The Dinner Party Download featuing Chris Morris This week on the Dinner Party Download, acclaimed Minnesota guitarist Billy McLaughlin shares a little self-deprecating humor and English satirist Chris Morris talks to Rico about tackling taboo topics, and what it's like to be asked to speak for God.6:20 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Despite Jobs Added, Unemployment Rate Stuck
The October jobs report was the best in a long time. The unemployment rate remains painfully high, but employers are starting to add jobs. The Labor Department says the private sector added 159,000 last month -- much more than expected.
Week In Politics: Jobs, Pelosi, Election Results
Robert Siegel speaks with political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times, about the shift in the balance of power in the House.
'For Colored Girls' Counts On Fans, Not Critics
Many have rolled their eyes at the notion that Tyler Perry could do justice to the iconic play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf -- but some fans are holding on to hope.
'Megamind': Supernature Vs. Supernurture, In 3-D
In a clever take on the standard superhero format, Megamind centers on a bumbling villain who accidentally defeats his heroic nemesis -- and loses his entire reason for being. When a new villain threatens the city, Megamind gets the chance to find a new goal in life.
Russia Proposes Stopping Daylight Saving Time
As the U.S. gets ready to move clocks back this weekend, Russians already went through the transition a week ago. The transition to earlier nightfall is especially painful in a place already bracing for the frigid winter. So painful, in fact, President Dmitri Medvedev is threatening to end daylight saving in Russia altogether. Don't believe him? He already abolished two entire time zones this year.
Volga River Towns Fade Along With Prized Sturgeon
Astrakhan, on the Volga River, once was known as Russia's caviar capital — but no more. As the fish neared extinction, Russia banned all commercial sturgeon fishing in the area and the export of all black caviar. Now, both the sturgeon and the local people struggle to survive.
Coral Dying Near BP Oil Spill Site
Scientists have discovered dying communities of coral near the site of the BP oil spill. The scientists say they've never seen coral death of this sort in the Gulf of Mexico before, and they believe the oil spill is the cause.
Sweet Or Savory: Stuff, Bake And Devour A Pumpkin
Dorie Greenspan, author of the new cookbook Around My French Table, says her stuffed pumpkin recipe is one of her favorites because it has "almost no rules." She says the possibilities depend on your imagination -- and your pantry.