NPR's Jason Beaubien just returned from Sierra Leone, which along with Guinea and Liberia is suffering from the worst ever Ebola outbreak.
Without a budget deal to head off the fiscal showdown, the nation faces a combination of expiring Bush-era tax cuts and steep across-the-board spending cuts.
Damascus, a Syrian government stronghold, has been largely shielded from the uprising that turned into a civil war. But that’s changing now.
We hear from listeners about a report on so-called “dark money” used during political campaigns; The Onion’s satirical coverage; and the difference between a brogue and a burr.
The Occupy Wall Street movement of a year ago is back – as Occupy Sandy. The group is coordinating volunteers and donations, with a little help from an online gift registry commonly used for weddings.
Ever since Sean Connery introduced himself in the 1962 James Bond film “Dr. No,” music has been an integral part of the Bond mystique.
From Morcheeba to Julliard String Quartet.