Musician, producer and aspiring politician Wyclef Jean says that part of the success of his band, the Fugees was thanks to his in-depth knowledge of all types of music. For Tell Me More's 'In Your Ear' series, Wyclef shares the songs that have influenced and inspired his creativity.
A federal judge struck down an element of a New York City law that allowed police to stop, question, and search people without a warrant. Host Michel Martin speaks with John Jay professor Gloria J. Browne-Marshall about 'stop-and-frisk' policies.
It's still unclear how many people died during the earthquake in Haiti — even three years later. Host Michel Martin talks with Amy Wilentz, author of 'Farewell, Fred Voodoo: A Letter from Haiti.' They discuss the slow process of rebuilding and how some people who are trying to help, end up doing more harm than good.
The Obama administration spent more money on immigration enforcement last year than it did on all other major federal law enforcement agencies combined, according to a new report. Host Michel Martin discusses that budget and unsettled immigration issues with the report's author Doris Meissner.
Less than a decade ago, some young African-American men tried to leave a mark on the political map. Dubbed as 'hip-hop' politicians, a few rose to national prominence, while others faded from view. Host Michel Martin talks with political science professors about the past, present and future of so-called 'hip-hop politicians.'
And this morning here in Los Angeles the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards were announced. The movie with the most nominations: Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," with 12 nods.
(SOUNDBITE OF MOVIE, "LINCOLN")
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS: (as Lincoln) Euclid's first common notion is this: Things which are equal to the same thing are equal to each other. That's a rule of mathematical reasoning. It's true because it works.
Each steak is made with modeling clay and then packaged in green foam trays and shrink wrap. Sarah Hallacher considered using real steaks for the project, but she couldn't stand the thought of wasting all that food.
Each label gives the total pounds of beef produced annually in the state, the cost to produce that much beef and how much steak each person in that state would need to eat for the beef to be consumed "locally."
Super-sized steaks for big beef producers. The height of each steak, from top to bottom, is scaled to the state's annual beef production. Iowa made 6.5 billion pounds of beef last year, so its steak is about 6.5 inches tall.
Hallacher says she choose the traditional Styrofoam and shrink-wrapped packaging because people are familiar with it. She also wanted to emphasize how little information is typically given about the beef's origin in this packaging.
Sizing Iowa's steak. The height of each steak, from top to bottom, scales with the state's annual beef production. Iowa ranks second in the U.S. with over 6.5 billion pounds of beef made in 2011, so its steak is about 6.5 inches tall.