GOP Presidential hopeful Ben Carson will return to Alabama next week. The Republican contender will appear at the University of South Alabama Mitchell Center for a free rally next Thursday afternoon. There will be a fundraiser at a private residence afterward. Republican hopefuls Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and Mike Huckabee have attended similar rallies in Alabama, as well as Democratic contender Hillary Rodham Clinton.  

This week, cartoonist Stephan Pastis had some fun with NPR in his popular daily strip "Pearls Before Swine." Check out Monday and Tuesday's comics here: 

Dead Stop

May 31, 2012

Morning Edition heads out on a special summer road trip with "Dead Stop: Famous Final Resting Places of Americans Great and Small." The series takes listeners to strange, funny, historic or otherwise notable gravesites and cemeteries around the U.S., touching on American history, biography, art, religion and land use along the way. "Dead Stop" launches Monday, May 28, and runs occasionally throughout the summer.

The American Dream

May 29, 2012

The American Dream has always meant opportunity -- the idea that anyone can make it here. Woven through our politics, culture and family histories, the simple phrase lifted and sustained Americans for generations, and its promise inspired millions to come to the United States in search of a better life. Yet this collective ideal has always been fraught, as the country struggled to extend opportunities beyond white men to African Americans, women, Latinos, gays and lesbians, those with disabilities, and others.

NPR Music for iPad

Feb 28, 2012

Recently, NPR announced a multimedia music magazine for music lovers of all tastes and styles.  The app includes lives concerts, exclusive first listens, original reporting and commentary. It also takes advantage of the rich visual interface and tactile navigation of the iPad to present an integrated blend of text, images, audio and video.