The new PBS series Latino Americans takes a look at the 500 year history of Hispanics in North America, and how it's shaped their identities today. Host Michel Martin speaks with award-winning filmmaker Adriana Bosch about the series.
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation holds its annual conference this week. Host Michel Martin talks with Representative Chakah Fattah of Pennsylvania about the foundation's new investment in minority-owned banks. Michael Grant, president of the National Bankers Association, also joins the conversation.
The new Miss America, Nina Davuluri, has been getting a lot of attention — but not all of it is positive. Host Michel Martin speaks with the ladies of the Beauty Shop about the pageant, and the idea of American beauty.
An analysis of gun ownership, crime and mental illness in 27 countries found that firearms deaths were more strongly associated with how many people own guns. The rate of mental illness appeared only weakly correlated with firearms deaths.
How did the cars and the people inside end up in western Oklahoma's Foss Lake? That's still a mystery. The vehicles and those last seen in them went missing in the '60s and early '70s. They were found by chance when sheriff's deputies were testing sonar equipment.
Matthew Cordle, the 22-year-old Ohio man whose online video confession to having killed a man while driving drunk went viral, formally pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated vehicular homicide. He could be sent to prison for as long as 8 1/2 years.
When Nina Davuluri won the Miss America pageant this past weekend, some people on Twitter said she wasn't "American enough." Host Michel Martin speaks to Davuluri about her title and the reaction to it.
Glen James, who has been homeless for about five years, says he never even thought about keeping the money he found. Inspired by his story, contributors have been giving to an online fundraising campaign that its creator hopes will change James' life.
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