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Donkeys, unfairly, get a bum rap. And global demand for their hides is growing. But a foremost donkey defender, who adopts abused and unwanted donkeys, says the smart, playful animals make great pets.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith has been named the newest poet laureate by the Library of Congress. She talks about the challenges of the job ahead.

Keinon Carter was in the hospital for months after the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. He talks with NPR's Michel Martin about life after surviving a mass shooting.

The song "Imagine" is an international anthem of peace and, well, imagination. Until this week, John Lennon had sole credit for writing the song, but in his lifetime, Lennon wanted that changed.

Susan Chira, New York Times senior correspondent and editor on gender issues; NPR's TV critic, Eric Deggans, and NPR editor, Ammad Omar discuss the headlines of the week.

University of North Carolina law school professor Joseph Kennedy and former Maryland state attorney Glenn Ivey discuss developments in the Philando Castile verdict and Bill Cosby's mistrial.

The not-guilty verdict in the 2016 police shooting death of Philando Castile during a traffic stop sparked protests in St. Paul, Minn. Friday night, but none turned violent.

The judge in the high profile sexual assault case of comedian Bill Cosby has declared a mistrial. What happens next?

After days of deliberation, the judge in the Bill Cosby case has declared a mistrial. Earlier today, the District Attorney Kevin Steele announced his intention to seek a retrial.

NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Goldie Taylor, editor at large at the Daily Beast, about the mistrial declared today in the case of Bill Cosby.

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