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.
National Public Radio Stories
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.
New Orleans School Among World Endangered Sites
The Phillis Wheatley Elementary School in New Orleans, a striking example of Modern Architecture, is slated for demolition. The school made it onto a watch list of endangered cultural sites released Tuesday by the World Monuments Fund. John Klingman, an architect and professor at the Tulane School of Architecture, says the school was designed with sustainability and modernism in mind.
Photographer's Life Changed By Nobel-Winning Work National Geographic's Annie Griffiths Belt has been personally affected by the breakthroughs in fiber optics and digital data transmission made by this year's winners of the Nobel Prize in physics. Griffiths Belt says the change wasn't easy, but it was extraordinary.
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.
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.
Obama Meets With Lawmakers On Afghanistan
President Obama met Tuesday with Republicans and Democrats in Congress to discuss Afghanistan. The meeting comes as Obama debates whether to increase troop levels in Afghanistan, as called for by his top commander in the country, Gen. Stanley McChrystal.