It's also Final Four weekend for women's college basketball. Their semifinals tip off Sunday evening, and while there isn't the Cinderella quality of Saturday night's VCU-Butler men's game, there is the potential for a couple of minor upsets. Guest host David Greene talks with NPR's Tom Goldman about the women's Final Four.
Forces loyal to internationally recognized president Alassane Outtara in the African nation are fighting pitched street battles with supporters of incumbent president Laurent Gbagbo. The violence comes as more details emerge about a massacre in an Ivory Coast city that left as many as 1,000 people dead. Guest host David Greene talks to Associated Press reporter Marco Chown Oved about the violence in Ivory Coast.
As Tea Party-backed Republicans demand deep cuts, negotiations have opened up the possibility of a centrist coalition that might pass a compromise budget. Guest host David Greene speaks to two House moderates, Republican Charlie Bass of New Hampshire, and "Blue-Dog" Democrat John Barrow of Georgia, about current budget negotiations.
There's a new kind of golf ball in town. It's made of lobster shells and will break down once you've lost it in the rough. Guest host David Greene talks to David Neivandt, a professor of biological and chemical engineering at the University of Maine, who helped engineer the balls.
If you could do it all over again, what would you be when you grow up? Richard Polsky asked himself that question as he was nearing his 50th birthday. Sure, he was a successful art dealer and author, but Polsky decided it was time to chase an old childhood dream: He wanted to hunt for dinosaurs.