Fraizer, the former world heavyweight boxing champion, was known for his crushing left hook, a career of 32 wins and four losses, and his rivalry with Muhammad Ali. Frazier recently died after a fight with liver cancer. Host Michel Martin discusses his life and legacy with Stiffjab.net editor Gautham Nagesh and boxing great Sugar Ray Leonard.
Texas family law judge William Adams was recently caught on video beating his then 16-year-old daughter. Some applaud Adams while others are horrified. Host Michel Martin hears from regular parenting contributors Leslie Morgan Steiner, Dani Tucker and Jolene Ivey, as well as SpareTheKids.com creator Stacey Patton. (Advisory: This segment contains language that may not be suitable for all audiences.)
Ohioans will go to the polls on Tuesday, and their votes could overturn a controversial law that limits collective bargaining rights for public employees. The original law was signed by the Buckeye State's Republican Gov. John Kasich earlier this year. Host Michel Martin discusses the referendum with Jason Johnson, professor of political science at Ohio's Hiram College.
You probably take the blue in your favorite jeans or denim bean bag chair for granted now, but it was once prized by slave traders, spiritual leaders, royalty and rag traders alike.
A decade ago, Catherine McKinley embarked on a trip through nine West African countries, armed with a fellowship and her fascination for the blue dye. She tells her story in her book Indigo: In Search of the Color that Seduced the World.
Kentucky's gubernatorial race and Mississippi's personhood amendment are gaining wide attention as some states are observing election day on Tuesday. Also, Herman Cain is continuing to defend himself against sexual harassment charges. And can President Obama rally young voter support like he did four years ago? Host Michel Martin hears from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Cynthia Tucker and U.S. News and World Report Columnist Mary Kate Cary.