Saturday, Aug 18


Imran Khan Is Sworn Into Office As Pakistan's New Prime Minister


Khan inherits several big challenges, including Pakistan's faltering economy, and managing relations with China and the U.S.


University Of Maryland Football Abuse Scandal And The Rights Of College Athletes


The University of Maryland Board of Regents met Friday in the aftermath of the football team's abuse scandal. NPR's Lakshmi Singh speaks to Ramogi Huma of the College Athletes Players Association.

Muslim Women Poised To Make Political History


NPR's Lakshmi Singh talks with Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib, who won her Detroit-area primary last week and runs unopposed in November. She's set to be among the first Muslim women in Congress.

More Than 550 Separated Migrant Children Remain In U.S. Custody


More than 550 children separated recently from their parents have still not reunited with their families. NPR's Lakshmi Singh speaks with KQED's Tyche Hendricks about the latest developments.

Security Clearances Under Threat In The Intelligence Community


NPR's Lakshmi Singh talks with former CIA analyst Patrick Eddington about the impact on professional civil servants when their security clearances are under threat of being revoked.

Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan Remembered


Former Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi Annan has died at the age of 80. Annan served as the seventh Secretary-General, for two terms between 1997 and 2006.


Millions Of Muslim Worshipers Flock To Mecca For Hajj


The holy event starts Sunday and lasts until next Friday.


As Death Toll Rises, Mourners Gather To Honor Victims Of Italian Bridge Collapse


On a national day of mourning in Italy, questions remain about how a highway bridge gave way, killing dozens.


Report Says Faculty At Connecticut School Sexually Abused Students For Years


A law firm found sexual abuse by seven now-former staffers against 16 students — going back as far as 1969 and lasting until 1992.

Should You Get That Scan? Your Doctor Might Not Be Great At Helping You Decide


In a new study, researchers found that doctors are better at explaining the benefits of a common cancer screening that its potential downsides. But overtesting comes with risks and costs of its own.


Eyeliner On Spiders: It's For Science


NPR's Jennifer Ludden talks with University of Florida scientist Lisa Taylor about her lab's use of human makeup in experiments about spider coloration and mating.

Former FARC Guerrillas Join Colombia's Congress


In Colombia, 10 former leftist guerrillas who fought in a war are newly-minted members of Congress. For some, the transition from jungle fighters to lawmakers is too soon.

Virginia County Approves Plan To Arm Teachers


The Lee County School Board in Virginia voted to approve a plan that would allow teachers to carry guns. NPR's Jennifer Ludden talks to Superintendent Brian Austin about how the plan would work.

Remembering Kofi Annan


Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations, has died at age 80. Colum Lynch of Foreign Policy talks with NPR's Jennifer Ludden.

How The Catholic Church Trains Its Own About Abuse


How does the Catholic Church prepare its seminarians to deal with questions of sexual abuse and celibacy? NPR's Jennifer Ludden talks to Paul Blaschko, who attended seminary from 2008 until 2011.

Carbon Fiber Bike Failures Spotlight Dangers Of Counterfeits


High-end bikes and components are often made of carbon fiber, which is strong and light-weight. But carbon fiber bikes have to be carefully maintained.

'Ticker' And Building An Artificial Heart


NPR's Jennifer Ludden speak with author Mimi Swartz about her new book, Ticker. It tells the story of the quest to build an artificial heart.

Israel's Shin Bet Detains High-Profile Figures


The Israeli security agency Shin Bet, has been detaining high-profile figures in the past few weeks. One of them is activist and author Moriel Rothman-Zecher, who talks with NPR's Jennifer Ludden.

Robin DiAngelo On White People's 'Fragility'


NPR's Jennifer Ludden talks to author Robin DiAngelo about her latest book, White Fragility: Why It's So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism.

Hunting For Russian Trolls (Online)


Josh Russell is a systems analyst by day, but his hobby is scouring the Internet as an amateur Russian troll hunter. He talks with NPR's Jennifer Ludden.

The Role Of Lawsuits In Addressing The Opioid Crisis


States are battling the pharmaceutical industry in court to curb the opioid epidemic. NPR's Jennifer Ludden asks Richard Ausness, a law professor at the University of Kentucky, about the tactic.

Refugees Recovering From Stabbing Attack In Idaho


Refugees typically flee their home countries to escape violence or civil war. But for some, the U.S. has not been the haven they expected. That's the case in Boise.

1968 Created The 'Ultimate' Anti-Sport Sport


Ultimate Frisbee was invented 50 years ago this summer. The sport has its own honor system, known as the "spirit of the game," that can be traced back to the counterculture of 1968.


A 94-Year-Old 'Sexpert' Gives India Advice On You Know What


Schools in the conservative country often have no sex ed, and it's a taboo topic at home. That's why Dr. Mahinder Watsa is one of the country's most popular advice columnists.

The Russia Investigations: Trump On Collision Course With National Security World


President Trump tries to put ex-CIA Director John Brennan in his place by revoking his security clearance. But the further Trump tries to push the revocation gambit, the riskier it gets.

Brett Kavanaugh Investigated A President, Then Voiced Concerns About Doing Just That


The Trump Supreme Court pick wanted prosecutors to ask President Bill Clinton explicit questions and wrote the section of the independent counsel's report to Congress making the case for impeachment.


Kofi Annan, Former U.N. Secretary-General, Peace Prize Winner, Dies At 80


Annan served two terms as United Nations Secretary-General before creating the Kofi Annan Foundation. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001.


The Clergy Abuse Crisis Has Cost The Catholic Church $3 Billion


Years after an investigation in Boston highlighted the dimensions of the sex abuse crisis in the Catholic priesthood, the financial and reputational cost to the Catholic church continues to grow.

'Beyond Anger': Pittsburgh Priest Says Sex Abuse Report 'Shook' Parishioners


Catholic priests in Pennsylvania will step into pulpits Sunday morning and have to address the massive clergy sex abuse revelations from this week's grand jury report.


California Legal Challenges To Census Citizenship Question To Continue


A federal judge in San Francisco has rejected the Trump administration's motion to dismiss two lawsuits over the 2020 census question. A potential trial could start in January 2019.