The Obama administration has issued a proposal detailing how coverage for contraception will be paid for under Obamacare. The health overhaul law requires insurance plans to provide birth control coverage, but those opposed to artificial contraception argue they should not be made to use their own funds to pay for it. Audie Cornish talks to Julie Rovner.
Eagle Scout Zach Wahls delivers cartons of petitions to the Boys Scouts of America national board meeting in Orlando, Fla., last May, calling for an end to anti-gay discriminatory practices. Helping to carry the cartons are Mark Anthony Dingbaum and Christine Irvine of Change.org.
Years of criticism and even a U.S. Supreme Court challenge couldn't force the Boy Scouts of America to admit openly gay members and leaders. But money talks, and after the defections of major donors, the 103-year-old organization is poised to lift its national ban.
Just last summer, the Boy Scouts reaffirmed the ban after a lengthy internal review. Several incidents since then have tarnished the organization's image and fueled an aggressive nationwide protest led by an Eagle Scout.
Originally published on Mon February 25, 2013 1:56 pm
My name...Deborah Amos NPR employee since...Which time? 1977 to 1994 or 2003 to 2013. Public radio listener since... a few weeks before I applied for a job in 1977. My job at NPR is...Middle East correspondent. My reporting career has been to witness to tragedy, my reporting goal is to find the human spirit.
I can't live without...my Skype account so I can call home.
Hear a song sung by Bob Boilen for the RPM Challege a few years ago
I love a deadline and every February I get one. Thanks to The Wire, a small New Hampshire magazine that started the tradition in 2006, I make an album every year. They call it the RPM Challenge, and the challenge is this: write and record an album in the time between the first and last days of February. To qualify as an album, it just needs to be 10 songs or 35 minutes of music.
Thomas Keller is the founder of Thomas Keller Restaurant Group. His restaurants include the Michelin Star-awarded The French Laundry and Per Se. Thomas has won consecutive "Best Chef" awards from the James Beard Foundation and "Chef of the Year" award by the Culinary Institute of America, among other accolades. He'll talk about his experience launching a collection of restaurants.
Originally published on Fri February 1, 2013 1:18 pm
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. met as members of the iconic '60s R&B/pop group The Fifth Dimension, whose hits included "Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In" and "One Less Bell to Answer." Married in 1969, they went on to perform as a successful duo and host their own television show in the '70s.
Together, they've won seven Grammy Awards and sold millions of records. Their 2007 album The Many Faces of Love was released on their own label, and features some of the pair's favorites from the '60s and '70s.