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.
Before Rosa Parks, A Teenager Defied Segregation On An Alabama Bus Claudette Colvin was a 15-year-old student from Montgomery, Ala., when she refused to yield her bus seat to a white passenger. But she has been largely forgotten in civil rights history.
Free Wi-Fi On Buses Offers A Link To Future Of 'Smart Cities' A new service in a Portuguese city not only provides commuters with free Internet connections but also helps collect data that make the municipality run more efficiently.
L.A.'s Skid Row Tense After Fatal Police Shooting Of Homeless Man The Los Angeles Police Department is gathering more evidence — and videos — related to Sunday's shooting. Skid Row is home to thousands of people with mental illness and substance abuse problems.
Netanyahu Criticized For Making Iran Nuclear Deal An 'Israel Issue' NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Ari Shavit of <em>Haaretz</em> about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, where he'll make his case against an American nuclear deal with Iran. Shavit says that while Israelis share Netanyahu's concerns about Iran, they worry his approach and visit to Congress will erode relations with the U.S.
Ben Franklin's Famous 'Liberty, Safety' Quote Lost Its Context In 21st Century He once said: "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." That quote often comes up in the context of new technology.
GAO Report Urges Fewer Antipsychotic Drugs For Dementia Patients Strong drugs are rarely warranted to control the behavior of dementia patients, specialists say. But antipsychotic medicine is being overprescribed, and not just among residents of nursing homes.
Increase In Subprime Car Loans Could Lead To Trouble When it comes to buying cars, there has been a growth in lending to people with sub-prime credit. Lenders are also extending loan terms. But both could be signs of danger.
Wi-Fi Everywhere May Let You Roam Free From Your Mobile Carrier To get the most out of your smartphone, do you really need a cellphone plan? That's the question a <em>Wall Street Journal</em> reporter tried to answer by relying only on Wi-Fi networks for a month.