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NPR interviews famous and everyday individuals, including world leaders and political figures, artists, writers, musicians, and unique people in your community.

Last Build Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:08:52 -0500

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They Comfort Strangers, So No One Dies Alone

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:08:52 -0500

When someone is dying, and they don't have loved ones to be with them, David Wynn and Carolyn Lyon rush to the hospital to be by their sides. The work is emotionally draining, but has its rewards.

For Thanksgiving, A Mailman Inspires Gratitude

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:06:51 -0500

William Weigal's brief experience delivering mail made a lasting impact on him. His grandson recalls how after that, he made a point to give back to the mailman who came by every single day.

Becoming Beyoncé On Stage Helped One Trans Woman Come Into Her Own

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 08:01:03 -0500

For Riley Knoxx, emulating the pop star transformed her career and personal life — building confidence in herself as an artist and as a transgender woman.

Fresh Air Weekend: Helping LA Gang Members; 'Stranger Things 2' Creators

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0500

Father Greg Boyle works with gang members and young people transitioning out of prison. Ken Tucker reviews Taylor Swift's Reputation. Ross and Matt Duffer discuss the new season of their series.

This Thanksgiving, Try StoryCorps' Oral History Project

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:33:36 -0500

This Thanksgiving, as families sit across the table from each other, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay says it's a great time to document those family memories.

After He Died From An Opioid Overdose, She Got A New Chance At Life

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:49:00 -0500

When Marlene Shay lost her son Adam to an opioid overdose, his organs went to Karen Goodwin, who was in treatment for drug addiction. If it wasn't for him, Goodwin tells Shay, "I wouldn't be here."

'General Hospital' Was 'The Dope' In Prison — And Kept Him Out Of Trouble

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 05:02:00 -0500

Christopher Scott served over a decade in prison, and there he developed a passion for soap operas. Now free, he still keeps his appointment with General Hospital.

Babies And Baseball: A Dad Plants The Seeds For A Shared Love Of The Game

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:11:00 -0500

Pete Van Vleet is a devoted Houston Astros fan. His daughter loves the Detroit Tigers. To help his infant son pick a team, he asked all 30 of them, "Why should my son choose you to be a fan?"

When Wrestling Is 'Physical Theater,' Fans See Art In The Ring

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 04:54:00 -0500

Jeff Melton and his friend Adrian Rohr of Charlotte, N.C., are wrestling fans, a sport they love because it lifts their spirits by making them feel like the underdog sometimes can win.

A Lifetime Of Finding Peace, Purpose And Voice In The Pages Of Comics

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 04:57:00 -0500

Stephanie Williams discovered comics young, drawn early to X-Men, which she saw as an allegory for the persecution of black Americans. An adult now, she co-hosts a podcast about black superheroines.

Instagram Crowds May Be Ruining Nature

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 07:31:08 -0500

When a particularly scenic shot gains traction on Instagram, visitors flood in. Travel photographer Brent Knepper tells NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro that can lead to permanent changes in the landscape.

Fresh Air Weekend: 'Lou Reed: A Life'; White House Photographer Pete Souza

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 09:00:00 -0500

Anthony DeCurtis talks about his new biography of Lou Reed "deserved." Critic David Edelstein says Lady Bird is "packed with insight." Souza reflects on eight years (and 1.9 million photos) of Obama.

She Served In Vietnam, But 'Nobody Had Ever Welcomed Me Home'

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 08:07:01 -0500

Karen Offutt faced unique challenges as a woman in the Army during the Vietnam War. But "I felt real proud to have the uniform on," she tells her daughter Kristin Glasgow.

What 'Don't Worry, I'll Keep You Safe' Means When Your Child Survives A Shooting

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 05:01:00 -0500

Josh Stepakoff remembers the day he was shot at his Jewish day camp in Los Angeles. He was 6. His father, Alan, recalls there was no manual on how to parent your child through something like that.

After Iraqi Kurdish Independence Vote Backfires, 'I Do Not Regret It,' Says Barzani

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 13:11:00 -0500

In his first interview since pushing through an independence referendum that resulted in an Iraqi military attack, Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani tells NPR he's still "very proud" of the result.