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Dallas Mildenhall, New Zealand's forensic pollen expert, peers at samples th...
Dallas Mildenhall is one of the world's few forensic pollen experts. He recently identified a rare, mutated pollen grain that helped police crack a murder case in his native New Zealand.
Toni Morrison's novels include Beloved, The Bluest Eye and Song of Solomon. ...
Nobel laureate Morrison reflects on her life and her regrets; Maureen Corrigan reviews a reissue of four of Macdonald's 1950s novels; SNL alum Forte discusses comedy and Bruce Dern's acting advice.
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was officially sworn in this week. His confirmation was held up for more than a year because of comments he made about gun violence. Murthy talks with NPR's Scott Simon.
Demonstrations continue in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Grey while in police custody. State troopers have been brought in to help control crowds. Grey will be laid to rest on Monday.
Rob Kuznia was one of three journalists at an LA paper to win a 2014 Pulitzer Prize. But days after he finished the winning project, he quit journalism altogether. Kuznia tells NPR's Scott Simon why.
We asked poet Craig Morgan Teicher to find a poem to illuminate a recent news event. He says the capsized boat in the Mediterranean Sea made him think of Derek Mahon's "A Disused Shed in Co. Wexford."