Texas is caught in the grip of a devastating heat wave that has created the worst year of drought in the state’s history. Gwen Ifill discusses the extreme conditions and their toll on crops, livestock and homes with NPR correspondent Wade Goodwyn. Continue reading
After many months of heated debate, Washington was finally able to compromise on a debt deal to avert a government default this week. Judy Woodruff discusses how the battle over the debt ceiling compares to other politically polarized times with Yale University’s Beverly Gage and Harvard University’s David King. Continue reading
An art exhibit at the Smithsonian in Washington is bringing together art, history and science to solve the mysteries of Chinese temples that date back to the 6th century. Jeffery Brown reports. Continue reading
In her first novel, Tea Obreht mixes realism and fantasy in a larger-than-life story about her native Balkans. Jeffrey Brown sits down with the author to discuss her debut book, “The Tiger’s Wife.” Continue reading
Fifty years ago, the “Jail, No Bail” strategy became a new tactic in the fight for civil rights. Watch an excerpt from a documentary produced by South Carolina ETV documenting the key moment in civil rights history. Continue reading
In Haiti, not only was reading certain books dangerous, but writers were commonly known to be the agitators of dissent, those who — with the spark of a word — might ignite an upheaval in the minds and hearts of the masses.