Owning a home is a part of the American dream. It's also the key to building intergenerational wealth. But Black Americans continue to face discrimination in housing, including through higher costs.
Stanley Martin wants to rethink Rochester police — a radical new plan to abolish the police gradually. Others also talk about "reimagining" police, though they mean the same word very differently.
As NPR celebrates 50 years on the air, host Scott Simon reflects on how the network has grown, and his time travelling the world, covering wars, famines, elections and more.
Bill Siemering, NPR's first director of programming, recognized the network's potential and offered core values that would eventually compose the mission statement.
Sugar Hill was a wealthy, Black Los Angeles neighborhood whose residents played a role in lifting racially restrictive covenants — only to eventually be erased by another force of racial segregation.
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with writer Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor about the racist real estate practices that ensured wealth accumulated along racial lines, even after housing discrimination became illegal.
All Things Considered listener Joel Abrams shares how a story about Haitian farmworkers has stuck with him since it aired on the show in 1991.
In the 1950s, the city of Compton was nearly all-white. But by the 1970s, it had turned majority Black — in part due to a state-sanctioned predatory real estate practice called blockbusting.
Critics widely consider 1971 one of the best years in music history. For NPR's 50th anniversary, public radio stations turn back the clock and reflect on the year's best tracks.
Featuring interviews with leaders and emerging voices, we look at the last 50 years of NPR, examine its historical weak spots and hear how change is being made in the present and decades ahead.
In the 50 years that NPR has been around, the journalistic landscape has changed massively. We explore these changes and what role the network
As part of NPR's series on democracy, Morning Edition visits Rochester, N.Y., to observe how the national debate around "defund the police" is playing out among city leaders.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of NPR's first original on-air broadcast, we look back at our origins in radio, how we grew from a staff of 65 to thousands, and into our future in the digital space.
All Things Considered's debut on May 3, 1971 documented all sides of the antiwar protest with a visceral sound portrait, taking listeners to the heart of America's agonies over the war in Vietnam.
NPR's program, All Things Considered, debuted on May 3, 1971. ATC creator Bill Siemering and former co-host (then production assistant) Susan Stamberg look back on the iconic first broadcast.