Saturday

View show

Boston residents celebrated Friday night after law enforcement officers captured one of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings. Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images

Simon Says

A 'Tough, Smart, Proud Town' Meets Terror With Determination

Listen Loading… 2:31
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/178094892/178090624" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
View show

Saturday

View show

United Farm Workers members were among the crowd that filled the lawn on Capitol Hill during an immigration rights rally Wednesday. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

toggle caption Jacquelyn Martin/AP

It's All Politics

Immigration Debate Puts Farm Workers Union In Spotlight

Listen Loading… 4:23
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/177032093/177120277" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Frank Cahill, 14, of Parker, Colo., spells a word correctly during the third round of the National Spelling Bee in 2012. This week the Bee announced that competitors will have to know the definitions of words in addition to the spelling. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

toggle caption Jacquelyn Martin/AP

Simon Says

At The Spelling Bee, Spelling Is No Longer Enough

Listen Loading… 2:53
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/177027388/177027447" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
View show

Saturday

View show

The iconic Chicago photographer Art Shay took portraits of presidents, prizefighters, prose poets — and in the person of Roger Ebert, at least one Pulitzer-winning critic. Art Shay hide caption

toggle caption Art Shay

Simon Says

Roger Ebert: Elegance And Empathy

Listen Loading… 2:56
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/176387186/176419100" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
View show

Saturday

View show

University students march through Kim Il Sung Square in downtown Pyongyang, North Korea, on Friday. Tens of thousands of North Koreans turned out for the mass rally at the main square in Pyongyang in support of leader Kim Jong Un's call to arms. Jon Chol Jin/AP hide caption

toggle caption Jon Chol Jin/AP

Asia

North Korea's Stepped-Up Rhetoric: Is It More Than Talk?

Listen Loading… 3:57
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/175693510/175765538" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Pope Francis washes the feet of a prisoner at the Casal Del Marmo Youth Detention Center during the mass of the Lord's Supper on Thursday in Rome. L'Osservatore Romano/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption L'Osservatore Romano/Getty Images

Simon Says

Humble Gestures Are New Pope's Symbol Of Service

Listen Loading… 2:40
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/175727723/175765544" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
View show

Saturday

View show View show

Saturday

View show View show

Saturday

View show

An Egyptian farmer drinks tea near his home on Qursaya island, in the Nile River, next to Cairo, in January. The Egyptian military says it is the registered owner of the island's land, a claim disputed by the farmers and fishermen who live there. Nasser Nasser/AP hide caption

toggle caption Nasser Nasser/AP

Africa

A Big Battle Over A Tiny Isle In The Nile

Listen Loading… 4:09
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/173820639/173883655" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
View show

Saturday

View show

Michigan is taking over Detroit's finances and will appoint an emergency manager to deal with the city's massive debt. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

toggle caption Paul Sancya/AP

U.S.

Can Detroit Be Saved?Michigan Radio

Listen Loading… 3:43
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/173295986/173303486" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Van Cliburn accepts flowers from the audience in the Moscow Conservatory in April 1958, after a performance during the first International Tchaikovsky Competition, which he won. Courtesy Van Cliburn Foundation/AP hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy Van Cliburn Foundation/AP

Simon Says

Pianist Van Cliburn, Warmed Russian Hearts During Cold War

Listen Loading… 3:05
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/173307757/173303488" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
View show

Saturday

View show View show

Saturday

View show

President Obama speaks about strengthening the middle class and the nation's struggle with gun violence at Hyde Park Academy in Chicago on Friday. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

toggle caption M. Spencer Green/AP

U.S.

In Hometown Visit, Obama Advocates 'Common Sense' Approach To Guns

Listen Loading… 4:10
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/172175904/172175194" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
View show