Juvenile Justice System Failing Native Americans, Studies Show One report shows that state courts are twice as likely to incarcerate Native teens for minor crimes like truancy and alcohol use. Another, that alternatives like treatment programs are more effective.
Ebola Vaccine Hailed As 'Game Changer' In Fight Against The Virus In a small trial, an experimental vaccine protected 100 percent of people at high risk for Ebola. But more data are needed to figure out exactly how well the vaccine works.
As Beijing Prepares To Host Winter Olympics, Where Will It Get The Snow? NPR's Melissa Block talks with Jennifer Turner, director of the China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson Center, about water resources and environmental concerns in the extremely arid region.
What Does It Mean To Be A Child Prodigy In Jazz? Christian McBride, host of<em> Jazz Night In America</em>, examines the piano phenomenon Joey Alexander, his classmate Joey DeFrancesco and his own experience as a hotly tipped young talent.
The Plan To Give Pell Grants To Prisoners The Obama administration unveiled a pilot program Friday morning that will once again give some prisoners access to Pell Grants, a form of federal student aid.
As Migrants Attempt Trip To The U.K., Many Who Make It Are Minors NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Peter Oakford, cabinet member for specialist children's services at Kent County Council, about the vast numbers of youth migrants crossing into the U.K.
Letting Go Of The Wheel: How Google Is Easing People Into Self-Driving Cars Google has begun testing a new self-driving car this summer that is designed to work without a steering wheel. But as the Planet Money team reports, the company's biggest challenge may be convincing Americans to hop inside.
Justice Report Accuses St. Louis County Family Court Of Racial Bias A Justice Department report says the St. Louis County Family Court violates the constitutional rights of children and routinely discriminates against black children.
As The West Craves Drought Relief, El Nino May Do More Harm Than Good There is much hype around a potential El Nino that could help ease the drought on the West Coast. But there are concerns that a deluge of rain could do more harm than good for the long term drought outlook.