Blogging the campaign Election Day 2008 is a year away and most political analysts and strategists agree that the Internet is going to play an even bigger role in campaigns than it did in 2004.4:45 p.m.
John Waters celebrates 'This Filthy World' Early in his career director John Waters made movies to be trashy, and include some offensive scenes. But they made him famous. This weekend Waters, brings his one-man show "This Filthy World" to the Fitzgerald Theater.4:52 p.m.
History is written in the notes of classical music New Yorker music critic Alex Ross has chronicled the changes in 20th century culture through classical music. NPR's Tom Crann talks to Ross about his new book, "The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century."5:50 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Bhutto Threatens More Protests Against Musharraf
In Pakistan, opposition leader Benazir Bhutto threatened to launch more protests if President Gen. Pervez Musharraf doesn't meet her demands. Musharraf declared emergency rule this weekend. Pakistanis say a state of fear is gripping the country.
India's Middle Class Gets Brand-Name Health Care
Medicine is changing around the world as incomes and expectations rise. Leading U.S. institutions, like Harvard, are at the forefront of a global health care movement, striking up partnerships overseas.
Jill Scott's Evolution Is 'The Real Thing'
In an R&B world of larger-than-life divas, Jill Scott brings brains, heart and class to commonplace African-American culture. For the most part, The Real Thing is a murmured, whispered piece of work and the most purely pop record of her career.
Musharraf Adviser Says Restrictions Are Necessary
Ahmed Raza Kasuri, senior legal adviser to Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf, says the extraordinary steps Musharraf has recently taken are no different than what the U.S. did after the Sept. 11 attacks. He says they are necessary to bring peace to the country.
Missouri Sex Abuse Charges Dropped
State prosecutors in Missouri have dropped child sexual abuse charges against the leaders of a small church, one week before their trial was due to begin. A defense lawyer said the charges were dropped after two of the accusers stopped cooperating with authorities.
'Bear Whisperer' Keeps Black Bears in the Woods
The people of Mammoth Lakes, Calif., rely on Steven Searles, the "bear whisperer," to keep their beloved black bears from intruding into their homes. He yells, blasts air horns, and fires rubber bullets at bears' behinds, all in an effort to persuade them to stay in the woods.
Sarkozy Signals Friendlier Era in French-U.S. Ties
French President Nicolas Sarkozy got a warm reception at a joint meeting of Congress, and he signaled a new, friendlier tone in U.S.-French relations. Sarkozy said he supports the U.S. in its war on terrorism but he also challenged the U.S. on the issue of global warming. President Bush and Sarkozy are scheduled to meet Wednesday.
U.S. Running Out of Options with Pakistan
The Bush administration is reviewing its aid to Pakistan, in the wake of President Pervez Musharraf's decision to impose emergency rule. But options are limited. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte testifies before a House committee about U.S. aid to Pakistan.
AT&T Wiretap Whistleblower Fights Senate Deal
Mark Klein, a former AT&T technician whose testimony was central to class-action lawsuits against AT&T for wiretapping, is fighting a possible Senate deal that would grant immunity to telecoms for their role in National Security Agency surveillance — effectively nullifying the lawsuits.