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Players' Costs May Be A Factor In Why Tennis Leads Golf In Diversity
Venus and Serena Williams have inspired thousands of young African-Americans to learn and play tennis, and brought racial diversity to the sport. Has golf benefited in the same way from Tiger Woods?
Poor Residents Benefit From Oklahoma County's Medicine Recycling
Tulsa County began recycling prescription drugs 10 years ago. More than $16 million worth of medicines have been given to the poor. Steve Inskeep talks to Linda Johnston, director of Social Services.
Mechanical Turk Workers: Secret Cogs In The Internet Marketplace
There are hundreds of thousands of people doing stuff to your Internet experience that you may think is the work of an algorithm. They're working from home doing tiny tasks computers can't quite do.
One Family Revitalizes A Small Town With, Yes, Quilts
After launching a quilt company as a desperation move, Jenny Doan and her two savvy kids have shaken up an ancient industry in downtown Hamilton, Mo., thanks in part to popular folksy video tutorials.
#MotorCityDrive: Is Detroit's Economic Engine Roaring Back To Life?
Michel Martin heads to Detroit for a live conversation with some of the creative forces fueling the Motor City's economy. She'll ask: What's driving Detroit's future now?
Boy Scouts' President Says Ban On Gay Leaders Not Sustainable
Boy Scouts of America President Robert Gates said on Thursday the group's ban on openly gay adult leaders cannot be sustained — a move that could open the door to ending the policy.
New York City Launches 'Day Of Action' To Educate Nail Salon Workers
New York City authorities Thursday launched a single "day of action" to educate nail salon operators, workers and customers about labor and immigration standards following a recent New York Times report on the widespread exploitation of undocumented immigrant workers in city salons.
'Fast-Track' Trade Authority Wins Key Test Vote In Senate
Lawmakers voted 62-38 to limit debate on a bill that would grant the authority to President Obama, marking a big step toward a new trade pact with 11 Asia-Pacific nations.
#MotorCityDrive: Is Detroit's Economic Engine Roaring Back To Life?
Michel Martin heads to Detroit for a live conversation with some of the creative forces fueling the Motor City's economy. She'll ask: What's driving Detroit's future now?
Boston-Based MiniLuxe Aims To Be 'Starbucks' Of Nail Salons
MiniLuxe was founded eight years ago with a focus on cleanliness and fair wages. It's expanding nationally, opening up shops in Texas with the goal of becoming the nation's biggest nail chain.
Senate Panel Considers New Constraints On Fed's Emergency Lending
Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel about Congress, the Federal Reserve and banking regulations. Wessel is director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution.
U.S.-Cuba Talks To Resume On Re-Establishing Diplomatic Relations
The U.S.-Cuban thaw announced last December raised expectations of a new diplomatic relationship. But talks, which resume Thursday, are moving slowly on the first step: re-opening embassies.
Letterman Leaves Late-Night TV With A Near-Perfect Final Show
Late Show host David Letterman said goodbye Wednesday night with his trademark self-deprecating sarcasm. He left as he had arrived: with a hilarious show made on his own terms.
Avian Flu Outbreak Takes Poultry Producers Into Uncharted Territory
Avian influenza is ravaging poultry flocks across the Upper Midwest. The virus is "doing things we've never seen it do before," and understanding about transmission is very limited, a scientist says.
McMadness: Activists Pile On At McDonald's Shareholders Meeting
From workers calling for higher wages to teachers blasting McDonald's for marketing to kids in schools, a bevy of critics have descended upon the company's headquarters in Illinois this week.