Author Charles Frazier goes contemporary in newest book Charles Frazier, author of the best-selling novel "Cold Mountain," is moving forward in time, in his newest book. His novel, "Nightwoods," is a thriller, set around 1960 in a remote community in the forested mountains of North Carolina.4:44 p.m.
Rybak tries to re-enter Mpls. into Vikings stadium talks The Minneapolis mayor and city council president pushed their plan at the Capitol today, but the city is focused on an option that the Vikings rejected months ago and the team says it wants to make a Ramsey County plan work.5:20 p.m.
Cornel West, A Fighter, Angers Obama Supporters
The Princeton professor, who is on sabbatical, has spent much of the past year battling with incensed Obama supporters who resent his criticism of the president. But although West says he expects Obama to be re-elected, he wants a "robust conversation and debate" so the president doesn't "end up with just uncritical adulation."
What's On Wall Street? Fewer Banks, More Condos
Technology has allowed many of the bigger firms to leave Wall Street since trading is done electronically, "on a computer somewhere in suburban New Jersey," as one expert notes. But demonstrators with the Occupy Wall Street movement in nearby Zuccotti Park say the Street is still an important symbol.
What Is The Basis For Corporate Personhood?
Melissa Block interviews John Witt, professor of law and history at Yale Law School, about the history of corporate rights as people. He says the case of Santa Clara v. Southern Pacific helped define the personhood of corporations in terms of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Rubio Tries To Clarify How His Family Left Cuba
GOP rising star Sen. Marco Rubio caught heat last week for his Senate bio that misstated when his family left Cuba for the U.S., a detail of some relevance in his home state of Florida. But in explaining his side of the story in a Politico op-ed, Rubio laid out a narrative dramatically different from the one he provided to NPR in late 2009.
Google To Deliver The Amazon Jungle In 3-D
Google is teaming up with a Brazilian environmental group to offer a 3-D, on-the-ground view of one of the planet's most remote areas: the hamlet of Tumbira in the center of the Brazilian Amazon. The goal is to show how people in the Amazon live and their efforts to protect the forest.
Review: 'The Greenhouse'
Icelandic novelist Audur Ava Olafsdottir has written a book titled The Greenhouse. It's published now in the U.S. in translation.
In The Rush To Deport, Expelling U.S. Citizens
A record 396,000 people were deported from the U.S. this past federal fiscal year through raids and arrests. Though Immigration and Customs Enforcement is not shy about its success, it has been found to be deporting U.S. citizens in the process.
Families Broken Up As Immigrants Flee Alabama
Fearing deportation, women and children are arriving at a migrant center in Florida without their husbands, who've stayed in Alabama to work the harvest. The scenario has created hardships for the women who can't work — and a migrant center that doesn't have enough money to serve them.