NPR's Melissa Block talks with recently retired Boeing company employee Leslie Shook whose voice is used as part of the greeting and warning system of the F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jet.
"The Simpsons" likes to poke fun at everything, and sometimes the show makes a few predictions. We look back at an episode from 2000 that imagines what would happen under a Donald Trump presidency.
It's been a big week in primaries for both the Democrats and Republicans, with more to come. NPR's Ron Elving looks through the results and where the candidates might pick up more delegates.
Turkey and the European Union struck a deal intended to halt the uncontrolled influx of asylum seekers to Europe. NPR's Lauren Frayer explains how the agreement aims to level out the "irregular" flow.
A jury has decided the news and gossip site Gawker should pay $115 million and punitive damages to Terry Bollea, better known as Hulk Hogan. Gawker had posted excerpts of a video showing him having sex with a friend's wife.
It's time for the NCAA basketball playoffs, and they've earned their name, providing some genuine surprises. NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman stops by to tell us what's worth our watch.
The corruption scandal roiling Brazil's government and business elite has polarized the nation. The president faces impeachment; the ex-president faces corruption charges — and crowds are on the streets.
Aerospace engineer Claudia Kessler is searching for Germany's first female astronaut. The country's previous 11 astronauts were all men, which she says highlights German sexism in the sciences.
Why are some California reservoirs releasing water even though the state is going through an extreme drought? Turns out it's to prevent an even bigger disaster. But the strategy may change soon.
Steve Inskeep talks with film critic Kenneth Turan about director Jeff Nichols' new film. Turan says Nichols is a director to watch and his latest effort reminds him of Steven Spielberg — only darker.