June 11, 2007 On June 12, 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized interracial marriage in the landmark Loving v. Virginia ruling. A lawyer who argued the case remembers the couple at its heart, and an interracial couple in Virginia reflects on their life today.
June 9, 2007 Rufus Wainwright makes richly orchestrated, theatrical pop music inspired by the traditions of cabaret, musicals and opera. Hear Wainwright perform selections from his latest CD, Release the Stars, in a full concert recorded live from New York's Gramercy Theater.
June 7, 2007 Laura Lorson spent a lot of her childhood being babysat by her grandmother and great aunt — who loved to bicker and curse at each other all the time. Lorson recalls the time her mother walked in on the women during one of their more intense moments.
May 24, 2007 An NPR investigation last December found that supervisors at Colorado's Fort Carson punished soldiers who suffered mental anguish. Leaders at the base now attend mandatory training on spotting troubled soldiers, but mental health experts say it may be doing as much harm as good.
May 24, 2007 At the age of 45, Michael May, who had been blind since childhood, was given the possibility of sight through a revolutionary stem-cell transplant surgery. Author Robert Kurson has documented May's experiences regaining his sight in a new book, Crashing Through.
May 11, 2007 Recently, All Things Considered aired a commentary about a charm bracelet that, 20 years ago, inadvertently found its way into the wrong bag because of airport security. Now, one of our listeners has helped us connect the charm bracelet with its owner. Michele Norris talks with the bracelet's current owner, and the woman who lost it.
May 6, 2007 Twenty years ago, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa hopped a border fence from Mexico into the U.S. and became a migrant farmworker. Today he is a neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins University, and a researcher who is looking for a breakthrough in the treatment of brain cancer.
May 6, 2007 Sunday marks the 70th anniversary of the crash of the zeppelin Hindenburg at Lakehurst, N.J. A witness of the crash, Zeno Wicks Jr., talks to Liane Hansen about the day. We also hear a famous radio report by Herb Morrison describing the arrival of the airship when it suddenly burst into flames.
May 5, 2007 Wildly imaginative, exuberant and always unpredictable, Bjork has built an iconic career by consistently breaking new creative ground. Her latest CD, Volta, is a high-energy, tribal romp across cultures. Hear Bjork live on NPR.org, in a full concert from New York's United Palace.