"Nothing more rapidly inclines a person to go into a monastery than reading a book on etiquette. There are so many trivial ways in which it is possible to commit some social sin."
—Quentin Crisp (b. 1908) British author
- Turnabout Is Fair Play: Senators Have Many Questions For IRS Mon, 20 May 2013 14:30:00 -0400
- The IRS gave some conservative groups extra, improper scrutiny. Now there's a bipartisan request for the IRS to answer dozens of questions. Read the queries and demands for information from the top Democrat and top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee.
- ABC's Karl Expresses Regret, But Stands By Benghazi Story Mon, 20 May 2013 13:41:00 -0400
- The White House correspondent's story about administration emails created an uproar. Then a key part of it turned out to be wrong.
- Tiny Living: The Rise Of Small Spaces Mon, 20 May 2013 13:00:00 -0400
- As the populations in big cities increase and more people choose to live alone, a new trend of living in very small spaces has emerged. But the tiny living movement is not without controversy as growth of these multi-unit buildings puts pressure on established neighborhoods.
- The Future Of The Workers' Movement Mon, 20 May 2013 13:00:00 -0400
- As membership in private-sector labor unions has continued to nosedive, traditional labor groups have been forced to reevaluate — just as non-union worker groups have emerged. Guest host Jennifer Ludden talks to writer Josh Eidelson about what he calls 'alt-labor.'
- Navigating Silicon Valley As A 'Woman Programmer' Mon, 20 May 2013 13:00:00 -0400
- Prominent women such as Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and Yahoo's Marissa Mayer are proving that women are finding their place at the table. But in an op-ed for The New York Times, former programmer Ellen Ullman argues that women in the field today face "a new, more virile and virulent sexism."
- ADHD In Childhood May Feed Obesity In Adults Mon, 20 May 2013 12:42:00 -0400
- People diagnosed with ADHD as children may be more apt to be obese in adulthood, scientists say. Differences in brain biology or the impulsiveness typical of ADHD may contribute to lasting, bad eating habits.
- Decades Of History Behind IRS Flap Mon, 20 May 2013 12:00:00 -0400
- Host Michel Martin looks into why some non-profits are tax exempt, and how something like the recent IRS flap could happen. She speaks with David Cay Johnston, a columnist for Tax Analysts and reporter Brentin Mock of Colorlines.com.
- Poverty, Still Coming To A Suburb Near You Mon, 20 May 2013 12:00:00 -0400
- When you think about poverty, you might picture dilapidated urban neighborhoods or rural areas. But a new book says the rate of poverty in the suburbs has grown by 64 percent in the past decade, and doesn't show signs of stopping. Host Michel Martin speaks with Elizabeth Kneebone, author of Confronting Suburban Poverty.
- Asian-Americans: Smart, High-Incomes And ... Poor? Mon, 20 May 2013 12:00:00 -0400
- Asian-Americans have the highest income and education levels of any racial group in the country. So it might be surprising that they have a higher poverty rate than non-Hispanic whites. Michel Martin discusses the issue with Algernon Austin of the Economic Policy Institute and Rosalind Chou, co-author of The Myth of the Model Minority.
- VIDEO: Look Inside A Grizzly Bear's Mouth Mon, 20 May 2013 11:50:00 -0400
- A 3-year-old grizzly in Alaska found a GoPro camera that had been set up to capture nature scenes. The result: Very upclose video. Warning: If slobber and big teeth aren't your thing, this video may not be for you.
- Supreme Court Takes Case On Prayer At Government Meetings Mon, 20 May 2013 10:50:00 -0400
- Prayers said before meetings of the town board in Greece, N.Y., have predominantly been Christian. A lower court ruled that officials hadn't done enough to seek out prayers from other faiths. That violates the Constitution's Establishment Clause, the court said. Now the Supreme Court will weigh in.
- FBI Agents Killed In Training Accident Worked In Elite Unit Mon, 20 May 2013 08:00:00 -0400
- Christopher Lorek and Stephen Shaw were members of the bureau's Hostage Rescue Team, which stands ready to deploy around the nation and the world. They died while training offshore near Virginia Beach, Va.
- Nation's Midsection Braces For More Severe Storms Mon, 20 May 2013 06:45:00 -0400
- From Texas to the upper Great Lakes, forecasters are warning that the weather will be rough Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Tornadoes are possible in the Plains States. Elsewhere, severe thunderstorms — some with hail — are likely. In Oklahoma, two people have died from storm-related injuries.
- 2 FBI Agents Killed In Training Accident In Virginia Mon, 20 May 2013 04:35:00 -0400
- The accident happened off the coast of Virginia Beach on Friday, the FBI's national press office announced in a statement Sunday. No other details were given and the cause is under investigation.
- Court Case Winds Down In New York's Stop-And-Frisk Challenge Mon, 20 May 2013 04:00:00 -0400
- Closing arguments in the lawsuit challenging New York City's stop-and-frisk policy begin Monday in federal court. The plaintiffs in the class action trial claim police officers were pressured to stop, question and frisk hundreds of thousands of people each year — even establishing quotas.