Picking the best local albums of 2012 The Current is conducting an online poll to determine the Top Local Albums of 2012. David Campbell, who hosts The Local Show on the Current, spoke with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer about the poll and a few of his favorites from the past year.6:20 a.m.
Winter weather arrives in a hurry Meteorologist Mark Seeley stops by for his weekly chat with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer. This week he describes the unprecedented weather on Thanksgiving Day. At midnight it was 60 degrees. By the end of the day, the temperature was in the 20s and it was snowing.6:50 a.m.
Deer hunting stands go upscale Deer stands have long been a tradition for hunters in the region. But some don't have to rely on makeshift tree stands. Instead, they'll hunt from the comfort of deer hunting shacks, some of which include glass windows and heaters.8:25 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Cuomo, Christie And Building Consensus
Gov. Chris Christie is defending local tax increases and major federal investments, despite his tough talk on spending. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is courting the spotlight as he calls for billions of dollars from Washington to rebuild. The Republican and Democrat will have to find consensus on the plan for rebuilding — together and with a divided Congress.
How To Oust A Congressman, SuperPAC-Style
Think superPACs were a waste of wealthy donors' money this election season? Consider how New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's superPAC was able to help engineer an upset in one congressional race outside Los Angeles.
Warrant Issued For Ivory Coast's Ex-First Lady
The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for the former first lady of the Ivory Coast. Simone Gbagbo is accused of committing crimes against humanity during the fighting that followed last year's election in Ivory Coast. Her husband, former President Laurent Gbagbo, is already in the custody of the ICC and is awaiting trial in the Hague.
Sierra Leone's Diamonds Still A Source Of Contention
Blood diamonds, as they were once known, helped fuel atrocities in both Sierra Leone and neighboring Liberia. While no longer termed "conflict diamonds," they remain a divisive issue for the small West African nation.
An Arbor Embolism? Why Trees Die In Drought
Scientists who study forests say they've discovered something disturbing about the way prolonged drought affects trees. When drought dries out the soil, a tree has to suck harder to draw in water. But that increases the risk of drawing in dangerous and deadly air bubbles.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Honored With Statue
Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been honored with a 16-foot bronze statue outside of the Los Angeles Staples Center. The sports superstar had an lustrous career, has authored seven books and is winning a fight against leukemia.
Great Director Would 'Not Approve' Of 'Hitchcock'
Few directors put up as convincing a public mask as Alfred Hitchcock. Few actors are as compelling as Anthony Hopkins, who plays the great man, or Helen Mirren, who plays Alma, his wife. But even with these two Oscar winners, the reviewer says Hitchcock is one portrait of a marriage we could have lived without.
IMF May Allow Some Flexibility In Greece's Debt Plan
The International Monetary Fund is reportedly close to approving a deal that would give Greece more flexibility in its efforts to cut its massive debt burden. This will give Greece more time and allow a higher debt-to-GDP ratio than it had agreed on before, according to Reuters. And it should clear the way for the Greek government to get the next round of much needed financial assistance, which is seen as crucial to boosting a flagging European economy.
Are Black Friday Deals Unbeatable?
Not according to an analysis by pricing research firm Decide Incorporated and The Wall Street Journal. They found that many products with so-called "doorbuster" deals were available at even lower prices other times of the year — even at the same retailer.