Last week's movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado is raising questions about America's gun laws and gun culture. Host Michel Martin speaks with Paul Barrett, author of the book, "Glock: The Rise of America's Guns." They discuss whether this mass shooting has the potential to change public opinion and laws about guns in the United States.
In a world of citrusy, sugary drinks that can all taste alike, Fernet Branca stands alone. It has a cult following within the U.S. that elicits a strong reaction, whether its your first sip — or a regular ritual. As we found out at a recent tasting, Fernet's centuries old secret recipe delivers.
The campus and community around Penn State University are coming to grips with severe penalties against the school and its football program. The NCAA imposed sanctions for what it called the school leadership's "tragic" failure to respond to child sexual abuse charges against a former assistant football coach. But some in State College say the penalties might have gone too far.
The first American woman to go into space died Monday. Sally Ride was 61 and had been battling pancreatic cancer. Her historic trip in 1983 aboard the space shuttle Challenger made her an instant folk hero.
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