For The Venezuelan Opposition, Protests Are 'Like A War' Venezuela has been in political and economic turmoil for months. Daily demonstrations, food shortages and a crackdown on the opposition have forced the country into a near state of collapse.
Shakespeare Companies Suffer Backlash After 'Julius Caesar' Controversy The uproar over the New York Shakespeare in the Park production of <em>Julius Caesar</em> has spread to other cities. And it appears to be only because they are companies with the word "Shakespeare" in their name. Staff at Shakespeare Dallas have received death threats, even though the company isn't performing Shakespeare at the moment.
Wisconsin Ironworker Challenges Paul Ryan For House Seat NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Randy Bryce, a Wisconsin ironworker, who announced this week he will challenge House Speaker Paul Ryan in the 2018 midterm election.
Saudi Arabia And Neighboring Arab Nations Present Demands To Qatar NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Bernard Haykel, professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University, about the conditions laid out for Qatar by Saudi Arabia and other Gulf neighbors for normalizing relations.
Supreme Court Sides With Wisconsin In Property Rights Case The Supreme Court sided with the state of Wisconsin on Friday in a land dispute case. The justices upheld Wisconsin court rulings that the family was not entitled to compensation over development regulations that block the sale of the family's adjacent lot.
Carrier Steelworker Responds To Movement Of Jobs To Mexico NPR's Audie Cornish talks with T.J. Bray, a steelworker at the Carrier plant in Indianapolis where President Trump said he saved over 1,000 jobs. Last month, Carrier told the state that 600 people will be laid off, and those jobs will be transferred to Mexico.
Mountain Lions Terrified By Voices Of Rush Limbaugh, Rachel Maddow Scientists at the University of California, Santa Cruz were trying to understand the nature of fear for mountain lions. By playing a series of audio clips of political talk show hosts, including Rachel Maddow and Rush Limbaugh, researchers discovered that mountain lions fear people.
Mistrial Declared Again In Case Against Cincinnati Ex-Cop Ray Tensing The case against former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing has just ended in a mistrial. The jury was unable to reach agreement against Tensing for fatally shooting Sam DuBose during a traffic stop in 2015.
NFL's Jermichael Finley On Head Trauma: 'It Felt Like 100 Bees Stinging Me' NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with former NFL tight end Jermichael Finley about his experience living with the effects of head trauma sustained on the field.
Bike Race Symbolizes Colombia's Transition From War To Peace As the South American nation of Colombia transitions from war to peace, it is trying to lure visitors to places once rendered off limits by conflict. One village is trying to market its natural beauty through a bike race.
Week In Politics: Senate GOP Health Care Bill, Georgia Special Election NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of <em>The Washington Post</em> and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of <em>The New York Times</em>, about the Senate Republican health care bill, the special election in Georgia, and the latest on the investigations into the Trump administration and Russia.