Melissa Block As special correspondent, Melissa Block produces richly reported profiles of figures at the forefront of thought and culture, as well as stories and series on the critical issues of our day. In addition, she is a guest host on NPR news programs.
Stories By

Melissa Block

Singer Creates Musical 'Conversation' with Poetry

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/6494157/6498473" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Kaiser Faces Charges for Dumping Homeless Patient

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/6497254/6498204" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Allende Reimagines Life of Conquistador 'Ines'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/6442719/6444060" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Director Inarritu Spins a Global Tale in 'Babel'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/6388587/6388588" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Taking the Boring Out of George Washington

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/6388351/6388366" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Woman Skier Conquers Everest, 'Seven Summits'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/6368913/6369008" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Miriam Engelberg, Cartoonist Who Chronicled Cancer

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/6303890/6304045" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Stem Cells, Iraq, Security Top Issues for Missouri

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/6278012/6278368" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Folk and Rock Re-Interpreted for the Little Ones

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/6210683/6212456" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Navy Medic Describes Civilian's Death in Iraq

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/6211231/6211232" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Chef Offers New, Funky Ways to Eat Your Greens

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/6209717/6211261" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Uncovering the 'True' History of the Funerary Violin

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/6202644/6205304" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Five Weeks Out: Here Come the Negative Ads

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/6204247/6204248" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Rice: U.S. Will Aid Palestinians' Living Conditions

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/6196758/6196759" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript