It's a great time for sports fans, because there's something going on for everyone right now. There's the NFL draft, NHL and NBA playoffs, and the baseball season is under way. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks sports with NPR's Tom Goldman.
The Sacramento Kings have until Monday to ask the NBA for permission to leave town. The team's owners are negotiating a move to Anaheim, which would give the Los Angeles area three NBA teams and leave California's state capital without a single big-time sports franchise. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports on the man leading Sacramento's effort to keep the Kings: Mayor Kevin Johnson, himself a former NBA All-Star.
This weekend, the Log Cabin Republicans are holding their annual convention in Dallas, Texas. The group bills itself as the nation's only organization of Republicans that supports gay and lesbian rights. Guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with the group's executive director, R. Clarke Cooper.
The royal wedding served as a public viewing of traditional pomp and cutting-edge Brit-style, from Kate Middleton's classic wedding dress to amazing hats that ranged from the refined to the ridiculous. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with Simon Doonan, creative ambassador-at-large for Barneys New York, about the fashion trends the royal wedding might spark.
Five potential Republican candidates for president shared a stage Friday night in Manchester, N.H. Their agenda was jobs, the economy and courting core GOP activists before the state holds its first-in-the-nation primary early in 2012. Josh Rogers of New Hampshire Public Radio reports.
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Many lawmakers, Republican or Democrat, might sooner take a salary cut than vote to raise the debt ceiling. But Tim Walz is not one of them. He's a third-term Democratic congressman from southern Minnesota, and the only member of Congress who has returned to the Treasury every salary increase he's received. Walz is also making no bones about his desire to lift the limit on the national debt.
Even Brits who were ambivalent about the much-ballyhooed royal wedding still hold Prince William and Kate Middleton in relatively high regard. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with Simon Hoggart, a political columnist with The Guardian newspaper in London.
The Obama administration has imposed new sanctions against key officials in Syria. The move comes after more than 60 people reportedly were killed during demonstrations Friday against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. NPR's Kelly McEvers is monitoring the situation from nearby Beirut and speaks with guest host Linda Wertheimer.
It was a deadly week across the South as some 300 people were killed in a rash of tornadoes that ripped through the region. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with NPR's Debbie Elliott about the damage sustained in parts of Alabama.
Saturday is the first full day of marriage for Prince William and his new bride, Kate Middleton. The royal couple was wed Friday at Westminster Abbey, capturing attention around the planet. Much of the build-up focused on how foreigners, especially Americans, seemed more obsessed about the event than people in Britain. Still, thousands of Britons flocked to the wedding. NPR's David Greene went to find out what they were looking for.