Senate, House pass budget bill; veto looms With just one week left in the session, state legislators on Monday took a first step toward solving a budget deficit created when the state Supreme Court ruled against the unilateral cuts Gov. Tim Pawlenty made last year.5:15 p.m.
Republican Sen. Sessions On Kagan's Credentials
Robert Siegel talks to Alabama Republican Jeff Sessions, the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, about President Obama's choice of Elena Kagan as the 112th Supreme Court justice. Sessions voted against the nomination of Kagan as solicitor general.
Afghan Taliban Commander: 'We Are Not Scared'
In southern Afghanistan, Taliban militants have paralyzed Kandahar with an escalating campaign of threats, attacks and assassinations. In an interview with NPR, a Taliban commander describes how fighters have flooded into the area, and says the well-organized militants will defeat the U.S.
Cutting The Cord: Staying Connected Without Wires
Cable, phone and satellite companies compete feverishly to deliver high-speed Internet and HDTV to American homes via wires and dishes. But some consumers remain well connected without those traditional services.
All-Tech Considered: Facebook, FTC
All-Tech Considered regular Omar Gallaga updates Michele Norris on the most recent news involving Facebook privacy and the Federal Trade Commission.
BP CEO Tony Hayward On What's Next
The British oil company BP is searching for other ways to seal the leaking oil well after a failed attempt over the weekend to cover the leak with a containment dome. Michele Norris talks to BP's chief executive officer, Tony Hayward, about the accident that led to the spill, and the company's plans going forward.
Blast Survivors Kept Isolated On Gulf For Hours
In the aftermath of last month's explosion of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, all the survivors wanted was to get to dry land and call their loved ones. Yet for more than 24 hours they were told to stay on ships and answer questions. Christopher Choy says he was so exhausted, he signed a waiver he wishes he hadn't signed.
Arizona Education Loses The Accent Of America
The Arizona Department of Education told schools that teachers with "heavy" accents are no longer qualified to teach in classes where students may still be learning English. Commentator Andrei Codrescu says this law would have eliminated his 40 years of teaching. He wonders who else would have contributions wiped away from the American landscape by such a mandate.
Flying Lotus: 'Beat Music' And The Coltrane Family Tradition
For those people who generally avoid music made on laptops, the name Flying Lotus may sound like a kung-fu move or a yoga position. But for those in tune with underground hip-hop, Flying Lotus is a household name. His latest album, Cosmogramma, may just take him out of the underground.
Both Liberals, Conservatives Unsure Of Kagan
President Obama has nominated Elena Kagan to be the next justice of the Supreme Court. Kagan, who is currently serving as the solicitor general, has strong academic credentials but no judicial record. Both liberals and conservatives are unsure just what to expect from her.