California Turns to Holland for Flood Expertise
With climate change, California's Sacramento Delta faces a future of catastrophic flooding. So the state is turning to the expert in keeping land dry: Holland. More than half of the country is below sea level, and the Dutch are well versed in keeping the sea at bay.
Jindal Takes Helm of Troubled Louisiana
Bobby Jindal, Louisiana's new governor, takes over a state that's still struggling to recover from hurricanes Katrina and Rita. While Jindal handily won the governor's race, many are still leery of a government they think let them down after the storms.
GOP Front-Runners Work All Angles in Michigan
Three leading Republicans are competing hard for delegates in the large industrial state. Mitt Romney hopes to trade on the legacy of his late father, a former Michigan governor. John McCain hopes to capitalize on a bounce in the polls after his New Hampshire win, while Mike Huckabee seeks support from evangelicals.
Campaigns Shift from Small Towns to Big Cities
The presidential campaigns are shifting from an early-state strategy to a national campaign. There is no more time for candidates to glad hand at diners and coffee shops. Super-duper Tuesday is just around the corner — Feb. 5 — and the candidates now have to campaign in many states and big metropolitan areas all at once.
Bush Falls Short of Progress on Mideast Goals
President Bush has two strategic goals in the Middle East — promoting democracy and isolating Iran. So far, NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr says, the president has made very little progress on either one.
Tax Troubles for Atlanta Civil Rights Group?
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is facing a bit of difficulty. The Internal Revenue Service says it has not received financial reports from the Atlanta-based nonprofit organization for several years.
The Lone Ranger: Justice from Outside the Law
His story is fiction. Names, dates and other facts have all been revised in the 75 years since he hit the airwaves. But he's always on horseback. He always wears a mask. And he never accepts praise or payment.
Glitz, Spectacle and New Cars on Display in Detroit
Car makers are eager to create buzz for new vehicles at the North American International Auto Show, which is under way in Detroit. The highlight of the show is the grandiose, product unveiling — something for which the auto show is famous.
A Dominican Guitar Legend's Historic Debut
At 83, Jose Manuel Cobles (aka Puerto Plata) is a venerable musician from the Dominican Republic. With his long-overdue solo debut album, Mujer de Cabaret, he reveals a formerly hidden side of Dominican music.
Clinton: King Paved Way for Her, Obama to Run
Hillary Clinton addressed the growing tension between her and presidential rival Barack Obama on Monday, telling a gathering in New York honoring Martin Luther King that the civil rights visionary made it possible for both a woman and a black man to run for president.