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.
'Mystery Shoppers' Help U.S. Regulators Fight Racial Discrimination At Banks The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is sending undercover operatives to ferret out racial discrimination. They're called "testers" or "mystery shoppers" and pose as customers applying for loans.
After Louisiana Floods, A Photographer Finds Resilience Photographer Collin Richie and three colleagues have been shooting portraits of people who were impacted by the floods in Louisiana. The images focus on what people were able to save.
Before Migrants Reach U.S., Mexico Deports Central Americans The idea of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border has dominated the U.S. presidential election. But efforts in Mexico barring Central Americans from traveling north might doing the job of a wall.
After Hurricane Sandy, Many Chose To Move Rather Than Rebuild After catastrophic flooding, it might make sense not to rebuild and insure homes that were damaged. Some neighborhoods have retreated rather than rebuilt and insured. That has a lot of advantages, but it is hard to pull off.
University Of Chicago Tells Freshmen It Does Not Support Trigger Warnings Incoming freshman to the University of Chicago will not be shielded from ideas or materials they may find harmful. The university alerted students in a welcoming letter that as a policy it does not provide safe spaces or trigger warnings, but it's not barring individual professors from doing so.
Thrill Ride Accidents Renew Calls For Regulation A Kansas waterslide recently decapitated a 10-year-old boy, and the tragedy is raising new questions about thrill ride regulation. No federal agency oversees amusement parks or water parks.
Hurricane Katrina Victim Helps People Recover After Louisiana Floods NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Errol Joseph, whose house was flooded by Hurricane Katrina, about how he is working with volunteers from the non-profit Lowernine.org to help people rebuild after flooding in Baton Rouge, La.
'I Just Want To Go Swimming': Burkini Creator On French Ban Aheda Zanetti is the designer of the burkini. She's disappointed to learn about the burkini ban from beaches in France because she wants burkinis to be seen as a symbols of joy and fitness. She created it to liberate Muslim women too modest to wear Western style swim suits.
Obama Expands National Marine Monument Off Hawaii Coast President Obama expanded a national marine monument to encompass 582,578 square miles of land and sea off Hawaii. It's now the largest protected area on the planet. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Douglas McCauley, assistant professor at University of California, Santa Barbara, about its beauty and significance.
Aftershocks Continue In Central Italy After Devastating Quake Aftershocks continue to rattle the region in central Italy that's still digging out after a midweek earthquake killed more than 260 people. The region is Europe's most quake-prone, and residents are proving resilient.