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.
For Family Of Drowned Syrian Boy, 'There Was No Other Hope,' Uncle Says Rocco Logozzo talks about his nephew, Aylan Kurdi, whose body washed up on a Turkish beach after a failed voyage from Turkey to Greece, and about the regret he and his wife feel for funding the trip.
British Prime Minister Announces U.K. Will Take In More Migrants NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with <em>Guardian</em> political editor Patrick Wintour about British Prime Minister David Cameron's announcement to allow more Syrian refugees into the UK.
Patricia Clarkson On 'Learning To Drive,' Fighting For Starring Roles NPR's Rachel Martin talks to actress Patricia Clarkson about her role as a jilted wife without a driver's license in <em>Learning to Drive</em>. Ben Kingsley plays her instructor, who is a Sikh man.
Lives Displaced By Central Park Take Center Stage In New Play The land that became New York City's Central Park was once home to Manhattan's first-known community of African-American property owners. A new play explores how eminent domain forced them out.
Take The Long Way Home: Spacefarers' Journey Prolonged By Space Junk Three spacefarers heading to the International Space Station this week had to take a detour in order to avoid space debris. Researchers have yet to solve the problem of orbiting junk.
Music Review: 'Poison Season,' Destroyer With a name like Destroyer, you might expect a heavy metal band. Led by musician Dan Bejar, the band's latest album, <em>Poison Season,</em> has a lighter sound with interesting, uniquely delivered lyrics.
Week In Politics: Iran Nuclear Deal, Trump's Loyalty Pledge NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the <em>Washington Post</em> and Brookings Institution and Yuval Levin, editor for <em>National Affairs</em>, about the secured Iran nuclear deal votes, Donald Trump's recent loyalty pledge to the eventual Republican Party candidate, and more updates on Hillary Clinton's emails.
Modern Catholics Test The Pope's Infallible Authority John F. Kennedy's presidential bid was challenged by Protestant leaders who charged that he would be a tool of the Vatican. Concerns were widespread about Catholic leaders demanding political loyalty on issues involving church doctrine. But today, the question is whether Catholic voters and Catholic politicians still give deference to Vatican views. Does the Pope still have clout when it comes to pronouncements he makes on key issues?
To Cure What Ails You, Bibliotherapists Prescribe Literature There are all kinds of therapies to cure what ails you. But a new and intriguing approach is bibliotherapy, which dispenses a prescription of literature specifically tailored to a patient's unique circumstances. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with pioneering bibliotherapist Susan Elderkin.
Presidential Candidates Divided Over Actions Of Kentucky Clerk Presidential candidates took sides and relayed differing views on Kim Davis, the clerk who was held in contempt and jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses on the basis of her religion.
Experimental Drug Provides New Approach To Fighting Alzheimer's A new experimental drug is designed to slow down Alzheimer's by protecting brain cells from toxins associated with the disease. That's a different approach from other Alzheimer's drugs, which have tried to eliminate those toxins.