Michigan's state house has voted to approve a "right-to-work" bill that would weaken the power of labor unions. Democrats walked out in protest. Audie Cornish talks to Rick Pluta of Michigan Public Radio.
Originally published on Thu December 6, 2012 10:46 pm
The Mormon Church has a new website to clarify its position on "same-sex attraction" and to reach out to all of its members, including gays and lesbians, "with love and understanding."
The launching of mormonsandgays.org follows persistent criticism of Mormon involvement in California's ballot measure banning gay marriage, NPR's Howard Berkes reports. Berkes tells our Newscast Desk that scrutiny continued through Mitt Romney's campaign for president.
Christmas on the Trail features a balance of traditional Christmas classics, both popular and sacred, and the unique poems, lyrics and harmonies, which capture the romance and iconic imagery of the American Cowboy. Join some of the finest musicians and cowboy poets anywhere, as additional footage and stunning scenery takes you to a different place in time, much like a music video would. Join us around this Yuletide campfire, and look at this most treasured of all American holidays, through the eyes of one of her most revered and honored American heroes – The Cowboy!
Frederick Rickmeyer, our hats are off to you and your note-taking ways.
Shortly after the turn of the last century, Frederick started documenting his wife's recipes on the blank memoranda pages of a cookbook. He included titles like My Wife's Own Original Spanish Bun and comments like "as good as ever," along with the ingredients and dates.
He delivered an emotional plea for action on the issue of climate change that was made even more dramatic because his country is just now starting to pick up the pieces from a typhoon that has killed hundreds.
Originally published on Fri December 7, 2012 6:51 am
When Thursday dawned in Washington, some things seemed certain: The fiscal cliff fight would continue; the National Christmas Tree would be aglow by evening, and Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina would continue to be the Senate's most important Tea Party voice.
So much for Washington certainties.
With his surprise announcement that he was exiting the Senate to head the Heritage Foundation think tank, a job that paid his predecessor $1 million annually, DeMint brought to an end his role as the Tea Party's godfather in the Senate.
ANGELS is a captivating one-hour documentary that explores the historical and modern-day role of angels in our society. The image of an angel is instantly recognizable; we tend to think of them as white-winged, halo-headed characters from the Bible — and with good reason. But not all angels are angelic! Angels protect, advise, judge, translate, sing, heal, entertain, and even cook. This documentary program reveals why angels have such a central role in so many cultures, and explores how angels pervade everyday life.
As the New Jersey city of Camden blasts through its all-time-high homicide record — exceeding 60 murders so far this year — city officials have an unusual solution to rising crime: laying off the entire police department.
Year after year, Camden ranks as one of the most dangerous cities in America based on several categories: murders, rapes, assaults and robberies. But the city says it's too poor to hire more police officers. So it's dissolving its municipal police force and letting the county set up a bigger, cheaper force to replace it.
Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress Jane Seymour and Grammy Award-winning baritone Nathan Gunn join the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in a magnificent Christmas special featuring some of the season’s best-loved songs.
Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir airs on Sunday, December 23rd at 7:00 pm.