FROM Mike Pesca
In defense of Mr. Met's middle finger The New York Mets’ baseball-headed mascot - Mr. Met -- recently flipped off a fan. Reaction from the fans has been harsh, but there are some pockets of understanding.
We Need to Talk About the Children Ever since Amy Chua popularized the term “Tiger Mom”, there’s been a lot of debate around the country over Eastern vs Western parenting practices. Now, Stanford researchers have compared the more strict approach of some Asian-American families to the more lenient approach of some European-American parents. We discuss the results in our regular parenting segment, “We Need to Talk About the Children.”
Super Bowl Prep Sunday is the big game! The Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks in this weekend’s Super Bowl Matchup. NPR’s Mike Pesca joins us to discuss everything novice viewers need to know. Plus, Americans will eat 1 billion chicken wings during the game. Turns out, they’re eating them all wrong . We’ll find out why -- and how you dip a chip says a lot about your personality.
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.