State public defenders facing deep cuts Faced with a deficit of nearly $4 million, the state public defender's office is reducing staff by more than 70 lawyers. Public defenders say the result will be heavier caseloads for already overworked lawyers, trial delays, and overcrowded jails.9:06 a.m.
Strength from within For nearly two years, Leroy Sievers has been chronicling his battle against cancer in a blog for National Public Radio. As his condition takes a turn for the worse, Sievers says he's learned that he's stronger than he ever thought, both physically and emotionally.10:06 a.m.
Leroy Sievers: writes the "My Cancer" blog for NPR.org, and his commentaries can be heard on Morning edition. He's a former executive producer for "Nightline."