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No 'Universal' Best Practice To Save Yourself From Tornadoes

When you're caught in a tornado's path, should you run or hide? The tornado in Moore, Okla., and the storms that tore through the Oklahoma City area Friday provide contradictory answers.

Bike-Sharing Programs Roll Into Cities Across The U.S.

New York launched a bike-sharing system this week, and Chicago and San Francisco are expected to launch similar systems this summer. Gabe Klein, who helped start Washington's pioneering Capital Bikeshare, expects we'll see more cycling "across the board."

Jean Stapleton, Who Played Edith Bunker, Dies

As Edith, Stapleton took on the thorniest of social issues, from race to feminism. She said that humor had a way of reducing intolerance to nothing.

More Storms, Tornadoes Batter Parts Of Oklahoma

Still recovering from the devastating tornado two weeks ago, parts of Okalahoma were struck again with intense storms and tornadoes Friday night. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks with Kurt Gwartney of member station KGOU about the lastest there.

American Tornado Preparedness Has History Of 'Bad Advice'

In light of the recent tornadoes that devastated Oklahoma, guest host Wade Goodwyn talks to author Lee Sandlin about the myths and practices of tornado preparedness over the decades. Sandlin is the author of Storm Kinds: The Untold History of America's First Tornado Chasers.

Court Prepares To Write New Chapters In Civil Rights History

Opinions on affirmative action, same-sex marriage and voting rights are to come in what's expected to be a month of blockbuster Supreme Court decisions

If This Cute Cheerios Ad Causes Drama, What Won't?

When an advertiser seems to do everything right and still draws complaints, it makes you wonder: Is there any way to market to diverse communities without stepping on toes?