Today's Question: Who Are You? There's a growing ambiguity in how Americans describe their ethnic backgrounds. There is also a growing number of mixed-race marriages producing multiracial children. So for Today's Question, we asked: "Who are you?"3:28 p.m.
The cost of textbooks A new report by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education says the large number of players in the national textbook market makes it tough to enforce major changes at the state level. On Campus blogger Alex Friedrich talks about the issue of textbook reform.3:53 p.m.
A career in the theater as a composer It's preview week for the Guthrie Theater's new production of Shakespeare's "The Winters Tale," and one of the people scrambling to get things ready is composer Adam Wernick. Just as the actors are honing their performances Wernick will refine the music right up to Friday's opening night.4:52 p.m.
Report shows influence of outside groups on gov campaign Democrat Mark Dayton and his allies outspent Republican Tom Emmer and his supporters by nearly 2-1 in last year's race for governor. Campaign finance reports released Tuesday also show that spending by outside political groups outpaced spending by candidates.5:20 p.m.
The cost of textbooks A new report by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education says the large number of players in the national textbook market makes it tough to enforce major changes at the state level. On Campus blogger Alex Friedrich talks about the issue of textbook reform.5:55 p.m.
Today's Question: Who Are You? There's a growing ambiguity in how Americans describe their ethnic backgrounds. There is also a growing number of mixed-race marriages producing multiracial children. So for Today's Question, we asked: "Who are you?"6:27 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
The Real CSI: Death Detective Dysfunction
Every day, nearly 7,000 people die in America. And when these deaths happen suddenly, or under suspicious circumstances, we assume there will be a thorough investigation, just like we see on TV. But the reality is very different.
The Strain Adds Up: Bills, Baby And A Job Search
Annica Trotter, 25, is struggling to find work while she cares for her 4-month-old son. She has been out of work for just a few months, but the stress is mounting. Trotter and her boyfriend recently had to cancel their car insurance and Internet access to make ends meet.
Egypt's Mubarak Says He Won't Run Again
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced Tuesday that he will step down at the end of his term, when the country holds a presidential election in September. NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro speaks to host Robert Siegel about the latest developments in Egypt.
Reports: White House Urged Mubarak Not To Run Again
President Obama reportedly sent word Tuesday to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak that he should not seek re-election. This is a more aggressive step from the White House than we have seen. For more, NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks to host Michele Norris.
Jordan's King Sacks Cabinet After Protests
In Jordan, King Abdullah has appointed a new prime minister. While the protests in Egypt are gaining the most attention, smaller protests in the Hashimite Kingdom called for lower food prices and an end to corruption. Host Robert Siegel talks to Amman-based reporter Dale Gavlak about the new prime minister.
N.Y. Governor Proposes Deep Spending Cuts
With federal stimulus dollars gone, states are planning big spending cuts. How bad can it get? Let's take a look at New York state, where Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled his budget on Tuesday.
The 'Five Key Decisions' For Every Investor
We recently noted the passing of Gordon Murray, the retired investment banker who, when he was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor, wrote a brief and handy book with his financial adviser, Dan Goldie. Host Robert Siegel speaks to Goldie about that book, The Investment Answer: The Five Key Decisions Every Investor Needs To Make.
Letters: Challenger Disaster; Pessimism
Our coverage of the 25th anniversary of the Challenger disaster brought back memories for many of our listeners. Also, one listener asks: "Is NPR run by a bunch of pessimists?" Hosts Robert Siegel and Michele Norris read letters from our listeners.
Mubarak: 'Choice Is Between Chaos And Stability'
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said Tuesday that he will not seek re-election when his term ends later this year. The announcement came the same day demonstrators gathered for a major march from central Cairo to the presidential palace to press for Mubarak's ouster. Host Robert Siegel speaks to NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson for the latest.