The British voice mail hacking and police bribery scandal has led to calls for government regulation of the press in one of the world's greatest democracies. Perhaps surprisingly, though, the boisterous British press already operates under more constraints than their U.S. counterparts.
Robert Siegel speaks with New Yorker contributor and president of New America Foundation Steve Coll about his new article on Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar. The article is titled "Looking for Mullah Omar."
The former Utah governor had a bankable blend of looks, charm, money, conservative karma and international street cred. Best of all, perhaps, was his ability to sit down with a big-time journalist and talk a good game.
Houston radio station KPFT's The Prison Show helps inmates connect to the outside by broadcasting messages from loved ones and even conducting on-air weddings. "This is a real dark, dark place," says inmate John ChrisHernandez, "and when the show comes on ... it brings a light into the cell."
The new year marks the creation of a science section at The Huffington Post. The Internet newspaper's editor-in-chief, Arianna Huffington discusses the story selection and vetting process. And why the launch coincides with what she calls the explosion of medieval thinking.
Forecasting the future is always tricky business, but over 100 years ago an article in the Ladies' Home Journal got it right. Audie Cornish speaks with Saturday Evening Post history editor Jeff Nilsson, who reviewed the predictions in a recent article.
When you give to WAMU, your tax-deductible membership gift helps make possible award-winning programs such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, The Diane Rehm Show, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, and other favorites.