The Associated Press has announced new agreements with the Korea Central News Agency, including one to open an AP news bureau in Pyongyang. It would be the first permanent text and photo bureau operated by a Western news organization in the North Korean capital. Guest host Susan Stamberg discusses the latest development with NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik.
There was plenty of dialogue about the treatment of women in France following the sexual assault charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Now that the case against the former IMF chief appears to be unraveling, many women fear the soul-searching will not continue. NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports.
In a press conference this past week, President Barack Obama said that gays and lesbians should be afforded equal rights like every other American. He stopped short of endorsing same-sex marriage, however, frustrating some of his supporters in the gay community. For more, guest host Susan Stamberg talks with New York Times Los Angeles Bureau Chief Adam Nagourney.
An alternative treatment for veterans suffering the effects of PTSD and traumatic brain injury is growing in popularity, as is its wait list. The program, started by a Vietnam veteran, uses the soothing sounds of the guitar to help heal the vivid memory of bomb blasts, gunfire and other lingering symptoms of combat. Erin Toner of WUWM reports.
Despite momentum for same-sex marriage in legislatures, the courts and public opinion, there's one place that seems out of step with this shift: the workplace. A recent study finds that about half of gay and lesbian white-collar workers are not "out" when they're in the office.
The change was abrupt for Todd Sears. He says he had nothing but positive experiences after coming out in high school. In college, he was even the openly gay rush chairman at a conservative Southern fraternity. But all that changed two weeks after Sears landed a job on Wall Street.