The royal wedding served as a public viewing of traditional pomp and cutting-edge Brit-style, from Kate Middleton's classic wedding dress to amazing hats that ranged from the refined to the ridiculous. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with Simon Doonan, creative ambassador-at-large for Barneys New York, about the fashion trends the royal wedding might spark.
This weekend, the Log Cabin Republicans are holding their annual convention in Dallas, Texas. The group bills itself as the nation's only organization of Republicans that supports gay and lesbian rights. Guest host Linda Wertheimer speaks with the group's executive director, R. Clarke Cooper.
The U.S. Postal Service debuted its Gregory Peck stamp as part of the Legends of Hollywood series this week. The stamp premiers just as a new documentary called Hey Boo also comes out. The film is about how To Kill A Mockingbird, which starred Peck, has influenced generations of Americans. NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates reports.
The Sacramento Kings have until Monday to ask the NBA for permission to leave town. The team's owners are negotiating a move to Anaheim, which would give the Los Angeles area three NBA teams and leave California's state capital without a single big-time sports franchise. Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports on the man leading Sacramento's effort to keep the Kings: Mayor Kevin Johnson, himself a former NBA All-Star.
It was a deadly week across the South as some 300 people were killed in a rash of tornadoes that ripped through the region. Guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with NPR's Debbie Elliott about the damage sustained in parts of Alabama.