In a story today, The New York Post went looking for patrons of public libraries who watch porn at computer terminals. They found one older gentleman watching a "threesome." He wouldn't talk to the paper, but they did find plenty of people who were put off by the behavior:
Gitmo Docs Reporting from over 700 classified military documents by the New York Times and NPR has provided detailed information about the men who have served and are serving time at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba. The documents include risk assessments of prisoners written between February 2002 and January 2009. Host Neal Conan is joined by NPR's counterterrorism correspondent Dina Temple-Raston and New York Times national security reporter Scott Shane to talk about what they've learned from the documents.
The state U.S. housing market, summed up in one rhetorical question:
Why buy a brand new house when you can pick up a foreclosure on the cheap?
In other words:
1. Sales of newly built homes remained super-low in March, according to government figures released this morning. It would take more than seven months to sell all the new homes on the market; in a healthy market, it's typically less than six months.
Back on April 15, our colleagues at Michigan Radio posted about state Sen. Bruce Caswell's proposal that the $80-a-year clothing allowance Michigan provides for a child in foster care only be eligible for use at thrift stores.
According to AAA, the average gasoline price in the U.S. is $3.86 a gallon. Last month, Tell Me More spoke with Edgardo Castro, whose small trucking operation was struggling because of high gas prices. Now prices are even higher — nearly 50 cents more per gallon. Host Michel Martin checks in with Castro and with Roben Farzad of Bloomberg Businessweek about what rising gas prices mean for the U.S. economy and American business owners.
On this World Malaria Day, African countries celebrate major gains in fighting malaria. During the past 10 years, 11 African countries have seen new malaria cases and deaths drop by more than 50 percent — due in large part to funding by international donors. But will budget cuts in the U.S. and other donor countries mean setbacks to the worldwide effort against malaria? Host Michel Martin discusses the future of fighting malaria with Dr. Joia Mukherjee, chief medical officer for Partners in Health.
In Tell Me More's daily series celebrating National Poetry Month, host Michel Martin presents another poetic tweet. Today: a tweet from Brent Betit of Whitingham, Vt. Betit is a founder of Landmark College, a school designed for students with learning disabilities, and serves as executive vice president and provost.
Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR's Jacki Lyden about a new NPR series airing this week, "Nashville: Up from Prostitution." Lyden and National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez spent two months reporting on women trying to break the cycle of prostitution. This segment contains language and graphic descriptions that could be offensive or disturbing. You can find more stories from the "Nashville: Up from Prostitution" series on All Things Considered Monday, and on Morning Edition Tuesday and Wednesday.
This week's "Can I Just Tell You" essay is written by Arsalan Iftikhar, a regular contributor to Tell Me More, an international human rights lawyer and founder of the website TheMuslimGuy.com. Iftikhar talks about journalists who die for their profession. Two journalists were killed last week in the Libyan city of Misurata while covering the conflict there.