Social media isn't Jillian Banks' style, so she told her fans to text her instead. "Something that I'm still learning and have had to learn is how to put boundaries up," she says.
Composer Missy Mazzoli wouldn't call Lars von Trier's film Breaking the Waves, a feminist project. But its portrayal of a woman's experience was part of what drew her to help reimagine it onstage.
Rebecca Lee teaches in Tulsa. Lee has been talking with students about their feelings after Terence Crutcher, whose daughter attends her school, was shot to death. She shared them publicly online.
An American negotiator played a key role in helping Colombia end it's half-century war between the government and the FARC guerrillas. Here's how he did it.
The Food and Drug Administration approved a muscular dystrophy drug despite deeply flawed evidence. Was the decision a dangerous precedent or flexible pragmatism reflecting patients' values?
Football season has begun and there's plenty to talk about. Howard Bryant of ESPN.com talks to NPR's Scott Simon about the week in sports.
All week, jurors in New Jersey have been hearing about how aides to Gov. Chris Christie orchestrated the closure of lanes on the George Washington Bridge in 2013. We'll catch up on the trial.
It's relatively simple for criminals to buy pressure cookers and turn them into deadly devices. William Flynn, formerly of the Department of Homeland Security, talks to NPR's Scott Simon.
Scott Simon speaks to Jeff Weaver, former campaign manager for Bernie Sanders about how the Bernie coalition will vote in November.
The stage is set for what could be a pivotal moment in the race for president: the first debate between candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. It takes place Monday at Hofstra University.
Michael Krasny's new book is called Let There Be Laughter. He tells NPR's Scott Simon about this treasury of great Jewish jokes, and why they matter.
Photographer Mustafa Abdulaziz has spent four years documenting the world's water woes. His 'Water Stories' are now on display by New York's East River.
Juan Gabriel Vásquez's new novel centers on a respected and feared political cartoonist whose past comes back to haunt him after he receives a threatening letter. It's a powerful, concentrated work.
Hear new songs by Amanda Shires, The Minders, Izo FitzRoy and more in a mix curated by public-radio hosts across the country.
From jobs and taxes to health care and immigration, there are a host of issues that will come up Monday night. Here's what you should know to get smart quick.
How will the economy provide economic opportunities if employers need fewer workers in the future? A growing number of people in Silicon Valley are saying the only realistic answer is a basic income.
Congress has one job to do this month before its October recess: make a deal to keep the government funded past Sept. 30. But that hasn't happened yet.
On today's show: The fight over free trade. Come for the man who dreamed of world peace through trade. Stay for Robert Smith in the mean streets of Seattle.
A study by AAA found 16.5 million Americans buy premium gas when their cars don't need it. Director of Automotive Engineering Greg Brannon says drivers waste money when they unnecessarily use premium.
Reversing a previous decision, federal housing officials say San Francisco can set aside 40 percent of the 98 units in new affordable housing for seniors who live in certain rapidly gentrifying areas.