North Dakota's oil boom attracts thousands in search of opportunity. University of North Dakota student Juan Beltran tells us about what drew him to the Peace Garden State.
1 in 4 teen girls in the Dominican Republic gets pregnant; the government is trying to bring down the high rate of teen pregnancy while respecting Catholic ideals.
The latest Census says Latinos are the fastest-growing ethnic group in Hawaii. We find out how they fit in with the unique demographics of the Aloha State.
Believe it or not, Cuba gets 90% of its food production from organic farms. And as reporter Reese Erlich found in Havana, they are drawing travelers, including a famous San Franciscan restaurateur.
We take an in-depth look at the long and conflicted relationship between the Dominican Republic and Haiti, and the crisis leaving thousands in the Dominican Republic stateless.
Daisy Hernandez, journalist and author of "A Cup of Water Under my Bed," tells us about her trip to Cuba to better understand her father.
The art of letter writing is also an act of preserving history. The correspondences gathered in the book Letters Of Note tell stories of delight, hope and loss — and the nature of human connection.
Republican Gov. Rick Scott's campaign wanted organizers to cancel Wednesday night's debate if Democrat Charlie Crist was allowed to use a fan at his podium.
Eurozone fears are bubbling and the markets are unhappy about it. New data suggest the continent may be about to enter its third recession in six years.
Appearing at No. 13, The Map of Heaven examines people's near-death experiences alongside beliefs about the afterlife.
Someone, Alice McDermott's story of a young Irish-American woman in Brooklyn, appears at No. 9.
In Being Mortal, Atul Gawande argues against the premise that medical practitioners should always aim to extend life. It debuts at No. 3.
A wandering woman falls in love with a reverend in Marilynne Robinson's latest novel. Lila debuts at No. 2
The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.
In a new installment of our series on trade lingo, sky diving instructor Michael Snively defines "whuffo," "burble" and "horny gorilla."
The federal government will suspend funding while it reviews the potential risks and benefits of certain experiments with three viruses: SARS, MERS and influenza.
Audie Cornish speaks with Obiageli Ezekwesili, a former member of the Nigerian government and one of the leaders of the Bring Back Our Girls effort.
While the NBA is experimenting with shorter games, some players — including Lebron James — would like to see shorter seasons. Audie Cornish talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis.
Melissa Block speaks with Dr. Joanne Liu, president of Médecins Sans Frontières — or Doctors Without Borders. The group has taken the lead in the fight against Ebola in West Africa.
Audie Cornish speaks with Frank Ciulla about a poignant letter cherished by his family. It was written after his father was killed in the Lockerbie bombing in 1988.