Mar 18, 2013 — On the 10-year anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, journalist Aaron Glantz talks about the challenges American service members face in accessing disability and other benefits. Glantz says there is a backlog of 900,000 claims and that the average waiting period is 273 days.
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of The Good Life by Jay McInerney. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Apr 5, 2007 — At 85, Eunice Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics, is still working tirelessly to open opportunities to people with mental retardation. In 40 years, the games have grown to reach 2.25 million people in 160 countries.
Aug 30, 2006 — They're the words every military spouse dreads: "We regret to inform you..." Authors Joanne Steen and Regina Asaro are trying to help a new generation of military widows cope with their losses and face the future.
Feb 6, 2006 — The attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, forced many Americans to reshape their lives. For New Yorkers whose plans and priorities were cast loose, the shocking losses were followed by a challenge: what to do next. That dilemma is at the heart of Jay McInerney's The Good Life.
Apr 26, 2005 — Author and playwright Pearl Cleage's success has helped her to become one of the preeminent authors of African-American women's fiction. She talks about her new book, Babylon Sisters, centering on a mother and daughter making the best of life and love in Atlanta.