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Mass Tax Foreclosure Threatens Detroit Homeowners

Tuesday is the deadline to begin what many call the largest U.S. mass tax foreclosure. With the city counting on tax revenue, the owners behind on payments may be forced out of their homes.


Fear Of The Black Man: How Racial Bias Could Affect Crime, Labor Rates

NPR's Michel Martin speaks with professors Phillip Atiba Goff of UCLA and Harry Holzer of Georgetown University about how fears of African-American men are manifested in the criminal justice system.


California's Death Row, The Nation's Largest, Runs Out Of Room

The death-row population in the state is growing because no one has been put to death in nearly a decade. Gov. Jerry Brown is asking for more money to open 100 more cells.


Though Most Americans Are Wired, Seniors Lack Internet Access In U.S.

While the U.S. is pretty well connected, there are still 20 million people who aren't online. Lee Rainie of Pew Research describes who they are and why that matters.


Iran Talks Shed Light On Nuclear Tensions Between India, Pakistan

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Frank O'Donnell, a doctoral candidate at King's College London, about how nuclear powers India and Pakistan manage their bilateral relationship.


Prosecution Rests Case Against Admitted Boston Marathon Bomber

Federal prosecutors rested their case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Monday. Medical examiners revealed the autopsy results of an 8-year-old boy who was the youngest person killed in the bombing.


Controversy Continues Over Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act

Fallout continues over whether Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act sanctions discrimination. People on both sides point out that such laws are not new, but the controversy over them is.


GNC Announces New Policy After Facing Scrutiny Over Mislabeled Products

After a probe by the New York Attorney General's office, GNC has announced major new testing and quality control procedures.


To Catch Up On Unsolved Murders, Detroit Detectives Mine Cold Cases

Criminologists say the country's poor homicide clearance rate could be improved if police departments put more effort into solving murders.


Jon Stewart's Replacement Is Unlikely Choice For 'The Daily Show'

"The Daily Show" replaces departing host Jon Stewart with South African comedian Trevor Noah. He is a relatively unknown comedian and an unlikely choice for the program.


Iranian Nuclear Talks Continue As Preliminary Deadline Looms

NPR's Audie Cornish learns the latest in the nuclear talks with Iran and six world powers taking place in Lausanne, Switzerland. Their deadline to reach a preliminary agreement is midnight Tuesday.


Money Rules: Candidates Go Around The Law, As Cash Records To Be Smashed

More money is expected to be raised and spent in 2016 than in any election in U.S. history. But, as candidates ditch old ways of campaigning, more of it is expected to be undisclosed and untraceable.


Our Food-Safety System Is A Patchwork With Big Holes, Critics Say

More than a dozen federal agencies play a part in keeping food from making Americans sick. Critics say the system has gaps, and we'd all be safer if federal food safety efforts were under one roof.


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    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    When people reach middle age, they sometimes wonder what life would have been like if they’d made different choices in their 20s. The women in this play reflect frankly on men, money and motherhood – and whether it’s advisable to enjoy all three.

  • Theatre Review: Oblivion

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    Life with a teenager can give the parents fits – teenagers want privacy and autonomy; parents want their teens to be honest about their activities. But sometimes the parents don’t hold themselves to the same standard, which is the crux of this play.

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