Michele Norris discusses her new memoir Michele Norris, co-host of NPR's All Things Considered, is back in her home town of Minneapolis to talk about her new memoir, "The Grace of Silence." It's a very personal look at how we do -- and do not -- talk about race in America.3:50 p.m.
Control over redistricting, 'a secret perk,' at stake in election The new governor, along with the Legislature, will redraw Minnesota's political map to reflect the population shifts of the 2010 census. Those new districts, which must be ready in time for the 2012 election, will remain in place for the next decade.4:49 p.m.
Roma di Luna's new CD an 'emotional workout' The Minneapolis band Roma di Luna is celebrating the release of its new CD this weekend. "Then the Morning Came" follows a theme of death and new life, reflecting the grief of band members who lost relatives recently, as well as their joy at becoming parents.4:53 p.m.
Michele Norris discusses her new memoir Michele Norris, co-host of NPR's All Things Considered, is back in her home town of Minneapolis to talk about her new memoir, "The Grace of Silence." It's a very personal look at how we do -- and do not -- talk about race in America.5:50 p.m.
Monkeys To Provide Simian Security In New Delhi
Concerned that visitors and athletes could be bothered by rhesus macaques and other small monkeys that roam through New Delhi, authorities have brought about 10 langurs -- larger, often terrestrial monkeys -- to the site of the Commonwealth Games this month. Human handlers will control the langurs, which are said to be good at chasing smaller monkeys away.
Apathy Rules Among Brazil's Youth Voters
Brazil is one of a handful of places in the world where the voting age is just 16. Brazilian teenagers were once ecstatic about their hard-earned suffrage. Now, increased economic and political stability means that they just aren't that into politics.
Asian Hip-Hop Group Finds Fans Among L.A. Latinos
The members of Far East Movement began rapping in the parking lots and nightclubs of L.A.'s Koreatown. And in an L.A. twist, Latinos were one of the first communities to support the all-Asian hip-hop group in big numbers.
Get Ye To The Polls! Democrats Rally Blacks To Vote
As the NAACP prepares for a march in Washington, D.C., this Saturday, the Democratic National Committee is trying to persuade African-Americans who might not normally vote in midterms to go the polls in November. But young black voters say they can't relate to Congress like they could to the presidential candidates in 2008.
Prosecutor Buckled Under Pressure Of Stevens Trial
Nicholas Marsh, one of the lawyers who prosecuted former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens for corruption killed himself last month. The case against Stevens failed amidst charges of misconduct. Marsh himself was under investigation for alleged ethical lapses in the prosecution. Melissa Block talks with NPR's Carrie Johnson about the case.
Irish Stunned By Enormity Of Bank Bailout
The Irish are seething after discovering the enormous cost of bailing out their reckless banks. The cost of the bank bailout, totaling nearly $70 billion, is just a further burden for the people of Ireland, where 1 in 6 is jobless, and those still working are being hit with extra taxes amid a shrinking economy.
A Searing Look At Wall Street In 'Inside Job'
Host Melissa Block speaks with director Charles Ferguson about his latest film, "Inside Job," a documentary about the downfall of Wall Street. Ferguson says he underestimated the level of unethical and fraudulent behavior he would come across.
Outsiders Outadvertise Candidates In Mich. Race
The race for Michigan's 7th Congressional District stands out in a new study of campaign ads and spending. There, outside groups are putting on more than half of the ads on the airwaves. It's one of several races that have become battlegrounds for special-interest groups with big financial backing.