Stories for August 21, 2013
California lawmakers unanimously approved a request for an audit of the legally questionable practice of sterilizing women inmates. Experts say it is part of the state’s dark history with a discredited social philosophy.
Enjoy an uplifting comedy-drama about romance and second chances. Childhood sweethearts Alan (Derek Jacobi) and Celia (Anne Reid), both widowed and in their 70s, fall for each other all over again when they are reunited after nearly 60 years. The celebratory tale of the power of love at any age is also a story about family — a family with baggage. Alan and Celia’s daughters, whose dysfunctional lives bring drama at every turn, would never dream of getting in the way of their parents’ happiness. But somehow they just can’t help themselves.
Rocky, windswept Eastern Egg Rock, about 6 miles off the coast of Maine, was once a haven for a hugely diverse bird population. But in the 1800s, fishermen decimated the birds' ranks -- for food and for feathers.
A young socialite (Tuppence Middleton) suspects foul play when a woman inexplicably disappears from a train. This new adaptation of the classic thriller, made famous by Alfred Hitchcock and based on Ethel Lina White’s 1936 novel The Wheel Spins, also stars Keeley Hawes (“Upstairs Downstairs”) and Tom Hughes (“Page Eight”).
All this summer, NPR is looking back to civil rights activism of 1963; marking the 50th anniversary of a number of events that changed our society. From the assassination of civil rights leader Medgar Evers in Mississippi to the March on Washington; NPR is remembering the past and examining how our society has changed. The non-violent struggle for civil rights has inspired many other movements, among them, the current campaign advocating for the Dream Act and immigration reform.
The Trayvon Martin shooting is at the center of a new video that advocates changing gun policy. The internet video reenacts George Zimmerman's shooting of the unarmed Florida teen, and includes tape from the 9-1-1 calls that night.
Would you go to a bar to celebrate a massacre? That's a choice people in Kansas City are facing.
What's been a relatively amusing trend in New England -- the theft in the past year of more than 550 advertising signs featuring actor David Hasselhoff -- isn't funny anymore.
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, the former intelligence analyst responsible for the largest leak of classified information in U.S. history, is to learn Wednesday just how many decades he'll be sentenced to serve behind bars.
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Allan Gropper has approved Kodak's plan to emerge from court oversight. That paves the way for it to be a much smaller company focused on commercial and packaging printing.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- An out-of-control forest fire threatening more than 2,000 structures near Yosemite National Park was one of more than 50 active, large wildfires dotting the western U.S. on Wednesday.
Several vintage sports have seen resurgence among young people lately: roller derby, kickball and even bocce ball. But one century-old sport hasn't just found new fans; it's getting an urban makeover.
The ugliest, most ill-conceived physical addition to sports scenery was the construction, a few years ago, of the Arthur Ashe tennis stadium at the U.S. Open. Typical U.S. supersize. We'll be bigger than everyone else, so there.
As the average age of the American farmer has crept up to 60, fewer young people are filling in the ranks behind them. That's prompted some to ask if young people even want to farm anymore.
Part of a series of stories produced in collaboration withYouth Radioon the changing car culture in America.
For the month of August, Morning Edition and The Race Card Project are looking back at a seminal moment in civil rights history: the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his iconic "I Have A Dream Speech" on Aug. 28, 1963. Approximately 250,000 people descended on the nation's capital from all over the country for the mass demonstration.