At Life's Last Threshold, Choir Brings Comfort At a hospice in Nashville, volunteers sing hymns and lullabies to the dying. They're part of a national organization that uses music to soothe life's final passage.
A Video Game Tribute To Robin Williams Robin Williams' love of video games was well known in the gaming community. After his death, gamers started a petition asking World of Warcraft to memorialize the actor in the game.
Chemical Dump Poisons A Texas Town In 'Friendswood' NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Rene Steinke about her new book, <em>Friendswood</em>. The novel follows four characters who must deal with the legacy of a toxic leak in their small Texas town.
Race Change Surgery Is Reality In 'Your Face In Mine' What if you could undergo racial reassignment surgery and switch races? That's the premise of a new novel, <em>Your Face in Mine</em>. NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with author Jess Row.
Police And Protesters Clash Over Curfew In Ferguson Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Ferguson on Saturday and enforced a five-hour curfew. The night ended with tear gas and arrests of some protesters.
Cold Winter Depleted Some Coastal Fish Populations The extreme cold weather on the East Coast last winter has meant that some fishermen have smaller catches this summer. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to fishing forecaster Mitchell Roffer in Florida.
Why This Ebola Outbreak Is Different Than Earlier Versions In 1976, Dr. David Heymann of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine helped curb the first Ebola outbreak in what was then Zaire. He speaks with NPR's Linda Wertheimer.
'Times' Reporter In Iraq Recovering After Helicopter Crash <em>New York Times</em> journalist Alissa Rubin was injured in a helicopter crash in northern Iraq last week. NPR's Linda Wertheimer has an update on her recovery.