Black voters say issues draw them to Obama Questions about how the issue of race will affect support for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama have so far centered on white voters. But what about how race is influencing black voters?5:17 p.m.
Film festival celebrates bad video For the last 15 years Nick Preuer and Joe Pickett have scoured garage sales, thrift shops and even garbage cans looking for bad videos. They present the best of the worst, complete with commentary, in the Found Footage Festival.5:47 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
How McCain Shed Pariah Status Among Evangelicals
John McCain's relationship with evangelicals became strained during his 2000 presidential bid. But he has boosted his standing by selecting Sarah Palin as his running mate and by making appearances at places such as Southern California's Saddleback Church.
Violence Escalates In West Bank Settlements
Violence between Palestinian and Jewish settlers in the West Bank threatens the authority of the Israeli state, says Defense Minister Ehud Barak. Retaliatory skirmishes always peak around the time of the olive harvest, but violence is particularly bad this year.
Rachel Maddow: Sassy, Acerbic And — Yes — Liberal
The host of MSNBC's nightly political roundup The Rachel Maddow Show offers a combination of perspectives not often seen on cable television — that of a former Rhodes scholar, an AIDS and prison reform activist, a left-leaning radio host and an openly gay woman.
To Stem Foreclosures, FDIC Chief Mulls Guarantees
The Bush administration is reportedly considering a new program aimed at helping individual homeowners stay in their homes and avoid foreclosure. Sheila Bair, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., has told lawmakers the government should provide loan guarantees as an incentive to get loan-servicers to modify existing mortgages.
Foreclosures Hit Condo Associations Hard
As the housing crisis continues, foreclosures have disrupted condominium communities in Florida and other states. Many condo associations are now facing insolvency. No place has been harder hit by the bust than Miami Beach.
Recordings Capture Writers' Voices Off The Page
Rare recordings featuring the voices of famous authors have just been released on two collections from the British Library. The CD sets include the only recording of Virginia Woolf, as well as the sound of dozens of other writers, both British and American.
Amid Slump, New York Real Estate Suffers
The economic downturn is affecting the New York City real estate market. Many Manhattan building projects are not progressing as they normally would. Dana Rubinstein of the New York Observer newspaper and Steve Siegel of the global brokerage CB Richard Ellis offer their insight.
Little House On The Prairie Museum Sued
The Little House on the Prairie Museum, located near Independence, Kan., on the site where the Ingalls family once settled, has been sued by the production company behind the Little House on the Prairie TV series. At issue is who really owns the rights to the name "Little House on the Prairie."
Economic Summit Could be Short On Substance
World leaders will meet in the U.S. next month for a summit examining the global financial crisis. President Bush will host the gathering. The president's lame-duck status means it will likely be superficial rather than substantive.
The Stage Is A World In 'Synecdoche, New York'
Philip Seymour Hoffman stars as a troubled theater director who decides his next production will be a re-creation of his own life. Hoffman talks with Melissa Block about how an actor must become an "advocate" for the imperfect characters he plays.