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As part of a series called "My Big Break," All Things Considered is collecting stories of triumph, big and small. These are the...
Urbanna, Virginia just welcomed home the Mitchell Map, created more than 250 years ago and depicting a large portion of Eastern...
Ken Burns’s seven-part documentary weaves the stories of Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of...

News from WCVE and NPR

The Richmond Times Dispatch says Mayor Dwight Jones’s administration will make a formal announcement this morning, that Byron Marshall has resigned.  It was described as “amicable,” though Marshall recently fought with the city auditors office over a report detailing an attempt to boost the retirement pension of one of his deputies, Sharon Judkins, as her employment was endin

Medals Of Honor Recognize Harrowing Battle And A Dying Act

President Obama on Monday awarded the Medal of...

Iraq's Artists Defy Extremists With Bows, Brushes And A Low Profile

It's a hot night in Baghdad, and the national...

Could Ebola Become As Contagious As The Flu?

Back in August, scientists...

Music

In retrospect, it seems so simple.

In thinking about The World Music Show (9/13) for this week and about Public Radio in general, the gist of it all--the purpose and/or result is to expand your mind. Savvy listeners like yourselves relish on being "in the know," and on being entertained while at the same time learning a few new things during whatever program you tune in for. Am I right?

Grandpa's Jukebox!

We hope you’ll join us this week (9/13/14) on...

Just What Is Raop And Is He The King Of It?

Look. Mixing musical genres on the World Music...

So, About Last Week...

Remember my World Music Blog from last week?...

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Roosevelts

FDR brings the same optimism and energy to the White House that his cousin Theodore displayed.

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History “The Storm”

Franklin Roosevelt runs for vice president in...

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History “The Fire of Life”

Theodore Roosevelt leads a Progressive crusade...

Science Matters

What do you think of when you think of a factory? Some loud, dirty place where thousands of workers assemble the same parts over and over for 8 hours a day? Well guess what? We're not talking about your Grandfather’s factory anymore!

Question Your World: How Do Languages Impact Infants?

One of humanity’s most unique traits is verbal...

Introduction to the Quantum World

Explore the history of...

Question Your World: Can Genetic Mutations Really Happen?

From radioactive bug bites to strange...