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Soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples plays our game called "Hello, I'm looking for a dozen highlighter pens in a fluorescent green." Originally broadcast Dec. 20, 2008.
The Titan II intercontinental-range missile, pictured in 1965, sits ready fo...
Eric Schlosser's discusses his new book Command and Control; Ken Tucker reviews Spoon's They Want My Soul; The Knick creators talk about their new drama set in a New York hospital in 1900.
The new novel Small Blessings follows the intertwined lives of academics and their family members in a small Southern college town. NPR's Scott Simon talks with auther Martha Woodruff.
Architect Caroline Rose decided to chuck her career to travel around the country in a van and make rockabilly music. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Caroline Rose about her new album, I Will Not be Afraid.
Colorlines Editor-at-Large Kai Wright and NPR's Scott Simon reflect on the reaction to Michael's Brown's fatal shooting in Ferguson, Mo.
A grand jury in Austin has indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on charges that he misused his veto power. Scott Simon talks with NPR's Wade Goodwyn.