Minorities are historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math fields. John Dimandja is a Congolese chemist on the faculty of Spelman College who's pointing the way into STEM careers for students of color.
Carrie Kahn talks to John Burnett about the recent surge of undocumented minors from Central America to Texas. We also hear from a 17-year-old who recently made the trek a second time, and successfully crossed the border.
In 2015, a huge wave of humanity fled war, persecution and hunger - and headed for Europe. Reporter Joanna Kakissis talks with host Carrie Kahn about the greatest migration the continent has seen since World War II.
Germany is struggling with 1 million migrants who applied for asylum this year. Officials say the key to integration is education, and many schools have made accommodating migrants a priority.
The Miss Florida Seminole Princess Pageant features intricate outfits that combine traditional Seminole patchwork techniques with modern twists, like rayon and lace.
The presidential candidate's latest attempt to reach out to Latinos may have backfired.
A second E.coli outbreak at the Chipotle has food safety experts perplexed. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to reporter Joanne Silberner about why it's been so hard to identify the contamination source.
NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with William Burr of the National Security Archive about the release of formerly classified documents detailing U.S. nuclear targets during the Cold War.
It's been a year of protests with demonstrators taking to the streets across the nation. Fatal shootings involving police have forced investigations, the ouster of a police superintendent and others.
NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with director David O. Russell about his new comedy "Joy," starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.