In her weekly commentary, Michel Martin says the challenges of the minority — including marriage, relationship and education issues — are often a prelude to what will happen to the many. But the many often don't think so until it's too late.
Mitt Romney's last three rivals have started preparing their backers for a disappointment on primary night in Florida. But they still insist they're in the race until the August convention. Anything less than a show of absolute confidence has a tendency to become a self-fulfilling prophecy of doom.
The Italian dessert wine has gone from relative obscurity to the toast of the town. Moscato is the fastest growing varietal wine in the country. Hip-hop artists sing about it. Jugs of Barefoot moscato are sold at BJ's Wholesale Club. It's on the menu at Olive Garden. What's up with that?
Roger Alvarez dropped out of high school despite the efforts of his English teacher, Antero Garcia. "You were determined to help me, but what was I willing to give? I could have actually tried," Alvarez says.
I'll watch the Super Bowl next week with my children and wonder how comfortable we fans can be, sitting and snacking, while too many of the players we cheer entertain us and get rich at such terrible cost to themselves.
Tracy K. Smith is today's poet in residence at NPR's All Things Considered. She spent the day in the newsroom taking in the sights and sounds, and learning how the show comes together. Then she composed a poem about the day's headlines.
From his assault on food stamps to his eviscerating of the news media, Newt Gingrich literally brought crowds to their feet during last week's debates in South Carolina. For a moment, you could almost hear the rebel yell. But Florida has been a different matter.
Dennis and Buelah Apple came to StoryCorps to talk about their son Denny. Nearly 21 years ago, Denny came down with mononucleosis. Before going to bed one night, he took some medicine and talked about where he wanted to sleep.
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