If you're looking to give a book to a friend or family member this holiday, NPR Books editor Petra Mayer shares her picks.
For-profit colleges are increasingly recruiting veterans, and are taking in a large portion of the billions of dollars in federal grants and loans alloted to vets. One of the for-profit colleges most aggressively recruiting is Kaplan, which owns 75 colleges and the online Kaplan University. Kaplan is also part of the Washington Post Company. Bloomberg News editor-at-large Dan Golden joins us to explain why Kaplan is facing investigations and four whistleblower lawsuits accusing the company of deceptive practices.
Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.