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Forget Right And Wrong: 'House Of Cards' Is About Pragmatism And Power
Kevin Spacey strangles a dog in the pilot, which creator Beau Willimon says producers balked at because they'd lose viewers. But "why not provide that litmus test right at the beginning?" he says.
The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle Finds Refuge In The Ring
Fresh Air rock critic Ken Tucker says The Mountain Goats' concept album about pro wrestling is filled with a remarkable range of melodies and moods.
Campaigners Refuse To Let Kidnapped Nigerian Girls Be Forgotten
It's been one year since Islamist extremists abducted nearly 300 schoolgirls from their dormitory in northeastern Nigeria. Some managed to escape, but 219 remain missing.
Uruguayan Author Eduardo Galeano, Critic Of Capitalism, Dies At 74
Galeano's 1971 book Open Veins of Latin America was a fierce critique of U.S. and European imperialism. It made him an enemy of the right-wing governments that ruled much of Latin America at the time.
Senate Attempts To Revise No Child Left Behind Measure
A Senate committee begins work on a bill that would overhaul the education law. That measure — once considered a great uniter of politicians on the left and right — has since become a great divider.
Revisiting The Night Abraham Lincoln Was Shot 150 Years Ago
On this day in 1865, John Wilkes Booth shot President Lincoln. Renee Montagne talks to author James Swanson at Ford's Theatre. (This piece initially aired on Feb. 12, 2009 on Morning Edition).
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