Latest Newscast

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets President Trump's Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt in Jerusalem on June 21. Handout/Amos Ben Gershom/GPO/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Handout/Amos Ben Gershom/GPO/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Parallels - World News

For New U.S. Mideast Peace Envoy, It Will Be A Long Road To 'Ultimate Deal'

For years, Jason Greenblatt was chief legal officer at the Trump Organization. Now his job is to help bring peace to the Middle East. His closeness to Trump may help, but it's no guarantee of success.

As the drought has extended into yet another rainy season, some herders walk for hours to get to this dam. Eyder Peralta/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Eyder Peralta/NPR

Parallels - World News

As The Climate Changes, Kenyan Herders Find Centuries-Old Way Of Life In Danger

Nomadic herders in Kenya's northwest are having to move farther afield as sustained drought fundamentally changes the landscape. The result: no grasses for their herds.

As The Climate Changes, Kenyan Herders Find Centuries-Old Way Of Life In Danger

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/538373985/538825601" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

A fisherman holds out a fish for a seal off of a boat owned by Carlos Rafael in New Bedford, Mass. Rafael was the biggest fishing magnate in America's most lucrative port. As he faces sentencing for a scheme to cheat fishing quotas, many worry about the fate of local jobs if his empire is dismantled. Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe/Getty Images

The Salt

Sentencing Approaches for New England's 'Codfather'

WBUR

Carlos Rafael was a fishing magnate in America's most lucrative port. As he faces sentencing for a scheme to cheat fishing quotas, many worry about the fate of local jobs if his empire is dismantled.

Sentencing Approaches for New England's 'Codfather'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/538576730/538825607" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Art historian James Merle Thomas (left) and Wilco keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen make up the duo Quindar. Shawn Brackbill/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Shawn Brackbill/Courtesy of the artist

Music Interviews

One Giant Leap For Music: NASA's Sonic History Inspires This Duo

As the electronic duo Quindar, Wilco's Mikael Jorgensen and art historian James Merle Thomas make music out of the sounds of space missions from the Apollo and Skylab eras.

One Giant Leap For Music: NASA's Sonic History Inspires This Duo

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/538524582/538825583" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says the sanctions will show those who work against America's interests that their "actions have consequences." Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call,Inc. hide caption

toggle caption
Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call,Inc.

The Two-Way - News Blog

House And Senate Reach Deal On Sanctions For Russia, Iran And North Korea

The sanctions would punish three countries; the bill also aims to prevent President Trump from relaxing sanctions without lawmakers' consent. A House vote is expected on Tuesday.

Former CIA Director John Brennan appears before a House hearing in May. He told a public policy conference on Friday that Trump associates should have known better than to meet with a Russian lawyer last year. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

Politics

'In Some Respects, We're A Nation In Crisis Right Now,' Former CIA Director Says

A pair of government intelligence veterans unloaded on President Trump, his approach to Russia and his disparagement of the U.S. intelligence community.

The team from Honduras at the FIRST Global Challenge in Washington, D.C. Liam James Doyle/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Liam James Doyle/NPR

NPR Ed

What Really Happened At That Robotics Competition You've Heard So Much About

The controversy surrounding a highly-anticipated robotics competition for teens from around the globe overshadowed an otherwise upbeat event focused on kids, robots and changing the world.

What Really Happened At That Robotics Competition You've Heard So Much About

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/538088825/538705569" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A lone bouquet of flowers stands in front of a home in Phoenix in 2013, after police said a man killed his wife, daughter and brother-in-law before killing himself. A new CDC report sheds light on patterns in homicides of women. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Ross D. Franklin/AP

The Two-Way - News Blog

CDC: Half Of All Female Homicide Victims Are Killed By Intimate Partners

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also found that black women and indigenous women are killed, in general, at higher rates than other races.

A Knightscope K5 security robot roamed the Prudential Center in Boston on May 22, 2017. Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe/Getty Images

Simon Says

I Sink, Therefore I Am: This Robot Wasn't Programmed For Existential Angst

After a security robot drowned in a fountain in Washington, D.C., NPR's Scott Simon muses on robot suicide, and how long it will be until a robot has the capacity to question its own existence.

I Sink, Therefore I Am: This Robot Wasn't Programmed For Existential Angst

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/538624461/538705539" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

"Hello" by Nooky Jones is one of the songs in this month's edition of Heavy Rotation. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artist

World Cafe

Heavy Rotation: The Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Need some new summer jams? Our panel of public-radio music buffs recommends tracks by Nooky Jones, Juana Molina, Downtown Boys and more.

Heavy Rotation: The Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/537942604/538705557" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Morris Kesler, chief technology officer at WiTricity, shows how a wireless charging pad can be installed on a table. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

toggle caption
Jesse Costa/WBUR

All Tech Considered

A Future Of Gadgets Without Power Cords? Not So Fast

WBUR

This month, the first wireless-charging laptop hit the market. But making wireless power a standard consumer feature is a big technological — and psychological — challenge.

A Future Of Gadgets Without Power Cords? Not So Fast

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/538531750/538608518" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The Port of Gold Beach at the mouth of the Rogue River. When NPR Correspondent Jeff Brady lived here in the 1980s, this harbor was filled with several dozen boats, but amid a declining fishery most of the commercial fishing business has moved to more profitable ports along the Pacific Coast. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Jeff Brady/NPR

Around the Nation

As Log Trucks And Fishing Boats Leave, Gold Beach Tries To Remake Its Identity

Logging and fishing once dominated the economy in rural Gold Beach, Oregon. NPR's Jeff Brady returned to his hometown, finding a new focus on tourism and other pursuits.

As Log Trucks And Fishing Boats Leave, Gold Beach Tries To Remake Its Identity

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/538542282/538705563" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript