The Cube Critics: 'Moonrise Kingdom,' 'Prometheus' This week The Cube Critics, movie maven Stephanic Curtis and arts reporter Euan Kerr, compare notes on the prequel to the late 1970s blockbuster "Alien," and another eccentric Wes Anderson movie adventure.6:25 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Obama Warns Eurozone Crisis Could Drag Down U.S.
In a news conference Friday morning, President Obama urged Congress to act on his proposals to create jobs. He also warned of the risks Europe could pose to the U.S. economy. And he rejected accusations that his White House leaked classified national security information for an election year advantage.
Week In Politics: Wisconsin Recall, Presidential Race
Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the Wisconsin recall vote and the ongoing presidential race.
Is Japanese Dock A Noah's Ark Or A Trojan Horse?
About 100 tons of marine life rode aboard the huge concrete dock that washed ashore in Oregon earlier this week. Marine biologists were shocked to see that Japanese coastal species survived the trans-Pacific trek, but they are also worried about the risk for invasive species.
40 Years After Killer Flood, A Reshaped City Reflects
The 1972 flash flood in Rapid City, S.D., killed 238 people and is considered one of the worst in U.S. history. The flood changed Rapid City forever and caused city planners around the country to rethink the way towns are laid out in flash flood-prone areas.
As Economic Headwinds Pick Up, Employers Lie Low
After a robust start to the year, job growth in the U.S. has slowed. Many employers want to add more workers, but they say uncertainty about how Congress will handle the nation's fiscal crisis and financial troubles in Europe have left them reluctant to hire.
Leaked Emails Show A Bipartisan Governor Romney
A batch of emails to and from Mitt Romney during his time as governor of Massachusetts, obtained by the Wall Street Journal, reveal a passionate fighter for health care for all, willing to work across the aisle to extend insurance to all his state's citizens. Today when Romney mentions health care, it's nearly always couched in criticism of President Obama's plan. Robert Siegel talks with Mark Maremont of the Wall Street Journal about Mitt Romney then and now.
Friars Come To Nuns' Defense In Vatican Investigation
The Franciscan friars of the U.S. have expressed support for the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. The organization which represents most of the country's nuns is the subject of a Vatican investigation. Audie Cornish speaks with Father Joe Nangle, of Our Lady Queen of Peace in Arlington, Va., about his order's decision to support the Sisters.
Review: 'The Lower River'
Alan Cheuse reviews the new novel, The Lower River by Paul Theroux. Cheuse teaches writing at George Mason University.