Mondale, Carlson fighting voter ID Former Democratic Vice President Walter Mondale and former Republican Gov. Arne Carlson are offering themselves as the public face of a fight against the controversial ballot question.4:50 p.m.
Stockton Clearing Path For City's Bankruptcy
Tuesday night the city council in Stockton, Calif., is expected to clear they way for the city to declare bankruptcy. It will be the largest municipal bankruptcy ever for a city that is a poster child for the housing crisis.
Getting To The Heart Of The City
In the coming weeks we're going to be reporting on urban life in the early 21st century. All Things Considered hosts Melissa Block and Audie Cornish call out to listeners for their input. Stories in this series begin next week.
Congress Taking Student Loans, Highway Bill To Wire
Congressional leaders say they are close to a deal on two issues with looming deadlines. But if Congress fails to lock down agreements this week, the federal highway program would come to a halt, and student loan interest rates would double.
Blog Sees Success In Supreme Court Focus
Dozens of news outlets will be covering the Supreme Court on Thursday, when it is expected to issue a decision on the health care case. SCOTUSBlog will likely be first in publishing the essence of the decision. All Things Considered host Melissa Block speaks with SCOTUSBlog's founder, lawyer Tom Goldstein, about how the site gets Supreme Court news and gets it out.
Facebook's Email Change Rankles Users
Facebook recently changed the contact information displayed for its users without notifying them about the specific change. The email address of Facebook users was switched to firstname.lastname@example.org instead of their preferred address. This was the latest in a long line of changes at the social networking site made without giving proper notice.
Orbitz Targets Mac Users For Pricier Hotels
Travel website Orbitz has found that people who use Apple's Mac computers spend more money on hotels per night than their PC counterparts and are now showing Mac users different options. All Things Considered host Melissa Block talks to Dana Mattioli of the Wall Street Journal about how Apple may become its own demographic for retailers.
Syrian Youth Lead Rebellion, And Teach Their Elders
Syria's younger generation has led the uprising against the country's repressive regime. Fearless and outspoken, the country's youth are using technology to organize and connect — and are helping their parents do so, too.
Arab-Jewish Tensions Creep Into 'Peace Village'
Arab and Jewish families have shared the Israeli village of Neve Shalom for decades, despite violence in surrounding areas. But a recent episode of vandalism has shown that not even this oasis is immune from Middle East strife.
Will Arizona Police Ask To 'Show Your Papers'?
On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a provision of the Arizona immigration law known as "show me your papers." The law instructs law enforcement officers to question the immigration status of people stopped for other reasons that are suspected of being in the state illegally. For a look at how this is being implemented, All Things Considered host Audie Cornish speaks with Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villasenor.
Lake Lures Fishermen ... And Drug Traffickers
Falcon Lake, on the U.S.-Mexico border, has been named the best bass fishing lake in the country. But a Mexican drug cartel also uses the lake to smuggle drugs. While that hasn't kept the anglers away, it does mean fishing there carries an element of risk.