Unemployment dropped in December 2011, but can Americans still count on moving up? Recent reports say America now lags behind Canada, Britain and some Western European nations in terms of economic mobility. Host Michel Martin talks with public policy analyst John Bridgeland and Brookings Institution economic expert Isabel Sawhill.
Three Kings Day is when the three wise men are believed to have visited the baby Jesus. Many cultures, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean, are celebrating on Friday. Festivities are also going strong in East Harlem, Miami, Los Angeles, even Disneyland. Host Michel Martin speaks with Gonzalo Casals, who organizes a parade in East Harlem.
A year after his father's death in the World Trade Center, 11-year-old Oskar Schell (Thomas Horn) sets out on a city-wide scavenger hunt to find a missing lock that he hopes will reveal a message from his dad.
Credit Francois Duhamel / Warner Bros. Pictures
Oskar lies to his mother, played by Sandra Bullock, about a series of phone messages left by his father on the morning of September 11, 2011.
Some critics are indignant over Stephen Daldry's film of Jonathan Safran Foer's book Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. They say the appropriation of 9/11 for such a sentimental work is exploitation.