"A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight."
—Robertson Davies (b. 1913) Canadian novelist
- Scandal Politics: The Downstream Effect Wed, 22 May 2013 16:14:00 -0400
- The trio of scandals that have engulfed the White House may not be big news by 2014, but now is the time when prospective candidates must decide if they want to be on the ballot. Is the news of the moment hurting the effort?
- Basements Not An Option For Many Homes In Oklahoma Wed, 22 May 2013 15:00:00 -0400
- Melissa Block talks to Scott Neuman about why basements in Oklahoma are so uncommon.
- IRS Witness Turns Down Questions At Congressional Hearing Wed, 22 May 2013 15:00:00 -0400
- Lois Lerner was the first IRS official to explain how conservative groups' applications for tax-exempt status were flagged for extra scrutiny. On Wednesday, she cited her constitutional right not to incriminate herself and declined to answer questions from a House committee.
- Two Years Later, Joplin Mayor Reflects On Impact Of Tornado Wed, 22 May 2013 15:00:00 -0400
- Two years ago, a massive tornado hit the city of Joplin, Mo., and claimed the lives of more than 160 people. Melissa Block speaks with Mike Woolston, who was mayor of Joplin at the time, about how the city has recovered, and what guidance he has for Moore, Okla., on moving forward from a devastating natural disaster.
- Identities Of 24 Victims In Okla. Tornado Emerge Wed, 22 May 2013 15:00:00 -0400
- Oklahomans who were hit by a massive tornado on Monday are trying to rebuild and recover.
- Anthony Weiner Tries To Put Indiscretions Behind Him Wed, 22 May 2013 15:00:00 -0400
- Anthony Weiner, the New York congressman whose career ended after a series of raunchy tweets, has announced he is entering the mayoral race with an ad on YouTube.
- FBI Shoots And Kills Man Tied To Boston Bombing Suspect Wed, 22 May 2013 15:00:00 -0400
- An FBI agent shot and killed a man in Florida overnight. The man, Ibragim Todashev, had known one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing. Agents were apparently interviewing him in connection with the investigation when things turned violent.
- L.A. Mayoral Race Made History For High Spending, Low Turnout Wed, 22 May 2013 15:00:00 -0400
- Los Angeles has elected a new mayor — Eric Garcetti is a longtime city council member and the son of the district attorney who prosecuted O.J. Simpson. He was elected Tuesday by a record-low voter turnout. Both Garcetti and his opponent, Wendy Gruel, had trouble getting the electorate excited.
- Army Sgt. Accused Of Filming Female Cadets Without Consent Wed, 22 May 2013 15:00:00 -0400
- A Sgt. 1st Class who worked at West Point is accused of videotaping female cadets without their consent. The story was first reported by the New York Times. It's the latest in a series of embarrassing cases for the military, which has acknowledged it has a significant problem of sexual assault and harassment in the ranks.
- Go East, Young Marijuana Dealer Wed, 22 May 2013 14:42:00 -0400
- A San Francisco dealer quadrupled his income by moving to New York after California legalized medical marijuana.
- Oregon's Cash-Strapped Counties Reject Public Safety Levies Wed, 22 May 2013 14:48:00 -0400
- Two Oregon counties have reportedly rejected property tax increases that would have funded law enforcement and public safety services. The counties once received federal timber subsidies, but those days are over — and now they're scrambling to pay for essential services.
- Male Sergeant May Have Filmed Female Cadets At West Point Wed, 22 May 2013 13:18:00 -0400
- The sergeant has been accused of secretly videotaping at least a dozen female cadets, sometimes when they were showering. The New York Times report follows a series of accounts in recent weeks about alleged sexual assaults within the military.
- The Argument For Stop-And-Frisk Wed, 22 May 2013 12:00:00 -0400
- Arguments in a court challenge against New York's stop-and-frisk policy wrapped up earlier this week. Critics say the policy promotes racial profiling. But host Michel Martin speaks with Heidi Grossman, New York City's lead attorney in the trial, to hear the Police Department's side of the story.
- Sandy Hook's Future: What's To Become Of The School? Wed, 22 May 2013 12:00:00 -0400
- It's been over five months since the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. And there have been plenty of opinions about what should be done with the school building. Host Michel Martin speaks with Rich Harwood about the emotional decision-making process.
- Powerball? America Already Hit The Jackpot Wed, 22 May 2013 12:00:00 -0400
- Host Michel Martin says America deserves a Bentley for peoples' dedication to do the right thing. She shares her thoughts on wealth and the American dream in her regular 'Can I Just Tell You' essay.