The protests in Wisconsin between union members and mostly Republican state leaders are entering a third week. On Tuesday's Fresh Air, New York Times labor and workplace reporter Steve Greenhouse explains why other states with large budget deficits are also considering taking on public unions — and how the standoff between organized labor and Republican governors is likely to play out.
The California couple accused of kidnapping Jaycee Dugard and holding her captive for 18 years have made a full confession, according to an attorney in the case. Prosecutors and the defense have reportedly been seeking a way to avoid a trial, and the confessions are likely to become part of a plea deal.
As we reported in 2009, when Dugard was discovered, she had given birth to two children while in captivity, who were ages 11 and 5 when they were found.
Republicans have re-introduced the plastic foam coffee cup, which was banned by Democrats four years ago. The Republicans are phasing out the Democrat's green program, which also requires the use of biodegradable utensils and trays.
The Minnesota Twins are removing 14 spruce trees from the grounds of their ballpark. The trees were in batters' line of sight. They swayed in the wind and made it hard for a batter to see a pitch coming. Most of the trees will be preserved.