Can Placebos Work If You Know They're Placebos? NPR's Mary Louise Kelly asks writer Robert Siegel about "open label placebos" and whether placebos work even when patients know they're placebos. He wrote about his experience in <em>Smithsonian Magazine</em>.
Democrats Hope For A Win In Special Election In Montana After tight races in Kansas and Georgia, Democrats are sensing an opportunity in next month's special election in Montana. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly asks Democratic strategist Geoff Garin about it.
The Possibility Of Russia Meddling In France's Election Ahead of Sunday's presidential vote in France, NPR's Mary Louise Kelly asks French political analyst Nicholas Tenzer of the Center for Research and Political Decision about Russian meddling.
Author Alison MacLeod Tries To Find Humor In Terrorism In her new book of short stories, Alison MacLeod spins biography, news stories and family history into surreal fiction. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly asks her about <em>All the Beloved Ghosts</em>.
The Lessons Of Commercial Flops On Display In Sweden's 'Museum Of Failure' A new museum showcasing failed products like Crystal Pepsi is set to open in Sweden. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with the museum's curator, Samuel West, about the lessons in some notable flops.
First Step To 'Eco-Grieving' Over Climate Change? Admit There's A Problem Psychologists say anxiety over climate change is making some people feel overwhelmed. To talk through their worries, a group in Utah is meeting weekly and the idea has drawn interest in other states.
An Unexpected Political Toss-Up: Southwest Oregon Oregon's 4th District was a close race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. The reason for the tight race has a lot to do with logging, a fading but locally important industry.
Far-Left Candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon Surges In Polls Ahead Of French Election The first round of the French presidential election takes place on Sunday and the race has turned into a very close four-way contest thanks to a late surge by a far-left candidate, Jean-Luc Melenchon.