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The Visual South, Part II: Photography Is Like Chicken

To extend the cooking analogy, Frank Hamrick's photos are like a long, slow roast.

When The Political Becomes Very Personal

The debate over same-sex marriage continues to heat up across the country. Vice President Joe Biden made headlines by suggesting he supports same-sex marriage. Host Michel Martin discusses the personal side of the debate with Zach Wahls, a gay-rights advocate and author of My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength and What Makes a Family.

Why Does Diversity In Banking Matter?

Stuart Ishimaru has a tough task ahead of him. He's responsible for measuring diversity in the financial world, as the new head of the Office of Women and Minority Inclusion, in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Host Michel Martin speaks with Ishimaru about why promoting diversity in banking and other financial institutions matters.

Americans Remain Split On Same-Sex Marriage, Gallup Poll Signals

While support has risen since the mid-1990s and opposition has declined, for the past two years the split has been close to 50-50.

Beloved Children's Author Maurice Sendak Dies

Maurice Sendak, the well-known children's book author and illustrator, has died. He was 83. Sendak is widely known for his book Where the Wild Things Are. Steve Inskeep has this remembrance.

Nebraska Man Changes His Name To 'Tyrannosaurus Rex'

Tyler Gold is now Tyrannosaurus Rex Joseph Gold. It's just a cooler name, he says. But does his moniker rank high among the unusual ones we've heard about recently? After all, there's always Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop.

Co-Workers Rescue Man From Vat Of Acid

At a New Jersey construction site Monday, a man fell into a tank containing a solution of nitric acid. Authorities say it took a lot of courage for his co-workers do reach in and pull him out, but they did.

Voters Tuesday To Decide Lugar's Fate, Walker's Wisconsin Recall Opponent

Voters in Indiana, Wisconsin and North Carolina on Tuesday will decide the outcome of battles many see as proxy wars going into the fall elections. Indiana Republicans will determine the fate of six-term Sen. Richard Lugar, 80, a respected legislator who has run afoul of Tea Party activists.