Seattle Art Museum and New England's Clark Art Institute are wagering major paintings — on a three-month loan. Both dramatic seascapes of their regions.
Poverty is the backdrop to so many discussions about learning. But do we have a good way to measure it in schools?
The Seattle Seahawks cornerback is preparing for the Super Bowl, and he's also preparing to be a father. Sherman says he's hoping his son will wait to make an appearance until after the game.
The country's justice minister said he was ordering the release of Eugene de Kock in the interest of "nation-building and reconciliation." De Kock had been in jail for more than 20 years.
In considering whether to launch a presidential campaign, former Senator Jim Webb of Virginia says his big challenge would be raising money to promote his ideas. Steve Inskeep talks to Webb, who is currently working on a cable TV series on Vietnam.
Lots of experts diss multivitamins- saying there's not enough evidence that they're beneficial. Nonetheless-- many Americans buy them. A new study out this month suggest — at least for women-- taking a multivitamin can help prevent death from CVD. And researchers say they're a good option for the vast majority of Americans who don't eat enough fruits and vegetables
Renee Montagne discusses the state of Russia's economy with Sergei Guriev, a former economic adviser to Vladimir Putin. Guriev is now living in exile in Paris.
The Ukrainian army reinforced its positions and evacuated civilians on Thursday from an enclave north-east of Donetsk that has Russian-backed separatists attacking on three sides.
As people disappear from the audiences of conventional news organizations, 11 media outlets have partnered with Snapchat in the U.S. to offer its younger users easily digested fare within the app.
Alert levels were raised in Europe after the Paris terrorist attacks. Experts say Turkey should be concerned, pointing out that "being a Muslim country won't exempt Turkey from violence."
The Seattle Seahawks will be trying to win a second straight championship when they play the New England Patriots. Both teams have a 14-4 record.
Our Planet Money team talks to a well-known short seller who tells the story of one stock he bet against. He made a bunch of money, betting against a stock a lot of people liked.
Ellen McDonnell was an original staff member of the show — starting in 1979 as a news writer, then overnight producer and eventually executive producer. She later oversaw all of NPR's news programs.
Wendell Scott becomes the first African-American NASCAR driver to be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday. Although Scott faced racism during his career, his son says he would never stop racing.
Scientists studying HIV and Ebola have noticed another virus hitching along for the ride in some blood samples. Now they're trying to figure out whether the lurker helps the body fend off disease.
In part two of David Greene's conversation with Bill Parcells, the legendary football coach discusses how he dealt with players' drug use, and redemption for the former Baltimore Raven running back.
In God's Bankers Gerald Posner explores the history of money, power and the church. During World War II, he says, the Vatican made money off of the life insurance policies of Jews sent to death camps.
For the past decade, wealthy Russians have flocked to the fabled slopes in the French Alps. But the drop in the ruble is now keeping them away, and the region's economy is starting to feel the effect.
In his first six years in office, President Obama issued just two vetoes, the fewest of any president going all the way back to James Garfield. But that's about to change.
The attorney for Marion Knight says his client plans to turn himself in to police after he accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man as he fled attackers in Compton, Calif.