With the nation's unemployment rate edging up to 9.2 percent, finding the most effective and efficient ways to create more jobs is a matter of much debate. In a recently published essay, political theorist William Galston points out that new businesses have been the biggest new source of job creation in the last generation. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with Galston, a former policy adviser to President Bill Clinton, about his proposals for spurring job growth in the private sector.
Alleged fugitive Catherine Grieg is scheduled to appear in a Boston court Monday for her detention hearing. She lived on the lam for 16 years with Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with Christine Pelisek, staff reporter at The Daily Beast, about the notorious gangster's companion.
William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are visiting Southern California this weekend, combining red carpet glamour and charity work. Prince William played polo in Santa Barbara, with his bride awarding the winning trophy. NPR's Mandalit del Barco reports from the scene on the match, the hoopla and the hats.
Africa is celebrating the birth of the Republic of Southern Sudan. South Sudan waged a brutal and lengthy war of independence from the North and as the celebratory parades end, the country faces significant development challenges. NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton reports.