For The Midterm Elections, A Book On 'What It Takes' To Win

NPR |Oct. 24, 2014 3 p.m.

The midterm elections are less than two weeks away. Writer Michael Schaub recommends a book that explores what it's like to run for office and live through all the dramatic ups and downs.

To Foil Russia's Food Ban, Imported Ingredients Go Incognito

NPR |Sept. 19, 2014 1:13 p.m.

Russia's ban on imported foods hasn't stopped its trendiest restaurants from sourcing top-quality ingredients like Italian cheese and Norwegian fish. How? Just slap on a "made in Belarus" label.

Wendy Davis Tells Of Her Own Difficult Abortions In 'Forgetting'

NPR |Sept. 13, 2014 9:47 a.m.

A champion of abortion rights, the Texas gubernatorial candidate reveals she terminated two of her pregnancies — once because her life was endangered.

Russians React To Western Food Ban With Pride, Resignation

NPR |Sept. 04, 2014 7:34 a.m.

As NATO discusses the crisis in Ukraine this week, Russia's ban on Western imports of fresh food marches on. For now, Moscow's grocery shelves are still stocked, and citizens are stoic.

Rep. Ryan Calls For 'Culture Of Inclusion' To Tackle Poverty

NPR |Aug. 29, 2014 5 a.m.

Congressman and former Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan discusses his new book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.

How Reagan Used An 'Invisible Bridge' To Win Over Americans

NPR |Aug. 05, 2014 12:36 p.m.

Rick Perlstein's new book describes how Reagan emerged as the leader of a potent political movement during the turbulent mid '70s. He says the soul of Reagan's appeal was how he made people feel good.

In 'Underwater Dreams,' Robotics Team Puts Lens On Immigration Debate

NPR |July 15, 2014 9:20 a.m.

The translation of the 1977 classic premieres July 3 on the Navajo Nation reservation in Arizona.

Lawmakers Seek Delay On Healthy Lunch Rules For Schools

NPR |May 23, 2014 2:57 p.m.

Some in Congress want to give schools more time to comply with a new law to limit calories and fat and add more veggies to meals. But nutrition advocates say it would roll back healthy gains for kids.

A Bittersweet Goodbye: White House Pastry Chef To Move On

NPR |March 18, 2014 4:58 p.m.

Bill Yosses had to learn to make leaner, healthier versions of his recipes when Michelle Obama moved in. He says those lessons have inspired his next venture in New York.

Rep. Keith Ellison Wonders Why 'People Care' About His Muslim Faith

NPR |Feb. 28, 2014 9:30 a.m.

Rep. Keith Ellison didn't expect all the controversy he caused after becoming the first Muslim elected to Congress. He talks about his faith journey in his new book My Country 'Tis of Thee.

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