The Francis effect

Next week is an historic one for Pope Francis. He’ll make his first trip to the United States since becoming pope in March 2013. He’ll visit...

Is Pope Francis a radical?

The pope has changed the Catholic Church's tone, if not its doctrine. He's been variously described as “the great reformer,” the “most...

Halting the spread of the bomb

For more than 20 months, the world watched as the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany hammered out a deal with Iran...

A new Cuba? [program]

After more than 50 years of hostility and frozen ties with the United States, Cuba is preparing to open up to the world. In this edition of Global...

NPR’s Cornish says authenticity key

Co-host of "All Things Considered" explains the art of interviewing For Audie Cornish, the key to successful interviewing is getting to the essence...