Last Christmas, the spoof charity Radi-Aid released a music video to challenge perceptions of "saving Africa." This year, they're calling out charity ads they see as harmful, and celebrating helpful ads. Host Michel Martin learns more from blogger Teddy Ruge, a member of the Rusty Radiator awards committee.
The new congressional budget deal does not extend benefits for Americans receiving long-term unemployment. NPR senior business editor Marilyn Geewax discusses the debate in Congress, and some of the economic implications with host Michel Martin.