An arcane law required bakers to tell city hall when they wanted to close up shop. Now that it's been scrapped, bakers can close any time, leaving Parisians hungry for good bread amid summer holidays.
The world's most famous physicist unveiled a novel idea that he says solves the mystery of the information paradox. Essentially, he explained, information can escape a black hole.
This week's All Songs podcast includes a British band, a Scandinavian band that sounds British, and an American band that sounds Scandinavian. Plus, some sonic surprises from Bob's new favorite app.
History hasn't been kind to late presidential entrants. But with the vice president's name ID and position, his campaign could break the mold and challenge and sharpen Hillary Clinton.
From an end-of-summer tomato tartine to an Italian grilled vegetable sandwich, our resident chef shares her favorites.
It's been 10 years since the storm devastated the Gulf Coast and killed more than 1,800 people.
The Napa Valley Wine Train says it removed the women for being too loud, but the women say it was because of their race.
Set in New York City in the 1960s, Ed Burns' new 10-hour series features corrupt cops and gritty gangsters. Critic David Bianculli says Public Morals has the look and feel of a classic police drama.
Price says that in every precinct there's one cop who just can't let go of a case. "They all reminded me of Ahab ... looking for their whales," he says. Originally broadcast Feb. 17, 2015.
As part of our series this week on immigration, we talk with two women who are currently living in the U.S. illegally.
Columnist Rami Khouri says protests over trash in Beirut are a mirror reflection of uprisings in other Arab countries.
Investors have cautioned young startups that there could be changes coming – like valuing profits more than growth.
We revisit our conversation with U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell about how the park service can continue to bring in visitors.
American distance runner Molly Huddle is the latest athlete to learn the hard way about premature victory celebrations.
Public professional Facebook pages focused on medicine are catching on. But doctors aren't ready to share vacation photos and other more intimate details with their patients.
When billionaire developer Trump entered the presidential race two months ago, he drew a sharp line between other candidates – needy candidates, always trading favors for money – and himself.
On Pop Culture Happy Hour's sports spinoff, Stephen Thompson and Gene Demby discuss the recent controversy over an athlete's decision to return his children's participation trophies.
Hear new tracks by Lion Babe, Gavin Turek and TOKiMONSTA, ODESZA and more in this week's EDM mix from KCRW's Jason Bentley.
More than 4 million Syrians have become homeless since civil war broke out in 2011. As of June, fewer than 1,000 had been admitted to the U.S.
The L.A. producer crafts an ecstatic blend of classic Afro-Cuban rhythm and modern American techno kick, inspired by his mom.