Nestor Marti, 38, is a photojournalist in Cuba's bustling capital. Chip Cooper, 60, is known for artistic, composed shots of the Alabama countryside. Both of them typically work alone, but for the past two years they've had the rare opportunity to work as a team, walking the narrow streets and wide plazas of Old Havana.
Even the Garden of Eden had trash. As Larry VanderLeest points out in his memoir, Garbio: Stories of Chicago, Its Garbage, and the Dutchmen Who Picked It Up, our trash has always been a daily part of life, but we don't often think of the people who transport if off our curbs.
"Probably from the moment when Adam and Eve were finished eating their apple and wondered what to do with the core, we have wrestled with what to do with our refuse," writes VanderLeest.
It's been a rough week for the 29 families who lost loved ones in last April's coal mine disaster in West Virginia. Federal investigators briefed them on the likely cause, which basically boiled down to this: Neglect caused the explosion, which could have been easily prevented. But the mine's owner, Massey Energy, has its own theory.
Standing tall as Zeus upon the fields of Thessaly, the Monsters of the Midway gird for battle Sunday upon the frozen tundra of Chicago's Soldier Field, dreaming of Packers vanquished, like Typhon beneath Mount Etna. Oh, and the Jets are playing the Steelers. Host Scott Simon talks with NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman about Lance Armstrong's latest troubles and Sunday's NFL conference playoffs.
One of the greatest Green Bay Packers of all time, former offensive lineman Jerry Kramer, has played in many Bears-Packers games. Host Scott Simon talks to Kramer about Sunday's NFC championship game and the historic rivalry between the two teams.