San Antonio Mayor JULIAN CASTRO electrified the audience during his keynote speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, reminding them that "The American dream is not a sprint, or even a marathon, but a relay!" Castro's rise was encouraged and inspired by his Mexican-American single mother, a political activist. Mayor Castro has prioritized creating economic and educational opportunities for his constituents, knowing it can change the course of your life, as both Mayor Castro and his twin brother, Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro, went to Stanford University and Harvard Law School.
Mon, 01/28/2013 - 9:00pm
Jose-Luis Novo leads a concert recorded at the Anderson Center, including the Symphony No. 3, by Brahms, Binghamton University composer, Paul Goldstaub’s I Am Prospero, and Weber’s Clarniet Concerto No. 2, featuring soloist, Pascual Martínez Forteza. Recorded January 20th 2013.
Thu, 01/31/2013 - 1:00pm
Thu, 01/31/2013 - 7:00pm
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We've all heard our share of poignant and loving eulogies, but what if the deceased was (gulp) a real jerk? Ancient wisdom tells us not to speak ill of the dead, but in this very chatty age, which includes online obituaries, what happens to a person's reputation once they're no longer around to defend themselves?
NPR Special Coverage
Mon, 01/21/2013 - 10:00am
SPECIAL COVERAGE, 10am - 2pm ET
NPR will provide special coverage of the Inauguration from 10am ET - 2pm ET. Steve Inskeep and Audie Cornish will HOST the special from the West Front of the U.S. Capitol Building, where the Inaugural ceremony will take place. They'll be joined there by White House Correspondents Ari Shapiro and Scott Horsley.
SPECIAL COVERAGE, 2pm-4pm ET onWSQX
Neal Conan will host and take listener calls.
Off the Page
Tue, 01/22/2013 - 1:00pm
Tue, 01/22/2013 - 7:00pm
We all like to get paid for our work, but how do you determine if you're being properly compensated? Professor Kevin Hallock, chair of the Department of Economics at Cornell University, covers both the economic and personal dimensions in a new book called simply Pay. Dr. Hallock welcomes questions from listeners about this crucial but personal subject.
Thu, 01/17/2013 - 1:00pm
Thu, 01/17/2013 - 7:00pm
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The Truth Is Out There…Isn’t It? Until not so long ago, chicken feet were nothing but waste material. Now they provide enough money to keep chicken producers in the black – the US exports 300,000 metric tons of these "paws" to China and Hong Kong each year. The first part of this episode, Stephen Dubner looks at this and other examples of weird recycling.
Tue, 01/15/2013 - 1:00pm
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America Abroad explores the key foreign policy challenges for the Obama administration, as a second presidential term begins. We'll hear how the war in Syria is destabilizing the Mideast, a possible solution to Europe's economic woes, and the challenges of new leadership throughout Asia.