Sisters Jackie Carter Christian (left) and Chloe Marie Christian at the beach. Courtesy of the Christian family hide caption

itoggle caption Courtesy of the Christian family

NPR Ed

At Age 3 — Transitioning From Jack To Jackie

What would you do if your 3-year-old son told you assuredly that he wanted to be a girl? An Oakland, Calif., couple told their child it was OK, and a sad boy became a joyful little girl.

Listen Loading… 7:30
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/419498242/420019837" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi speaks during a forum on strategic planning, in Tunis, in June. Essebsi has declared a state of emergency his office says is aimed at dealing with the threat of Islamist extremists. Mohamed Messara/EPA/Landov hide caption

itoggle caption Mohamed Messara/EPA/Landov

The Two-Way - News Blog

Week After Beach Attack, Tunisia Declares State Of Emergency

Beji Caid Essebsi's office says the president needs the expanded powers to deal with extremists following the attack in Sousse that killed 38 foreign tourists.

Marc Pierce, 51, of Baker City, Ore., wears a Jerry Garcia T-shirt as he heads to the Grateful Dead concert at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Jim Gensheimer/TNS /Landov hide caption

itoggle caption Jim Gensheimer/TNS /Landov

Commentary

The Grateful Dead, 'Truckin' Into The Sunset

The Grateful Dead play their final shows at Chicago's Soldier Field this July 4 weekend. NPR's Eric Westervelt reflects on how the Dead disrupted the musical and business norms of the industry.

A man holds an American and a rainbow flag outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., after the court legalized gay marriage nationwide. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

itoggle caption Jacquelyn Martin/AP

Politics

Was This Past Supreme Court Session 'A Liberal Term For The Ages'?

Adam Liptak of The New York Times discusses the court's most recent session and says the rulings reveal deep philosophical differences regarding the role of judges and the Constitution.

Listen Loading… 36:58
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/419468563/419501212" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Cruz in his high school yearbook; he was president of the drama club. Second Baptist High School hide caption

itoggle caption Second Baptist High School

It's All Politics

A Conservative Firebrand From The Start, Ted Cruz Always Had A Plan

Long before Cruz was the Texas senator commandeering the Senate floor, he was a teenager reciting conservative, free-market ideology.

Listen Loading… 6:48
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/419256802/419824423" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Farmer Issiaka Ouedraogo walks past cocoa pods growing on a tree, on a cocoa farm outside the village of Fangolo, near Duekoue, Ivory Coast in May 2011. Rebecca Blackwell/AP hide caption

itoggle caption Rebecca Blackwell/AP

The Salt

Why The World Might Be Running Out Of Cocoa Farmers

West African cocoa farmers earn less than $1 a day. Those low wages could jeopardize the future of chocolate labor, as young farmers find better opportunities to earn a living, a new report warns.

Panthers roam in rural Collier County, in southwest Florida. As the Florida state animal's population has grown, wildlife officials may seek to take the panther off the endangered species list. Courtesy of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida hide caption

itoggle caption Courtesy of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida

Environment

On The Rebound, Panthers Prowl Expanding Swath Of Land In Florida

From a low of about 20, the population of Florida's state animal has grown to about 200 — enough, wildlife officials say, to warrant taking them off the endangered species list. Not everyone agrees.

Listen Loading… 4:34
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/418585657/419824417" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Standing in their backyard in Cochas Grande, Peru, Katya and Blanca Cantos, hold the fruit of their labor. The gourd at left shows scenes from a potato harvest. The just-started gourd at right will tell the story of an ancestor's epic trek. Josh Cogan/Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archive, Smithsonian Institution hide caption

itoggle caption Josh Cogan/Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archive, Smithsonian Institution

Goats and Soda

Peruvian Sisters Can Turn A Gourd Into An $800 Objet D'Art

They can spend up to two months on a single gourd, creating scenes that tell a story. Think of it as a graphic gourd novel.

Joe Manganiello in Magic Mike XXL. Claudette Barius/Warner Brothers hide caption

itoggle caption Claudette Barius/Warner Brothers

Monkey See

Pop Culture Happy Hour No. 250: 'Magic Mike XXL' And 'Catastrophe'

For our 250th episode, the gang digs into a movie and a TV show, each geared toward grown people in different ways. And, as always, we close with what's making us happy this week.

Listen Loading… 42:00
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/418841406/419566512" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

St. Laurentius, a polish Catholic church in Philadelphia's Fishtown neighborhood, was closed in March amid fears that it would collapse. Since then, the community has pushed back to save the historic building. Kim Paynter/WHYY hide caption

itoggle caption Kim Paynter/WHYY

Around the Nation

In Philadelphia's Fishtown, A Fierce Debate Over The Fate Of A Polish Church WHYY

The Philadelphia Archdiocese has plans to demolish the city's oldest Polish church, but it's facing strong resistance: Longtime parishioners and neighborhood newcomers have joined forces in protest.

Listen Loading… 3:54
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/419815955/419824435" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

From member station

WHYY
load more
Back to top