March 14, 2014 | NPR · Residents of the Crimea region vote Sunday on whether to join Russia. The region is controlled by pro-Russian forces, and the Ukrainian government in Kiev has declared the referendum illegal.
March 14, 2014 | NPR · The minority Tatar population is watching as pro-Russian sentiment builds in Crimea. Turkey has ties to Crimea's Tatars but it can't do much to help for fear of jeopardizing ties with Moscow.
March 14, 2014 | NPR · In their memoir Sliver of Light, Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal explain how they were captured on a road that bordered Iran, accused of spying and imprisoned for two years.
March 13, 2014 | NPR · As the search for the Malaysian airliner goes on, one might wonder: How do you fly these jets, and what do pilots do when in distress? Pilot Patrick Smith, author of Cockpit Confidential, explains.
March 8, 2014 | NPR · EU countries are threatening punitive economic measures against Russia for its involvement in Crimea, but longstanding ties between Russia and the EU could make sanctions a double-edged sword.
Apr 23, 2005 — Anne Bradstreet is considered America's earliest poet, and a new biography details her life. Scott Simon speaks with Charlotte Gordon, author of Mistress Bradstreet: The Untold Life of America's First Poet.