In Dakar, Senegal, two rappers going by the names Keyti and Xuman offer a summary of the week's news in hip-hop format. This story originally aired on All Things Considered on Jan. 15, 2015.
The TV show Empire is the first in 10 years to gain viewers with each of its first four episodes. NPR's Arun Rath talks with TV critic Eric Deggans about the show and its success.
Contributions to colleges and universities were greater in 2014 than ever before. Harvard alone collected over $1.1 billion. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Stacy Palmer of the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Ocean habitats seem to be in pretty good shape, according to the latest study of ocean species. NPR's Arun Rath talks to ecologist Douglas McCauley.
The rise and fall of citizen journalism in the cartel-controlled parts of Mexico is deeply chronicled by writer Eric Benson in the latest Texas Monthly Magazine. He sits down with NPR's Arun Rath.
The National Bureau of Economic Research recently published a new paper about obesity rates and average BMI. NPR's Arun Rath talks with economist Charles Courtemanche, who worked on the study.
Marissa Alexander, a Jacksonville woman behind bars for three years for firing a "warning shot" near her estranged husband, was recently released. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Larry Hannan of the Florida Times-Union.
Fierce fighting over the weekend has displaced thousands in Ukraine. NPR's Arun Rath talks with NPR's Corey Flintoff, who is stationed in Svyatogorsk, about the latest news for Eastern Ukraine.
In The Age of Dignity, Ai-jen Poo says rather than viewing aging from a place of scarcity and fear, we should see getting older as an opportunity. And, she writes, we must fix our flawed care system.
Organizers say 13,000 showed up for the rally, far fewer than had joined previous protests against China's insistence on hand-picking candidates for the territory's next chief executive.