A Poet Parses The Legacy Of War In 'My Life As A Foreign Country' When award-winning poet Brian Turner served in the Army, he was following a long family tradition. His new memoir traces that history — and imagines the perspectives of the people shooting back.
Turkey Sees Influx Of Refugees Fleeing ISIS Thousands of terrified Kurds are fleeing ISIS and seeking refuge in Turkey. Some 100,000 people have moved across the border in the last two days. NPR's Arun Rath speaks to correspondent Deb Amos.
Ugandan LGBT Activist Recommended For Asylum In U.S. John Abdallah Wambere applied for asylum in the U.S. after Uganda passed a harsh anti-gay law earlier this year. His application has now been recommended for approval, pending a background check.
It May Be 'Perfectly Normal,' But It's Also Frequently Banned <em>It's Perfectly Normal, </em>a 20-year-old illustrated sex-ed book for kids, is meant to teach children about sexual health, puberty and relationships. It's one of the most banned books in America.
Mission To Study Mars' Climate Set To Enter Red Planet's Orbit Scientists hope NASA's MAVEN probe, arriving Sunday night, will provide insight into why the Martian climate changed drastically billions of years ago. It may help explain Earth's climate changes too.
Mafia Wife, Getaway Driver, Stunt Woman: From The Underworld To Hollywood Georgia Durante's career as a stunt driver has led to roles in car commercials and movies. But before the bright lights of Hollywood, the former model was speeding away from a dark past.
Snowden Reveal Makes Israeli Spies' Protest An American Issue Forty-three veterans of Unit 8200, Israel's secretive surveillance organization, say they were directed to spy indiscriminately on Palestinians. Were they using intelligence gathered by the NSA?
In 'Transparent,' Transgender Issues Are A Family Affair Amazon Studios' <em>Transparent</em> features a slate of well-known actors playing a family dealing with the revelation that the person they'd known as Mort, their father, is a transgender woman.
From Podcast To Broadcast: 'Men In Blazers' Gets The ESPN Bump The soccer podcast Men In Blazers started out as a modest Grantland podcast, then blew up when ESPN included them during World Cup coverage. As hosts Michael Davies and Roger Bennett tell NPR's Arun Rath, they'll soon have their own show on NBC Sports.