The cricket world woke up to shocking news Thursday. One of cricket's biggest stars, Sachin Tendulkar of India, announced he's retiring from the sport. For cricket, it's like LeBron James calling it quits.
Irish poet Seamus Heaney passed away today. He was 74-years-old. The poet won numerous writing awards including the Nobel Prize. But another Irish poet, Paul Muldoon, says few in US understand what an extraordinary role the poet had in Irish life.
Reporter Betto Arcos looks back at Rigo Tovar, a big pop music figure in Mexico in the 1970s and 80s. Betto used to listen to his music and was invited to write a personal essay for a newly published book on Rigo Tovar called "Rigo es Amor."
J.K. Rowling has written a crime novel under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith called "The Cuckoo's Calling." Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Jonathan Freedland, a Guardian columnist, who writes thrillers under the name 'Sam Bourne.'
Ntshepeng Motema is a South African living in New York. In this radio essay, she talks about how she's been spending a lot of time online checking for news on the health of South Africa's ailing former president, Nelson Mandela.