Last Build Date: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:16:08 -0500Copyright: Copyright 2017 NPR - For Personal Use Only
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:16:08 -0500Brenda Barnes, the former CEO of Sara Lee, has died. She became known for quitting her job as the CEO of Pepsi-Cola to spend time with her family. Scott Simon speaks with her daughter Erin Barnes.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:13:00 -0500Wayne Barrett chronicled Donald Trump's rise on the New York scene. Barrett made his name as an investigative journalist at the Village Voice newspaper. We have a remembrance.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:32:00 -0500NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Uchenna Ikonne, a Nigerian music scholar, about Onyeabor's career and how he turned his back on music to become a born-again Christian in the 1980s.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:49:00 -0500Cernan flew in space three times, took the second American spacewalk, and was just as thrilled to walk on the moon as if he had been the first to do it.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 23:30:00 -0500The senior pastor of a Georgia megachurch whose reputation was tarnished after former congregants accused him of sexual misconduct, has died after a battle with an aggressive form of cancer.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:05:19 -0500Bishop Eddie Long built New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, one of the nation's largest churches with some 30,000 members. The Atlanta megachurch pastor has died at age 63.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 10:52:00 -0500In the 1950s, the linguist — then an "amateur" — helped create a system to Romanize Chinese writing. Zhou's system helped boost literacy and diminished the linguistic divide between East and West.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:02:00 -0500The author of the novel The Exorcist, William Peter Blatty, has died at the age of 89. Scott Simon spoke with him in 2011 about the novel — and he said he never meant for it to be so scary.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 23:20:00 -0500The novelist died from cancer on Thursday. Blatty was best known for writing the best-selling 1971 horror fiction about a 12-year-old girl, possessed by the devil, before the 1973 film became a hit.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:15:00 -0500Puri, who died last Friday in Mumbai, appeared in more than 300 movies, including the British film, My Son the Fanatic. Originally broadcast in 2000.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:58:00 -0500McDonald was just 29 when he was rendered quadriplegic by a teenage gunman. Months later, McDonald penned a letter of forgiveness that turned him into an ambassador for New York's police force.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 13:39:00 -0500Hentoff, who died Saturday, was an outspoken advocate of free speech and a prolific jazz writer. Originally broadcast in 1986.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:32:00 -0500As an activist, Clare Hollingworth saved thousands of refugees from Hitler's forces. Then, a few days into her career as a reporter, she uncovered the scoop of a lifetime: Germany was invading Poland.
Mon, 09 Jan 2017 16:33:00 -0500The American historian, critic and columnist Nat Hentoff fell in love with jazz as a kid in Boston — primarily because of the freedom and emotion it expressed. For 50 years, he wrote about jazz and social justice issues for The Village Voice. He died at home on Saturday while listening to Billie Holiday. He was 91.
Sun, 08 Jan 2017 18:00:26 -0500The acclaimed Indian actor died at home on Jan. 6 after an apparent heart attack. He was 66 years old. Puri acted in some 300 movies, including Gandhi, Charlie Wilson's War, and East is East.