State Fair mystery sounds: Day 2 Each weekday during the Minnesota State Fair, All Things Considered will indulge your ears and bring you some mystery sounds from the Great Minnesota Get-Together.5:54 p.m.
Cash In Cali: Schwarzenegger Holds Garage Sale
Hoping to ease a budget crisis, cash-strapped California is holding a massive garage sale. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed the sun visors of surplus vehicles in the hope that his celebrity signature will boost profits.
New Orleans: A Day's Work Doesn't Mean A Day's Pay
Wage theft has become a large problem in New Orleans, where day laborers are integral to the rebuilding process. As many as 80 percent of Latinos interviewed in the city say they've been ripped off by employers, according to a recent survey. The City Council president plans to introduce legislation to make wage theft a crime.
Women-Run Iraqi Firms Worry About U.S. Departure
Most Iraqis are anticipating the withdrawal of U.S. troops, scheduled by the end of 2011. But many Iraqi businesswomen fear it will be a setback for the gains they have made during wartime. Since 2005, women-owned firms have earned millions of dollars from Pentagon-financed projects.
Fifth-Grade Chorus Becomes A YouTube Hit
With more than three dozen widely viewed YouTube videos, celebrity courtships and performances with Tori Amos and Stevie Nicks, the PS 22 Chorus is a bona fide sensation. Based on Staten Island, N.Y., the chorus gives 10- and 11-year-old kids a chance to let out their emotions in song.
You Must Hear This: Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs
Banjo player David Johnston was first turned on to bluegrass when he was in college. The music reminded him of a bygone era, and he especially loved the music of Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys, who continue to inspire him.
Crowds Pay Respects To Kennedy
Thousands of people lined up at the John F. Kennedy library in Boston to bid farewell to Sen. Edward Kennedy. The crowd included people who had never met Kennedy and dignitaries who knew him well.
Week In Politics Examined
Political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution offer their insight on the week in politics. Topics this week include the death of Sen. Edward Kennedy, the naming of a prosecutor to investigate the CIA's interrogation practices and President Obama's decision to nominate Ben Bernanke to a second term at the Federal Reserve.
Football, Grief And Resolve At Iowa High School
Tiny Aplington-Parkersburg High in Parkersburg, Iowa, plays its first game Friday since the slaying of its beloved coach, Ed Thomas, allegedly by a former player. The coach was a pillar of the community, and was instrumental in rebuilding efforts after Parkersburg was devastated by a tornado last year.
'Gang Of Six's' Sen. Conrad May Be Health Care Key
Democratic Sen. Kent Conrad of North Dakota is perhaps the most ardent deficit hawk in his party, which makes him a pivotal figure in the Senate Finance Committee's "Gang of Six." The gang of three Democrats and three Republicans is working on a bipartisan health care bill, even as town halls erupt and compromise recedes.
Echoes Of 1930s In Health Care Debate
The current health care debate had precedents in a series that ran on the radio more than 50 years ago. NBC's Town Meeting of the Air offered a lively discussion of new health care options, many of which sound familiar today.