Ebola Survey Teams Take A Grim Census In Sierra Leone As Ebola surges in the east African country, the capital city sends surveillance teams into the neighborhoods to record who might be sick with the virus — or already dead.
Rumors Of Boko Haram Attack Send Nigerian Refugees Fleeing Again Many of the displaced ended up in camps in the city of Yola. Now they're racing further away as concerns grow that Yola also faces attack, and that the government isn't doing enough to stop it.
In Response To Attacks, Israel Takes Down Palestinian Homes After a deadly attack by a Palestinian militant last month, Israel blew up his apartment. Israel says the aim is deterrence, while others call it collective punishment.
What We Learn When Find Silence From NPR's Guy Raz, host of the TED Radio Hour: the story of environmentalist John Francis, who took a 17-year vow of silence — and what he learned about the power of quiet.
Starfish Illness Harms Other Sea Creatures Starfish in the Pacific northwest are being decimated by what's called wasting disease. Researcher Drew Harvell tells NPR's Scott Simon that warming seas are making it worse.
Shoveling Off To Buffalo Promises A Snowy Holiday Challenge While snowed-in Buffalo, N.Y. digs out, some Buffaloans are trying to figure out how to get home for Thanksgiving. That includes college students preparing for a difficult drive.
In Las Vegas, Obama Sells His Immigration Plan President Obama has begun to try to sell the American public on his controversial executive action on immigration. He started Friday, with a visit to Del Sol High School in Las Vegas.
Author Wrestles With Wolves In 'Treat Us Like Dogs' NPR's Scott Simon talks to Carolyn Chute about her new novel, <em>Treat Us Like Dogs and We Will Become Wolves</em>. The book follows a reporter as she investigates a remote commune and its charismatic leader.
Oman Recalls Its Trade Empire With Hand-Built Boats The country of Oman once ran a vast maritime trading network. Today, a group there devotes itself to preserving that legacy by recreating the traditional boats that sailed the seas back then.