On today's All Things Considered, Melissa Block talks to Tom McCarthy, the director of the new film Win Win, starring Paul Giamatti. McCarthy previously directed The Station Agent as well as The Visitor, for which Richard Jenkins was nominated for Best Actor. As Melissa Block notes, all three films rely on "collisions with strangers."
Governor John Hickenlooper is no stranger to the beer business – but the very subject of beer got him into hot water this week. It’s one the topics that our media partners at CPTV12 and Colorado Inside Out are discussing.
Yasmin Levy is a young Israeli singer-songwriter whose music blends Mediterranean styles, rich with a sense of history. Levy's fourth album, Sentir, fuses the music of the Sephardic Jews, who trace their roots to medieval Spain, with flamenco. Spanish culture and history lie at the heart of Levy's work, but this is music that no single nation can claim.
Colorado Congressman Jared Polis has reintroduced legislation aimed at protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students from bullying. It’s a move that caps off a week of state and national discussions about the topic.
More than a dozen Republicans are testing the waters for a potential presidential run, giving high-profile speeches and trying to figure out whether 2012 is the right year for them.
Among them, one GOP hopeful is attracting the support of a slice of the Republican Party. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels already has won what's called the "pundit primary." No other potential presidential candidate has had as many glowing op-ed pieces written about him.