The San Francisco Giants need one more win over the Kansas City Royals to clinch their third World Series championship in the past five years. Sounds simple, but history says otherwise.
An updated look at this year's Senate races and why we might not know who has won control of the Senate on Election Day.
If played just right, members of Congress can see a political payoff from simply doing their jobs and helping out voters who elected them. It's one reason incumbents fare well come Election Day.
Home health care aides often toil for low pay and in jobs without benefits, including health insurance. A million more home health care workers will be needed to meet demand over the next decade.
De Lavallade's husband of 59 years, dancer Geoffrey Holder, died on Oct. 5. "He was my biggest fan and I was the same way with him," she says. De Lavallade's one-woman show is called As I Remember It.
Some teachers in St. Louis are using events in Ferguson to spark discussions about race and class in a deeply segregated region. Others have found approaching the subject a difficult task.
Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg will invest $10 million dollars over two years to help top students from poor families into college.
A highly sensitive blood test for Ebola exists, so why isn't it being used to test all returning health workers from West Africa? Because the virus isn't in the blood in the first stages of infection.
One man's quest for the perfect loaf took him to Paris, Berlin, California and Kansas. What he learned can't easily be captured in words. It's a feeling in your fingers that comes from experience.
On this week's All Songs Considered, we share dance music from Belle & Sebastian and unreleased Velvet Underground, plus Bob Boilen discusses new discoveries from this year's CMJ Music Marathon.
Since moving her large family from a Paris apartment to a historic farmhouse in the French countryside, author Mimi Thorisson has found a way to merge the best of the different worlds she has known.
As the NBA season tips off, the story lines include LeBron James' return to Cleveland and the Clippers' fresh start post-Donald Sterling.
On the 100th anniversary of the polio pioneer's birth, Google takes note with a doodle. As the world gears up to fight Ebola, it's a good time to remember one of the heroes of a 1950s epidemic.
Deep in the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation in rural Montana, it's difficult for the region’s 300 veterans to get to the hospital.
Three so-called "lone wolf" terror attacks in Canada and New York last week reflect what some experts call a growing trend in terrorism.
It's been decades since remnants of a hurricane hit Oregon and Washington state, but that's what is happening today.
We speak with the father of one of the 435 members of the British military who were killed in the Afghan War.
Texas oil companies could make a fortune in Mexico, but there's a catch: the shale plays are located in states overrun by organized crime.
The balance of power depends on races in Colorado, Iowa, Georgia, Kansas and North Carolina.
We've heard from hundreds of teachers about their secret lives. Here's a quick sampling.