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.
The Promise And Potential Pitfalls Of Apple's ResearchKit Apple's new mobile software platform is designed to help collect data for medical research, but concerns have been raised about privacy and informed consent.
In Nepal, Efforts Underway To Salvage Ancient Sites Damaged By Quake At least 70 ancient sites in the Kathmandu Valley were damaged or destroyed in last month's quake. Archaeologists and others are trying to protect and recover as much as they can, as fast as possible.
A Poker Battle Against A Computer On this day in 1997, Boris Kasparov, the world's top chess player, faced off against IBM's chess-playing supercomputer, Deep Blue — and lost. This week, professional poker players are trying something similar in Pittsburgh, and they're winning.
From Bond Girl To Medicine Woman: Jane Seymour's Big Break The actress is best known for her role as Dr. Quinn, the physician on the American frontier. But her big break came years before, when she played 007's tarot-reading love interest in <em>Live and Let Die</em>.
In Syria, Signs That The Army Is Losing Ground To Rebel Groups NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Anne Barnard, the <em>New York Times</em> Beirut bureau chief, about the state of the Syrian army. Might an end to four years of fighting be in sight?
For Filipinos, Manny Pacquiao Remains A Symbol Of Hope Saturday's "Fight of the Century" ended in disappointment for Manny Pacquiao fans. But for Filipino-American families, he remains a hero for the ages.
A New Jazz Suite For Head, Shoulders, Knees And Toes Saxophonist and composer Steve Coleman's new album for large ensemble is called <em>Synovial Joints</em>, after the different ways the human body moves. The MacArthur Fellow explains how nature inspires him.
With Comedic Touch, 'Zombie Wars' Tackles Impact Of Real Violence The main character in Aleksandar Hemon's new book is a hapless screenwriter who's never faced real hardship. But after an affair with a Bosnian refugee, he can no longer avoid the realities of war.
It's A Beautiful Tree But It Causes A Stink The disease-resistant Callery pear once was American cities' street tree of choice. One community in Pennsylvania has banned it. <em>This story originally aired on </em>All Things Considered<em> on April 24, 2015.</em>