High school junior Christian Champagne is part of Chicago's "Becoming a Man" program. After meeting with President Obama, he speaks to NPR's Scott Simon about initiatives that reach out to young black men.
Submissions Only is an online comedy about young actors hoping to make it on Broadway. Star Kate Wetherhead and NPR's Scott Simon talk about the often brutal and funny world of actors, agents and casting directors.
The former home of a New Orleans musical great Professor Longhair was severely damaged by Katrina. It was recently restored by local nonprofits, and now his daughter and her son, who are homeless, plan to move back in.
In Ukraine's Crimea, "unknown armed men" reportedly attempted to seize an Interior Ministry building overnight. The attempt was thwarted, as Washington Post correspondent William Booth tells NPR's Scott Simon.
South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius goes on trial next week for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Guardian reporter David Smith about the upcoming court case.