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Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh died Wednesday at the age of 70 after a battle with lung cancer. For more than 30 years, he trumpeted his brand of conservatism with a take-no-prisoners style that won compliments and condemnation. Lisa Desjardins…
By Lisa Desjardins, Meredith Lee
Telling a person's story is not unlike being a biologist, says Jay Allison. "You go out in the world and encounter actual life and you collect it...and you bring it back and you study it and then you figure out…
Terry Gross, host of NPR's Fresh Air, is famous for her interviews that probe into the lives, loves and work of notable people. What would she talk about if her interviews were more about her own life? Her love of…
By PBS NewsHour
"A Prairie Home Companion" has always been synonymous with one man: Garrison Keillor. Since his departure, the live variety radio program transitioned to a new host. But 35-year-old Chris Thile isn't actually new -- he's been performing on the show…
David Remnick has been a writer for The New Yorker since 1992 and its editor since 1998. In the age of modern media, his job requires not only producing a quality magazine, but also keeping up financially and technologically. One…
Jad Abumrad says he grew up in a kind of in-between space, as an Arab kid in Nashville.
By Carey Reed
Eighty years ago Saturday, William Penn Adair, better known as Will Rogers, an entertainer, humorist, political commentator and writer, died in a plane crash in Alaska.
By Larisa Epatko
The second season of "Sawa Shabab", a radio drama aimed at helping youth in South Sudan resolve conflicts peacefully, begins this week. In it, “Richard” tries to help his father navigate a neighborhood feud, while “Rose” faces the possibility of…
When Hellen Samuel first became a radio journalist in South Sudan in the mid-1980s, it wasn’t easy. She's now encouraging women to get involved. "When you are determined, nothing will deter you from your dreams."…
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