After the mass shooting in Oregon, President Obama called on gun owners to ask whether the National Rifle Association represents their positions. Hunter Lily Raff says the answer for her is no.
Late night comedy has been dominated by white men, but is that changing? NPR's Michel Martin asks with Yael Kohen, author of We Killed: The Rise of Women in American Comedy, and NPR TV critic Eric Deggans.
With just four months until the Iowa caucuses, the rhetoric among three GOP candidates has turned sharper. This week, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio honed attacks on each other.
The shooter at Oregon's Umpqua Community College apparently died of a self-inflicted wound. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Amelia Templeton of Oregon Public Broadcasting about the latest details.
The politics, parodies and jokes of Saturday Night Live have been making viewers laugh — and sometimes cringe — for decades. As the show begins its new season, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans focuses on the highs and lows of SNL's last 40 years.
Airstrikes on a clinic in the Afghan city of Kunduz have killed patients and staffers from Doctors Without Borders.
Should the media — and the nation-- change the way we talk about mass shootings? NPR's Michel Martin asks in the Barbershop, with Political Junkie host Ken Rudin, The Root writer Danielle Belton, and NPR's Ammad Omar.
The mass shooting in Oregon has revived debate about gun laws. Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, tells NPR's Michel Martin about how gun policies have evolved.
One of the most influential food writers in recent years is leaving his job at The New York Times — to join a California food startup. "This is a calling, in a way," he says.
The president spoke again Friday, one day after the shooting at an Oregon community college that killed nine. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to correspondent Tamara Keith about the president's response.
As an art student, Shahzia Sikander used her region's miniature painting tradition to tell the story of a modern Pakistani woman. Now her work has moved beyond the page into animation and video.
India released its pledges ahead of December's global climate change summit in Paris. "We want to walk [a] cleaner energy path," says the country's environment minister.
Pennsylvania has gone more than 90 days without a state budget. An impasse over Pennsylvania's budget is pitting newly elected Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf against a Republican-controlled Legislature.
Critic Tess Taylor reviews journalist Jeffrey Brown's poetry collection, The News.
This Saturday, NPR's Michel Martin will become the new host of Weekend All Things Considered. She previews what's on tap for her program for this weekend and the future.
Regular commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss President Obama's remarks on the Oregon school shooting, and the leadership race in the House.