At 28, Teddy Abrams is the youngest-ever music director of the Louisville Orchestra. He speaks with Rachel Martin about the task of making classical music at once accessible and provocative.
U.S. economist Michael Pettis, an expert on China's economy and professor at Beijing University, is also a key figure nurturing a distinct American sound in Beijing's avant-garde music scene.
Across the country, school districts are struggling to find new teachers. One rural town in Colorado is reaching outside the 50 states.
James Hemings, Thomas Jefferson's chef, had skills surpassing any other American cook of his era. Training in Paris, he glimpsed a world where black men were free — and respected. Then he came home.
Long after the New England Patriots beat the Indianapolis Colts, in a game known best for its deflated footballs, a Colts fan is still getting his sweet revenge: by selling novelty foam hats.
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Black about playing R.L. Stine, the beloved children's horror author, in the new Goosebumps movie.
The recent violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank has claimed lives of children and young adults. Israeli and Palestinian parents who lost children in separate conflicts discuss their peace efforts.
Michel Martin speaks with Abderrahim Foukara, the Washington bureau chief for Al-Jazeera Arabic, about President Obama's plan to leave 5,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
NPR's Michel Matin gets the weekly rundown on Democratic presidential nominees, the recent government crackdown on daily fantasy sports and Playboy's decision to cut nude photos.
History has largely forgotten the lives and thoughts of the black chefs who helped define American cooking. But there's a tantalizing glimpse in food writer Toni Tipton-Martin's cookbook collection.
How do some of the most respected investors on the planet think Americans should be investing their money? NPR talked to three about what a retirement portfolio should look like.
Joaquín Guzmán became Mexico's most wanted drug trafficker after he escaped from a maximum-security prison. Authorities said they had found Guzmán but he escaped again.
People with Parkinson's and related forms of dementia improved dramatically when they took a leukemia drug called nilotinib. Researchers say the drug seems to help brain cells eliminate toxins.
Why do so many of Canada's most successful musicians shy away from acknowledging their home country?