Delta offering severance payouts to trim staff by 2,000 Delta Air Lines says it will offer voluntary
severance payouts to roughly 30,000 employees - more than half its
workforce - and cut domestic capacity by an extra 5 percent this
year as part of an overhaul of its business plan to deal with
soaring fuel prices.5:50 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
A Closer Look at Black Liberation Theology
Much-publicized comments by Sen. Barack Obama's former pastor are rooted in a religious philosophy largely unknown to white Americans. Black Liberation theology interprets the Bible and the gospels of Jesus through the struggle of African Americans against racism and oppression.
Obama Speech Addresses Racial Divide
The Illinois Democrat reiterates his denunciation of remarks by his former pastor but says of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright: "I can no more disown him than I can disown the black community."
How Will Obama Race Speech Affect Campaign?
Eugene Robinson, columnist for the Washington Post, and Joe Klein, columnist for Time magazine, talk about whether Barack Obama's speech on race adequately address controversy over remarks by his former pastor.
Dalai Lama Seeks to Temper Tibet Violence
The Dalai Lama announces that he would quit as head of the Tibetan government in exile if violence by Tibetans spreads out of control. The comments follow protests by monks in Tibet that turned into violent riots put down by Chinese authorities.
China Censors Web Coverage of Tibet Protests
Part of a Chinese crackdown on coverage of protests in Tibet involves blocking access to the Web. Analysts say China has the most sophisticated Internet censoring system of any nation.
Shedding Light on the Latest Fed Rate Cut
The Federal Reserve on Tuesday cut the federal funds rate by three-quarters of a percentage point, less than what many in the financial markets wanted. It was still aggressive by historic standards and underscores the Fed's economic concerns.
Lehman Bros. Earnings Ease Market Fears
The stock market rebounds after news that Lehman Brothers posted better-than-expected earnings, dispelling rumors of huge subprime losses. But longer term concerns about the credit crunch and a weak economy remain.
Battle Lines Drawn over Guns in National Parks
An Interior Department plan to allow loaded guns in national parks has drawn bipartisan support in the Senate. But park rangers are opposed and some lawmakers vow a fight to keep guns unloaded and stowed.
Letters: Bear Stearns; California Bees
Listener comments about Monday's program include responses on investment firm Bear Stearns' collapse, an accident that filled a Sacramento highway with honey bees and reaction to Climate Connections on scientists in Antarctica.
Soaring Rockets Put Winning Streak on Line
With 22 straight wins, the Houston Rockets are riding the second-longest streak in NBA history. But now they face the Boston Celtics, who own the best overall record in the league.