The U.S.-Russia deal to destroy Syrian chemical weapons is being called one of the most challenging in the history of arms control. Host Rachel Martin speaks to Dmitri Trenin, the director of the Carnegie Center in Moscow, about Russia's position and influence on Syria.
Israel can't intervene without inflaming fundamentalist elements; Syrian refugees have cost Turkey about $2 billion so far; and the civil war has exacerbated political tensions inside Lebanon. Host Rachel Martin speaks with commentators from three of Syria's neighbors.
Fifty years ago Sunday, the Klu Klux Klan bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, killing four black girls. The scars from those days still divide the city, making it a bellwether for America's ongoing civil rights struggle.
The trial of the men accused of the horrific rape and murder of a young woman in Delhi is over. Four of the accused were sentenced to death. NPR's Julie McCarthy joins host Rachel Martin from New Delhi to discuss the question of whether anything will change.
The country will host the World Cup next year for the first time since 1950. Host Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's Melissa Block, host of All Things Considered, about the launch of a series of stories from Brazil.
After several years planning the difficult mission, scientists successfully drilled through Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier. They were stunned by what they found, and worry global sea levels could be at risk.
The tentative deal to contain Syrian chemical weapons is still fraught with questions. How long will the president give the process before decides whether it genuine? Host Rachel Martin talks to NPR's Mara Liasson about President Obama and his choices in Syria.
Rebecca Hall is back home after a month-long journey from Greece to Hong Kong by cargo ship. For Weekend Edition Sunday's travel segment, "Wingin' It," host Rachel Martin checks in with Hall to see how it went.
Economic professor Keith Chen talks with host Rachel Martin about his research on the correlations between language and behavior — specifically about the relationship between "strong future tense" and savings.
Author Jesmyn Ward lost her brother in a car wreck — and several friends in quick succession after that — all young black men, all dead before the age of 30. She tells their stories, and her own, in a wrenching new memoir, Men We Reaped.
June Foray, who created Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Natasha the from The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show and many other characters, receives the Governor's Award at the Creative Arts Emmys on Sunday night.
The deal to dismantle Syria's chemical weapons program brings together two unlikely leaders, President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Host Rachel Martin speaks to Russian journalist and Middle East specialist Konstantin von Eggert about Russia's position with and influence on Syria.