For years, critics have argued about whether poetry still holds a place on this country's literary table. Host Michel Martin puts that question to writer Alan King and Lauren Wilcox, who talk about encouraging a taste for poetry in a new generation for this week's Washington Post Magazine.
Katie Thacker of Tacoma, Wash., was in labor when she stepped into an elevator at St. Joseph Medical Center. On the way to the maternity ward, the elevator got stuck. She left the elevator with a baby named Blake.
Wikipedia was shut down on Wednesday to protest anti-piracy bills in Congress. But Twitter was there to fill the encyclopedic void. "Facts Without Wikipedia" became a trending topic. One tweet informed readers that Star Wars was based on the work of William Shakespeare.
As the Mayor's Conference takes place in Washington D.C., city governments are dealing with severe problems at home — from high unemployment to funding cuts. Steve Inskeep talks to Mick Cornett, the Mayor of Oklahoma City, about how his city has managed to avoid some of these problems.
A candidate forum was held in Greenville, S.C., Wednesday night, sponsored by the anti-abortion rights group Personhood USA. Participating in the event were Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, and Rick Perry. Front-runner Mitt Romney did not attend. South Carolina holds its primary on Saturday.
There's further evidence that electronic throttle systems were not responsible for a number of crashes involving Toyota vehicles in 2009 and 2010. The latest report comes from an independent panel. Following a surge of consumer complaints, Toyota recalled more than eight million vehicles, and its executives testified before Congress.
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