Authorities in Cuba suspended classes in Pinar del Rio province and said they will begin evacuations as Tropical Storm Ian was forecast to strengthen into a hurricane.
Americans largely agree — at least on some basic ideas when it comes to some of our most controversial issues. Yet solutions have been stalled in Congress — sometimes for decades. We explore why.
Listeners tell NPR about issues they think are supported by a majority of people yet can't seem to get through the legislative process.
Many people believe that some groups of immigrants — like essential workers and those brought to the U.S. as children — should have a pathway to citizenship.
Polls show that more than 70% of Wisconsinites are worried about climate change. Robert Kraig from Citizen Action of Wisconsin discusses political inaction about the issue.
Listeners tell NPR what they are doing to help move issues along that have been stymied by minority rule.
NPR's Michel Martin talks with professor Corey Robin about how minority rule works within institutions and if there are any possible solutions.
"I'm never flabbergasted," the legendary songwriter said after being presented with the National Humanities Medal, "but I'm flabbergasted and humbled and honored by this incredible award."
Authorities and residents in Florida were keeping a cautious eye on Tropical Storm Ian in the Caribbean on Sunday, expected to continue gaining strength and become a major hurricane.
NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks with Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Democrat of California, about this week's Jan. 6 hearing. It's the committee's first since July.