Cube Critics: 'Hugo' The Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis and arts reporter Euan Kerr discuss Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" by Brian Selznick.3:55 p.m.
Support grows for abolishing property tax in ND Many Minnesota residents expect a bigger bill when their property tax statements arrive this month. But across the border, North Dakota residents are considering a proposal to make the state the first in the nation to abolish property taxes.4:49 p.m.
Shoppers open wallets for early Black Friday Despite some workers' and customers' objections to the fact that Black Friday sales started creeping into Thanksgiving, many consumers in the Twin Cities showed support Thursday and Friday with their wallets wide open.5:24 p.m.
Cube Critics: 'Hugo' The Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis and arts reporter Euan Kerr discuss Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" by Brian Selznick.6:25 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Even Lawmakers Ask: Does Anyone Like Congress?
Last month, for the first time ever, a CBS-New York Times poll showed Congress' approval rating had plunged to a single digit — 9 percent. And following this week's failure by the supercommittee to agree on a deficit reduction plan, many lawmakers fear that number can only get worse.
Week In Politics: Taking The Country's Pulse
Guy Raz talks with weekly commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times, about the tough spot Congress is in, observations on the political divide, economic mobility and disagreement over core values.
Palestinian Unity Would Pose New Headaches
Rival Palestinian leaders met in Cairo this week to discuss prospects for a reconciled government. For more than four years, the Palestinian Authority has governed the West Bank, while the militant Islamist group, Hamas, has ruled the Gaza Strip. But any government that included Hamas would face serious obstacles.
Political Protests In Egypt Intensify, Expand
Egypt's military rulers named a former prime minister under Hosni Mubarak to head the new government. The move is likely to further incite the tens of thousands of protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square, demanding the resignation of the ruling military council. And for the first time, pro-military protesters gathered in another of Cairo's squares.
Impatience Grows Over Egypt's Unfinished Revolution
Guy Raz speaks with Samer Shehata, professor of Arab politics at Georgetown University, about how anger with Egypt's military rulers has prompted more protests, and how elections planned to begin next week may not be enough to quell the unrest.
Court Could Take Trainers Out Of Marine Park Waters
Last year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited SeaWorld following the death of a killer whale trainer. If a Florida court rules in favor of OSHA, employees of SeaWorld and other parks like it will no longer be able to come into direct contact with whales unless there is a barrier between them. Guy Raz speaks to Tim Zimmermann, a correspondent for Outside Magazine, about the ongoing legal dispute.
A 'Christmas Story' Musical? Sing Out, Ralphie!
If you want a Red Ryder BB gun really badly, shouldn't you belt out your dreams? And if you win a Major Award, doesn't that call for a chorus line? Jeff Lunden reports on a song-and-dance extravaganza that may be coming to a theater near you.
Black Friday Madness Sweeps Across The Country
Some shoppers said they planned for weeks — and even skipped out on Thanksgiving dinner — to get good deals. But in parts of the country, Black Friday really lived up to its name, with reports of robbery and incidents involving pepper spray.