Originally published on Fri February 10, 2012 2:10 pm
There's an old joke around newsrooms: News is something that happens to your editor.
If you'll pardon the self-indulgence, I'm going to take this truism one step further: News is what happened to me.
I was laid low the week before New Year's Day by a mysterious headache and a blazing sore throat. A few days later I lost my voice.
My doctors eventually pinpointed the cause by snaking a small camera down my nose. My left vocal fold (or vocal cord if you prefer) had stopped working. It was essentially paralyzed, other than the occasional twitch.
Ameena Matthews, a violence interrupter with the Chicago organization CeaseFire, mediates disputes to prevent gang violence from escalating.
Credit Aaron Wickenden / Kartemquin Films
Alex Kotlowitz (left) is the author of <em>There Are No Children Here</em>, <em>The Other Side of the River</em> and <em>Never a City So Real. </em>Steve James is the director, producer and co-editor of <em>Hoop Dreams</em>. His other films include <em>Stevie</em> and <em>At the Death House Door.</em>
Originally published on Fri February 10, 2012 8:08 am
Rick Santorum surprised the Republican presidential field again this week, chalking up victories against front-runner Mitt Romney in Minnesota, Colorado and Missouri. Very few pundits would have predicted six months ago that the former Pennsylvania senator would still be a contender this late into the primary season. So what's his secret and can he keep it up?
To get some of those answers, NPR's Steve Inskeep spoke with Santorum strategist John Brabender on Friday's Morning Edition.