• 5:06am Sep 26, 2013
    National National

    In Wake Of Colo. Floods, A Scramble To Clean Up Spilled Oil

    Colorado flooding has prompted an unprecedented challenge for the state's oil and gas industry. The practice of hydraulic fracturing is widespread along the state's Eastern Plains, but overflowing rivers have swept away equipment and caused more than 37,000 gallons of oil to spill into or near rivers.
  • Claudia Felder, 21, was in and out of the U.S. foster care system for nearly 10 years before she found a permanent family. Her difficult story ended happily, but that's not always the case for the 400,000 kids in foster care in America.
    Daniel Hajek / NPR
    12:02pm Sep 25, 2013
    National National

    Strained Foster Care System A 'Meter Of Our Social Problems'

    Claudia Felder spent nearly 10 difficult years in and out of the U.S. foster care system. Now 21 years old, she lives with a loving family. But there are nearly 400,000 kids in foster care, and one researcher says that the problems they face are so intractable because they are also society's problems.
  • 6:25am Sep 25, 2013
    World News World News National

    Examining Britain's Position On The Crisis In Syria

    Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is leading his country's delegation to the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York. In an interview with David Greene, Clegg discusses Britain's position on the Syria crisis.
  • 6:25am Sep 25, 2013
    World News World News National

    Iran, U.S. Can Manage Differences, Rouhani Tells U.N.

    Iran's new president has made his first appearance at the United Nations General Assembly. Hassan Rouhani has been signaling that his government wants a thaw in relations with the West, and may be ready to strike a deal on Iran's suspect nuclear program. There are, however, deep suspicions on both sides.
  • One bad winter storm could leave Estes Park Medical Center isolated and unable to transfer seriously ill patients to facilities with intensive care units and other specialized services.
    Eric Whitney
    11:38am Sep 24, 2013
    National National Health & Safety

    After The Floods, Colorado Hospital Braces For Winter

    A hospital in Estes Park, Colo., escaped the flood damage that affected much of the area this month. But the small hospital in the mountains now relies on a single road to evacuate critical patients. A bad snowstorm could stop traffic and ground helicopters, leaving the hospital isolated.
  • 9:13am Sep 24, 2013
    World News World News National

    Militant Group Al-Shabab Evolves With Help From Al-Qaida

    In a conversation with Bronwyn Bruton of the Atlantic Council, Steve Inskeep gets a history of al-Shabab, the Islamist militant group that's claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack on a Nairobi mall. She says the attack was aimed more at the West than Kenyans.