February 13, 2012 Finding inspiration from such classical comedic forefathers as Victor Borge and P.D.Q. Bach, violinist Aleksey Igudesman and pianist Hyung-ki Joo relish overturning traditional attitudes toward classical music. Watch their performance in NPR's studio.
December 8, 2011 There's no question that the Great Recession has meant hard times all around, but from 2007 to 2009, it sent black America into an economic tailspin. NPR's Robert Siegel travels to Atlanta to find out what those numbers mean in the lives of real people.
November 22, 2011 On Monday, U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe appealed to Congress to help him reform the Postal Service, but he rejected the bills that have passed House and Senate committees. He says they don't address the big picture.
April 19, 2010 He started out playing jazz piano, and he was one of the best. For that alone, we would celebrate Nat King Cole. But what defined his greatness, and his groundbreaking success, wasn't his playing; it was his voice. Cole outsold Sinatra, broke color lines and influenced everyone from Ray Charles to Marvin Gaye.