Vincent Chin was at his bachelor party in Detroit in 1982 when he got into a brawl with two white men. Witnesses say the men mistook him for being Japanese and used racial slurs. Chin was killed, but the two men never served time. Frank Wu speaks with host Michel Martin about how Chin's death became a catalyst for Asian-American activists.
Triple-digit heat and summer storms that left millions without power help mark the upcoming anniversary of engineer Willis Carrier's 1902 breakthrough. So how did ordinary people endure the heat before A.C. became a necessity?
Although outdoor ads have been around since ancient Egypt, they really took off after the Interstate Highway System was born in the 1950s. And, what better way to entice the captive audience in the car than to advertise beef on a billboard?
Thursday's ruling on the controversial health care law showed that perhaps it's best not to pay too much attention to how smoothly oral arguments go, or to the legal prognosticators who try to predict the outcomes.
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