban community," the Obama Foundation says, adding that the area was chosen because of its potential long-term impact.
Researchers are taking a look at the economic costs of shooting in the Orlando nightclub. Meanwhile, those affected personally are fretting about their bills.
Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.
Three weeks after authorities identified Micah Johnson as the shooter who killed five police in Dallas, the military has released new details about his strange behavior while serving in Afghanistan.
Williams, who played Omar on The Wire, talks about separating himself from characters. Critic John Powers reviews The Natural Way of Things. Singer Jones still performs, despite a cancer diagnosis.
NPR's Scott Simon talks to La Marisoul and Juan Manuel Caipo, two of the musicians on a new collection of covers of Creedence Clearwater Revival. It's called Quiero Creedence.
Bell's new film is about three suburban moms who find themselves ground down by the endless chores of motherhood. She says its creators (two men) wrote it as a love letter to their overworked wives.
Bernie Sanders may have lost the Democratic race for President, but his supporters believe some of his ideas won. Sanders surrogate Jonathan Tasini looks at his legacy.
Last week on the show author Dave Eggers and Scott Simon agreed that they couldn't think of any protagonists in fiction who are dentists. This week we have a correction, and literary dentist readings.
Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine hit two swing states after the Democratic convention. They're on a bus tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Days after Donald Trump suggested Vladimir Putin hacked Hillary Clinton's email, NPR's Scott Simon explores the Trump-Putin mutual admiration society with veteran Russia reporter Julia Ioffee.
Former M15 boss Dame Stella Rimington talks with Scott Simon about her new book, and her previous career in espionage.
The DNC was chock full of chants of "USA!" and salutes to Ronald Reagan and John McCain. Scott Simon talks to conservative author Charlie Sykes, who says it almost sounded like a GOP convention.
Democrats wrapped up their convention in Philadelphia this week. NPR's Ron Elving has all the details, and a look ahead to what both candidates need to do in the months before the election.
Height is not accomplishment or character, Scott Simon writes, but the authors of a recent study caution that height can be related to health.
Nadja Spiegelman — daughter of graphic novelist Art Spiegelman and New Yorker art editor Françoise Mouly — has written a memoir about her mother, her grandmother, and their flawed family memories.
British composer John Powell swore off working on action movies for years, unsettled by their violence. The latest in the Bourne series, for which he's scored every film, marks his return.
In the latest story from listeners about their Travel Nightmares, Susan Ford Hoffert tells us about a monkey attack in South Africa.