The new website BrideRush offers last-minute affordable dream weddings for those that don't want to spend months, even years planning the big day. Founder Anita Malik talks with host Michel Martin about how it all works, and why she's seeing many couples forgo the traditional long engagement.
The author of Vegan Indian Cooking: 140 Simple and Healthy Vegan Recipes touts the health benefits and tastiness of Indian spices. Americans seeking "more and more flavor ... just cannot get enough of Indian cuisine," says Anupy Singla.
Author Solomon Jones says death can seem angelic at first — especially to the lost, addicted kids in his book The Last Confession. He says many of his stories come from his own experiences as a homeless drug addict on the streets of Philadelphia.
France seems a peaceful island in the debt storm that rages in Europe. As NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports, there have been no cutbacks to speak of, and people, especially in the glittering city of Paris, continue to enjoy the good life.
Peabody-winning filmmaker Ian Cheney tackles a rather intangible subject in his latest film: light pollution. Host David Greene speaks with Cheney about The City Dark and what people lose when they can no longer see the stars.
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