The standoff in Crimea is increasing in intensity and has become a focal point of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Host Arun Rath talks to NPR's Michele Kelemen about the diplomatic efforts to resolve the standoff in the region.
There has been no action to circumvent the latest round of food stamp cuts in Oregon. About 140,000 Oregonians will lose a significant portion of their benefits if the cuts are allowed to continue there, and recipients and food banks alike are bracing for the change.
South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius goes on trial next week for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Guardian reporter David Smith about the upcoming court case.
The former home of a New Orleans musical great Professor Longhair was severely damaged by Katrina. It was recently restored by local nonprofits, and now his daughter and her son, who are homeless, plan to move back in.
Ahead of yet another winter storm to hit the Midwest, salt trucks are preparing for deployment across the Show-Me state. And as KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports, the Missouri Department of Transportation is not alone in states that’ve been going through an abundance of de-icing material this season.