Originally published on Wed November 14, 2012 7:50 am
By Mark Memmott
Update at 9 a.m. ET, Nov. 14: "It's A Learning Lesson ... I'll Move Forward."
Shena Hardin, the Cleveland woman ordered to stand on a street corner with a sign saying she was in idiot for driving on a sidewalk to get past a stopped school bus, finished that two-day punishment this morning and issued a statement saying she's learned a lesson.
Originally published on Mon March 25, 2013 11:35 am
By Robert Krulwich
It was 1569, or maybe early 1570, when it happened: A young French gentleman was out for a ride with his workers, all of them on horseback, when suddenly, "like a thunderbolt," he felt something thick and fleshy slam him from behind. (It was an overzealous, galloping assistant who couldn't stop in time.) Michel de Montaigne's horse crumbled, he went flying up, then down, he crashed to the ground. Then things went black.
On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the ongoing battle over tax increases on the rich and $1.2 trillion dollars in automatic spending cuts. President Obama is calling for a grand bargain to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. What’s in store for the future of the Bush tax cuts and programs like social security and Medicare? Join us at 10am PT or leave a comment here. Who are the major players in this debate and how do you think it should be dealt with? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. It's a big year for the little word gif. The Oxford Dictionary has chosen it as the word of 2012. Short for graphic interface format, which are looping Internet animations, gif began as a noun in the 80s but caught on as a verb. For example, I giffed. That is made my own looping animations of the president's speech. Runners up include nomophobia - fear of being without your mobile phone. And YOLO - you only live once. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright National Public Radio.