Thousands of Syrian refugees were massed on Monday along the border, hoping to cross into Turkey to escape a crackdown by elite army troops who retook control of one rebellious town and threatened to widen their assault on anti-government activists.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan speaks during an "Ask, Listen, Learn: Kids And Alcohol Don't Mix" Event at Arlington Science Focus Elementary School on April 20, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. Secretary Duncan joins host Neal Conan and a studio audience of students and teachers in today's second hour.
In spite of its dark undertones, Fredrik's "Rites of Spring" is more magical than menacing.
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Fredrik made a name for itself with the irresistible 2008 track "Black Fur," from its debut album Na Na Ni. Three years later, the Swedish band has shifted away from pop and undergone some lineup changes, morphing from a sextet to a duo and now (with Fredrik's third release) a trio: founding bandmates Fredrik Hultin and Ola Lindfel and new addition Anna Moberg. While the band continues to exploit its knack for melody, it's progressed into darker and more experimental territory.
Ahead of Father's Day next Sunday, Tell Me More marks the celebration with a series of essays by dads. These men reflect on the joys and challenges of being a father in conventional and unconventional ways. Lester Spence is a married father of five. He's also an assistant professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University. Spence shares his reflections on fatherhood in the first of this week-long series.
When Barack Obama lands in Puerto Rico on Tuesday, it will be the first time in five decades that a sitting U.S. President has paid the island an official visit. Host Michel Martin speaks with Puerto Rico's Governor Luis Fortuno about his upcoming meeting with President Obama and Puerto Rico's current challenges.
In her weekly 'Can I Just Tell You' commentary, host Michel Martin looks back at tragic events like Hurricane Katrina as times when television provided images of what audiences were afraid to face or even believe. Martin argues that the biggest problems of our times are those we cannot see, like the deficit or corruption that has become routine in financial institutions. Martin says that these problems give passes to the political and entertainment elite while eating away at the financial viability of struggling Americans.
In Haiti, severe storms and mudslides have killed over 20 people, thus tempering enthusiasm of a newly-installed president. There is fear that the start of the hurricane season will increase cholera, a waterborne disease. Host Michel Martin speaks with with The Miami-Herald Tribune's Caribbean correspondent Jacqueline Charles about the situation in Haiti and how humanitarian groups and the country's government are responding.
Historical sites like Colonial Williamsburg, Va. give tourists a peek into a world absent of Internet, television and telephones. These sites are increasingly trying to make visitors think about some of the more complicated moments in history. Host Michel Martin speaks with writer Rachel Manteuffel and Greg James, an actor-interpreter who portrays a slave at Colonial Williamsburg.