The NBA Eastern Conference finals are set and there's one more game to decide the Western finals. But none of the teams are called Lakers, Celtics or Spurs! And in golf, Tiger Woods is limping away from another major tournament. Host Scott Simon talks to NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the NBA playoffs and Tiger Woods' latest stumbles.
Rahm Emanuel will be sworn in Monday as mayor of Chicago, and the Daley family dynasty in Chicago politics will come to an end for now. Host Scott Simon speaks with Carol Marin, political columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, about the Daley legacy and the incoming Emanuel administration.
Newt Gingrich announced that he is running for president this week in a tweet: a short message on Twitter, where all messages can't be longer than 140 characters. Mr. Gingrich included a link to a YouTube video.
Tweets and other social media platforms have become their own media. Jokes and gossip, to be sure, built a lot of Twitter followings. But reporters and politicians now use it because tweets can reach millions of people almost as quickly, and more directly, than even radio or TV can.
Many disabled people say that life without their service animals is unthinkable. And while public institutions are required to admit service animals without question, some public schools claim they cannot handle the disruption of a dog in a busy classroom.
Disabled students are hoping new federal guidelines will help them avoid legal battles over their animals.
Nathan And Sylvia
Everyone at Sherando High School in Virginia knows Nathan Selove: He's the kid with the dog.
This week's conviction of hedge fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam is breathing new life into the government's campaign against insider trading. Prosecutors in Manhattan have 11 more defendants waiting in the dock — and another big trial is scheduled to begin Monday.
Over the past few years, federal prosecutors in New York have filed insider trading charges against 47 people. More than half of them pleaded guilty — but not Zvi Goffer.
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In Mexico City, the world's richest man has just opened a new museum to showcase his extensive European and Mexican art collection. Telecommunications mogul Carlos Slim calls the museum a gift to his country.
The glimmering, modern building is already being hailed as a new landmark in Mexico's capital, but it is also being criticized as the pet project of a man who knows more about business than art.
Saturday's TLC documentary, Off the Rez, is a coming-of-age story: a drama about generations, sports, sweat, winning, losing, sacrifice, triumph and love. It's a lot to get through in 86 minutes.
Jonathan Hock's film follows the rise of Native American high school basketball star Shoni Schimmel. Her mother, Cecilee Moses, is also her coach. They moved off the Umatilla Indian Reservation in eastern Oregon and headed to Portland to maximize Schimmel's chances of success at a new school.
It's that moment between dusk and nightfall on Hollywood Boulevard — when neon blooms a little brighter and the small swarms of tourists start to disperse. Now you notice the figures huddled against the buildings, a hand touching the air. Moises Cabrera spots the signal and pulls the long van to the curb.
In his two years as an outreach worker for the non-profit Covenant House, Cabrera knows many of the homeless kids on these streets and their stories. Runaways often come to California looking to break into show business and find a very different — and dangerous — ending.
On this week's podcast we're evaluating diets and debunking some grand claims about them. One question we had was about the benefits of an anti-inflammation diet. We also wondered why Consumer Reports would rank Jenny Craig as the best diet plan this year.