Stories for February 11, 2013
North Korea says it has tested a "miniaturized" nuclear device in defiance of U.N. orders to stop building atomic weapons.
"After Newtown: Guns In America" is an unprecedented exploration of America’s enduring relationship with firearms. From the first European settlements in the New World to frontier justice; from 19th-century immigrant riots to gangland violence in the Roaring Twenties; from the Civil War to civil rights, guns have been at center of our national narrative. This program traces the evolution of guns in America, their frequent link to violence and the clash of cultures that reflect competing visions of our national identity.
The pickers head up the Hudson River to Greenwich, New York, to the Washington County Antique Fair, where twice a year the fairgrounds are host to more than 200 vendors and thousands of shoppers. This week the pickers have a target assignment to bring back a military object, and one person’s change of mind may cost that person the win. Off-screen host Mark L. Walberg observes some key finds, which include a Victorian birdcage, a WWII water bag and a German pull toy.
Now more than ever, American citizens are discontented and disillusioned with national politics, with approval ratings for Congress consistently ranking low regardless of the party in power. Senior politicians also note the disappearance of the collegiality they once shared with peers of differing political ideologies. As a result, the ability to discuss issues from varying points of view and negotiate solutions, appears to be fading from the American political process. "Out Of Order" addresses the decline in civil discourse and the news media's role in it, partisan gridlock, gerrymandering, vanishing commitment to reasonable compromise, the vilification of moderates and declining civic engagement.
In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Eric Silver visit beautiful Brookgreen Gardens to discuss early 20th-century female sculptors. Appraiser Debra Force discovers a Joseph Henry Sharp oil painting valued at $400,000, leaving the guest feeling as sunny as Myrtle Beach itself!
Chef Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the best Chicken Cordon Bleu. Next, Erin McMurrer demonstrates how to cut a whole chicken. Then, Jack Bishop challenges Chris Kimball to a tasting of Black Forest deli ham. And finally, Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to perfect Cider-Braised Chicken.
Man on the Street John “Doc” Willoughby ventures to New York City to learn secrets of homemade pasta from the pros. In the test kitchen, test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Fresh Pasta Without a Machine. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of Mozzarella Cheese. And finally, test cook Bryan Roof uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Ragu alla Bolognese.
THIS OLD HOUSE travels to Essex, Massachusetts, to help a family renovate a modest 1935s “Hansel-and-Gretel” style cottage. The homeowners want to restore the original character of the neglected home, while creating a universally accessible interior intended for aging parents. The renovation will include a small addition for a new kitchen, a four-season porch, and master bathroom and bedroom on the first floor, all connected by an open floor plan. The new design will allow residents to live entirely on the first floor.
Commissary privileges, family center programs, dependent I.D. cards, joint duty assignments and space-available travel on military aircraft are among the military benefits the Pentagon will now extend to same-sex partners, outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday.
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS continues its longstanding tradition of showcasing the best of original American music. In this episode, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes and tUnE-yArDs bring experimental alt.pop to the stage. The Zeroes support their LP "Here," while tUnE-yArDs performs material from "w h o k i l l."
Pretrial hearings in the death penalty trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other men accused of planning the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks lasted a little more than hour Monday before the judge recessed the session until Tuesday.
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose seven-tenths of a cent today to $4.149, its highest amount since Oct. 29.
More than 3,000 cruise ship passengers who thought they'd be heading home today have instead been told they'll remain in the Gulf of Mexico until Wednesday, stranded by an engine fire that set their ship, the Triumph, adrift. Onboard power and sewer system outages have been reported. The ship, which was 150 miles north of the Yucatan Peninsula when the fire struck early Sunday, has a crew of more than 1,000.
A story of heroism and bravery will be told at the White House Monday afternoon when President Obama awards the Congressional Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha of Minot, N.D.
Shots were fired Monday morning at the New Castle County Courthouse in Wilmington, Del., according to local news reports.
To be clear, the trip I took a couple of weeks ago to Puerto Rico with an NPR team was not about food. We headed down to the island to report on the economic and crime troubles that are driving people off the island and to Florida in record numbers. And though we did tons of advance research about census figures and crime statistics, none of us really looked up good places to eat.
POWAY, Calif. (AP) -- Crisis counselors and extra staff are being sent to a San Diego County school after a 12-year-old boy allegedly threatened to shoot 23 students and a teacher.
With the Pentagon now officially recognizing cyberspace as a domain of warfare, U.S. military commanders are emphasizing their readiness to defend the nation against cyber threats from abroad. What they do not say is that they are equally prepared to launch their own cyber attacks against U.S. adversaries.
On Tuesday night, one dog will be named "best in show" at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York.
Pretrial hearings resume Monday in the death penalty trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other men accused of planning the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The men have been in jail, awaiting trial, for over a decade. The hearings in their case started back in May and they have hardly moved forward since then.