President Obama Addresses the Nation on Immigration President Obama will address the nation tonight at 5pm from the White House to unveil executive actions on immigration. KCRW will carry live anchored special coverage hosted by NPR's Melissa Block that will include the President's speech and analysis.
In New England, Recognizing A Little-Known History Of Slavery A burial ground including the remains of 18th century African slaves was uncovered in 2003 in Portsmouth, N.H. Over Memorial Day weekend, the city dedicated the grave site as a special memorial park.
Post-Ron Swanson, Nick Offerman Has The 'Gumption' To Be Himself "I've never accused myself of being manly," Offerman says, noting his real-life persona is different from his <em>Parks and Recreation</em> character. His book is a set of essays about people who inspire him.
A Home Air Quality Monitor That Can Be Checked Out From The Library In polluted Pittsburgh, a new device from a local university helps residents assess indoor air. It's not the only monitor on the market — but is the only one available to borrow from a public library.
How Dangerous Is Powdered Alcohol? Last month, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved a powdered alcohol product, making both parents and lawmakers nervous. Some states have already banned powdered alcohol. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Brent Roth of <em>Wired</em>, who made his own powdered concoction and put it to the test.
An Iconic Image That Captured A Legendary Knockout Monday marks the 50th anniversary of the heavyweight boxing title rematch in Maine between Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston. Ali, then 23, knocked Liston out in the first round. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with <em>Sports Illustrated</em> photographer Neil Leifer, who captured the moment afterward when Ali towered over Liston.
Remembering Nobel Prize-Winning Mathematician John Nash The great mathematician, whose accomplishments and struggle with schizophrenia were depicted in the 2001 film <em>A Beautiful Mind</em>, died with his wife, Alice, in a car accident on Saturday. "His suffering, I know, was real," says University of Chicago economist Roger Myerson. "But he was touched by glory."
A Mother-Son Folk Duo Went 'From The Kitchen To David Letterman' Madisen Ward and his mother, Ruth Ward—better known as Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear—have been performing together for six years, but have only recently begun to attract national attention.
Controversy Follows As Activists Cross North-South Korean Border The symbolic gesture was aimed at reunifying two nations still technically at war. But an event staged in the name of peace ended up exposing some distrust that's lasted for decades.
What If The Drought Doesn't End? 'The Water Knife' Is One Possibility It's Chinatown meets <em>Mad Max </em>in writer Paolo Bacigalupi's new desert dystopia, filled with climate refugees, powerful state border patrols, and secret agents called water knives.