Latinos are some of the biggest consumers of social media in the U.S., but when it comes to developing the technology, the numbers aren't very high. Host Michel Martin speaks with Oscar G. Torres, who is hosting hackathons to encourage Latino innovation.
The physicists who discovered the so-called 'God Particle' were awarded the Nobel Prize this year, but one writer says people still aren't paying enough attention. Scientist Ainissa Ramirez tells host Michel Martin why more people should care about the Higgs Boson, and why they probably won't.
Visual artist Carrie Mae Weems has been celebrated for her art and activism for decades, and now she can add a MacArthur 'Genius' Grant to her collection. In a 'Wisdom Watch' conversation with host Michel Martin, Weems discusses life, love and turning sixty.
Chicago Congressman Luis Gutierrez's life has been marked by arrests, no-holds-barred Chicago-style political fighting, and even the occasional Molotov cocktail thrown through his window. He speaks with host Michel Martin about his life and new memoir Still Dreaming: My Journey from the Barrio to Capitol Hill.
Malala Yousafzai has become a global icon since the Taliban shot her last year in an attempt to silence her advocacy for girls' education in Pakistan. Now the 16-year-old is a favorite for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, which will be announced Friday.
The 16-year-old from Pakistan who was shot by Taliban militants for her advocacy of the right of girls to be educated, is considered a contender for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.
Tendulkar's stature in Indian cricket is akin to Babe Ruth's in baseball. In his more than two-decade-long career, Tendulkar broke many of the sport's batting records and carried the hopes of a nation on his shoulders.
Also: Libya's prime minister is briefly abducted, then set free and 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai is awarded the Sakharov Prize.
Signs of movement emerged in the impasse that led to the government shutdown and debt-ceiling crises... Many key Republicans shifted their focus to entitlements and away from Obamacare... Treasury Secretary Lew was expected to take on default deniers during a Capitol Hill visit.
The president and a select group of 18 House Republicans are scheduled to go head-to-head at the White House at noon.
If Congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling soon, the U.S. government won't be able to pay its debts. Here's who won't get paid if the government defaults.
Prime Minister Ali Zeidan was abducted by men believed to be former rebels who said they were "arresting" him on authority of a Libyan court. There are conflicting reports about how he came to be freed.
The tragedy off the Italian coast has drawn attention to the thousands of asylum-seekers who try to enter Europe by boat each year. The case has led to calls for a Mediterranean-wide search and rescue mission to intercept boats carrying migrants.
Whatever happens to a the global economy, one thing is clear: If the U.S. defaults, people all over the world who have loaned the government money won't get paid on time.
In 2008, Florida announced the largest land sale in the state's history — to buy hundreds of miles of Everglades land owned by U.S. Sugar. But only a small fraction was acquired. Now, environmental groups are lobbying for the deal's revival before a contract giving the state an exclusive option to buy expires.
When politicians say that small businesses are key to job growth, what most people imagine are mom-and-pop shops — the dry cleaner or coffee place. It may make a good sound bite, but research shows that most small businesses stay small. Only a fraction of these do grow into something big.
Libya's state news agency says kidnapped Prime Minister Ali Zidan has been freed. He was snatched by gunmen before dawn Thursday from a Tripoli hotel where he resides, the government said.
County officials called the plans to reopen national parks to visitors an act of civil disobedience. The shutdown, they say, has starved local economies of tourism dollars, so they have to do something.
Chris Cox said he was not making a political statement. "At the end of the day, we are the stewards of these buildings that are memorials," Cox said.
Janet Yellen would be the first woman to head the Federal Reserve System. But what exactly would her title be? Chair? Chairman? Chairwoman?