Joshua Sweeney is a member of the U.S. sled hockey team at the Paralympic Games in Sochi. The former Marine joins Melissa Block to discuss his path to the arduous, often brutally physical sport.
Data Brokerage can be big business. Brokers sell profiles filled with your purchases, your favorite stores and more. But, as Emily Steel of the Financial Times explains, your profile's quite cheap.
The former U.S. senator, now head of the Heritage Foundation, reflects on the state of the Republican Party, the Tea Party and what he thinks it will take to change Washington.
Not everyone in Crimea is happy with recent events. Muslim Tatars, who'd lived there for centuries, were exiled by Stalin and could only return with the fall of Communism. Now, the Russians are back.
Before PTSD existed as a diagnosis, Vietnam War veterans who suffered from it often received a discharge other than honorable. A Yale Law School clinic is filing a class action lawsuit for them.
Politics may not stop at the waters edge (if it ever did). But it does get more complicated, as Russia's involvement in Ukraine is the latest foreign policy crisis to demonstrate.
Division I athletes may be at the top of their game in college, but by their 40s they often have more health problems than people who never played sports, researchers say.
NPR's Deb Amos had a recent run-in with the 'morals police' in Tehran. Her three-hour confinement revealed the gap between the enforcers and a generation chafing under Iran's strict behavior codes.
Yes, they're big, lumbering, earthbound creatures. But sometimes, Bessie and friends just have to get airborne.
The I Will If You Will Book Club is reading Steinbeck's Dust Bowl classic (some for the very first time!). Join as we discuss Chapters 1 through 10.
The region hasn't dominated headlines for nearly 160 years, but the Crimean War played a huge role in the Western zeitgeist of the time. And its cultural and technological impacts still reverberate.
For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the classic McDonald's seasonal offering: The Shamrock Shake. Does green mean go?
A new book looks at how the military and Hollywood directors teamed up during the war. The films they made helped show Americans what was at stake, and served as evidence during the Nuremberg Trials.
The government is accusing Muslim separatists, known as Uighers, for the knife attacks that killed 29 at a train station. But so far the government has not provided hard evidence.
The current crisis in Ukraine has echoes of 2008 when Russian troops intervened in a breakaway region in Georgia. In that instance, the West threatened to punish Russia, but took little action.
It was a simple slip of the tongue, they say. But when the pope drops the f-bomb in a public speech, people notice.
12 Years a Slave won Best Picture at the Oscars last night. In this encore broadcast, host Michel Martin speaks with actress Alfre Woodard about her work in the film.
Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius is on trial in South Africa for the killing of his girlfriend. Parts of the trial will be televised live. The BBC's Nomsa Maseko talks about the latest in the case.
The Oscars brought out the glitz, glamor and gowns in Hollywood. People Magazine's movie critic Alynda Wheat recaps the evening.
Tell Me More celebrates Women's History Month with the series "Women in Tech." Diverse voices will share ideas on bridging the gender gap in tech fields. The series begins with two startup founders.
Listeners were offended by what anti-gay evangelical leader Scott Lively said in a recent interview, and many were angry that he got air time. Tell Me More responds to listeners' concerns.
Russian media say that a stern message has been delivered: Ukraine must surrender Crimea or a full-on military assault could begin Tuesday.
The weather that is charming in November is hateful in March. We examine exactly how one transitions from affection to bitter resentment.
Boy Scouts of America is "disappointed" by the decision. Disney says it doesn't support groups that aren't in line with the its policies. Gay boys may now be scouts. But gay adults may not be leaders.
Weather tales of the past remind us that others have had harsh winters, too