'Like An Avalanche': Otis Redding's Unstoppable Crossover "He had an underground kind of appeal that built on itself," says author Mark Ribowsky, whose book <em>Dreams to Remember</em> traces Redding's unlikely pivot into national stardom.
When Nora Jane Struthers' Identity Was Stolen, She Created A New One The former English teacher may never have become a singer-songwriter if her identity hadn't been taken. "I was just ready for a brand new start," she says. And soon she was on the road to Nashville.
Examining Gang Enhanced Sentences In California's Legal Sytem NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates talks to Daniel Alarcon about his reporting on gang enhanced charges and sentencing. California law gives the prosecution the chance to increase the penalty in gang cases.
Ceaseless Rain Hinders Search For Missing Flood Victims More than two dozen people are confirmed dead in flooding that's inundated parts of Texas and Oklahoma. Emergency workers are continuing to search for the missing, but more rain is expected.
O'Malley Joins Democratic Presidential Race, Touts Executive Experience Ex-Md. Gov. and Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley is the latest challenger to Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. O'Malley offered himself as a progressive choice for Democrats.
Fact-Checking 'San Andreas': Are Earthquake Swarms For Real? Seismologist Lucile Jones discusses how accurate — or not — the plot of this new California earthquake thriller really is. Bonus: Her advice on what to include in an earthquake kit.
Seeing What Isn't There: Inside Alzheimer's Hallucinations Sometimes Greg O'Brien gets a tingling in the back of his brain that tells him a hallucination is coming. Lions. Spiders. Birds. Sometimes the creatures are friendly. Too often, they're not.
Trickster Journalist Explains Why He Duped The Media On Chocolate Study John Bohannon, the man behind a stunt that bamboozled many news organizations into publishing junk science on dieting, talks to NPR's Robert Siegel about why he carried out the scheme.
As Police Body Cameras Increase, What About All That Video? Police cams have suddenly become a big business. But the real money is in selling departments a way to store each day's video. Firms are offering easy uploads to the cloud but costs are bound to grow.