Madeleine Brand is the host of NPRs newest and fastest-growing daily show, Day to Day. She conducts interviews with newsmakers (Iraqi politicians, US senators), entertainment figures (Bernardo Bertolluci, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Ricky Gervais), and the everyday people affected by the news (an autoworker laid off at GM, a mother whose son was killed in Iraq).
The hit song "I Love Rock and Roll" by punk rocker Joan Jett stayed at number one on the Billboard charts for seven weeks back in 1982. Now decades later, Jett and her band, the Blackhearts, are playing songs from her first album in a decade to a new generation of punk fans.
A former White House official has been found guilty of covering up his dealings with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. David Safavian resigned his White House post last year. He was convicted on four of five felony counts of lying and obstruction of justice.