A 'Howl' for today The team behind a new film about Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl", which opens in the Twin Cities this weekend, says it's every bit as relevant today as it was 50 years ago.4:53 p.m.
Bachmann's fundraising raises eyebrows U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann says she pulled in $5.4 million in campaign contributions in the third quarter of this year -- a remarkable amount of money for a congressional campaign. The cash strengthens her re-election campaign, and potentially, her influence in the Republican Party.5:20 p.m.
EPA approves boosting ethanol limit in gas to 15 pct. The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday gave the ethanol industry a long awaited boost, approving 15 percent ethanol blends in gasoline, up from the current limit of 10 percent. But the decision was roundly criticized.5:24 p.m.
In Chile, Expressions Of Joy, Relief
Here's the scene repeated Wednesday at the San Jose gold and copper mine in Chile: A rescue capsule emerges aboveground, delivering a miner, one of 33 trapped for a record 69 days, amid applause, cheering and tears. NPR's Melissa Block talks to Chilean journalist Pascale Bonnefoy about the rescues, and how all of Chile is reacting to the event.
Iranian Leader's Visit Raises Tensions In Lebanon
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was given a rousing welcome Wednesday by Shiite supporters of Hezbollah, the militant Islamist group that is strongly backed by Tehran. But U.S. officials fear the Iranian leader will inflame already growing tensions among Lebanon's various sects over a U.N. investigation into the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
Who's Actually Running Pakistan?
This week, All Things Considered is examining the relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Christine Fair, assistant professor of security studies at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, about who's actually running Pakistan now.
Report: Many Birds Still Face Threats From Gulf Oil
Six months after the start of the BP oil spill, the Audubon Society reports that many species of migratory birds and shorebirds face continuing threats from oil and tar balls. NPR's Melissa Block talks to Audubon's chief scientist Tom Bancroft about the new study.
Louisiana Gulf Coast Businesses Lament Losses
Even with the drilling ban lifted, business owners along the Gulf of Mexico say it could take months or even years for them to recover. One expert says the region has lost at least 10,000 jobs directly due to the moratorium. In Port Fourchon, oil and gas companies have moved out much of their equipment.
Officials In All 50 States Launch Foreclosure Probe
Officials in all 50 states and the District of Columbia are launching a joint investigation into mortgage servicers and their foreclosure practices. The banks say these are largely paperwork problems; state law enforcement officials say it may be fraud. Several firms have admitted in recent weeks that employees signed legal documents in foreclosure cases without properly reviewing them.
Owner Of Influential D.C. Bookstore Remembered
Funeral services were held Thursday for Carla Cohen, the co-founder of Washington's influential bookstore Politics and Prose. Cohen and her partner built a carefully curated store that not only survived but thrived in the era of the big box store.
Rescue Of Trapped Chilean Miners Under Way
The rescue of the 33 miners trapped underground is still under way, and going remarkably smoothly. The men are being treated on site, then transferred to a local hospital. So far, all of them are in good shape.