One Woman, 817 Children: Caring For Kids Of Undocumented Parents Nora Sandigo is the legal guardian of hundreds of American-born children whose parents are here illegally. Without a guardian, they'd face foster homes or adoption if their parents are deported.
At Some Venues, iPads Take The Place Of Opera Glasses An experiment at a new production of <em>Carmen</em> has many wondering how technology will affect operagoers' experience. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Kim Witman, director of the Wolf Trap Opera.
Vollmann's Ghost Stories Disappoint Instead Of Scare Reviewer Julia Keller says William Vollmann's new book, <em>Last Stories and Other Stories</em>, doesn't measure up to his previous work. <em>(This review originally aired July 17, 2014 on </em>All Things Considered<em>.)</em>
Time Running Short For Congress To Agree On Border Bill Congress has just one work week left before its planned August recess, but it has yet to strike a deal on a funding bill dealing with the border crisis.
Ceci Bastida: Punk Roots, Pop Sounds And A Political Mind <em>La Edad de la Violencia</em> — "the age of violence" — is a pretty dire name for an album of upbeat synth-pop. Mexican-born singer Ceci Bastida says that's the point.
Latin-Funk Band Goes Metal, Covers Black Sabbath Into funk-jazz-Latino-soul-psychedelic-metal music? Then check out Brownout's new album <em>Brown Sabbath<em>. </em></em>NPR's Arun Rath speaks with bandleader Greg Gonzalez about the surprising mix of styles.
A Flashback To A World On The Precipice Of War On the eve of World War I, the United States was a vastly different place than it is today. NPR's Arun Rath talks with UC Davis history professor Eric Rauchway about life in the U.S. 100 years ago.
Cease-Fires Refused, Ignored And Re-Offered: The Latest From Gaza There's talk of another cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, after Hamas refused to extend an earlier truce. NPR's Arun Rath talks with international correspondent Emily Harris about the latest.
Labels: Easy To Read, Not Always Easy To Trust How meaningful and trustworthy are seals of approval from the likes of Energy Star and <em>Good Housekeeping</em>? NPR's Arun Rath speaks with advertising expert Lucy Atkinson about their validity.