Wisconsin: A state divided As the standoff continues in Madison over public employee benefits and bargaining rights, the debate has spread to communities across the state, including those along the Wisconsin-Minnesota border. We visited some of those communities and found that opinions are just as divided as they are in Madison.5:24 p.m.
Diplomats Push For Way To Stop Bloodshed In Libya
The United Nations' top human-rights official has said the world must "step in vigorously" to protect Libyan protesters. And the United States is imposing targeted sanctions and working with others to try to step up the pressure on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's regime.
In Libya, African Migrants Say They Face Hostility
Among the foreigners desperate to flee the troubles in Libya are thousands of African migrants from all over the continent. They say they've become targets for Libyans who are enraged that African mercenaries are fighting on behalf of the regime.
Week In Politics
Host Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, EJ Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of the New York Times.
Fungus Knocks Out Malaria In Mosquitoes
The malaria parasite remains one of the most complex and fast-evolving organisms on the planet, forcing scientists to look in unconventional places for ways to defeat it. The latest technique: Stuff the mosquito full of a particular type of fungus, killing the parasite inside before it infects humans.
Gulf Spill Investigated As Cause Of Dolphin Deaths
Scientists are trying to determine whether there's a link between last year's oil spill and a spike in dolphin deaths along the Gulf Coast. Sixty-seven bottlenose dolphins have washed up on Gulf beaches over the past few weeks. More than half — 35 — are babies.
What Recession? It's Boom Time For Nebraska Farms
Rising grain prices may spell bad news for consumers. But for corn growers, there's hardly been a better time for business. Global market conditions and new farming technology have boosted the state's farmers toward the top of the struggling U.S. economy.
Ripple In Libyan Oil Markets Make Waves Worldwide
The unrest in Libya has caused a spike in prices even though its oil hasn't stopped flowing. One reason: All oil isn't created equal, and Libya's sweet crude might not be easily replaced by merely boosting production of Saudi Arabia's sour crude, experts say.
NBA Power Players Return To League's Big Markets
It has been a busy week for the NBA. Thursday was the trading deadline for this season. A couple of the league's better players changed uniforms. And some teams positioned themselves for the coming playoffs. Host Michele Norris speaks with sportswriter Stefan Fatsis.
BYU Basketball Star Faces San Diego State
Brigham Young University's men's basketball team plays San Diego State Saturday. And all eyes are on senior James "Jimmer" Fredette. The point guard from upstate New York has helped move his team — the Cougars — into the top 10. By all accounts, Fredette is a nice guy from a talented family who takes his education as seriously as he takes his basketball. And he's one of the strong contenders for college basketball's Player of the Year.
Libyan Leader Faces More Setbacks
The entire Libyan mission at the United Nations in Geneva announced they were defecting to the opposition. At home, the Gadhafi regime faced fierce protests in the capital, which continued even after pro-Gadhafi gunmen fired on the demonstrators.