David Henry Hwang is a playwright from Los Angeles, currently living in New York, who has dealt with issues of cultural identity in his work, especially as it pertains to the Asian-American experience. He spoke to NPR's Morning Edition about his thoughts on the American dream.
"I define the American dream as the ability to imagine a way that you want your life to turn out, and have a reasonable hope that you can achieve that.
Marijuana is legal for medical use under California law, but sale and possession are still federal crimes. Raids on growers and dispensaries – and a general climate of uncertainty – are increasingly creating problems for the industry.
Last week, the company that processes most dispesary credit card transactions nationally announced that starting in July, it would no longer do so. This means businesses will now have to conduct most of their business in cash.
Originally published on Fri June 29, 2012 12:51 pm
By Frank James
Ever since the Washington Post published a widely read piece last week whose central premise was that when Mitt Romney ran Bain Capital the firm invested in companies that shipped U.S. jobs abroad, President Obama, Vice President Biden and other Democrats have repeatedly cited it.
Following the Supreme Court’s ruling on the challenge to the healthcare reform bill, what questions do you have about the Court’s decision? What do you want to know about how it will affect your access to medical care – and the future of health care locally and nationally? Where does the movement for healthcare for all go next? Join host Rose Aguilar for a special broadcast on Your Call on the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act, Thursday at 11am. Participate by calling in to 866-798-8255.
Dan Charles reported earlier this week on why meat consumption in the U.S. has climbed so precipitously; today, we brought you charts and graphs on that, and on how meat production affects the environment.