NPR's Michel Martin offers a commentary about recent police shootings and how they relate to the idea of "discipline theater," of going against your better judgment to impress others.
After a man took a gun to a pizzeria to investigate a fake conspiracy theory, psychology professor Viren Swami of Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, U.K. discusses why people are susceptible.
On Dec. 15, Donald Trump is expected to make an announcement regarding his business interests. The wide range of his dealings leaves him open to potential conflicts of interest.
North Dakotans have mixed opinions about the Dakota Access Pipeline, which has been put on hold. Oil and gas is a big industry in the state.
Only a few American states offer paid family leave for workers. Washington, D.C. city council member Elissa Silverman and small business owner Jonathan Cho discuss the measure proposed in D.C.
New Yorker reporter Steve Coll discusses the background of Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson. News reports say Donald Trump is likely to pick Tillerson for secretary of state.
Democratic Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island was one of four senators to write a letter calling for a further look into the CIA's conclusion that Russia tried to help the election of Donald Trump.
The roommates set out to climb a Bolivian mountain and find the black box from a plane crash more than 31 years ago. They succeeded where others had failed, but questions remain.
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to venture capitalist and Hillary Clinton supporter Chris Sacca about a reported meeting this week between Silicon Valley technology leaders and President-elect Trump.
About the House is a collection of stories, essays and poems by Ron Slate and his daughter, comedian Jenny Slate. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to the Slates about their collaboration.