Leaders of the three African nations hit hardest by the Ebola virus met to discuss ways to fight the outbreak. With the situation deteriorating, it's likely more of the region will be quarantined.
Friend shares his love of New Orleans "jass" by playing "Sweet Lorraine" on six-string banjo.
James Brown is featured in the new biopic Get On Up. In '80s and '90s, Terry Gross talked with his biographer and two musicians who played in his band. And in 2005, she talked with Brown himself.
The newest Marvel comic adaptation features five motley warriors, including a raccoon and a tree, against an armada of space villains. The big-budget effects-laden movie is light and funny.
Citing 6 months of strong job gains, President Obama says America's recovery from a debilitating recession is well underway. But he says the economy "could be doing even better" if Congress helped.
In Thinking In Numbers, Daniel Tammet uses everyday examples to illustrate the way numbers and equations form the basis of our lives. It appears at No. 12.
In Jo Nesbo's 10th Harry Hole novel, Police, a killer targets police officers at the scenes of crimes they failed to solve. It appears at No. 13.
At No. 8, Marja Mills' The Mockingbird Next Door describes the author's experience living next door Harper Lee, the reclusive author of To Kill a Mockingbird.
In Daniel Silva's The Heist, an Israeli art restorer and spy searches for a stolen Caravaggio masterpiece. It appears at No. 3.
The lists are compiled from weekly surveys of close to 500 independent bookstores nationwide.
Margaret Low Smith has spent the past three decades with NPR, first as a production assistant and lately as the leader of the network's news division. As she departs from the network, Ari Shapiro and Audie Cornish offer a word of thanks.
The Shetland Islands, a cluster of rocks in the North Sea, is an unusual place. Wealthy from offshore oil, Shetlanders are yet wedded to ancient traditions. And they play the fiddle like no one else.
Ari Shapiro talks to Tim Rogers, founder of The Nicaragua Dispatch, about why Nicaragua is not a player in the child migrant crisis.