Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.
Marshmallows On Sweet Potatoes? Thanksgiving's Traditions Exposed Thanksgiving traditions can be a bit inscrutable for people who didn't grow up in the U.S., like NPR producer Olly Dearden. He talked with several experts and got some answers to his questions.
MTA Targets 'Man-Spreading' And Other Subway Faux Pas New York's MTA is planning a new campaign to encourage courtesy on subways. NPR's Rachel Martin gets dos and don'ts from Jake Dobkin, who writes Gothamist.com's <em>Ask A Native New Yorker</em> column.
WWI YouTube Series Builds A Week-By-Week Horror Story Indy Neidell's four-year series of videos takes a week-by-week look at World War I. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Neidell about his project, called <em>The Great War</em>.
Ferguson Clergy Call For Peace From The Pulpit Religious leaders await a grand jury's decision in St. Louis. Many of them have been deeply involved with demonstrations following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.
The Day The Niagra Stopped Falling Last week brought frigid weather to much of the country. Nate DiMeo, creator of <em>The Memory Palace</em> podcast, tells a story of another cold snap more than a century ago that stopped a town in its tracks.
U.S. And Turkey Discuss Strengthening Syrian Opposition Vice President Joe Biden wraps up his trip to Turkey, where he held talks on the fight against ISIS. The U.S. and Turkey disagree on how to deal with the threat of the so-called Islamic State.
Iran Talks Intensify On Day Before Deadline The deal that lifted some economic sanctions in return for inspections of Iran's nuclear program expires Monday. Intense negotiations are underway this weekend to reach a more permanent agreement.