The House is set to vote Friday on a GOP proposal to keep some student loan interest rates at current levels. Many students have been concerned at news that the current 3.4 percent rate could double if Congress fails to extend the 2007 College Cost Reduction and Access Act. Host Michel Martin talks with Jason Delisle of the New America Foundation.
The mother of Trayvon Martin tells NPR she has "a hole" in her heart after the death of her son, an unarmed Florida teenager who was killed in February. His shooter, George Zimmerman, was freed on bail this week and awaits trial on a second-degree murder charge.
Mexican officials are probing allegations that Wal-Mart paid $24 million in bribes to speed construction of new stores there. Wal-Mart has also been accused of lobbying to amend U.S. anti-bribery laws. Host Michel Martin talks with reporter Ana Maria Salazar, who says even big companies have to grease the wheels in Mexico.
Americans generate more trash than anyone else on the planet: more than 7 pounds per person each day. Journalist Edward Humes explores how that happened in his new book Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash.
Andy and his human companion, Jordina Ghiggeri of Plymouth, Mass., were visiting friends in Westport, Conn., when he got scared by some fireworks on New Year's Eve. He took off for the woods. On the Web and on the street, the search is on.
Yale economics student Sam Dorward reviewed career statistics of newly drafted NFL quarterbacks. He says new draft picks have better careers if they wait a year to start at quarterback. But the teams with the top picks are unlikely to be patient.
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