There is a seismic demographic shift underway in the U.S. and it's reshaping the country. It's the arrival of the millennial generation, which Paul Taylor writes about in his new book, "The Next America." Taylor is executive vice president at the Pew Research Center. He talks to David Greene about what America looks like now, and what's to come.
The president's annual budget comes out on Tuesday. But before the bound copy of the budget is even delivered to Congress, the fate of this spending plan is already sealed.
David Greene and Linda Wertheimer have the Last Word in business.
The Federal Communications Commission has proposed fines of nearly $2 million against Viacom, ESPN and NBCUniversal for broadcasting an ad that misuses the warning sounds of the emergency system.
The public health community has been trying for years to debunk the spurious connection people have been making between vaccines and autism. Have the messages been backfiring?
David Greene gets the latest from Moscow on Russia's military moves in Ukraine from Steven Lee Myers of "The New York Times. Russia has mounted a huge propaganda campaign to portray the new Kiev government as rabid nationalists threatening the security of ethnic Russians.
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn is ahead of his leading challenger Steve Stockman, heading into Tuesday's Republican primary. Stockman was once a Tea Party favorite but he no longer enjoys their support.
Vladimir Putin orders tens of thousands of troops in military exercises near Ukraine to pull back. Thousands of Russian servicemen control border crossings and block military bases inside Crimea.
The sharp decline in payments coincides with increased scrutiny of drug marketing. Later this year, federal law will also require that drugmakers disclose the amount of money they give to doctors.
People around the world are eating a wider range of foods. But as a whole, we are increasingly reliant on a few crops. Researchers say that increases the risk of agricultural disaster.
Don't call this a "Wes Anderson film." No, with its mix of humor and darkness, the director's new movie is both familiar and quite different. Anderson and actor Ralph Fiennes talk about their process.
Honey Dew Donuts has been cleared to open one of its stores at the YMCA in Quincy, Mass. Just one restriction: no donuts. Salads, fruit cups, sandwiches and smoothies are allowed.
Travolta introduced Idina Menzell calling her "wickedly talented." She starred in Wicked on Broadway. But he flubbed her name, calling her Adele Dazeem. The song from Frozen won the Oscar anyway.
Prolific French film-maker Alain Resnais died over the weekend at the age of 91. Resnais' films captured international awards over seven decades. And, he was making movies up until the very end.
Linda Wertheimer talks to Elizabeth Kolbert about her experiment in taking the SAT as an adult. Kolbert writes about how the standardized test is too heavily regarded in the college admissions process in the latest issue of "The New Yorker."
At the Academy Awards last night, "12 Years A Slave" was named Best Picture. In this encore presentation, Steve Inskeep and Michele Norris talk to screenwriter John Ridley. The film sparked discussions about slavery and its legacy, including conversations featured on this program as part of Norris's "The Race Card Project."
Carnival is going strong in Brazil — but its not all about dancing and elaborate costumes. The northeastern town of Olinda throws as good a Carnival party as anywhere else in Brazil, but its celebrations are marked by giant puppets — a tradition there for 100 years.
Former Washington Post Company Chairman & CEO Donald Graham is establishing a college scholarship program for young people in the U.S. illegally, often referred to as "dreamers." Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep talks to Graham and activist Gaby Pacheco, whose parents illegally brought her to the U.S. from Ecuador when she was seven years old. Pacheco earned three education degrees while her family has been fighting deportation.
California got some sorely needed rain over the weekend, causing its own set of problems. High winds and heavy rain caused mudslides and power outages.