Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan announced his resignation on Friday. He held the top leadership position for 15 months. His popularity dropped after the government was criticized for its handling of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. Kenneth Cukier, the Tokyo correspondent for The Economist, about the political situation in Japan.
It's not only people suffering from the drought in Texas. Susan Edwards, manager of Wildlife Rescue, holds a juvenile raccoon. The raccoon should at least be double in size, but its mother's milk was lacking needed nutrients.
In Libya, the rebel government calls itself the Transitional National Council. Many of its members have remained anonymous since the start of the rebellion, but as Moammar Gadhafi's regime comes closer to an end, we're learning more about who exactly they are. Political scientist Ali Ahmida talks to Renee Montagne about the rebel leadership, and whether they all share the same goals. Ahmida is author of "The Making of Modern Libya."
David Greene visits the newest memorial on the National Mall. He talks to families about how to discuss the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial with young people. He also talks to civil rights veteran Lawrence Guyot about the statue, and working side by side with Dr. King in Mississippi in the early sixties.
Hurricane Irene is likely to hit Long Island, New York, which has a lot of beach towns at great risk of damage from the storm. Charles Lane of member station WSHU talked to people in the community of Long Beach asking: "Will you stay or will you go?"