National News

Why Bill Gates Fights Diseases Abroad, Not At Home

The Microsoft founder and philanthropist talks with NPR's David Greene about why he's spent billions on health efforts in developing countries and about the prospect of beating polio and malaria.

DJ Sessions: From Europe, With Love

KCRW's Travis Holcombe brings us sounds from Norway and France, including Todd Terje, Tôg, Katerine and Jamaica.

May The Best Barista Win

Baristas from around the country will compete in the U.S. Coffee Championships in Seattle this week.

Supreme Court Takes Middle Ground On Restitution For Victims Of Child Porn

The court says a federal law limits how much money child pornography victims can recover from people who viewed their images online.

Nashville Rapid Transit Project Stymied By Americans For Prosperity

After Tennessee's senate banned the project, we look at how the Koch brothers got involved in the movement against the Amp.

Colbert Appears As Himself On Letterman

Stephen Colbert made his first appearance on the "Late Show" since CBS announced he'll take over for David Letterman next year.

How To Delete Your MySpace - Even Without Your Login

Taylor Quimby of NHPR found out that removing your online past is not always so straightforward. He shares what he's learned.

Happy 450th Birthday, Shakespeare

To mark the occasion, Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson read from "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

Kenyan Author's Missing Chapter: Being Openly Gay

Acclaimed memoirist Binyavanga Wainaina talks about his writing, Africa today and his new life as an openly gay man.

Sherpas Walk Out From Everest Base Camp

On Mount Everest today, dozens of Sherpas packed up their gear and left base camp, after a lack of response to their demands.