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LA's Ragtag Army Of Graffiti Busters Fight A Perpetual Battle
Larry Bender has been a Los Angeles graffiti buster for 20 years, hunting down and painting over gang tags around the city. He's one of hundreds of unseen, early-morning beautification workers.
A Visit To A Marine Base As Marines Test Whether Women Can Serve In Ground Combat
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Pentagon correspondent Tom Bowman about his recent visit to a Marine Corps training base in the Mojave desert to see assessment exercises for female Marines in combat positions.
In California's Fourth Year Of Drought, New Regulations and $1 Billion In Relief
NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with KPCC reporter Molly Peterson on how effective California's new water restrictions will be in the midst of the state's historic drought.
From Kate Tempest To Torres, Female Artists Shone At SXSW
A throat singer, a hip-hop preacher, an Irish introvert: NPR Music's Bob Boilen says it was the Year of the Woman at the South By Southwest music festival. He shares some of his favorite performances.
In New York, Support Grows For Keeping Teens Out Of Adult Prisons
Hundreds of 16- and 17-year-olds are serving time in New York's adult prisons, including Rikers Island. A new proposal would raise the age of criminal responsibility to 18.
Twin Shadow Meets His Muse At The Cemetery Gates
NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with frontman George Lewis Jr. about his new album, Eclipse.
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