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Business Owner Describes Major Destruction After Tornado
Melissa Block talks to Casey Mongold, owner of Casey's Tire and Auto in Moore, Okla., where a tornado caused widespread destruction on Monday.
Forecasters Had Chance To Warn Moore, Okla., Before Tornado
Melissa Block talks to Jon Hamilton about the science of tornadoes.
Tornado Ravages Oklahoma City Suburb
Melissa Block talks to Joe Wertz of the public radio initiative State Impact about the tornado that hit the Oklahoma City area on Monday.
At L.A.'s UnCabaret, 25 Years Of Letting It All Hang Out
Launched as an alternative to the stale stylings of the '80s stand-up circuit, Beth Lapides' event bills itself as a venue for "idiosyncratic, conversational comedy." It's helped establish careers for performers from Kathy Griffin to Randy and Jason Sklar.
An Ancient Religious Pilgrimage That Now Draws The Secular
The 1,200-year-old European pilgrimage route known as the Way of St. James is undergoing a revival. Tens of thousands of people are walking across France to the Spanish coastal city of Santiago de Compostela, and the relics of St. James. Once a religious affair, it's now a cultural and social phenomenon as well.
The Low-Tech Way Guns Get Traced
There is one place in the country where a law enforcement agency can trace a gun found at a crime scene back to a buyer: the ATF's National Tracing Center in West Virginia. But the tracing process is usually tedious, involving multiple phone calls and searching, by hand, through paper records.
With New Xbox, Microsoft Makes A Bigger Play For Living Room
Microsoft has had few blockbuster successes in recent years. On Tuesday, when the tech giant is scheduled to introduce its new Xbox, it will be targeting more than just hard-core gamers. Analysts say Microsoft will also be aiming to make its console the center of entertainment in your living room.
Iran's 'Zahra' Tells Alternate Tale Of Presidential Campaign
What do you do when you can't openly wage a campaign for the presidency? Some Iranians inside and outside the country have turned to the heroine of an online graphic novel who has embarked on a virtual campaign.
Aesop Rock And Kimya Dawson Showcase Their Strengths
As The Uncluded, the two cancel each other's weaknesses — Dawson gains heft, while Aesop Rock lightens up. Critic Robert Christgau says the collaborative album is almost like two halves of a whole.
Boeing's Dreamliner Returns To U.S. Skies After Grounding
Boeing's Dreamliner 787 has made its first U.S. flight since being grounded back in January after problems with its batteries. Boeing has redesigned the battery and put it in a fire-proof box. The midday United Airlines flight flew from Houston to Chicago.