Arguments raised by supporters and critics of the proposed pipeline are based on different sets of facts: lots of jobs vs. few; lower gas prices vs. higher ones; an environmental catastrophe vs. the realities of human consumption. What is clear, though, is that both sides are determined to win.
There are just two weeks until Selection Sunday, the day the teams and seeds of the NCAA men's basketball tournament are announced. Before then, three pairs of age-old rivals will play what might be their last games ever.
Host Rachel Martin speaks with Nate Silver, who writes the FiveThirtyEight blog for The New York Times, about the mechanics of the GOP primary, the number of delegates apportioned so far and how future contests will determine the delegate count.
The first phase of a wide-ranging trial for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is scheduled to begin Monday. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Debbie Elliott and Jeff Brady, who will cover the trial.
Michigan holds its Republican primary on Tuesday. The former Massachusetts governor and Michigan native Mitt Romney has been touring the state in search of votes. A week ago, Rick Santorum held a double-digit lead in the polls. Now, NPR's Ari Shapiro reports, Romney seems to have closed the gap.
Landowners in Nebraska were offered large sums of money to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to cross their land on its way from Canada to the Gulf Coast. For some, the proposed pipeline symbolized new jobs and energy independence, but others saw it as environmentally dangerous.
It's probably safe to say that it's been an exhausting week for the Republican hopefuls, vying to win delegates in Michigan's Tuesday primary. Host Scott Simon talks about the political week past and the one to come with NPR's Don Gonyea, who's just returned from Michigan.
Video gaming has become a spectator sport. This weekend in New York, 32 of the world's top gamers are gathered to compete. Host Scott Simon speaks with eSports shoutcaster Mike Lamond (aka "Husky") about the growing popularity of professional video gaming.
One of baseball's best young stars has his drug ban overturned, but why isn't Major League Baseball celebrating? Also, a tough outing in Miami tempered the Linsanity, and another big Tiger Woods putt rolled away. Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Tom Goldman for news on the sports of the week.
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