The Obama administration claims there are fewer unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S.-Mexico border; nevertheless, deportation hearings have accelerated. The situation has created a new challenge: There's a shortage of pro-bono attorneys to represent the immigrant children in immigration court.
The heart of Iraq's refugee crisis lies in the country's north, where the Yazidi people, a religious minority, are fleeing the approach of Islamic State militants.
A new report released by the U.S. Conference of Mayors has found that jobs gained since the recession pay dramatically less than the jobs lost during the recession. To comment on the findings, Nan Whaley, mayor of Dayton, Ohio, speaks with Melissa Block.
We want to know whether or not the Affordable Care Act has changed your life in a negative or positive way.
We'll be talking about it all week online, and will feature some of your stories in next week's show.
New footage shows dramatic operations to help people stranded in mountains in northern Iraq. As people flee militants, the Pentagon says its airstrikes have slowed but not stopped the Islamic State.
The craze to embrace all things shark during Discovery's "Shark Week" in August is exploding onto menus. But the hype doesn't hide the fact that many of these creatures are endangered.
The oil boom has brought all sorts of changes to western North Dakota. Billionaire Harold Hamm has had a big hand in it. His company, Continental Resources, is the biggest oil producer there.
Then there's Phil Hamm, who moved to Williston, North Dakota, before the oil industry arrived. He had a few things to say about the changes he's seen, when Todd Melby interviewed for his series "Black Gold Boom."
Todd Melby's series, "Black Gold Boom," is an initiative of Prairie Public and the Association for Independents in Radio.
Steve Jobs established Apple University to teach employees about Apple’s history and culture. Although the courses are not required, Apple’s new recruits usually do enroll.
“This training program is a lot more extensive than pretty much every other corporate training program that I've heard of,” says Brian Chen, technology reporter at The New York Times.
One class instructor compared the 11 lithographs of Pablo Picasso’s “The Bull” to the way Apple builds their devices, as a way to teach the class how to communicate at Apple.
“They like to start out with an idea and whittle it down as much as possible, until it speaks just clearly enough for the consumer,” says Chen. “It’s just a general way that they try to teach employees to think about communicating.”
Listen to the full interview in the audio player above.