Aid Is On The Way For Eastern Ukraine, If Only It Can Pass The Checkpoints Both Ukraine and Russia say they're trying to send supplies to residents in eastern Ukraine. But with tensions on both sides running high, that aid may take a while to arrive.
A Little League Star, A New Commissioner: The Week In Sports There's a new Major League Baseball commissioner, and a new star Little League pitcher. NPR's Scott Simon talks to sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the latest from the world of sports.
Tensions Reignite In Ferguson Between Police, Protesters Michael Brown, a teen shot to death by a police officer last week, is to be buried on Saturday. NPR's Cheryl Corley is in Ferguson, Mo., where the shooting occurred and days of unrest followed.
'Football' Captures Moments Of Grace And Violence Three great sports writers join NPR's Scott Simon to discuss the new anthology, <em>Football: Great Writing About the National Sport</em>. We hear from John Schulian, Jeanne Marie Laskas, and Frank DeFord.
Scientists Test The World's Seas On Ocean Sampling Day For one day this summer, scientists from around the globe decided to find out what's in our oceans' water. We go to the coast of Savannah, Ga., to find out what exactly they were looking for.
Florida Shooting Among Caroline Rose's Rockabilly Inspirations Architect Caroline Rose decided to chuck her career to travel around the country in a van and make rockabilly music. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Caroline Rose about her new album, <em>I Will Not be Afraid.</em>
College Professor's Life Is Upended In 'Small Blessings' The new novel <em>Small Blessings</em> follows the intertwined lives of academics and their family members in a small Southern college town. NPR's Scott Simon talks with author Martha Woodroof.
A Song That Sent Lads To WWI Gets A 100-Year Remake "Pack Up Your Troubles" was a hit song during World War I. It's getting a modern re-do by a British military charity to mark the 100th anniversary of the war.