Tunisia was the birthplace of the Arab Spring last year, and many regard it as the most Western-looking nation in the Arab world. Yet it's also waging a roaring debate over how to define freedom of expression in an evolving society.
Tunisian protesters attacked the U.S. Embassy recently in response to the anti-Muslim video Innocence of Muslims. This was just the latest of several episodes in which hard-line Muslims have acted out publicly to what they see as attacks on their religion.
In 1939, Jessie Lee Bond died. His death certificate says he drowned accidentally, but his family has always maintained that he was lynched after an argument with white shop owners — shot and thrown into the river.
No one has ever been charged with his death.
Decades later, his now-91-year-old brother, Charlie Morris, told StoryCorps in Memphis, Tenn., that he was at school when he was called down to the office and told that his brother had been murdered.
The world's central banks are pumping cash into their economies, pushing down interest rates in hopes the ready cash and lower rates will boost borrowing and economic activity. Everyone agrees the action is dramatic and unprecedented, but there's disagreement over whether they will do more harm than good.
Economists know very well the trillions of dollars being added by the central banks to the global economy can be risky.
"These are risks about long-term rises in inflation, housing bubbles potentially building up," says Jacob Kirkegaard of the Peterson Institute.
NASA's newest Mars rover, Curiosity, has snapped photos of rocky outcroppings that jut out from the alien soil, and scientists say they look like the remnants of an ancient stream bed where water once flowed on the surface of the red planet.
The exposed rocks look like broken slabs of concrete sidewalk, about four inches thick, and are made of rounded bits of gravel in a sandy matrix. The rock has eroded a little bit, and some of the smooth pebbles — about the size of M&M candies — have fallen down into a little pile.
New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritson is in-studio with Barbara Gray to talk about her newest novel in the Rizzoli & Isles series (now a TV series on the TNT network.) The new novel, “Last to Die,” is now available and the new season of the TV show starts in November.
FotoFocus is starting it’s month-long celebration of the photographic arts here in Cincinnati with a very special Herb Ritts exhibition opening at the Cincinnati Arts Museum on October 6. David Delegator learns more about the event and this particular exhibit from James Crump, co-chair of FotoFocus and chief curator at the Art Museum.
Our Jim Stump has a profile of a Hollywood name you might not know, but who is a prolific actor and voice-over artist with an impressive background. Phil Proctor was a member of the famed Firesign Theater, acted in films, TV and Broadway, and is the voice of many animated characters such as the drunk monkey in the Dr. Dolittle films; Howard in the Emmy winning cartoon “Rugrats”; and Seahorse Bob in Disney/Pixar's “Finding Nemo.”