One of the many rural post offices facing federal cuts sits inside the Wood & Swink General Store in rural Evinston, Fla. The store has been in Freddie Wood's family for more than 100 years — and it's barely changed in that time.
The actress stars in the new TV drama Political Animals as Elaine Barrish, a former first lady and current secretary of state. She spoke to Morning Edition's Renee Montagne about the new show and the kind of female characters she tends to get cast as.
The legendary folksinger wrote hundreds of political songs, children's tunes and ballads, including "This Land Is Your Land," "Pastures of Plenty" and "Pretty Boy Floyd." Many of his tracks appear on a new CD box set released by Smithsonian Folkways.
Kenneth Lonergan's critically acclaimed film Margaret stars Anna Paquin as Lisa, a Manhattan teenager who tries to make sense of a bus accident she may have caused — one that resulted in a woman's death.
Brian Castner commanded two Explosive Ordnance Disposal units in Iraq, where his team disabled roadside IEDs and investigated the aftermath of roadside car bombings. He returned home a completely different man, which he details in his memoir, The Long Walk.
Jack Bishop and Bridget Lancaster highlight some of their favorite grilling techniques and summer recipes. Also, James Beard award-winning chef Marcus Samuelsson explains what it takes to work in America's finest kitchens.
Zachariah Fike finds old military medals for sale in antique stores and on the Internet, tracks down the medals' owners, and returns them. So far, Fike — who earned a Purple Heart when he was wounded in Afghanistan on Sept. 11, 2010 — is 5 for 5.
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