Himesh Patel in the new movie “Yesterday”

‘Yesterday’ and other pop culture doubles


What happens when your idea goes to Hollywood without you.

The World

Listener’s Lesson of the Year: Hard Work Pays Off

The World

Your Take: 2010 Census

That Song in Your Post-Election Heart

The Country’s First Voter?

One Month Anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s Death Marked by Protests and New Facts in the Case

Yesterday marked the one month anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death. The 17-year-old was shot and killed while visiting his father by George Zimmerman, a self-appointed neighborhood watch captain. Details of the killing have been coming out slowly, but yesterday the case took a number of significant turns – among them, a report that  Martin knocked Zimmerman […]

Ex-Fighters from Libya Recovering in Jordan

The hotel where I’m staying in Amman is teeming with Libyans seeking medical care in Jordanian hospitals. A friend here tells me that’s the case with most hotels. These are a couple of guys I met in the lobby yesterday.

A Strange Rhythm to Life in Troubled Kabul

Conflict & Justice

Laura Lynch on life and death in a troubled city.

Venus Williams Pulls Out of U.S. Open


The United States is faring well in the U.S. Open so far, with  Christina McHale hailing  a victory against France yesterday. But there was bad news for the U.S. team yesterday, as well. Venus Williams announced that she has pulled out of the tournament, due to health problems related to Sjögren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease that causes […]

Your Take: Possible Progress from Today’s Hearing

[waitingforcorrection: guid not valid, no audio] This morning Congressman Peter King’s hearing on the radicalization of American Muslims will begin. Yesterday we asked listeners: Could anything positive come out of the hearing? You have a lot to say about it.   One texter from Oklahoma City, Okla. had this response:   Only if all stakeholders are involved […]