Searching For The Sequester In The Middle Of Ohio
It's only been about a month since across-the-board federal spending cuts kicked in, but real, tangible, quantifiable signs of the sequester are proving hard to find so far. Politically, that means — for now, at least — there's not much pressure for Congress to undo or modify it.
Changes To Obama's Social Security Proposal In GOP's Court
President Obama's budget proposal will include a change in the way the government measures inflation. That would bring in some additional tax revenue, but also reduce long-term benefits for Social Security recipients. The president says he'll only agree to the change if it's coupled with higher tax revenue, but neither seniors, nor Congressional Republicans, are happy about that idea.
BP Witness Says Company Drilled Well Safely Prior To Spill
In a trial to determine who and what is to blame for the Gulf oil spill of 2010, oil giant BP called its first defense witness on Monday. All Things Considered host Audie Cornish talks with NPR's Jeff Brady, who is watching the trial in New Orleans.
Margaret Thatcher Revisited: When The 'Iron Lady' Sat Down With NPR
In 1993, three years after she resigned as prime minister, Margaret Thatcher sat down for an hour-long interview with NPR. Along with the issues of the day, she talked about her time in office and the legacy she hoped to leave. Thatcher was one of Britain's most divisive and transformative prime ministers. She died Monday of a stroke at the age of 87.
Would Angry Teens Chill Out If They Saw More Happy Faces?
Since most of the faces we encounter are emotionally ambiguous, we're forced into interpretations. And in the case of troubled teens, the perception of hostile faces all around can lead to aggressive behavior. In an experiment, researchers tried to retrain the way those kids interpreted faces.
One Manufacturing Giant Creates Winners And Losers
Residents in Memphis, Tenn., are thrilled that Swedish appliance giant Electrolux is opening a new factory there this year. The company plans to employ 1,200 people at the new, high-tech facility. But in Webster, Iowa, an Electrolux plant closure in 2011 has left the local economy reeling.
Two Sisters Bring Native American Pride To Women's NCAA All Things Considered host Melissa Block talks to Corinne Sams, who has closely followed the careers of Louisville basketball players Shoni and Jude Schimmel since they were five years olds playing ball on a Native American reservation in Oregon. She talks about the excitement and support for the players in Native American communities around the country.
Struggling W.Va. Town Hopes Boy Scout Camp Brings New Life
Prosperity in Mount Hope, W.Va., faded along with the local coal industry. Residents are hopeful that a Boy Scout camp atop a nearby mountain, slated to open in July, will attract new residents, visitors and dollars to the town. But others are worried any new wealth will remain on the mountaintop.