Sometimes, news flashes by so quickly that we don't recognize real history.
Rahm Emanuel was elected mayor of Chicago Tuesday. Any name that isn't Daley in that office ranks as history, though with Bill Daley becoming White House chief of staff just as his brother, Richard M. Daley, leaves City Hall, the Daley name will stay at least as prominent in the news as Charlie Sheen's.
The Academy Award show is Sunday night, and excitement is growing over what celebrities will wear, what they will say, and who will be the big winners. In addition, we can expect to hear some musical performances by Mandy Moore, Randy Newman and Gwyneth Paltrow (yes, she's singing).
But there is one group performing you probably don't know: The PS22 Chorus, a fifth grade glee club from Staten Island.
Saturday, the National Governor's Association begins its winter meeting in Washington, D.C. NPR National Political Correspondent Don Gonyea joins host Scott Simon to talk about the pressing issues and the politics facing the nation's governors.
Union workers from across New Jersey rallied in front of the statehouse in Trenton on Friday. The event was billed as a show of solidarity for union workers in Wisconsin. But the demonstrators also had a message for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who wants public employees to contribute more to their pension and health plans. New Jersey unions say Christie should stop making them the scapegoat for the state's problems.