Offering a homeless person an apartment with access to a doctor and social services may be cheaper than paying for emergency room visits and jail or shelter stays. But should Medicaid help with rent?
The call for a cease-fire follows new attacks launched by Israel and Hamas despite going back and forth over proposals for another temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting.
Inspired by the birth of a child and a new career, Austin Lunn's triumphant, ebullient new album as Panopticon steps outside his curveball mixture of metal and American folk.
This English band's ideas move fast — riffs erupt only to disappear just as quickly. It's as though they're chasing super-concentrated bursts of bliss that gather into epic music.
This singer-songwriter has been through hard times — but you wouldn't know it from his new album. It blossoms with inventive turns of phrase, quiet affection and a peculiar sweetness.
Frontman Dan McGee writes songs with more personality than almost any in garage rock. This album exudes the unabashed glee that comes from music played hard and with reason.
In this week's podcast, Eric Clapton talks about his tribute to J.J. Cale, East Bay School for Boys teaches students to upend stereotypes and neuroscientists talk about a brain myth in the film Lucy.
For the last 25 years, a giant flock of purple martins has gathered in Lake Murray, S.C. in late July. This year, they didn't show up.
Artist Willie Baronet is on a 24-city, 31-day trek across the country this month, buying handmade signs from homeless people. He says the project has changed the way he views homelessness.
In the Land of Love and Drowning, the islands are a magical setting for three generations of one family living through the modern history of the territory as it passes from Danish to American hands.
At the East Bay School for Boys, teachers try to channel students' frenetic energy into resilience and creativity. They call shop class "work," and emphasize softer skills like empathy.
Anne Barnard from The New York Times talks with NPR's Eric Westervelt about the differences between the current explosion of violence in Gaza and previous ones.
Israel and Hamas carried out a rhetorical battle Sunday over the fate of dueling offers to extend a ceasefire. In the end, the fighting resumed after Saturday's 12-hour truce. Israel vowed to continue its military campaign, targeting tunnels along the border. Wary Gazans prepared as best they could for the feast that marks the end of Ramadan.
The new Scarlett Johannson movie, Lucy, is based on the idea that most people only use only 10 percent of their brains. As it turns out, that idea is completely untrue — but it's oddly persistent.
This past week, a group called Student Veterans of America announced a list of for-profit colleges that they claim are recruiting vets while simultaneously closing and selling off campuses. NPR's Eric Westervelt speaks with SVA president D. Wayne Robinson.
Bloodshed is escalating in Baghdad as the militant group known as the Islamic State seeks to expand its territory in Iraq. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks to reporter Alice Fordham in Erbil about life under the rule of the radical Islamic group.
The Harrier Jump Jet is known for vertical take-offs and landings. It also has an accident-prone track record, but that didn't dissuade one pilot from buying his dream plane.
For former DJ Fin Greenall, jumping from the electronic to the acoustic music world meant re-learning how to read a crowd.
A jury gave Courtney Lockhart life in prison in 2010, but a judge sentenced him to death instead. Lockhart has appealed to the state Supreme Court, hoping it will reconsider judicial override rules.
Commentator Alva Noë takes in the Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney and says it's an impressive display of this hyper-successful, visionary artist's work. But that's not all he says.