"A book is a friend; a good book is a good friend. It will talk to you when you want it to talk, and it will keep still when you want it to keep still; and there are not many friends who know enough to do that."
—B. A. Billingsly
- Detroit's William Clay Ford Dies At Age 88 Sun, 09 Mar 2014 15:01:00 -0400
- William Clay Ford, a descendant of auto industry pioneer Henry Ford and owner of the Detroit Lions, has died at age 88. He bought the NFL team in 1963.
- Sen. Rand Paul Repeats In CPAC Presidential Straw Poll Sun, 09 Mar 2014 13:32:00 -0400
- The Conservative Political Action Conference made Sen. Rand Paul its top choice Saturday, less than two years before primary voting begins for the 2016 election.
- Black GOP Stars Rise In A Party That's Still Awkwardly White Sun, 09 Mar 2014 10:57:00 -0400
- There's never been a better time for black Republicans seeking office, yet even as some black candidates are hitting their stride, the party's support among blacks is still at rock bottom.
- After A Bitter Struggle, DSO Brings 'Joy' To The People Again Sun, 09 Mar 2014 08:40:00 -0400
- The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has struggled financially, but after much work, it's set itself on solid footing and become a bright spot in a struggling city.
- John Denver's 'Country Roads,' Now Official In West Virginia Sun, 09 Mar 2014 08:00:00 -0400
- John Denver's hit "Take Me Home, Country Roads," has just become a state song of West Virginia, an effort spearheaded by the woman married to the actor who played Gilligan on Gilligan's Island.
- Do We Really Need The Air Force? Sun, 09 Mar 2014 08:00:00 -0400
- The military is a huge bureaucracy with many redundancies. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with University of Kentucky's Robert Farley, who argues that we need air power, but not a separate Air Force.
- Libertarians Move In To Make A Small N.H. Town Even Smaller Sun, 09 Mar 2014 08:00:00 -0400
- Grafton, N. H., is so tiny, it doesn't even have a stop light, but a group of Libertarians have moved there with an eye to slashing spending. It's made some residents angry.
- City Versus Suburb A Longstanding Divide In Detroit Sun, 09 Mar 2014 08:00:00 -0400
- Detroit has long been a city divided among racial and economic lines. As the city attempts to recover, some see the change as an opportunity to heal those old wounds.
- 15 Seconds To Nowhere: Goldsprints Bring Bikes To The Bar Sun, 09 Mar 2014 08:00:00 -0400
- You'll find bike racers indoors this winter, racing in bars. At goldsprints racing events, the arena contains stationary bicycles, rowdy crowds and beer.
- Picking Apart Detroit To Make It Whole Again Sun, 09 Mar 2014 08:00:00 -0400
- There are an estimated 80,000 abandoned buildings scattered throughout Detroit. As the city tries to navigate its bankruptcy, part of Detroit's recovery plan involves deconstruction and demolition.
- SXSW Diary: Aereo, The Supreme Court And TV's Future Sat, 08 Mar 2014 18:38:00 -0500
- Aereo is making broadcast TV available over the Internet, so long as you sign up for its tiny antennas. Big broadcasters call this innovation outright theft. Soon, the Supreme Court will decide.
- Catching Kayla: Running One Step Ahead Of Multiple Sclerosis Sat, 08 Mar 2014 17:00:00 -0500
- When Kayla Montgomery runs, her legs go numb. But she's determined to not let MS slow her down. The teen track star from North Carolina is headed to nationals in New York next week.
- A Frat Of Their Own: Muslims Create A New Space On Campus Sat, 08 Mar 2014 17:00:00 -0500
- Alpha Lambda Mu filled a void last year, becoming the first Muslim fraternity in the country. Its founder says he just wanted to provide Muslim American men a place to be themselves.
- Daylight Saving Time: Set Your Clocks Ahead Tonight Sat, 08 Mar 2014 16:55:00 -0500
- Clocks will be set ahead by one hour tonight in much of America, as 2 a.m. will become 3 a.m. Among U.S. states, only Hawaii and most of Arizona will keep their clocks set to Standard Time.
- Weeks Later, Epic Spelling Bee Ends In Missouri Sat, 08 Mar 2014 14:53:00 -0500
- It took more than 90 rounds and a delay of two weeks, after judges ran out of words. But Jackson County, Mo., finally has its spelling bee champion, after two stellar spellers broke a tie Saturday.