City leaders in Youngstown, Ohio, are hoping that by leasing land to drilling companies, they might generate funds to demolish vacant homes and buildings. Some refer to this as "frackmolishing," and opponents worry the drilling will cause environmental damage.
The Colorado River serves 40 million people across Western states and is critical for farmers and ranchers who rely on its water for irrigation. Drought remains a serious problem as the summer begins. Writer and photographer Peter McBride talks about the state of the region and the response.
After receiving complaints that a billboard ad included an image resembling Adolf Hitler, JC Penney has reportedly taken the sign down. The move comes after images of the billboard in California's Culver City spurred an online controversy. The retailer says any resemblance is unintended.
Deepak and Sanjiv Chopra both followed in their father's footsteps and became physicians. But while one chose Western medicine, the other took a spiritual approach. Now they've teamed up for a memoir, Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream.
Yesterday a Florida judge ruled that attorneys for George Zimmerman — the man accused of killing Trayvon Martin — will not be able to use evidence that could shed a negative light on Martin's character during opening arguments. Host Michel Martin speaks with Rene Stutzman of the Orlando Sentinel about what these rulings mean.
Hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones sparked a firestorm of debate after he said motherhood was a career killer in his industry. Host Michel Martin discusses the backlash and new information about women in the workplace with the journalists and commentators of the Beauty Shop: NPR's Jennifer Ludden, Time Magazine's Rana Foroohar, and policy analyst Michelle Bernard.
The makers of Smithfield Ham, an icon on America's culinary scene for decades, are selling the company to Shuanghui International Holdings Limited, for nearly $5 billion in cash. The deal also includes an exchange of debt.
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