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Lawrence Wright: "Thirteen Days In September"

Kojo chats with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Lawrence Wright, whose newest work explores the leaders who reached an historic peace agreement in the Middle East 30 years ago.


The Gefilte Fish Line: A Sweet And Salty History Of Jewish Identity

Gefilte fish can be a hard sell even in its standard savory form. But some European Jews like it sweet, a preference that, surprisingly, overlaps exactly with a geographic and linguistic divide.

The Outspoken Spanish Nun Who's Made Herself A Political Force

From her convent on a sacred mountain, Benedictine nun Teresa Forcades — a feminist medical doctor with a Ph.D. in public health — is a prominent leftist and leading advocate of Catalan independence.

Obama Challenges U.N. To Confront World's Conflicts

President Obama told the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday that the world stands at a crossroads between war and peace. NPR's Scott Horsley speaks with Audie Cornish from New York City.

Hollande: French Hostage 'Assassinated' By Algerian Extremists

The group calling itself Soldiers of the Caliphate released a video purportedly showing the beheading of kidnapped mountain guide Herve Gourdel.

Vatican Arrests Defrocked Archbishop On Sex Charges

Former Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, who was defrocked earlier this year, has been accused of paying for sex with children while he was papal ambassador to the Dominican Republic.

The U.S. Bombing Campaign: Is It War Or Counterterrorism?

President Obama has been reluctant to call it a war, yet the administration and the Pentagon boast of a 40-nation coalition and warn of a military operation that could last for years.

He Fixed South Africa's AIDS Policy, Now He's Out To Fight Salt

Health Minister Aaron Motsolaedi faced an HIV/AIDS crisis when he took office in 2009. He's made great progress on that front. His new campaign: Convincing South Africans to live healthier lives.

Obama At U.N.: World Risks Being Caught In 'Undertow Of Instability'

The president, in an address to the General Assembly, says nations are at a crossroads and that the international system must meet challenges ranging from terrorism to disease.

Scientists Step Up Food Fraud Efforts Following Horse Meat Scandal

The latest report in response to the horse meat scandal of 2013 reminds us that the potential for fraud in the food supply is high. But scientists are working to predict and prevent the next incident.