Since the International Monetary Fund's head resigned, a sharp divide has emerged about who should be the next managing director. One camp is arguing for someone from an emerging country. Others say Europeans should keep hold, at least until Europe's financial woes wane. Host Michel Martin speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Sudeep Reddy, who has been closely following the situation at the IMF.
Paul Blustein, the author of two books about the IMF, is a nonresident fellow in the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution and senior visiting fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation.
Ever since International Monetary Fund managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn's arrest last weekend, eye-popping developments have come fast and furious — most memorably the "perp walk" the Frenchman took to face prosecutors' accusations that he sexually assaulted a hotel maid.
David Michael Kennedy is a 60-year-old art photographer from New Mexico who took an extraordinary cross-country journey to rediscover what he thought was a lost America. He shares his photos here, and responds to a few questions.
Every single day of Jimmy Fallon's life is like Thanksgiving. The comedian and host of Late Night tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross that he is appreciative of the word moist — for being the "worst word ever." He's thankful, too, for taco shells that have survived their long journey from factory to supermarket to his plate — and then break the moment he fills them. And he's grateful that the name Lloyd starts with two L's. Otherwise, he says, it would just sound like "Loyd."
A massive tornado smashed into the city of Joplin, Mo., on Sunday night, killing scores of people. It was one of the worst in a series of storms that swept the Midwest. For the latest developments, Renee Montagne speaks with Missy Shelton, a reporter at KSMU, who is in Joplin.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Jasper County, Mo, home to devastated Joplin, where at least 89 people perished in a late afternoon tornado yesterday. The Joplin Globe warns the storms could produce winds stronger than 60 miles per hour.
Reporter Dan Verbeck of member station KCUR has arrived in Joplin. He found much of the town unrecognizable: