The opening of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial in Washington, D.C., comes at a time when it's hard to tell just how close we are to King's "dream." To help us appraise that, Robert Siegel speaks with Julian Bond, a veteran civil rights activist and former chairman of the NAACP.
After easy advance into the Libya capital of Tripoli Sunday, rebels are encountering resistance inside the city, especially around the barracks that are Moammar Gadhafi's official residential compound.
The Manhattan district attorney is expected to recommend dropping the charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn when the former IMF head appears in court on Tuesday. Lawyers for Strauss-Kahn's accuser are meeting with the D.A. on Monday afternoon in New York. Melissa Block speaks with NPR's Joel Rose.
Melissa Block talks with Jack Farchy of the Financial Times about the challenge of shipping huge amounts of gold overseas. Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has announced he wants all the country's holdings in gold physically moved to Venezuela. The logistics are tricky — but even trickier is the issue of insurance.
For Libyans living in Lexington, it’s not another August day but more like the 4th of July. With rebel victory over dictator Moammar Gaddafi seemingly at hand, emotions are running high. A Libyan expatriate in Lexington has no words to describe his feelings amid rebel gains in his homeland. Ibrahim El Bakoush has been waiting for the Gadhafi regime to fall for decades.
Rebel fighters swept into Tripoli over the weekend and said Monday that they control much of the capital. But parts of the city remain in the hands of Moammar Gadhafi's regime, including the streets around the Rixos Hotel, where western journalists have been camped out for weeks, covering the story. Reuters correspondent Missy Ryan, who is at the hotel, talks with David Greene.
When Arnie heard that a woman was trapped alone in an elevator, he was off to the rescue. He climbed down the elevator shaft, crawled through the roof and kept her company until she was freed. The next day, he sent flowers. In his official capacity, Arnie LeMay, 58, is director of engineering at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. Unofficially, he’s “the engineer with a big heart.” Hospital CEO Chip Peal calls him Frankfort’s MacGyver. Arnie can fix, build or rig anything, which makes him a lifesaver at home, at work and across the globe.