'The Sellout' Is A Profane Riff On Race And Culture In Paul Beatty's new satirical novel, <em>The Sellout</em>, the narrator wants to re-segregate his hometown outside of Los Angeles. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the author about using humor to write about race.
Ex-'Weekend Edition' Producer Tight-Lipped On Her 'Jeopardy!' Appearance We all know public radio types are pretty sharp, right? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Laura Lorson about her appearance on <em>Jeopardy!</em> Lorson hosts <em>All Things Considered</em> on KANU in Lawrence, Kan.
Conservatives Heckle Jeb Bush On Education, Immigration Some Republicans have said that former Gov. Jeb Bush isn't conservative enough. This week he appeared before the Conservative Political Action Conference and made his case for a possible 2016 run.
Report Urges Britain To Take Small-Claims Cases Online Instead of settling low-value civil cases in court, a new report from the Civil Justice Council says these disputes should be settled online. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the author, Richard Susskind.
Tiny Hungarian Village Puts Itself Up For Hire Planning an event? There's an entire village in Hungary that's available for rent. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Barabara Balogh, the village of Megyer's sales manager, about how to book the town.
Boris Nemtsov, Shot Friday, Was A Vehement Anti-Putin Critic Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was gunned down in Moscow Friday night. Nemtsov was a longtime opposition leader and a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin. Putin condemned the killing.
Researchers Examine The Ways Of Southern Coyotes The number of coyotes in the Deep South is growing, but biologists know relatively little about their habits across the south and how they are diverging from their cousins out west.