Novelist spans life in Alaska and Minneapolis Mattox Roesch wrote a novel about life in his wife's home village in rural Alaska while living in Minneapolis. He hopes to put a face on the statistics about troubled youngsters.5:50 p.m.
Marin Alsop on Education and the Arts As Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop is the first woman to lead a major American orchestra. She also spent twelve years with the Colorado Symphony, and six years as principal guest conductor of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in England.6:27 p.m.
Democrats Force Changes In Baucus Health Bill
The health overhaul bill expected to emerge this week from the Senate Finance Committee was supposed to be the one to win at least some Republican backing. But committee Chairman Max Baucus ultimately found himself scrambling to win the backing of enough Democrats to get the bill through.
Myrtle Beach Helmet Law Stirs Anger
The city used to be a haven for tens of thousands of motorcyclists before a law was passed requiring all riders to wear helmets. The law has cut down on rallies, but it has also led to a lawsuit before the state Supreme Court.
FTC: Bloggers Must Disclose Paid Endorsements
If you read blogs or use Facebook and Twitter, you might have friends who share information about coffee, toys or other products they like. Some of them may be getting paid for their endorsements. New federal rules will require bloggers and tweeters to disclose those connections.
In 'The Damned United,' A Cocky Coach Is Doomed
In the 1970s, Brian Clough landed his dream job coaching the powerhouse Leeds United soccer team in England. But the cocky coach failed miserably, lasting only 44 days. Director Tom Hooper tells NPR the question behind his new film The Damned United is why.
Nellie McKay's Love Letter To Doris Day
What can eccentric young New York singer-songwriter Nellie McKay have in common with notoriously normal Hollywood icon Doris Day? The comparison only begins with McKay's new album, Normal as Blueberry Pie: A Tribute to Doris Day.
High Court Hears Animal Cruelty Video Case
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on the Obama administration's efforts to reinstate a 10-year-old ban on the production and sale of graphic videos of animal cruelty. The case pits animal-rights groups and the government against free-speech groups and hunters organizations.
New Rules On Illegal-Immigrants' Detention
Illegal immigrants in detention who are not violent or criminals will be held in former hotels and nursing homes under new detention rules outlined by the Obama administration. It's part of a plan to confine illegal immigrants awaiting deportation according to the risk they pose.
White House Not On Dalai Lama's D.C. Tour
The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader will not have a meeting with President Obama during his current American trip. The White House decided to put off such a meeting until after Obama goes to China in November. Human rights activists criticized the decision as kowtowing to Beijing.