NPR News

Pages

12:00pm

Fri July 1, 2011
Politics

In Politics: Debt Standoff And Bachmann's Bid

During this week's political chat, host Michel Martin discusses the budget talks, various abortion laws nationwide and Tea Party favorite Rep. Michele Bachmann, who recently announced her White House bid. Martin hears from Linda Chavez, chairman of the Center for Equal Opportunity, and Maria Teresa Kumar, Executive Director of Voto Latino.

12:00pm

Fri July 1, 2011
Barbershop

'Shop Talk': The Dream Act — A Dream Deferred?

The Barbershop guys weigh in on the NBA lockout that went into effect at midnight. They'll also discuss the Dream Act, and whether President Obama's stance on gay marriage has evolved. Host Michel Martin hears from author Jimi Izrael, conservative columnist Mario Loyola, Sports Illustrated reporter Pablo Torre and editorial director of Colorlines.com Kai Wright.

11:51am

Fri July 1, 2011
Around the Nation

Lazy In America: A Brief Social History

Even when we're relaxing, we're multitasking. A UC Berkeley student with his mobile device.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Pop open a can of beer, pull up a deck chair and let's talk about laziness in America.

Read more

11:35am

Fri July 1, 2011
The Two-Way

Heart Disease, Not The Car Accident, Killed 'Macho Man' Randy Savage

An update on the death in May of former pro wrestling superstar "Macho Man" Randy Savage:

Authorities have confirmed that it was heart disease, not the Seminole, Fla., car accident he was involved in at the time, that killed the 58-year-old Macho Man, the St. Petersburg Times reports:

Read more

11:09am

Fri July 1, 2011
The Two-Way

Strauss-Kahn At Courthouse; Deal Reported For Release Without Bail

Just as Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrived at a Manhattan federal court this hour for a hearing on the sexual assault charges against him, there was word from several media outlets (including The Associated Press and NPR) that sources with knowledge of the decision say prosecutors have agreed he can be released without bail.

Read more

Pages