Host Scott Simon speaks to author John Mitchinson about Unbound — a startup that allows authors to pitch book ideas online. Visitors to the site then vote for the ideas they like best. The books that garner the most support get published.
Host Scott Simon talks with Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad (D-ND) about the breakdown in federal debt negotiations. This week, the bipartisan "Gang of Six" — to which Conrad belongs — revived hopes of a grand bargain on a budget deal.