Oil Can Boyd And Shoeless Joe: Legends Of Baseball Baseball season begins next weekend, and to mark the occasion NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN about his new book, <em>Legends: the Best Players, Games and Teams in Baseball. </em>
Nigerians Vote In Tight Presidential Election The top contenders in Nigeria's election are incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, who has battled an Islamist insurgency for years, and a former military leader who promises to be tough on corruption.
Ex-Ambassador: Rebels In Yemen Exploited A Vacuum A Saudi-led coalition carried out airstrikes on Yemen for the third night in a row. NPR's Scott Simon talks about the crisis in Yemen and what led up to it with the former U.S. Ambassador Barbara Bodine.
Germanwings Pilot Had Extensive Medical History NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Matthias Gebauer of <em>Der Spiegel</em> about the co-pilot who investigators say deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane in the French Alps this week.
Influential Guitarist John Renbourn, Co-Founder Of Pentagle, Dies Renbourn co-founded the popular folk/jazz group Pentangle and was one of the most respected and influential acoustic guitarists in the world. He died this week at his home in Scotland; he was 70.
Safety Experts Question Mental Screenings For Pilots German authorities now say the co-pilot who brought down the Germanwings aircraft hid an illness from his employers. These reports have raised concerns about the mental health screening of pilots.
Singer And Composer Goes Home To Make Brazilan Music For the first time since moving to the U.S. in 1981, Eliane Elias recorded an album in her native Brazil. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the musician about her new album, <em>Made in Brazil.</em>