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.
'Handmaid's Tale' Wants You To Feel Like 'This Could Happen Here' Elisabeth Moss and Samira Wiley star in Hulu's TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's 1985 dystopian novel — in which fertile women become reproductive surrogates for powerful men and their barren wives.
Overlooked Drug Could Save Thousands Of Moms After Childbirth An inexpensive drug could dramatically reduce the number of deaths of mothers from bleeding after childbirth in low- and middle-income countries around the world.
Filmmaker Jonathan Demme, Director Of 'Silence Of The Lambs,' Dies At 73 Filmmaker Jonathan Demme died this morning in his New York apartment, of complications from esophageal cancer. He was 73 years old. Demme had the seemingly effortless ability to cross over from big budget Hollywood movies like "Silence of the Lambs" and "Philadelphia" to documentaries about Haiti and rockumentaries about Talking Heads and Neil Young.
Trump Vs. The 9th Circuit: Court Uses Administration's Words Against Itself Judges from the 9th Circuit have ruled against the Trump administration in a series of big cases — first the travel ban and now sanctuary cities. NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg joins us to talk about the court and it's legal reasoning.
San Francisco City Attorney On Sanctuary City Ruling: 'We Should All Feel Vindicated' NPR's Audie Cornish talks with San Francisco's city attorney, Dennis Herrera, about a federal judge's decision last night to block President Trump's attempt to withhold funding from sanctuary cities.
Two Years After Freddie Gray's Death, What Is The State Of Baltimore's Youth? The city of Baltimore erupted in violence after the death of Freddie Gray, two years ago. The riots brought national attention to many of the city's problems, including a lack of opportunity for its young people. Money poured in to help fix that, but people say Baltimore's youth still need a great deal of help.
Opposing French Presidential Campaign Strategies Clash At Whirpool Factory The French presidential race has changed into a head-to-head contest between centrist Emmanuel Macron and a far-right candidate.
Female Syrian White Helmets Honoree Had No Hesitation To Join Members of the Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, came to Washington D.C., to accept an award from Refugees International on Tuesday night. Manal Abazeed stopped by to talk to NPR's Ari Shapiro about her work.
The White House Briefs The Senate On North Korea The Trump Administration has summoned Senate members for a classified briefing on the nation. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy, a member of the Foreign Relations Committee.
Nordstrom Makes Down-To-Earth Appeal To High-End Market With $425 Fake Mud Jeans A pair of $425 men's jeans is getting heat online for it's Americana feel with "crackled, caked-on muddy coating." Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan explains that these pants are a part of the fashion industry's desire to be authentic and edgy.
North Carolina Republicans' Latest Power Grab: State Judicial Appointments The Republicans who control North Carolina's legislature are attempting to strip the state's Democratic governor of more powers, this time over who has the power to make appointments to the state's courts.