Canceled In California: People Eye Health Plans Off Exchange - Some Californians are choosing plans that don't comply with the Affordable Care Act to save money. They have only a few weeks left to pick coverage that will last a year. It will eventually be replaced by health insurance that includes a full range of essential benefits, but at a higher cost.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 11:01:00 -0500
Paneer Pizza: Domino's Sees India Becoming Second-Largest Market - India is poised to supplant Britain as the chain's largest market outside the U.S., Domino's Pizza CEO J. Patrick Doyle says. The company's Indian menu emphasizes vegetarian options and boosts the food's spiciness.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:57:00 -0500
How Two Similar States Ended Up Worlds Apart In Politics - Politics in Minnesota and Wisconsin historically have been pretty similar, but that's no longer the case. Wisconsin is now advancing conservative policies and lending a Midwestern face to the Republican Party, while Minnesota's agenda has been among the most liberal.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:10:00 -0500
Meat And Booze With A Side Of Still Life: American Painters On Food - Food as a symbol of politics, diet, gender roles, technology, isolation, gluttony and blatant commercialism has been with us for ages and in many forms. A massive exhibit explores how American artists, from Pilgrim times to Andy Warhol, used paintings of food to shape and reflect our national identity.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 09:08:00 -0500
LISTEN: Two Mandela Speeches That Made History - There are two speeches delivered by the late Nelson Mandela that changed the course of history and cemented his legacy as one of the most revered leaders of our time.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 08:55:00 -0500
Eyes Turn To The Fed As Unemployment Rate Falls To 5-Year Low - The unemployment rate fell to 7 percent and employers added 203,000 jobs to payrolls in November, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The largely positive data could build anticipation that the Federal Reserve might move to taper its stimulus program.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 08:40:00 -0500
Several States Brace For Massive Ice Storm This Weekend - "A major icing event is forecast through Friday across portions of the southern Great Plains toward the Lower Ohio Valley," the National Weather Service says. Some are saying an ice storm Friday and Saturday will be the nation's worst since 2009.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 07:32:00 -0500
A Mix Of Joy, Sadness: South Africans Mourn, Celebrate Mandela - At home and at abroad, mourners remembered Nelson Mandela as the father of South Africa. In front of his home in Johannesburg, hundreds gathered to sing in praise of the departed anti-apartheid leader.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 06:03:00 -0500
Near Mandela's Soweto Home, A Gathering Of Mourners - NPR's Gregory Warner speaks with Renee Montagne about the scene near the family home of Nelson Mandela in Soweto, South Africa, where people are gathered to mourn the former president's life.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:42:00 -0500
Songwriter Clegg On Mandela, South Africans' 'Bridge' - Renee Montagne talks to South African musician Johnny Clegg about his relationship with Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at age 95. Clegg says his banned 1980s song that named Mandela and became an anthem came to him one day when he woke to gunshots and wondered "who can bridge you and me, every South African."
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 10:06:00 -0500
Plan Calls For Syria's Chemical Arsenal To Be Destroyed At Sea - The world wants Syria's chemical arsenal destroyed. But so far, no country has offered to do the dirty work on its soil. Over the past week, an alternative has gained ground: Carry out the destruction at sea. The plan taking shape is complicated and untested, but it just might work.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 03:30:00 -0500
Adrift In Frigid Water, Not Caring 'If You Live Or Die' - A ship called the Daniel J. Morrell was making its last haul of the season when it broke apart in a heavy storm on Lake Huron in November 1966. A few crew members struggled to stay afloat in the driving wind and waves, but ultimately, Dennis Hale was the shipwreck's sole survivor.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 03:28:00 -0500
The Giant Book That Creates And Destroys Entire Industries - The book lists the tax that importers have to pay on approximately every single thing in the universe â€” and raises a key question about the Planet Money T-shirt.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 08:05:00 -0500
Nelson Mandela: An Audio History - A Radio Diaries documentary offers a window into South Africa's half-century-long struggle for democracy through rare sound recordings of freedom fighter Nelson Mandela â€” and those who fought with and against him.
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 19:17:00 -0500
Mandela Is Remembered On Social Media - Twitter and other social media outlets see an outpouring of comments on the life and death of Nelson Mandela.
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:45:00 -0500