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The news was announced by his publisher, which did not provide a cause. Grass was one of Germany's leading intellectuals after World War II, but admitted in 2006 that he had served in the Waffen SS.
The former first lady and secretary of state has staked out her own ground. But it's notable that as she runs to be the first woman president, she's dropped the maiden name that was once a staple.
Airing on Monday, April 13, 2015: The attorney general of the state of New York is putting big retailers like the Gap and Target under scrutiny. Warning letters went out over the weekend. The question is, are they violating state law when they use a system known as "on-call"scheduling? For context, we turn to Thomas Kochan is a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Next, the e-commerce site for the maker movement, Etsy, is set to sell stock to the public for the first time this week. But to raise the cash from this week's IPO, Etsy is setting its sights on smaller, individual investors. Finally, lawmakers in Georgia this month decided to renew a tax credit for video game companies for three more years. One forecast puts the video game market at $93 billion this year.
If you listened closely to the opening of the show last week you heard Kai Ryssdal was hosting from New York. He was there working on a few pieces, including an interview with Seth Meyers, host of "Late Night" on NBC and former "Saturday Night Live" head writer.
Kai has always wanted to have Meyers on the show, and he asked Meyers who he dreams of getting on "Late Night." His answer isn't surprising coming from the former anchor of "Weekend Update."
Check out the bonus clip below and listen Monday for the full conversation.