Wolf specialist talks about the state of gray wolves in Minn. Minnesota's Gray Wolves are being taken off the endangered species list, again. To talk more about the gray wolf population in and around Minnesota, All Things Considered called Dan Stark, a wolf management specialist with Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources.5:24 p.m.
The science behind 'Watchmen' Superman is faster than a speeding bullet. Spiderman can do whatever a spider can. But, how do comic book heros and their extraordinary abilities relate to the laws of physics when Hollywood gets a hold of them?6:20 p.m.
Obama Astounded By Latest Jobs Data
President Barack Obama Friday called the loss of 651,000 U.S. jobs in February "astounding." Obama was in Columbus, Ohio, to meet with police department recruits whose jobs were protected by the government stimulus package passed last month.
Week In Politics Examined
The Obama administration is pushing for major changes in health care and other sectors of the American economy. E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times talk about the week in politics.
The Story Of Daylight Saving Time
Daylight Saving Time starts this weekend. Most states will enjoy a full eight months of extra daylight. David Prerau, author of Seize the Daylight: The Curious and Contentious Story of Daylight Saving Time, talks about how the daylight calendar has shifted over the years.
New Telescope To Hunt For Earth-Like Planets
NASA's new Kepler space telescope is heading for deep space and is on the lookout for planets capable of supporting life. If it doesn't find any, that means that Earth — and life — may be rare. If it finds a bunch, hello Star Trek!
Looking To Save, IRS Stops Outsourcing Collections
The Internal Revenue Service will stop using private contractors to collect delinquent taxes. Instead, the government plans to hire more of its own collection agents. That's one small reversal of a trend toward government outsourcing.
IRS Chief: Agency Works With Taxpayers In Trouble
As Americans struggle with the economic downturn, the IRS says it is trying to be more flexible this tax-filing season with those who are in financial trouble. IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman says the agency can be lenient in hardship cases.
Two Novels About Creation
Former Sandinista Gioconda Belli's Infinity in the Palm of Her Hand is about life with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The Frozen Thames, by Helen Humphrey, is a series of vignettes about the 40 times in seven centuries the river Thames has frozen in winter.
Obama's Gifts To Brown Irk British Media
President Barack Obama's gift of a set of DVDs to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown appalled the British media, furious about the lack of traditional protocol afforded to Brown while he was in Washington. Iain Martin, a columnist and blogger for the Daily Telegraph, says he found Obama to be rudeness personified toward Britain.
Visiting Belfast, Decade After Peace Deal
President Barack Obama's newly appointed Middle East envoy, George Mitchell, is perhaps best-known for his work in Northern Ireland. Youth Radio visited the neighborhood more than a decade after the end of the unrest to check out the aftermath of the peace process for the city's young people.