Interviews
2:42 am
Fri June 15, 2012

A Single Dad And His Unlikely College Roommate

Wil Smith visited StoryCorps with his daughter, Olivia, in Sheffield, Mass.
StoryCorps

Originally published on Fri June 15, 2012 12:33 pm

In 1996, Wil Smith enrolled as a freshman at Maine's Bowdoin College. At 27, he had recently finished serving in the Navy. But he set off for school with his 1-year-old daughter, Olivia, in tow. Now that she's a teenager, Olivia sat down with her dad at StoryCorps to look back on their "college days" together.

Read more
Deceptive Cadence
1:03 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Tracing The Trail Of Musical Fathers

Fathers have played an important role in shaping musical history.
Matthew Scherf iStockphoto.com

Originally published on Fri June 15, 2012 9:56 am

With Father's Day coming up this weekend, Morning Edition music commentator Miles Hoffman has been thinking about a few musical dads and their children.

Read more
Weekend Weather
12:06 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Father's Day Weekend: Did somebody say "Sun"?

Your Weekend Weather Forecast for Friday, June 15th
Daniel Starks KETR

After yet another round of severe thunderstorms moved through the region this week, the sun bears its face again for a beautiful weekend.

Read more
Severe Weather
11:44 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

EF0 Tornado Confirmed for Fannin County

Storm damage near Leonard, TX
Craig T. Johnson WFAA

After a storm system moved through the area Wednesday, communities in Fannin county are picking up the pieces after an EF-0 tornado ripped through the county.

Read more
Aikin Memorial Service
7:46 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Bob Aikin: Celebration of Life set for Sunday, June 17th

Legislative Reference Library of Texas

According to family members, friends and family of Bobby Aikin are invited to gather at the Sam Rayburn Student Center on the campus of A&M-Commerce Sunday from 3:00pm to 5:00pm to "share stories and memories, and a toast to Bob's life."

Read more
The Two-Way
6:21 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Jurors In Sandusky Trial Hear From Three More Alleged Victims

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 8:27 pm

Jurors in the trial against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky heard from three more alleged victims during the fourth day of testimony today. Amid more graphic testimony, they told similar stories about how they say Sandusky made them feel special.

The AP reports:

Read more
The Two-Way
6:12 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Michigan State Rep Barred From Speaking After 'Vagina' Comments

Michigan State Rep. Lisa Brown (D-West Bloomfield).
Lisa Brown

Originally published on Sun June 17, 2012 10:17 am

During a heated debate on the floor of the Michigan state House, Rep. Lisa Brown made an impassioned speech against a bill that seeks to put new regulations on abortion providers and ban all abortions after 20 weeks.

Brown, a Democrat, argued that her Jewish faith allowed for therapeutic abortions when the mother's life is in danger without regard to length of pregnancy.

Read more
It's All Politics
5:18 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Obama, Romney Duel On Economy In Ohio Where It Could All Be Decided

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 6:21 pm

Ohio could very well be the state where what's expected to be a very close presidential race gets decided.

And every indication is that the economy will be the issue that drives the majority of voters to either President Obama or Mitt Romney.

Which explains why on Thursday both the Democratic president and the all-but-official Republican nominee were, again, in Ohio to argue why he and not his opponent should be president starting January 20, 2013.

Read more
The Two-Way
5:12 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

From Our Readers: Germany's Forest Boy, A Second Act?

"Joseph Erhardt" writes that the appearance and enigmatic identity of Germany's "Forest Boy" reminds him of the tale of Kaspar Hauser, who appeared in Nuremberg in the spring of 1828 with a very odd story as to his origins.

Read more
The Two-Way
5:04 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Statisticians: Don't Rob A Bank; It's Not Worth It

Bonnie And Clyde: Happily ever after? Maybe not so much.
AP

It was a scenario many have imagined: Retiring to a lonely beach in Mexico after a few minutes of a heart-pounding crime — like Bonnie and Clyde riding into the sunset with a good stash of money attained through a handful of bank heists.

Read more

Pages