Cary Fowler, senior adviser to the Global Crop Diversity Trust, talks about a giant vault of millions of seeds stored away in an icy mountain in Norway. Fowler is the author of Seeds on Ice.
A look back on the week of politics. Donald Trump made some controversial statements and Hillary Clinton released her tax returns.
As activists gather in Richmond, Va. for a rally in support of a $15 minimum wage, stakeholders on both sides of the debate speak about how best to raise wages across the country.
The American Bar Association wants to create a Spanish translation of the Miranda warning. Alex Acosta of the ABA's Special Committee on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities explains why.
Vanita Gupta, the head of the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division talks about the federal government's findings that Baltimore policing techniques have showed racial bias.
The community at the bottom rung of the social Hindu hierarchy does the dirtiest jobs. Some of the poorest of the poor, formerly known as "the Untouchables," don't want to perform those tasks anymore.
The United Nations is planning to send 4,000 more peacekeeping troops to South Sudan. NPR's Scott Simon talks to journalist Nichola Mandil about why the government is objecting to more peacekeepers.
Elaine Fantham, who joined NPR's Scott Simon to talk classics for many years, has died. Her student, John Allemang, remembers the woman fondly known as "the rock-star of classics."
The city of Berlin just banned Airbnb because it was swallowing up long-term rentals and driving up prices. Paris is now struggling to temper the explosion of the rental site for the same reasons.
The U.S. swimming team has been exceptional in the summer Olympic games. Last night, Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps swam their signature events.