March 12, 2014 | NPR · In Rhode Island, the Democratic gubernatorial primaries are disputed by an Italian-American state treasurer, Providence’s first Latino mayor and the grandson of former U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell.
March 12, 2014 | NPR · The search continues, and continues to expand, for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared Saturday while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. There were 239 people on board.
March 12, 2014 | NPR · Italy detains tens of thousands of illegal immigrants from North Africa and locks them up in harsh conditions. Now it is pushing to revamp the system at home with an eye toward a Europe-wide plan.
March 12, 2014 | NPR · Also: The Twitter Fiction Festival launches; Mindy Kaling is writing a second book; the creators of HBO’s Game of Thrones series say they know how George R.R. Martin’s series will end.
March 12, 2014 | NPR · The Book of Hours, Kevin Young’s eighth collection, tracks the emotional extremes of a father’s death and a son’s birth. The poems present a gentle vision of mourning — a habitable kind of hurt.
March 12, 2014 | NPR · Brian Kimberling introduces a down-and-out nature researcher, Denise Kiernan looks at the making of America’s World War II bombs and Sarah Dunant draws inspiration from the notorious Borgias family.
March 12, 2014 | NPR · NPR Music returns to Austin with a star-studded SXSW showcase, featuring Damon Albarn, St. Vincent, and Kelis, plus emerging rock bands Eagulls and Perfect Pussy. Watch the live webcast.