October 22, 2013 The children's show is increasingly turning to renowned Broadway composers for many of its original songs. Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights), Jason Robert Brown (Parade) and Tom Kitt (Next to Normal) are just some of those who've contributed.
October 22, 2013 In August, Lynn Ellins, the clerk of Dona Ana County and a long-time supporter of same-sex marriage, decided to "put the ball in play" by issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. More than 900 marriage licenses have been issued to gay couples across the state.
October 22, 2013 But on her new album, There's a Last Time for Everything, Roche doesn't feature any of her famous family of musicians. She tells NPR's Melissa Block it was "great to do it in a little bubble away from the family." The album includes an unlikely cover — the Robyn anthem "Call Your Girlfriend."
October 22, 2013 In a daring move, the mayor of Paris recently shut off a major vehicle thoroughfare through the city, the highway along the Seine River. The effort is part of his plan to reduce city traffic. The move delighted Parisians and tourists this summer, but many wonder if it'll be such a hot idea during the cold winter months.
October 22, 2013 OPBMany people don't take their doctor's advice to see a psychotherapist, even when they really need to. So Oregon is experimenting with placing clinical psychologists in medical practices. The goal is to improve patient care and save money. But it means that doctors and therapists will have to change how they work.
October 22, 2013 Recent collections of the musicians' outtakes enhance our understanding of transitional portions of monumental careers. That doesn't make them essential, though.
October 22, 2013 In 2003, one of the original Mad Men began working with the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health to encourage people to go meatless one day of the week. In 10 years, the campaign can now point to hundreds of schools and restaurants that promote a vegetarian option on their Monday menus.
October 22, 2013 Chocoholics, take note: Fashion designers are crafting dresses — and purses, hats, even bikinis — to drool for. But don't expect to find these edible outfits on a ready-to-wear rack: They're really just high-concept eye candy for now, part of the world's largest chocolate fair open to the public.
October 22, 2013 On Tuesday night, PBS' Frontline will investigate how decades of antibiotic overuse has led to the emergence of drug-resistant bacteria. Journalist David Hoffman says that understanding and fighting these bacteria should be a national priority.
October 22, 2013 The singer-songwriter's new album sounds like a collection of songs that could have been sung a hundred years ago, or written and recorded just a few weeks ago. She's joined on the album by her ex-husband, Richard Thompson, and their three children.
October 22, 2013 Republicans wake up to a slew of polls showing the damage they sustained in the eyes of the American public during the recent partial government shutdown and default crisis
October 22, 2013 The shutdown/default crisis wasn't resolved; it was just put off to another day. Rick McKee sees debt as the main issue and blames President Obama and Congress for failing to deal with it, while Dave Granlund believes the budget is paramount and thinks the problem can be resolved with a little bit of sole.