"A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight."
—Robertson Davies (b. 1913) Canadian novelist
- 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.
- Brothel Beckons To GOP: Hold Your Convention In Las Vegas Sat, 08 Mar 2014 08:00:00 -0500
- Vegas is bidding to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. Besides plenty of hotel rooms, there's another perk to offer.
- Reaching The Young And Uninsured On A Texas Campus Sat, 08 Mar 2014 08:00:00 -0500
- Many young people feel they can't afford health insurance. A professor in Houston is trying to educate students about subsidies that could help — and the penalties if they don't sign up now.
- 'Unproductive Anxiety' And The Solo Act Of Essay Writing Sat, 08 Mar 2014 05:24:00 -0500
- Wednesday, the College Board announced it will make the essay portion of the SAT exam optional. But what is lost when the importance of essays is diminished?
- What The U.S. Can Learn From Finland, Where School Starts At Age 7 Sat, 08 Mar 2014 05:23:00 -0500
- Finland, a country the size of Minnesota, beats the U.S. in math, reading and science. The country's top education official says investing in preschool and day care is key.
- Don't Run Out For Caviar Yet, But Wages Are Heading Higher Sat, 08 Mar 2014 05:20:00 -0500
- Hourly wage gains of 2.2 percent are exceeding the annual inflation rate, raising hopes that Americans will soon be able to spend more at retailers, car dealers and other businesses.
- CPAC's Conservative-Libertarian Split Could Be Hard To Bridge Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:03:00 -0500
- Same-sex marriage and the National Security Agency's data gathering are two issues that show the wide divide between conservatives and libertarians.
- Border Patrol To Limit Use Of Deadly Force Against Rock Throwers Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:01:00 -0500
- An independent panel had recommended the restrictions, but the agency refused saying it would put Border Patrols in danger. The chief of the agency said the new policy aims to make agents safer.