Kojo examines the longstanding structural issues plaguing D.C.’s central jail, what’s being done to fix them, and what city leaders plan to do about the aging facility.
Forty-five years ago, the band “Earth, Wind and Fire” introduced audiences to a new kind of funk--one that fused soul, jazz, Latin and pop. Bassist Verdine White talks to guest host Derek McGinty...
The Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia, where Hillary Clinton will accept the presidential nomination.
Police in the southern German city of Ansbach say a man was killed when an explosive device he was believed to be carrying went off near an open-air music festival, injuring 10 people.
Individual sports federations will decide whether each Russian athlete can compete in the Olympics, stopping short of banning the entire Russian delegation from competing due to a doping scandal.
Community activist and Clinton delegate Malcolm Kenyatta gives Michel Martin a tour of his neighborhood in North Philadelphia, where he was born and where he sees lessons for the Democratic Party.
A Muslim community that has been in Philadelphia since the 1920s is finally building its own mosque, which it hopes will help revitalize the neighborhood.
The NBA will move the 2017 All-Star Game over a controversial North Carolina law that affects LGBT people. John Amaechi, the first pro basketball player to come out as gay, talks about the move.
Author and cocktail enthusiast Wayne Curtis wrote an article called "Shirley Temples Are Destroying America's Youth." He talks about why he hates Shirley Temples — the drink, not the person.
Following the controversy surrounding Melania Trump's speech at the RNC, NPR looks at a history of speeches given by the spouses of those running for president, starting with Eleanor Roosevelt.
The Democratic National Convention starts Monday with party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz under fire after a leak of emails showing bias toward Hillary Clinton during the primaries.
Supporters of Bernie Sanders rallied in Philadelphia Sunday, a day before the Democratic convention begins. They are upset after leaked emails appear to show the DNC favored Clinton in the primaries.
A self-taught filmmaker and his wife made the terrifying film in just one evening, using IKEA lights and a homemade dolly. The 2 1/2 minute short has now been adapted for the big screen.
And this way, you don't have to smell its famous, disgusting odor, which has been compared to rotting meat. The strange "horticultural jewel" is at the New York Botanical Garden.
It's the first time for a solar-powered plane to circumnavigate the globe. Now it's en route to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — and you can watch the journey in a live video from the cockpit.
Authorities had warned that tap water in Hugo, Colo., was unsafe to consume due to high levels of marijuana's psychoactive compound. Now, it turns out that the results were just a false positive.