Last Build Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:53:00 -0400Copyright: Copyright 2016 NPR - For Personal Use Only
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:53:00 -0400Latino colleagues from across NPR shared their family stories for Hispanic Heritage Month, exposing a rich array of experiences: loss, longing, contradiction and triumph.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:03:53 -0400By 1950, Leonard and Phillip Chess had established Chess Records as the label for urban blues. Leonard died in 1969. Phil died on Wednesday at the age of 95.
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 07:49:35 -0400The District Attorney in Brooklyn Kenneth Thompson died on Sunday at the age of 50. NPR's Scott Simon remembers his work fighting wrongful convictions.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:19:00 -0400The beloved monarch became king in 1946 at age 19 and was seen as a symbol of unity and national identity. He had been in poor health for most of the past decade.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 18:22:57 -0400Polish auteur, Andrzej Wajda, has died. He was a great of Polish cinema who earned an Oscar for his life's work, as well as a Palme d'Or, for a film about Solidarity that was made while the Communists were in power.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 17:58:00 -0400Well-known films by the director include A Generation, Man of Marble and Man of Iron, which in which characters fight Nazis and communists. His final film will compete for a foreign-language Oscar.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 16:29:00 -0400As a child, Donn Fendler was lost on Maine's Mount Katahdin for nine days. He told his story in Lost on a Mountain in Maine, which became required reading for generations. He died this week at age 90.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 18:59:00 -0400Instead of seeking treatment for cancer, Norma Bauerschmidt embarked on a cross-country trip in an RV with her son and daughter-in-law. The trip lasted more than a year. She died last week.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 07:47:00 -0400Trinh Thi Ngo was one of North Vietnam's most recognizable radio voices, broadcasting propaganda in English to U.S. service members during the Vietnam War.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 20:04:00 -0400Temperton wrote some of the most iconic pop songs of the 1970s and '80s, including Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and "Rock With You."
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:30:48 -0400Gloria Naylor's debut novel, The Women of Brewster Place, won a National Book Award and became a TV mini-series starring Oprah Winfrey. Naylor has died at age 66.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:30:47 -0400Oscar Brand, host of WNYC's "Folksong Festival," died Friday at age 96. He hosted the program for 70 years, and he was also host of NPR's "Voices in the Wind." His show featured interviews with and songs by many of the greats of folk music.
Sun, 02 Oct 2016 17:07:57 -0400Neville Marriner died overnight at age 92. The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields conductor was famous for his score to the Academy Award-winning film Amadeus.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:26:00 -0400In 1962, Richard Trentlage recorded an advertising jingle in his living room that began "I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Weiner..." He was no one-slogan wonder.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 05:14:00 -0400A funeral was held on Friday for former Israeli president Shimon Peres. Steve Inskeep talks to New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman, who shares memories of Israel's veteran statesman.