GlobalPost co-founder and CEO Phil Balboni says what he'll remember about Foley (above) is the way he showed "such incredible courage" as his captors took his life. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Steven Senne/AP

Middle East

Drawn To Conflict, Journalist James Foley 'Loved Telling These Stories'

Foley was held hostage in Syria for nearly two years before he was killed by his captors. GlobalPost co-founder Phil Balboni tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross about the efforts to win his release.

GlobalPost co-founder and CEO Phil Balboni says what he'll remember about Foley (above) is the way he showed "such incredible courage" as his captors took his life. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Steven Senne/AP

GlobalPost CEO Shares Details Of Fight To Save James Foley

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/342166895/342215610" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Telepathy Colin Vallon, Patrice Moret et. al.
Symphony No. 3: II. Lento E Largo - Tranquillissimo Henryk Gorecki
Variations for vibes, pianos & strings [Fast] Steve Reich, London Sinfonietta
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Variations for vibes, pianos & strings [Fast]
Album
Steve Reich: Daniel Variations
Artist
Steve Reich, London Sinfonietta

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Repercussions Michel Reis
Barnacle Todd Sickafoose
L' Accident Part 2 Louis Sclavis
Michael's Lament Jimmy Amadie
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Michael's Lament
Album
The Philadelphia Story
Artist
Jimmy Amadie

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Wednesday

View show

Politics

Journalist Says Trump Foundation May Have Engaged In 'Self-Dealing'

Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold says the Trump Foundation doesn't operate like a typical charity: "[Trump] doesn't seem to have understood that a charity isn't set up to benefit you."

Journalist Says Trump Foundation May Have Engaged In 'Self-Dealing'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/495782978/495798950" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A photo taken from the Brooklyn Bridge shows the Manhattan skyline, circa 1955. Three Lions/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Three Lions/Getty Images

Books

'Eyes On The Street' Details Jane Jacobs' Efforts To Put Cities First

Robert Kanigel's new biography recounts the life of Jacobs, a Greenwich Village public intellectual who championed street life and community. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it a powerful work.

'Eyes On The Street' Details Jane Jacobs' Efforts To Put Cities First

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/495615064/495798983" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
View show

Tuesday

View show

Afghanistan

'Kingdom' Examines Afghanistan Through The Prism Of The Karzai Family

Journalist Joshua Partlow was in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2012, a time of corruption, government dysfunction and civilian hostility to U.S. military operations. His new book is A Kingdom of Their Own.

'Kingdom' Examines Afghanistan Through The Prism Of The Karzai Family

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/495632165/495652116" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Music

The 1961 Fishing Trip That Launched The Beach Boys

Rock historian Ed Ward takes us back to California's Redondo Pier, where Dennis Wilson and his cousin Mike Love first decided to write a song about surfing. The Beach Boys were formed soon afterwards.

The 1961 Fishing Trip That Launched The Beach Boys

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/495638858/495651420" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
View show

Monday

View show

Movie Interviews

'Deepwater Horizon' Director On The BP Oil Spill And The 'Addictive Dance' For Fuel

Peter Berg discusses his new film, which recreates the final hours of the oil rig that exploded and sank, causing the BP oil spill. Eleven rig workers died trying to prevent the disaster.

'Deepwater Horizon' Director On The BP Oil Spill And The 'Addictive Dance' For Fuel

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/495467460/495496735" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Music Reviews

Angel Olsen Sings With Fierceness And Fatalism On 'My Woman'

Though Olsen sets pain and frustration to music in her latest album, critic Ken Tucker says it's clear that the singer is "very much in control of her emotions and her life."

Angel Olsen Sings With Fierceness And Fatalism On 'My Woman'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/494891204/495495969" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
View show