April 27, 2011 For prostitutes looking to get drug free and off the streets, a program in Nashville, Tenn., provides a model for healing. They work at a company called Thistle Farms making lotions, balms and paper. Their emblem is a flowering thistle, whose ability to survive matches their own.
April 26, 2011 Tara Adcock and Sheila Simpkins used to be bad girls, but it's been years since they turned tricks together. They completed a two-year recovery program in Nashville called Magdalene. Program residents know that relapse is part of recovery, and for these friends, one manages to hold steady while the other stumbles.
April 25, 2011 Magdalene is a two-year residential program in Nashville, Tenn., for women with criminal histories of addiction and prostitution. There's therapy, and they also make bath oils and candles, products that its founder — a former Episcopal priest — say promote healing. The message is: Love heals.
April 20, 2011 NPR Host Jacki Lyden writes about photojournalists and conflict, in wake of the deaths of photographers Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros.
January 30, 2011 Paris really is a tale of two cities: One of them above ground, with its beloved Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame. And then there's the city very few us will ever see — an underground Paris — the souterrain. NPR and National Geographic team up to explore what lies below.
December 30, 2010 Jacki Lyden calls Lydia Davis' new translation of Madame Bovary one in which the heroine is "translated to perfect pitch."
August 7, 2010 A federal judge in Richmond refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the state of Virginia that challenges the new health-care law. Not too far away, in the rural southwestern part of the state, crowds of the uninsured lined up for an annual free health clinic.