We continue our series on roadside monuments with a stop in Governeur, New York, where a roll of Life Savers the size of a car hangs suspended on the town green, placed in honor of a favorite son. Emma Jacobs of member station WRVO reports.
The new Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., opens to the public on Monday. A group of teens who will attend talk to NPR's Alex Kellogg about what the monument means to them.
We heard from many listeners about a conversation last week with two of the nation's top economists, Joseph Stiglitz of Colombia University and John Taylor of Stanford University. Guest host John Ydstie reads listener comments on this story and more.
This past week, politicians of all stripes blanketed the Midwest and the news. We wanted to balance the talking points and campaign speeches with the voices of ordinary people, struggling in this economy, so NPR's Andrea Seabrook drove south, out of Washington, D.C., filing stories from places that don't often make the news.
British author and math enthusiast Alex Bellos tells me he's got more than 30,000 responses so far to his survey, What's Your Favorite Number and Why? As I said in a recent blog post, people are writing him from the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia (Antarcticans, being mostly penguins, have shown little interest).