In Wisconsin, the partisan fight over public union rights is changing the culture of the state. Guest host Jacki Lyden talks with political science professor Kathy Walsh from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The NBA finals delivered some great basketball this year, but it may be the last professional basketball we see for a while. The NBA and its players' union are miles apart when it comes to a new contract. As NPR's Tom Goldman reports, parts or all of next season may be in jeopardy due to an NFL-style lockout.
Clarence Clemons, the legendary saxophone player in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, has died at the age of 69. He was hospitalized a week ago after suffering a stroke. Guest host Jacki Lyden has a remembrance.
Last week, listeners responded to a story on the declining population of northern spotted owls because barred owls are taking over their territory. Plus, plenty of listeners raised a glass to our story about cocktail culture. Guest host Jacki Lyden shares E-mails and Web comments from listeners.
The classically-trained British actor Michael York has had a dazzling film, stage and television career, from Shakespeare to Austin Powers to The Simpsons. Guest host Jacki Lyden speaks with York about his long and distinguished acting career.