Producer Rebecca Herscher went to Afghanistan for a month and talked mostly to men. At the end of her trip, she took a detour because she wanted to hear from some teen girls.
He was with the Boston Symphony for 50 years, and his name was also stamped on the sticks of drummers from Buddy Rich to Charlie Watts to Questlove. Firth died Sunday at age 85.
The State Department's annual human trafficking report this year gives special attention to slavery in agriculture and fishing. Human rights advocates say there's much work to be done to fight it.
Campaigns are Periscoping, Tweeting, Facebooking, Snapchatting and Instagramming. But campaigns and strategists say the biggest bang comes from new ways of using the ol' email list.
Eschewing a glitzy career, the pianist, who was heard in the movie Amadeus, earned a reputation as one of the greats of his generation, especially praised for his Chopin performances.
The beloved Britpop veteran stops by the Tiny Desk with songs from his new album, Saturns Pattern — and one from his best-known record, Stanley Road.
A different Twitter greeted some users when they logged on Tuesday as the social media company tries to win more hearts — and users.
Australia’s decision to kill 2 million feral cats is the latest in a battle between cat lovers and bird lovers, over cats' impact on wildlife.
Town officials are hoping to put an end to the boom and bust cycle that comes from relying on copper mines that open and close.
After New York's governor unveiled a $4 billion plan to rebuild LaGuardia, we look at the role airports play in a region's economy.
U.K. beatmaker Paul White and Florida rapper/singer Eric Biddines give us a break-up song that's as bouncy as it is bluesy.
Ford is crediting steady demand for pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles for record-high profits in North America.
Born in Baton Rouge in 1924, the blues musician known as Slim Harpo influenced rock bands like the Rolling Stones, the Kinks and Pink Floyd. Rock Historian Ed Ward shares Harpo's story.
In his new book, The Man Who Wasn't There, Anil Ananthaswamy examines the ways people think of themselves — and how those perceptions can be distorted by certain brain conditions.
The soul singer, who just released his debut album, unearths the roots of his retro sound as this week's All Songs Considered Guest DJ.
"I am honored to be a part of this amazing team," says Jen Welter, an athlete and sports psychologist.
Uganda is bringing young eyeballs to the evening news with a team of rappers who inform and amuse.
Scientists say remains of four men exhumed from what was once an Anglican church suggest they were well-nourished, "high-status" leaders in the early 17th century colony. And one was likely Catholic.
The man making a strong showing for the GOP presidential nomination also has a remarkably inconsistent track record as a conservative.
"The Witch," from composer Sarah Kirkland Snider's new album Unremembered, inspires childlike fear. Hear singer Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond spin out a tale of terror.