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.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
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?
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?