12:00pm

Mon May 23, 2011
NPR Story

What Does The IMF Do, Who Should Drive It?

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.

11:07am

Mon May 23, 2011
Opinion

Foreign Policy: A Dangerous Demand For Power

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.

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11:05am

Mon May 23, 2011
The Picture Show

A Handmade Camera And A Vintage Trailer: On The Road To A Lost America

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 11:49 am

David Michael Kennedy with Heather Howard and Henry Crow Dog in front of their 1959 Airstream trailer.
Courtesy of David Michael Kennedy

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.

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10:56am

Mon May 23, 2011
Television

Late Night 'Thank You Notes' From Jimmy Fallon

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."

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10:25am

Mon May 23, 2011
U.S.

The Science Of Predicting Tornadoes

On the heels of Sunday night's devastating Midwest tornadoes, NPR's Jon Hamilton talks to Mary Louise Kelly about why tornadoes are still so hard to predict.

10:23am

Mon May 23, 2011
U.S.

Reporter Describes Tornado Devastation In Missouri

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.

10:23am

Mon May 23, 2011
The Two-Way

NYC's Ban On Outdoor Smoking Takes Effect, Companies Push 'Smokeless'

New York City's much-anticipated ban on smoking in many outdoor spaces, including, as The Village Voice says, "beaches, parks and plazas ... Central Park, Yankee Stadium, the Coney Island boardwalk and so on — or everywhere it's fun to smoke," goes into effect today.

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10:18am

Mon May 23, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Advocates Want End to School paddling

James Wallace said he and his wife, Tammy, gave permission for the Belfry Middle School principal to paddle their 12-year-old son in November for spitting on another child in a fight.

10:17am

Mon May 23, 2011
The Two-Way

Tornado Damaged Joplin Gets New Storm Warnings

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:

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