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.
Argentine Official Says He Sought Cooperation With Iran, Not Cover-Up In an exclusive interview with NPR, Foreign Minister Hector Timerman says he met Iranian officials as part of the effort to find out who was behind the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center.
Measles Is A Killer: It Took 145,000 Lives Worldwide Last Year The uproar over the U.S. outbreak glosses over a bigger problem: Measles takes a tragic toll in poor countries. But a vaccine can effectively stop this deadly — and highly contagious — disease.
Shake Shack Sizzles With IPO As McDonald's Fizzles Shares of the burger chain shot up Friday, its first trading day. Shake Shack and other fast-casual joints are taking a bite out of McDonald's, which can't recast itself to fit the current trend.
The 'Man Who Touched His Own Heart' Changed Medicine Melissa Block talks to Rob Dunn about his new book, <em>The Man Who Touched His Own Heart</em>, a history of science and medicine's efforts to understand the working of the human heart.
Seahawk Cornerback's Baby Could Make A Touchdown During Super Bowl As if the Super Bowl didn't have enough drama, Seattle Seahawks star cornerback Richard Sherman's girlfriend is pregnant and expecting to give birth in the coming days.
Latvia Keeps Careful Eye Trained On Russia Robert Siegel speaks with Edgars Rinkevics, foreign minister of Latvia, on his visit to Washington, D.C. Rinkevics is in town to to discuss Russia and security cooperation with the U.S.
Music Review: Dengue Fever's 'Deepest Lake' Named after the mosquito-borne disease, LA's band Dengue Fever combines psychedelic rock with Cambodian pop. For over a decade, the six member band have managed to stay relevant by sticking to this offbeat idea and introducing new sounds.
Seahawk Marshawn Lynch's Silence Becomes The Story Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has made clear he doesn't like talking to the media. But has his stance helped or hurt his Beast Mode image?
Week In Politics: Romney, Koch Brothers, Budget Melissa Block talks to regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of <em>The Washington Post</em> and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of <em>The New York Times</em>. They discuss Mitt Romney's decision to not run for president in 2016, the Koch brothers' plan to spend nearly $900 million dollars on campaigns and next week's budget proposal.