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.
Do The Words 'Race Riot' Belong On A Historic Marker In Memphis? On May 1, 1866, Memphis was home to a massacre that killed 46 African-Americans and injured many others. Now a historical marker shows an ongoing rift between white historians and black activists.
Eugene V. Debs Museum Explores History Of American Socialism Eugene Debs was the first major Democratic Socialist in American history, running for president five times in the early 1900s. NPR goes on a tour of his home in Terre Haute, Ind., ahead of that state's primary with Benjamin Kite, an avid Bernie Sanders supporter. Kite, one of the home's caretakers, says Debs laid the groundwork for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal, and likewise Bernie Sanders may be laying the groundwork for a major shift left in American politics.
'Mick Jagger' Of Auctions Recalls Life In High End Art Trade Simon de Pury has been called both the Mick Jagger and the Peter Pan of auctions. Dealer, collector, curator, schmoozer, his clients include billionaires, rock stars and royalty. He dishes plenty about the art market in his new book, <em>The Auctioneer</em>, and he explains the rise and fall of his own auction house, Phillips de Pury.
Malia Obama's 'Gap Year' Highlights Growing Trend In U.S. President Obama's daughter, Malia, is taking a year off before starting college in the fall. The so-called "gap year" before college has long been a staple — even a right of passage — in many other countries. NPR reports on the growing trend to defer freshman year to pursue other interests.
'Biggest Loser' Lessons: Why The Body Makes It Hard To Keep Pounds Off New research into the lives of past <em>Biggest Loser</em> contestants found many regain much of the weight they lost in the show --sometimes 100 pounds or more — because their biology works against them.
Teachers Shut Down Nearly All Detroit Public Schools In Sick-Out Protest Nearly all of Detroit's 97 public schools were closed Monday because too many teachers called in sick. Teachers there have known for months that Detroit Public Schools will run out of money after June, unless lawmakers approve hundreds of millions of additional dollars. But anger boiled over when they found out they might be working for free right now.
As Europe Closes Door To Refugees, 2 Fathers In Greece Face Tough Choices With European doors closed to most new refugees, thousands are stranded on what they hoped would be the road to a new life. NPR looks at the excruciating choices facing two fathers stuck in Greece.
Religious Freedom Faces 'Serious And Sustained Assault' Around The World At a time when "religious liberty" has become associated in the U.S. with the right to oppose LGBT protections and same-sex marriage, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom reports on the "serious and sustained assault" on religious people and practices abroad. The organization cites attacks on Muslims in the Central African Republic and Burma to the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe and the repression of all religious activity in North Korea.
Ringling Brothers Officially Retires Circus Elephants On Sunday night, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus featured elephants for the last time. The circus elephants are retiring to Florida.