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.
Officer's Acquittal Renews Calls For Baltimore Police Reform After last week's acquittal of another police officer charged in Freddie Gray's death, many say they will press even harder for systemic police reforms. NPR looks at the many obstacles to police accountability and efforts to address them.
With 5 Weeks To Go Until The Olympics, How Prepared Is Rio? Every week seems to bring unwelcome news in the run-up to the Olympics. This week, dismembered body parts washed up on a Rio beach. But how bad are things, really?
Louisiana Medicaid Expansion Brings Insurance To Many New Orleans Musicians The state this week became the 31st in the nation to expand Medicaid to the working poor. It's also the first state in the Deep South to embrace the Obamacare program.
Vermont Town Debates Syrian Refugee Resettlement Program The mayor of Rutland, Vt., was quick to volunteer his community as a resettlement city for refugees from Syria. Lots of people volunteered to help the new residents, but now there's a backlash.
With Britain Leaving, European Union Looks For New Financial Hub NPR's Robert Siegel talks to <em>The New York Times</em> reporter James Stewart about the new financial hub for the European Union in place of London, following Britain's vote to leave the bloc.
For Filmmaker Brian De Palma, It All Started With Alfred Hitchcock NPR's Robert Siegel uses a new documentary about film director Brian De Palma to talk to him about his career highs and lows, techniques, and how deeply he has been influenced by Alfred Hitchcock.
Credibility Concerns Overshadow Release Of Gay Talese's New Book NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Paul Farhi of the <em>Washington Post</em> about Gay Talese's new book, <em>The Voyeur's Hotel</em>. The credibility of the book, which follows a self-proclaimed sex researcher who bought a hotel to spy on his guests through ventilator windows, has been called into question after Farhi uncovered problems with Talese's story.
White House Documents Number Of Civilians Killed In U.S. Drone Strikes The Obama administration issued a long awaited report Friday, documenting the number on civilians who have been accidentally killed by U.S. drone strikes. Human rights activists welcome the administration's newfound transparency, though some question whether the report goes far enough.
Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi Anti-LGBT Law A federal judge in Mississippi blocked implementation of a state law that would have provided legal protection for people who refuse to accommodate LGBT individuals or same-sex marriage based on religious objections.
Volkswagen To Buy Back Diesel Engine Cars With Emissions Software Volkswagen will be buying back hundreds of thousands of diesel engine cars under the settlement it agreed to with U.S. officials. In order to re-sell those cars, the company will have to come up with a fix that passes muster with U.S. regulators.