Opinion

  • Jeff Ingram, 46, suffers from a rare condition that wipes his memory. Whenever he has an attack, his wife, Penny, fears he won't regain his love for her.
    StoryCorps
    9:25am Dec 17, 2012
    National National Health & Safety

    For Man With Amnesia, Love Repeats Itself

    Whenever Jeff Ingram suffers from an amnesia attack, his memory is wiped clean and he has to start over. Fearful that one day he may no longer accept her, his wife reminds him of the memories they've shared.
  • 2:31pm Dec 13, 2012

    Op-Ed: Taboo Words Serve An Important Purpose

    In an effort to be more precise, accurate and neutral, the Associated Press decided to remove several words, including "Islamophobia" and "homophobia", from the 2013 edition of the AP Stylebook. Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page calls the move "a linguistic blow for blandness."
  • 7:44am Dec 12, 2012
    Sports Sports National

    NHL Lockout Leaves Fans Out In The Cold

    Hockey fans are living their lives, going about their business, but their days are a little paler. Commentator Frank Deford says fans deserve a little sympathy when their sport is taken from them.
  • 4:26pm Dec 11, 2012

    Is It Too Soon For A Gay Marriage Court Battle?

    The Supreme Court has chosen to hear two cases relating to same-sex marriage that would judge the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8. Washington Post opinion writer Jonathan Capehart argues that this is not the best time for a marriage equality ruling.
  • At StoryCorps in the Tri-Cities area of Washington state, Anand Hernandez and his mom, Sarah Avant, discussed his parents' 2009 divorce.
    StoryCorps
    9:52am Dec 07, 2012

    3 Years After Parents' Divorce, Son Looks Back

    In a visit to StoryCorps, Sarah Avant and her 12-year-old son discuss how his life was changed by his parents' divorce in 2009. Anand Hernandez admits that the stress was hard on him. But lately, things have been looking up, he says.
  • Jeff Bridges as John L. Bridges, Isabelle Huppert as Ella Watson and Kris Kristofferson as James Averill in the 1980 Western Heaven's Gate, a director's cut of which was released in November.
    Criterion Collection
    9:38am Dec 07, 2012
    Arts Arts

    Revisiting, Reappraising Cimino's 'Heaven's Gate'

    When it was released 32 years ago, Michael Cimino's revisionist Western was considered one of the most colossal flops in Hollywood history. Critic John Powers takes a second look at the film and concludes that it's clearly "the work of one man and ... he wanted you to remember it forever."
  • 10:06am Dec 16, 2004

    Letters: Bush's Cabinet Diversity, Rice Top 10

    NPR's Tavis Smiley reads letters and shares voicemail responding to segments from the past week. Listeners chime in about stories regarding the cabinet for President Bush's second term and a recent Connie Rice top 10 list of presents for outgoing Bush cabinet members.
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    10:06am Dec 16, 2004
    Politics & Government Politics & Government

    Michael Eric Dyson: MLK's Civil Rights Legacy

    Despite his many accolades, including the Nobel Peace Prize, there are still camps that condemn and criticize the efforts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commentator Michael Eric Dyson and NPR's Tavis Smiley talk about the controversy over King's legacy.