Replacing Ben Bernanke Is A Delicate Task
Senate Democrats are asking President Obama to nominate Janet Yellen as the next Federal Reserve Chairman. A letter signed by more than 50 senators is being viewed as an attempt to derail the candidacy of former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers.
Week In Politics: Obama's Economic Speaking Tour, NSA
Robert Siegel talks to political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss President Obama's economic speaking tour and the National Security Agency.
In Indonesia, A Genocide Restaged For The Camera
NPR's Bob Mondello reviews a documentary that raised hackles and inspired hosannahs when it played at the Telluride Film Festival. The Act of Killing includes images of an Indonesian genocide — re-enacted by the perpetrators — that add up to a singularly arresting act of cinema. (Recommended)
'Snacks On A Plane' And Other #dullermovies
Twitter users are coming up with some must-not-see film titles like Ferris Bueller Goes to School and I Speculate On What You Did Last Summer. We share a handful of our favorites and invite you to share your own.
San Diego Mayor Headed To Treatment After Harassment Claims
The mayor of San Diego, Bob Filner, says he's taking a leave of absence from his job to go into treatment. Over the past several days, numerous women have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment. Robert Siegel speaks with reporter Sandhya Dirks of member station KPBS in San Diego.
After Five Years, Why So Few Charges In Financial Crisis?
Federal prosecutors have been successfully obtaining convictions in a range of insider trading cases. Not so when it comes to activities by banks and other firms linked to the housing collapse and financial crisis of 2008. Experts say the reasons include the complexity of the cases and priorities of prosecutors.
Trayvon Martin's Mother Finds New Role As An Activist
Sybrina Fulton, mother of slain teen Trayvon Martin, is moving from the role of grieving parent to full-blown advocate. On Friday, Fulton spoke to the Urban League convention, where thousands are gathered. Meanwhile, a juror in the case is saying defendant George Zimmerman "got away with murder."
Age Hasn't Stopped This Man From Swimming — And Winning
Swimmer Graham Johnston, who's in his 80s now, is competing in the Senior Olympics in Cleveland. He's been swimming all his life, including competing at the 1952 Olympics for his home country of South Africa. Even at his age, he still trains five to six times a week.