It was a busy week in the debate over gay marriage, with two Supreme Court cases and a number of members of Congress moving from opposition to endorsement. NPR's Nina Totenberg and NPR political editor Ron Elving join host Scott Simon for a recap.
NPR's Howard Berkes joins host Scott Simon for a look back at his reporting this week on the NPR series Buried In Grain. Berkes reviews the death toll from grain storage bins and the weak laws and enforcement that have failed to prevent these accidents.
The Environment Protection Agency has proposed new rules that will require cars to run on cleaner gas. The rules are intended to lower sulfur emission and reduce smog, and they'd go into effect in 2017. NPR's Sonari Glinton reports they're similar to standards in place in California.
When thousands of children partake in the annual festivities, they'll be rolling wooden eggs courtesy of Wells Wood Turning & Finishing. The business, tucked away in a small town in Maine, gets to work on the project in February and produces about 100,000 painted eggs.
Florida Gulf Coast's run as NCAA darlings has ended, but it was an outcome the stats predicted. Michigan also rallied Friday, joining the likes of Duke and Louisville. The remaining eight teams will be vying this weekend to make the Final Four.
On Friday, NPR news executives announced that the network's mid-day talk show, Talk of the Nation (TOTN), would cease production this summer. Replacing TOTN will be Here and Now, WBUR's daily show which will now be co-produced with NPR.
The NCAA men's basketball tournament is back in action on Friday. The Cinderella squad, Florida Gulf Coast University, hits the court against its long dominant in-state rival: the University of Florida.
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