The crisis in Somalia The humanitarian crisis in Somalia is worsening. Along the road from Mogadishu to the nearby town of Afgooye, refugee camps are teeming with almost 200,000 recently displaced people.5:20 p.m.
Copasetic at the Capri in north Minneapolis This season, members of a north Minneapolis theater group are hoping to create a new tradition with 'A Copasetic Christmas Carol' at the Capri Theater. The show and the theater are just part of a larger effort to rebuild a once vibrant corridor of Minneapolis.5:24 p.m.
Immigration Agency Faces Lawsuits Over Tactics
Federal immigration agents have dramatically stepped up raids in the past few years. Officials say they target only criminals and those who have ignored deportation orders. But immigrant rights groups complain many with no criminal record are being swept up.
Lebanon Fears Violence Amid Stalled Transition
President Emile Lahoud has put the army on alert as the country's rival political parties continue to wrangle over selecting his successor. Some in Lebanon fear a power vacuum that could result in violence.
The Legacy of Chicago's Harold Washington
Nearly 20 years ago, Harold Washington died suddenly, shortly after giving his last scheduled news conference as mayor of Chicago. He was one of the first black mayors of a major U.S. city and he inspired other politicians, such as Barack Obama.
The Voyage That Never Ends
The late novelist and poet Malcolm Lowry is best known for Under the Volcano. A new compilation of his work is entitled The Voyage That Never Ends: Malcolm Lowry in His Own Words.
Bangladeshis Homeless, Hungry After Cyclone
The situation in Bangladesh following a major hurricane is increasingly grim for the survivors. More food, medical supplies and clean water are needed soon. Host Melissa Block speaks with Sam Dolnick, a reporter for The Associated Press in Bangladesh.
Crusading for the Yamuna's Future
Before the Yamuna enters Delhi, the river looks relatively clean. This is in stark contrast with what it looks like as soon as it enters the city. Most citizens don't care, but one man is taking up the cause.
Taking Care of Mom
Commentator Caroline Langston talks about the spiritual and emotional comfort that she and her five siblings receive from taking care of their elderly, ailing mother.
From Hollywood, It's a Jam-Packed Holiday List
Hollywood's holiday plate is pretty full: Something like 60 movies are set to open between now and New Year's Eve. NPR movie critic Bob Mondello surveys the groaning board and selects what look to be the choicest morsels.
Skepticism Over Annapolis Mideast Summit
The Arab League is meeting in Cairo to hammer out its strategy for next week's Middle East peace talks in Annapolis. The Saudis will be there, but say they will have no part of "theatrics" - such as handshakes - with Israeli leaders.
What Can Be Accomplished at Annapolis?
Melissa Block and Ambassador Robert Pelletreau, the former assistant secretary of state for near eastern affairs discuss next week's Mideast Peace Summit in Annapolis, MD. Who will be there and what can be accomplished?