Over the next couple of weeks, NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep is taking a Revolutionary Road trip across North Africa to see how the countries of the Arab Spring are remaking themselves after revolutions last year.
Steve and his team are traveling some 2,000 miles from Tunisia's ancient city of Carthage, across the deserts of Libya and on to Egypt's megacity of Cairo.
Last year, Dale Schultz was the only Republican state senator to vote against Gov. Scott Walker's rollback of public union collective bargaining rights. Here, he speaks to reporters at the state Capitol in 2006.
MEDICINE BALL CARAVAN spins new tunes by Beck (produced by Jack White), Soulsavers (fronted by Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan), Friends, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Papa Grows Funk, Dr. John, Nick Waterhouse and Delta Moon. Also: Florence & the Machine, Paul Simon, Givers and John Mayall's Bluesbreakers.
With an endorsement from first lady Michelle Obama for its effort, Walt Disney Co. confirmed this morning that it is going to apply new standards to food ads aimed at children and their families during programming for kids. The entertainment giant says it will try "to inspire kids to lead healthier lifestyles."
The planet Venus is seen crossing the sun in June 2004 as photographed through a telescope at Planetarium Urania in Hove, Belgium. The earliest known observation of such a transit was in 1639 by English astronomer Jeremiah Horrocks.
Less than 250 years ago, the brightest minds of the Enlightenment were stumped over how far the Earth is from the sun. The transits of the 1760s helped answer that question, providing a virtual yardstick for the universe.