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Rachel Martin is taking some time off following the birth of her second child. A series of guest hosts will be heard until her return.

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One Woman, 817 Children: Caring For Kids Of Undocumented Parents

Nora Sandigo is the legal guardian of hundreds of American-born children whose parents are here illegally. Without a guardian, they'd face foster homes or adoption if their parents are deported.


At Some Venues, iPads Take The Place Of Opera Glasses

An experiment at a new production of Carmen has many wondering how technology will affect operagoers' experience. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Kim Witman, director of the Wolf Trap Opera.


Vollmann's Ghost Stories Disappoint Instead Of Scare

Reviewer Julia Keller says William Vollmann's new book, Last Stories and Other Stories, doesn't measure up to his previous work. (This review originally aired July 17, 2014 on All Things Considered.)


What Made Double Agent Kim Philby A Great Spy? His Friends.

Philby was one of the 20th century's most legendary spies. NPR's Arun Rath talks with author Ben Macintyre about his new book, A Spy Among Friends, and the boozy secret to Philby's success.


Time Running Short For Congress To Agree On Border Bill

Congress has just one work week left before its planned August recess, but it has yet to strike a deal on a funding bill dealing with the border crisis.


Ceci Bastida: Punk Roots, Pop Sounds And A Political Mind

La Edad de la Violencia — "the age of violence" — is a pretty dire name for an album of upbeat synth-pop. Mexican-born singer Ceci Bastida says that's the point.


Latin-Funk Band Goes Metal, Covers Black Sabbath

Into funk-jazz-Latino-soul-psychedelic-metal music? Then check out Brownout's new album Brown Sabbath. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with bandleader Greg Gonzalez about the surprising mix of styles.


Cooperstown Welcomes La Russa, Rest Of 2014 Hall Of Famers

New members are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame today. Mike Pesca of Slate talks to NPR's Arun Rath about who they are and the Hall of Fame's new induction rules.


A Flashback To A World On The Precipice Of War

On the eve of World War I, the United States was a vastly different place than it is today. NPR's Arun Rath talks with UC Davis history professor Eric Rauchway about life in the U.S. 100 years ago.


Cease-Fires Refused, Ignored And Re-Offered: The Latest From Gaza

There's talk of another cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, after Hamas refused to extend an earlier truce. NPR's Arun Rath talks with international correspondent Emily Harris about the latest.



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