These two species have been in danger of extinction for decades, but have responded well to conservation efforts. Those measures are going to stay in effect.
In part two of their conversation, NPR's Audie Cornish talks to an anonymous professional football player, whose new book is called NFL Confidential, about the fear of injury from playing football.
The U.S. Congress has ended a ban on federal funding for syringe exchange programs. The recent rise of abuse of heroin and prescription painkillers via injection motivated lawmakers to revisit the issue. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Rep. Hal Rogers of Kentucky, a Republican who led the effort.
Music critic Will Hermes reviews the new album from David Bowie which is being called Blackstar.
The weather for Sunday's Vikings vs. Seahawks football game looks like it will be ridiculously cold. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Dave Lapham, a former player for the Cincinnati Bengals and currently the color analyst for the Bengals radio broadcast, about how to survive the frigid conditions.
The Powerball jackpot has reached a record $800 million. Jon Ogg of "24/7 Wall Street" tells us what not to do if you're the winner.
After a frightening week for global financial markets, the U.S. economy showed real strength on Friday when the Labor Department released the December jobs report. It showed employers added 292,000 jobs, which is a strong number.
Political columnists David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post join NPR's Kelly McEvers to discuss the latest in the gun regulations debate, and Marco Rubio's tactics to compete for Ted Cruz votes.
The government is warning that come Sunday residents of some states might need a passport to enter military bases and other federal facilities unless those states make changes to their drivers licenses. At issue is a law Congress passed after Sept. 11 to make it more difficult for people to use fake IDs. The government has been waiving the "Real ID Act" in many states but is warning those days may soon end.
The federal government owns huge swaths of land in the West. How it came to have all that land and authority over it is complicated and fraught with ages old controversies. NPR explores the history of land ownership in the West.
A Philadelphia man is in custody after allegedly ambushing a city police officer in his squad car. The officer is recovering from the attack. The man told police he shot the officer in the name of Islam and ISIS. Philadelphia's police commissioner says the city is looking for connections between the shooter and extremist groups. The man has a criminal record and the commissioner referred to him as appearing deranged.
Mexican authorities announce the recapture of Joaquin Guzman Loera, aka "El Chapo," the drug kingpin who escaped a maximum security prison six months ago.
NPR's Audie Cornish talks to director J.J. Abrams about making the movie; he says he feels an 'enormous relief that it's out in the world.' Warning: This will not be a spoiler-free conversation!
Chicana feminist Cherríe Moraga tells a story of sticking to her beliefs in the face of a massive institution.
We revisit Maria Hinojosa's conversation with comedian Cristela Alonzo about her short-lived sitcom Cristela! The show has found a new audience online on Netflix.
Chicana feminist Cherríe Moraga explains why the woman-of-color feminism she helped champion decades ago is needed now more than ever.
The president said the U.S. combat mission is over, but a Green Beret died Tuesday during an assault on Taliban forces. "Americans are very much in the thick of these fights," says a retired general.
Listen to the year's best dance-music tag-teams featuring Disclosure, Seth Troxler, Four Tet, Floating Points, Eric Prydz, Maya Jane Coles, Michael Mayer and others.
Before the next drawing, on Saturday night, experts say the lottery could top $1 billion.