Henry Butler Brings New Orleans to NPR
Blind since birth, the New Orleans piano wizard embraces all of the bluesy musical styles of his native city, as well as the classical training of his youth. He gives an interview and performance in NPR's Studio 4A.
Rock Pioneer Bo Diddley Dies at 79
One of the fathers of rock 'n' roll, Bo Diddley was born Ellas Bates in Mississippi and grew up in Chicago, where he played guitar on street corners before being discovered by Chess Records. Diddley leaves behind a sound that helped build a musical movement.
Kennedy's Surgery Goes Well, Doctors Say
Doctors at Duke University Medical Center say they're satisfied with the results of three hours of brain surgery on Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, who has a dangerous, malignant brain tumor. What was involved in the operation?
Quake Offers Opening to Chinese Civil Groups
Civil, religious and social groups in China are helping meet the needs created by the devastating earthquake in Sichuan province. If such groups are empowered, what becomes of the government control China's leaders favor?
The Legacy of Gen. William Odom
The death of Gen. William Odom means the loss of a man who served as a senior intelligence officer in both the Carter and Reagan administrations. Former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski reminisces about his former colleague.
FBI Cracks Down on Gangs at L.A.'s MacArthur Park
The LAPD and FBI have teamed up to target the gang stronghold in a Los Angeles park. Federal agents are able to pay more for informants and provide more intelligence surveillance and wiretaps — resulting in fewer murders.
New Indian Cricket League Prospers
In India, all eyes were on Sunday's final of the new Indian Premier Cricket League. The league plays a modified form of cricket, full of Western sports influences, but it has been a commercial success.
Democrats Near End of Wild Primary Run
The final Democratic primaries of the 2008 campaign take place Tuesday in Montana and South Dakota. It has been a tumultuous contest for Sen. Barack Obama, Sen. Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party.
Site Splits Democratic Vote Six Ways
How do you count popular vote totals for the Democratic primary candidates? The political Web site Real Clear Politics offers six different totals — and three of six favor Sen. Hillary Clinton. Managing Editor John McIntyre explains the tabulations.