Aug 30, 2014 — The Kentucky native writes country music about loneliness, failed dreams, drinking and drugs. Here, he performs four of his songs with a thundering voice that makes the NPR offices shudder.
Aug 30, 2014 — Prodigy, one half of the hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, is the curator of Infamous Books, an imprint of Brooklyn-based independent publisher Akashic Books. His debut novel H.N.I.C. was published in 2013.
Aug 30, 2014 — U.S. performances of Syria: The Trojan Women are postponed. But NPR's Scott Simon says, when art stops at the border, it's American audiences who miss out.
Aug 30, 2014 — A healthy man paid $150 for a battery of tests at his church. The findings frightened him and didn't give his doctor any information that changed the man's care.
Aug 30, 2014 — The Roman emperor Hadrian built a wall two millennia ago that kept the Scottish out. On Sept. 18, the Scots hold an independence vote to decide if they want to separate from Britain.
Aug 30, 2014 — Also in this week's roundup, Amazon's $1 billion purchase surprises some tech watchers. But we're most excited about finding a way to avoid physical exertion at lunch.
Aug 29, 2014 — Requiring every center that performs abortions to meet all the standards of a surgical center is excessively restrictive, says the federal district court judge who blocked the state rule Friday.
Aug 29, 2014 — Our panelists predict what'll be the next big viral fundraiser after the Ice Bucket Challenge.
Aug 29, 2014 — Bill reads three news-related limericks: A Furry Free Gift, Sleeping In and Slow Food.