Melissa Block

Melissa Block appears in the following:

On Base And In Town, Shooting Summons A Dread All Too Familiar

Thursday, April 03, 2014

From Killeen, Texas, where Fort Hood is based, Melissa Block talks to soldiers who were on base during the shooting, as well as with Killeen's mayor. The mayor explains how the town is trying to cope.


As Texas Gets More Diverse, Educators Grab The Bull By The Horns

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Hispanics now make up 38 percent of Texas residents. One demographer says the state's future is tied to the success of its growing minority population. Schools may be part of the solution.


Orthotic Brace Takes Soldiers From Limping To Leaping

Monday, March 31, 2014

An injured leg can cause so much pain that some wounded veterans consider amputation. A brace invented at an Army medical center in Texas is getting them up and running again.


Tell Your Bestie: The OED Has New Words

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Oxford English Dictionary is adding some 900 new words and phrases to its pages, with wackadoodle, bestie and DIYer among them. Melissa and Robert review some of the new entries.


Letters: 'The Big Broadcast' And Laughing Down The Hall

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Melissa Block and Robert Siegel read emails from listeners about Game of Thrones and The Big Broadcast.


To Sell Health Care To Young People, Obama Steps 'Between Two Ferns'

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

President Obama's pitch for his health care law has brought him to an awkward place: "Between Two Ferns." In a bid to up the enrollment of young people, Obama visited Zach Galifianakis' Internet show.


Letters: Jim DeMint And Kenny G

Friday, March 07, 2014

Audie Cornish and Melissa Block read letters from listeners about Tea Party conservative Jim DeMint and a sneaky commentary on Kenny G.


Putin Speaks, Decries U.S. For 'Experimenting On Rats' In Ukraine

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

In Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin defended his position on Ukraine. In a news conference, Putin denied that Russian troops are in Crimea but reserved the right to use force in Ukraine.


Fake Chef, Real Recipes — And The Food's Disgusting

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Nick Preuher is no chef; he only plays one on TV. More accurately, he has pretended to be one, appearing on various local morning television shows as a prank.


Letters: Genetic Experiments And Hopes For Saving Voices

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Audie Cornish and Melissa Block read letters from listeners about genetic experiments and the tenuous hopes for voice-banking.


After Days Of Deliberation, Controversial Ariz. Bill Is Vetoed

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A bill passed last week by Arizona lawmakers would have allowed business owners to refuse service to gays and lesbians on the basis of religious beliefs. Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed the bill on Wednesday.