Talking about Minnesota food with James Norton As a new feature on All Things Considered, we're going to look at the food and trends of Minnesota — and not just the Twin Cities — with someone food writer and blogger James Norton.4:44 p.m.
The Cube Critics go green This week on Cube Critics, Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis ponder whether people really realize (or care) that "The Green Hornet" and "The Green Lantern" (which opens this week) are different films.6:25 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Calif. Legislature Races To Meet Deadline
California's budget deadline is Wednesday, and legislators are scrambling to come up with spending cuts and tax compromises. A measure passed by voters last year means that if lawmakers don't meet Wednesday's deadline, they'll go unpaid until they pass a budget. And they won't get back pay.
White House Responds To Criticism About Libya
In a report to Congress, the Obama administration Wednesday made the case that U.S. involvement in the current NATO action in Libya does not invoke the war power. NPR's Scott Horsley talks to Melissa Block.
Channel 101 Contest Eases Amateurs Into Hollywood
Once a month, DIY media makers gather in Los Angeles to watch each other's TV minishows, then vote for the best. The underground event is called Channel 101 and the goal is to win enough audience votes to be invited back for another screening.
Pakistan Reportedly Arrests Suspected CIA Informants
Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the arrest of five suspected informants by Pakistan — on accusations they helped the CIA monitor Osama bin Laden's hideaway in the weeks before he was shot dead in a U.S. raid.
A Fight To Keep Northern Ireland Interviews Secret
Boston College scholars interviewed paramilitary fighters on both sides of a violent, decades-long conflict in Northern Ireland. Now, the British government wants access to those confidential interviews. The case worries historians who fear it may make people more reluctant to share their stories.
The Academy Changes 'Best Picture' Rules
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences received some backlash when it announced the expansion of the "best picture" category to 10 films for the 82nd Academy Awards. Critics questioned whether a "best picture" nomination would lose its meaning with so many films in the category. Now, the Academy is modifying the rules again — anywhere from five to 10 films could now be nominated. Melissa Block speaks with Steven Zeitchik, film writer for The Los Angeles Times, about the decision.
South Sudan Works To Aid Wildlife That Survived War
Two decades of civil war wiped out much of South Sudan's wildlife — but not all of it. Surprisingly, large herds of antelope and elephant remain. Now conservationists are tracking animals across the lush landscape to try to save them from poachers and the impact of development.
Syrian Refugee In Turkey: 'We Had To Run'
As Syrian troops continue their crackdown on dissent, nearly 8,500 Syrians have sought refuge in Turkey. The stories the refugees tell reflect decades of suffering by those who dared oppose former President Hafez al-Assad and his son Bashar.