Dec 8, 2013 — What do 64-year-old swimmer Diana Nyad and 13-year-old entrepreneur Maya Penn have in common? At the TEDWomen conference in San Francisco, a range of speakers shared the ways innovation and ingenuity kept them young.
Dec 8, 2013 — That includes all living American presidents as well as 26 members of congress. President Obama will be in South Africa for Tuesday's memorial service at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.
Dec 8, 2013 — Most revolutionary political figures consider compromise a dirty word and a sign of weakness. Yet Mandela consistently preached pragmatism, and many of his defining moments involved acts of flexibility, reconciliation and magnanimity.
Dec 8, 2013 — The visit is the first test of an interim deal Iran struck with the West in November. International inspectors have not visited Iran's Arak heavy water production plant in more than two years.
Dec 8, 2013 — The new zone overlaps with some of the same area China laid claim to in November. The U.S. said the South Korean approach avoids confusion and threats to civilian airlines.
Dec 8, 2013 — Every answer is the name of a famous person whose first and last names start with the same consonant or group of consonants. You're given rhymes for the two names. You name the people. For example, if given "cycle four," the answer would be "Michael Moore."
Dec 8, 2013 — South African writer Nadine Gordimer was an anti-apartheid activist, a Nobel Prize winner and a friend of Nelson Mandela's. Ntsiki Mazwai is a black singer and songwriter whose work grew out of the "struggle poet" tradition in South Africa. They speak with host Rachel Martin about Mandela's legacy.
Dec 8, 2013 — While baptizing 827 adults one day, evangelical pastor Rick Warren says he literally felt the weight of America's obesity problem. Host Rachel Martin speaks with Warren and psychiatrist and physician Daniel Amen about getting healthy and their new book, The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life.
Dec 8, 2013 — What's the best way to pick a sport's ultimate champion? Host Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's Mike Pesca about the fickle nature of competitions, from the World Cup to the NFL Playoffs to college football playoffs.
Dec 8, 2013 — Author Jacqueline Jones argues that race is a social construct and that people should think twice before even using the word. Host Rachel Martin talks with Jones about her new book, A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama's America.