NPR News

Pages

2:30pm

Wed April 13, 2011
World Cafe

DeVotchKa On World Cafe

Using an eclectic blend of styles from Slavic to American punk, the Denver-based quartet DeVotchKa entered the public consciousness when it scored the Grammy-nominated soundtrack to Little Miss Sunshine. The group's orchestral melodies and energetic pop has been called souped-up polka rock, but its members have found room to explore and mature over the past decade.

Read more
Tags: 

2:28pm

Wed April 13, 2011
The Federal Budget Crunch

Obama Plan Aims For $4 Trillion In Deficit Cuts

President Obama, under increasing pressure to address the nation's burgeoning debt, on Wednesday laid out a sweeping vision to cut government deficits by more than $4 trillion in 12 years through tax increases and spending cuts phased in over time.

Read more

1:54pm

Wed April 13, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Want To Play Spin The Budget?

As the critical votes near in the House and Senate on the spending bill to fund the government for the rest of the year, both Republicans and Democrats are still frantically trying to cast the compromise reached last Friday in a favorable light.

Read more

1:46pm

Wed April 13, 2011
The Federal Budget Crunch

Budget Compromise May Be A Tough Sell In Congress

President Obama laid out his vision for next year's budget on Wednesday: a plan to cut the deficit by more than $4 trillion over 12 years. Meanwhile, House lawmakers are just getting to the business of wrapping up this year's spending plan.

Read more

1:03pm

Wed April 13, 2011
The Disappearing Coast

Gulf Seafood Deemed Safe But Still Under Scrutiny

The Gulf of Mexico is known for its bounty — blue crab, shrimp, grouper, tuna, oysters — but ever since oil tainted a portion of the Gulf's fishing grounds, the seafood has been a tough sell.

Even though much of the oil that spilled from last April's Deepwater Horizon rig explosion has been cleaned up, the future is still murky for people who make a living plying Gulf waters.

Mike Voisin is a seventh-generation Louisiana oysterman.

Read more

Pages