2:54pm

Sun January 15, 2012
All Politics are Local

Legislators Awaiting Details on Budget Cuts

As Gov. Steve Beshear prepares to address the General Assembly about the state’s budget, area legislators still can’t say specifically how deep they expect cuts will be in this year’s budget cycle. “We haven’t had any leaks out of the administration or anywhere else,” said state Sen. Mike Wilson, R-Bowling Green. “The Senate will not get the budget probably until about two weeks before we’re supposed to be done.” Beshear warned in his State of the Commonwealth address this month that cuts would be deep.

Read more

2:10pm

Sun January 15, 2012
Monkey See

The Art Of The Modern Movie Trailer

Originally published on Tue January 17, 2012 9:45 am

Silent Screen idol George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) and Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo), a young and upcoming dancer, share a vivacious moment on stage in Michel Hazanavicius's film The Artist.
The Weinstein Company

11:21am

Sun January 15, 2012
Movie Interviews

Ryan Tedder: A Hit-Maker With A Golden Touch

Originally published on Sun January 15, 2012 6:45 pm

Ryan Tedder performs with OneRepublic in 2011.
Doug Pensinger Getty Images

10:46am

Sun January 15, 2012
Pop Culture

Golden Globes: Comedy Vies With Drama This Season

The Golden Globes have equally good comedy and drama masks this year.

Alongside heavyweight dramas, the category for best musical or comedy at the Globes usually is more of a lark, with nominees rarely emerging with best-picture prospects for Hollywood's top prize, the Academy Awards.

Yet Sunday's musical or comedy contenders make up a strong bunch that could give their best-drama cousins at the Globes a run for their money come Oscar time.

Read more

8:00am

Sun January 15, 2012
Business

A GM Designer's First Car? The Cadillac XDS

Originally published on Sun January 15, 2012 7:29 pm

Detroit Auto Show photographers sometimes mistake car designer Christine Park for a spokesmodel. "It's a very male-dominated field," she says, "so it's something that people don't expect."
North American International Auto Show

For a car designer, there's probably no scarier time than the auto show. And there's probably no scarier auto show than the Detroit Auto Show. It's like report-card day for car designers, but there doesn't appear to be much that scares Christine Park, a senior creative designer with Cadillac.

She's very eager to show off the Cadillac XTS. Park led the design of the interior of the XTS — pretty impressive, since she's only 28 and graduated from design school just six years ago.

Read more

8:00am

Sun January 15, 2012
National Security

New System For USS Cole Case At Guantanamo

Originally published on Sun January 15, 2012 7:29 pm

Transcript

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin. This week, the alleged mastermind of the attack on the USS Cole in Yemen will be back in a military courtroom at Guantanamo. Guantanamo just marked a controversial milestone - the 10-year anniversary of its use as a detention center for suspected terrorists. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston is here with us now to talk about this week's hearing, 10 years at Guantanamo and what lies ahead for the prison. Dina, let's start out - tell us a little bit about the hearing that's happening this week.

Read more

8:00am

Sun January 15, 2012
Around the Nation

Righting The Wrong On MLK's Statue

"I was a drum major for justice, peace and righteousness." That sentence is inscribed on a statue of Martin Luther King Jr. in Washington, D.C. The problem? King never said those words, at least, not exactly. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has given the National Park Service a deadline to correct the inscription. Host Rachel Martin has more.

8:00am

Sun January 15, 2012
Sports

Patriots Stomp Broncos, But There's More

It was quite a day for NFL fans Saturday. It started with a close game and ended with a decidedly un-close game. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about those contests and Sunday's games.

8:00am

Sun January 15, 2012
Election 2012

Santorum Strikes A Chord With Evangelicals

More than 150 conservative Christian leaders spent the weekend in Texas meeting about the presidential race and the possibility of coalescing around one Republican candidate. In the end, they rallied for Rick Santorum. Host Rachel Martin talks to Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council about the decision.

8:00am

Sun January 15, 2012
Presidential Race

Romney Hard-Sells; Christian Conservatives Turn Away

This week brought a change of scenery for Republican presidential candidates from New Hampshire to South Carolina, where voters will cast ballots on Saturday. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mara Liasson about the political state of the play in the GOP nominating contest.

Pages