The Donnell family once earned twice as much as they do now per year, but they cut back -- by choice -- to focus on what mattered most to them. Clockwise are Gregg, Lola, Kelly and Isabel. Tedd Robbins/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Tedd Robbins/NPR

Arizona Family Chooses To Live In The Middle

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/130403866/130419171" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Light as a Feather Clutchy Hopkins
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Light as a Feather
Album
Storyteller
Artist
Clutchy Hopkins

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Jt Goldfish Clutchy Hopkins
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Jt Goldfish
Album
Storyteller
Artist
Clutchy Hopkins

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Guitarist Salman Ahmad is among the biggest names in Pakistani music, having performed with the pop group Vital Signs before moving on to form his own Sufi rock band, Junoon. Sonny Tumbelaka hide caption

toggle caption Sonny Tumbelaka

Understanding Pakistan, By Way Of Its Pop Idols

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/130384137/130419172" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Alif Allah Chambey Di Booty Arif Lohar & Meesha Shafi
Sayonee Junoon
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Sayonee
Album
Best Of Junoon
Artist
Junoon

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Modular The Pinker Tones

Various members of the political blocs of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki hold a joint news conference Oct. 1 in Baghdad. AP hide caption

toggle caption AP

Future Of Iraqi Government Remains Unclear

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/130403536/130419269" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Sailors Three Rahim Alhaj
Athens to Baghdad Rahim Alhaj
Toast Subthunk
East West The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
East West
Album
East-West
Artist
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Kuladzokpa Steve Tibbetts
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Kuladzokpa
Album
Natural Causes
Artist
Steve Tibbetts

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Gulezian Steve Tibbetts
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Gulezian
Album
Natural Causes
Artist
Steve Tibbetts

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

John Kane and his daughter, Sally, visited StoryCorps in Paonia, Colo. Kane, a  U.S. District Court judge, was appointed to the bench by President Carter in 1977. Courtesy of StoryCorps hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of StoryCorps

Judge To Other Judges: Shut Up And Listen

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/130404618/130419277" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Infra 5 Max Richter
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Infra 5
Album
Infra
Artist
Max Richter

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Angels Cry The Sound Mirrors
Wind It Up moe.
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Wind It Up
Album
The Conch
Artist
moe.

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Wind It Up moe.
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Wind It Up
Album
The Conch
Artist
moe.

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Bold And Beautiful: In Secretariat, the champion racehorse and his jockey, played by Otto Thorwarth, battle it out in the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont to become the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years. John Bramley/Disney Enterprises hide caption

toggle caption John Bramley/Disney Enterprises

'Secretariat': A Horse, So Of Course It's A Winner

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/130185350/130420489" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Year of the Ox Sufjan Stevens
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Year of the Ox
Album
Enjoy Your Rabbit
Artist
Sufjan Stevens

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Enjoy Your Rabbit Sufjan Stevens
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Enjoy Your Rabbit
Album
Enjoy Your Rabbit
Artist
Sufjan Stevens

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Sunday's Pretty Icons Belle & Sebastian
Up and Running Béla Fleck
Buy

Buy Featured Music

Song
Up and Running
Album
Tales From the Acoustic Planet
Artist
Béla Fleck

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?