Doctors Without Borders Are Now Doctors in Anguish

Jason Cone, the executive director of the aid group, talks about the impact of the bombing on his staff — and on the people of Afghanistan.

U.S. Says It Will Overhaul Program Intended To Train Syrian Rebels

The U.S. will shift the focus to training so-called "enablers" in Turkey. Those leaders of opposition groups will gather intelligence and coordinate airstrikes with existing fighters.

To Die At Home, It Helps To Have Someone Who Can Take Time Off Work

A lot of things can affect whether a person can die at home as wished rather than in a hospital. One is whether a relative is able to take more than a few days off work to care for them.

On Campus, Older Faculty Keep On Keepin' On

Many professors are postponing retirement, and colleges say it's hurting their efforts to cut costs.

'We Did It Together,' Says Tunisian Co-Winner Of 2015 Nobel Peace Prize

The National Dialogue Quartet stepped in during the violent summer of 2013, when Tunisia was sliding toward a civil war in the wake of its 2011 Jasmine Revolution.

Kevin McCarthy Gone, In 60 Seconds

After McCarthy dropped out of the House speakership race, there was a chaotic outpouring of reaction from Republicans, like Rep. Jason Chaffetz, in a Capitol Hill hallway. Here are the highlights.

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A U.S. Negotiator Says There's Still Pending Business With Iran

Wendy Sherman, the lead U.S. negotiator in the Iran nuclear talks, tells NPR the U.S. still has plenty of other issues to settle with Iran, such as the release of Americans being held in that country.

Morning Edition

Gun Debate Divides Nation's Police Officers, Too

"Talking about firearms now is like talking about race" among officers, says a national law enforcement leader. In Milwaukee, for instance, a sheriff and police chief took vocal, opposing stances.

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In A First, Border Agent Indicted For Killing Mexican Teen Across Fence

Diego Roman Elena Rodriguez's brother was unarmed, walking on a sidewalk in Nogales, when Lonnie Swartz shot him. The agent says he felt threatened by rock-throwers; he's expected to plead not guilty.

North Charleston Will Pay Walter Scott's Family $6.5 Million

The city has reached a multi-million dollar settlement with the family of the unarmed black man shot and killed by a white police officer in April.

Lessons From Speaker Henry Clay, ‘The Great Compromiser’

October 9, 2015
Henry Clay (1777 - 1852), American statesman and Speaker of the House of Representatives. Original Publication: People Disc - HC0397. (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Historian Harlow Giles Unger calls him America’s greatest House speaker, working with 10 presidents over 50 years.

Was Haverhill’s Hannah Duston A Heroine Or A Harbinger Of Genocide?

October 8, 2015
A statue of Hannah Dustin is pictured in Haverhill, Massachusetts. (William B. Plowman/AP)

The story of Hannah Duston is an extraordinary tale of revenge, heroism and savagery. Though she’s been largely forgotten, back in 1697, she did something that made her one of the most famous women in America.

John Fogerty Talks Creedence, And Life After

October 8, 2015
John Fogerty is best known as the lead singer and lead guitarist for the band Creedence Clearwater Revival. (Nela König)

He was the creative force behind one of the biggest bands in the world, Creedence Clearwater Revival.

The Paths That Led Patti Smith To 'M Train'

October 8, 2015
US singer Patti Smith performs during the Way Out West music festival in Gothenburg, Sweden, Saturday, Aug.15, 2015.  (AP)

Iconic rocker, poet of punk, and National Book Award-winning author Patti Smith joins us to talk about her new memoir, “M Train”.

Inside Overseas Tax Havens

October 8, 2015
In this Aug. 2, 2012 file photo, local newspapers show stories about the controversial strategy to bail the government out of a financial hole, at a restaurant along Seven Mile Beach on the outskirts of George Town on the Cayman Islands. The Cayman Islands have lost some of their allure by abruptly proposing what amounts to an income tax on expatriate workers who have helped build the territory into one of the most famous or, for some people, notorious offshore banking centers that have tax advantages for foreign investment operations. (AP)

Trillions of dollars are now stashed in protected tax havens around the world, leaving societies’ bills to those at home. We’ll dig in.

A Tribe Called Us: E.O. Wilson On Human Evolution

October 7, 2015
Pulitzer Prize-winning scientist E.O. Wilson

“Group selection, or the intense competition between groups helped develop the best angels of our nature,” says Edward O. Wilson. “Our ability to form alliances, show mercy, compassion, risking our lives for someone not related, the best qualities.”

After Playing David Foster Wallace, Writing Children’s Books, What’s Next For Jason Segel?

October 7, 2015
Actor, author and screenwriter Jason Segel in WBUR's studios. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

“My whole career is based on me walking this fine line between having, like, childlike wonder and being really creepy. And so the book is like a culmination of all of my skills,” says Jason Segel.

Education Reform, After Arne Duncan

October 7, 2015
Students in the new documentary film "Beyond Measure" take part in a project-based learning activity with their peers. (Courtesy the Filmmakers)

Arne Duncan’s headed out as U.S. Education Secretary. What’s next for America’s school kids?

The Science Of Caffeine: America’s Favorite Drug

October 6, 2015
Maine author Murray Carpenter spent years looking at how caffeine helps, hurts and hooks us. (dongga BS/Flickr)

We hear all about a drug that many people use every day. This particular drug, in its pure form, is a white powder that gives people energy and focus.

Former Sandy Hook Teacher On Moving Forward After Tragedy

October 6, 2015
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis, author of "Choosing Hope: Moving Forward From Life's Darkest Moments." (Peggy Sirota)

Kaitlin Roig-Debellis explains how she worked through her grief after the tragic shooting in her new book “Choosing Hope.”

John Cleese’s True Calling Is Making People Laugh

October 5, 2015
British comedian John Cleese poses for photographers with a copy of his book 'So, Anyway.' (Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

We talk to the founder of the British comedy troupe Monty Python.

Why A Novelist With A B.S. In Physics Says Science Is Still A Boy’s Club

October 5, 2015
Eileen Pollack was one of the first two women to graduate from Yale with a B.S. in physics. (Courtesy Beacon Press)

Here’s a question for every woman who’s ever loved science but didn’t pursue it as a career: why?

The Bloggess Is Determined To Be ‘Furiously Happy’

October 5, 2015
Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness in "Furiously Happy." (Maile Wilson)

Jenny Lawson explores her lifelong battle with mental illness in “Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things.”

Sara Bareilles Probably Still Won't Write You A Love Song

October 5, 2015
Singer-songwriter Sara Barielles on the cover of her new memoir, "Sounds Like Me." (Courtesy Simon & Schuster)

Singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles goes fully confessional in her new memoir, “Sounds Like Me.” She joins us.

‘Pine Tar Game’ Explores The Aftermath Of A Contested Home Run

October 3, 2015
Kansas City Royals Vice President of Baseball Oper

Baseball players use pine tar on wooden bats for better grip. It’s legal — and yet pine tar was at the crux of one of baseball’s most memorable temper tantrums. Filip Bondy’s “The Pine Tar Game” explores this infamous event.

Think Money Can’t Buy Happiness? Try Spending It Differently

October 2, 2015
lots of money

We hear from the authors of a book on how to spend smarter to be happier.

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