Jul 25, 2014 — Also: Fast food workers convene to urge a hike in the minimum wage; U.N. aid trucks enter Syria without government permission; and a Milwaukee man is sentenced in the theft of a Stradivarius violin.
Jul 25, 2014 — Secretary of State John Kerry wants fighting to stop temporarily as Ramadan ends this weekend. Both Israel and Hamas are considering the proposal.
Jul 25, 2014 — Also: Brian McGreevy on horror writer Angela Carter; why poetry and computer engineering go together.
Jul 25, 2014 — Many organizations, including the Gates Foundation, support our work. But they don't get to set the agenda.
Jul 25, 2014 — With special guest Barrie Hardymon, the gang discusses the way the middle of the country is portrayed in pop culture. Plus, works in which a single piece is out of place and What's Making Us Happy.
Jul 25, 2014 — The Jacksonville team revamped its stadium with a record-sized video display and luxury cabanas with swimming pools. The beleaguered team is banking on drawing more fans to its games.
Jul 25, 2014 — President François Hollande said that all 116 people died and that one black box had been recovered. France's interior minister said weather likely contributed to the crash.
Jul 25, 2014 — The 72-foot-tall inflatable is installed on a Beijing Lake. A photo of it — wearing large square glasses just like those worn by a former president — went viral online.
Jul 25, 2014 — In the wake of Arizona's botched execution, Steve Inskeep talks with Amherst professor Austin Sarat, author of the recent book Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America's Death Penalty.
Jul 25, 2014 — Authorities want to cut down on cigarette butts in the sand, so they're moving to ban smoking on all 362 miles of the state's Pacific Coast. Repeat offenders could face a $110 fine.