An in-depth roundup of the latest news, along with reports, analysis, and commentaries from NPR and Capital Public Radio News. Hosted locally by Donna Apidone with statewide and regional news anchored by Steve Milne.
San Francisco Library Hires Social Worker To Help Homeless Patrons
Many urban libraries have become de facto homeless shelters. Their presence concerns librarians and patrons, especially parents who want libraries to be a safe place for their children to study. San Francisco's library system has hired a full-time social worker to help find housing and other services for the homeless men and women who've set up camp among the stacks.
How Hospitals Can Reduce Disabilities For Stroke Patients
Research finds when hospitals initiate rapid response programs to treat stroke victims, response time is cut and fewer patients die and fewer have significant disability.
Legal Battle Over Affirmative Action Continues
Steve Inskeep talks to Columbia University president Lee Bollinger about the Supreme Court's most recent decision to uphold Michigan's affirmative action ban. Bollinger was president at the University of Michigan during the groundbreaking 2003 Supreme Court Affirmative Action Cases.
Security Situation In Eastern Ukraine Worsens
The security situation in Eastern Ukraine is becoming increasing confused. In some of the towns where pro-Moscow militants have occupied government buildings, it is clear that someone is organizing things and giving orders. In other places, a state of near chaos reigns with drunken gunmen replacing Kiev's authority.
The Last Word In Business
Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne have the Last Word in business.
Networks Tell Supreme Court Aereo Steals Their Content
The Supreme Court heard arguments from broadcasters who want to shut down Aereo, an Internet television streaming company. Subscribers can watch and record programs by receiving signals from antennas arrayed over metro areas. Broadcasters say Aereo is violating copyright laws. The ruling will influence the future of television, and also affect technologies such as cloud computing.
First Listen: Rodrigo y Gabriela's- '9 Dead Alive'
Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela had a strange path to success. They started as a failed heavy metal band in Mexico, before moving to Ireland and changing to flamenco music. The band's new album is "9 Dead Alive."
Remembering Judy Garland On Stage At Carnegie Hall
It's been called "the greatest night in show business history." Judy Garland performed at Carnegie Hall on this day in 1961. There were no flashing lights, no extravagant dance numbers, just Judy. Steve Inskeep reports.
4 Men Suing Feds Over No-Fly List
Four men with no criminal records are suing FBI and DHS officials over allegations they were placed on the no-fly list after refusing to inform on other Muslims. The lawsuit is part of a broad wave of cases challenging the secretive no-fly list and U.S. counterterrorism strategies.
In Tulsa, Combining Preschool With Help For Parents
One nonprofit in Tulsa has flipped the script on preschool. The Community Action Project says its premise simple: To help kids, it says, you often have to help their parents.