Gulbuddin Hekmatyar (shown here in Iran in 2001), leader of the militant Hizb-i-Islami group, has recently made peace overtures to Afghan President Hamid Karzai. But observers are unsure about his motives. Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images

Afghan Militant Leader's Motives Under Scrutiny

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/125325000/125337559" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Betty Smadj
Tristan Smadj

The Census Bureau is benefiting from more educated workers who can't get jobs in their chosen fields because of the sluggish economy. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Overeducated And Unemployed? Try The Census

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/125225460/125337560" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
#1 Hit Jam The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
#1 Hit Jam
Album
Tepid Peppermint Wonderland: A Retrospective
Artist
The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Mary Please The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Mary Please
Album
Tepid Peppermint Wonderland: A Retrospective
Artist
The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

In 2002, five years after a group of black farmers sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture, these men traveled from Manning, S.C., to join a protest outside the USDA. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Congress Fails To Fund Settlement For Black Farmers

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/125311885/125211863" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Spin Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Stairs Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Into the Wind Bei Bei & Shawn Lee
The Master Room Bei Bei & Shawn Lee
Doxy Miles Davis
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Doxy
Album
Prestige Profiles, Vol. 1
Artist
Miles Davis

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Walkin' Miles Davis
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Walkin'
Album
Prestige Profiles, Vol. 1
Artist
Miles Davis

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

String Quartet No. 3 in E flat minor, Op. 30 [Andante sostenuto - Allegro moderato] St. Lawrence String Quartet
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
String Quartet No. 3 in E flat minor, Op. 30 [Andante sostenuto - Allegro moderato]
Album
Tchaikovsky: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 3
Artist
St. Lawrence String Quartet

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

String Quartet No. 3 in E flat minor, Op. 30 [Andante sostenuto - Allegro moderato] St. Lawrence String Quartet
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
String Quartet No. 3 in E flat minor, Op. 30 [Andante sostenuto - Allegro moderato]
Album
Tchaikovsky: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 3
Artist
St. Lawrence String Quartet

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Space Reflex (Blues in 5/4) Dick Hyman
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Space Reflex (Blues in 5/4)
Album
Brain In a Box: Disc 4: Incidental/lounge
Artist
Dick Hyman

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Moon Gas Dick Hyman
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Moon Gas
Album
Brain In a Box: Disc 4: Incidental/lounge
Artist
Dick Hyman

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

I Lost You The Walkmen
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
I Lost You
Album
You & Me
Artist
The Walkmen

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Flamingos The Walkmen
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Flamingos
Album
You & Me
Artist
The Walkmen

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Dahomey Dance Arturo Sandoval
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Dahomey Dance
Album
Dream Come True
Artist
Arturo Sandoval

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Giant Steps John Coltrane
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Giant Steps
Album
Giant Steps
Artist
John Coltrane

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Magritte's 1964 painting The Intimate Newspaper gets us thinking: Who is this? A familiar friend or a complete stranger? Rene Magritte/Corbis hide caption

toggle caption Rene Magritte/Corbis

Seeing Impostors: When Loved Ones Suddenly Aren't

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/124745692/125337723" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Boss On the Boat Tosca
The Key Tosca