• 7:49am Apr 09, 2013
    National National Science

    Spring Blooms, And So Do The Creepy Crawlies

    Springtime means bug time. Michael Raupp, professor of entomology at the University of Maryland, has the story of a big brood of cicadas that is set to emerge up and down the East Coast. We can also expect the largest infestation of stink bugs this year. USDA entomologist Tracy Leskey talks about the bugs with guest host Jacki Lyden.
  • Electrolux's new plant in Memphis, Tenn., is the Swedish appliance company's most modern and high-tech facility. The factory will open this summer while an Electrolux plant in Quebec, Canada, is being shuttered.
    Andrea Hsu / NPR
    9:59pm Apr 08, 2013
    National National Economy

    One Manufacturing Giant Creates Winners And Losers

    Residents in Memphis, Tenn., are thrilled that Swedish appliance giant Electrolux is opening a new factory there this year. The company plans to employ 1,200 people at the new, high-tech facility. But in Webster, Iowa, an Electrolux plant closure in 2011 has left the local economy reeling.
  • Mount Hope, W.Va., population 1,400, was once a thriving coal town. Today, many of the storefronts in its tiny downtown sit empty.
    Noah Adams / NPR
    9:59pm Apr 08, 2013
    National National

    Struggling W.Va. Town Hopes Boy Scout Camp Brings New Life

    Prosperity in Mount Hope, W.Va., faded along with the local coal industry. Residents are hopeful that a Boy Scout camp atop a nearby mountain, slated to open in July, will attract new residents, visitors and dollars to the town. But others are worried any new wealth will remain on the mountaintop.
  • In Columbus, Ohio, signs of the sequester were hard to find.
    Kiichiro Sato/AP
    9:59pm Apr 08, 2013
    National National Politics & Government

    Searching For The Sequester In The Middle Of Ohio

    It's only been about a month since across-the-board federal spending cuts kicked in, but real, tangible, quantifiable signs of the sequester are proving hard to find so far. Politically, that means — for now, at least — there's not much pressure for Congress to undo or modify it.
  • 4:05pm Apr 08, 2013
    World News World News National

    North Korea's Threats: Predicable Pattern Or Provocation?

    The North Korean government officially suspended operations at the Kaesong industrial complex, withdrawing all of its more than 50,000 workers. Many see the complex as the last remaining symbol of North and South Korean unity and fear that tensions may be nearing a dangerous tipping point.
  • 10:32am Apr 08, 2013
    World News World News National

    Osama Bin Laden's Son-In-Law Set To Appear In N.Y. Court

    Former al-Qaida spokesman Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was captured by U.S. officials in February. His arrest is significant, analysts say, because the Obama administration has decided to try him in a federal court instead of using a military commission at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
  • Tomas Young was paralyzed from the chest down during his deployment to Iraq. Since then, his health has only deteriorated. He has decided to refuse care and end his life, and his wife, Claudia Cuellar, says she respects his wishes.
    Frank Morris for NPR
    10:19am Apr 08, 2013
    National National

    After Years Of Struggle, Veteran Chooses To End His Life

    Paralyzed by a bullet in Iraq, Tomas Young has only seen his health deteriorate since he returned home. In February, Young announced he was going to remove his feeding tube and stop taking the nearly 100 pills a day. "I decided that I was no longer going to watch myself deteriorate," he says.