ACORN Affiliates Spin Off From National Group
The controversial group ACORN will no longer be the national network it once was. Instead, state chapters are expected to form new, independent groups that will do similar work in low-income neighborhoods.
Belief In Climate Change Hinges On Worldview
When it comes to climate change, some look at the facts presented and see a coming catastrophe, while others see a hoax. This difference in interpretation, social scientists say, has more to do with each individual's existing outlook than with the facts.
Aid Groups Fret As Haiti Giving Slows Down
After a record January, aid groups say donations for Haiti have slowed to a trickle — but the need hasn't gone away. A new study puts recovery and rebuilding costs as high as $14 billion.
As Elections Near, Iraqi PM's Support Wanes In South
After last year's provincial elections, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was the big winner, and his State of Law coalition looked unbeatable. But in the Shiite heartland of southern Iraq, support for Maliki is waning as the March 7 vote approaches.
Joanna Newsom Maps A Triple-Album Heart
Newsom comes from a great tradition of visionary California oddballs such as Terry Riley and Frank Zappa. Like her forebears, her ambitions run deep and wide. On her new triple-length album, Have One on Me, Newsom taps into myths of the American West and the open road.
Live At The Village Vanguard, For 75 Years
New York City nightclubs come and go in the blink of an eye. But one has been in the same dingy basement on 7th Avenue South for three-quarters of a century. The Village Vanguard, a jazz club known around the world, is celebrating its anniversary all this week.
House Questions Toyota Execs Over Recalls
Transportation officials as well as Toyota's president faced the first day of Congressional hearings aimed at getting to the bottom of what led to the recall of hundreds of thousands of cars over safety concerns. The company's president is due to appear Wednesday.
Toyota Dealers, Plant Workers Show Support
About a hundred Toyota dealers and 40 Toyota plant workers are in Washington, D.C., this week to show support for the automaker. They are meeting with lawmakers to get across their message: that Toyota is a good company that takes care of its customers.
Consumer Reports Ranks Toyota Prius Tops Consumer Reports ranked the Toyota Prius the 2010 Green Car of the Year despite a recall from the world's No. 1 automaker. David Champion, senior director for Consumer Reports' Auto Test Center, discusses the process behind the rankings.
Letters: Hot Dogs
Hot Dogs and the best way to serve them to small children was the hot topic from Monday's show. Robert Siegel reads listeners' e-mails on a proposed redesign of the weiner to reduce the chance of children choking.