"Life is a wonderful thing to talk about, or to read about in history books - but it is terrible when one has to live it."
—Jean Anouilh (1910-87) French playwright
- 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.
- CPAC Is A Siren Call To GOP Presidential Hopefuls Sat, 08 Mar 2014 11:08:00 -0500
- Take one ballroom, add thousands of conservatives, stir in hundreds of reporters, and you have an irresistible attraction for GOP presidential hopefuls: the Conservative Political Action Conference.
- What Germans Know Could Help Bridge U.S. Workers' Skill Gap Sat, 08 Mar 2014 10:16:00 -0500
- American job training programs are failing to turn out enough skilled workers to fill job openings in the U.S. That's puzzling to some Europeans, who have a different system for training workers.
- Coming Up: Detroit Symphony Returns From The Brink Sat, 08 Mar 2014 08:00:00 -0500
- Just a few years ago, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra was weathering a financial crisis and a bitter labor dispute. Tune in to Weekend Edition on Sunday to hear about its impressive recovery.