With deadly diseases just a plane ride away these days, we wondered what the likelihood is that we could see a case of Ebola in this country. The director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, joined MPR's Cathy Wurzer.
Today's Morning Edition music is from 40 years ago this week when "Annie's Song" by John Denver was No. 1 on the pop charts.
John LaDue, 17, was once charged with planning to kill his family and bomb his school, but a judge has dismissed the most serious of those charges. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with reporter Elizabeth Baier about the community's reaction after the judge's order.
In sports, the Minnesota Twins play the White Sox tonight at Target Field. Across the street at Target Center, the Lynx host the San Antonio Stars.
Scientists are celebrating the completion of one of the largest plastic structures ever built.
Today's Morning Edition music is the song "Monster Movies" a new single from the Twin Cities-based musician and composer Mark Mallman.
Bruce Kramer says that what is happening to him is simply the way life can go and he's made the choice to embrace his disease. He's also said he's "well equipped" to have ALS. MPR's Cathy Wurzer asks him what he means by that.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with John Keller, the executive director of the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota. He was at the meeting and talked about some of the hurdles specific to this immigrant group and why their situation is different from previous refugees who've settled here.
Today's Morning Edition music is from Stevie Wonder with "Boogie on Reggae Woman," a track from his 17th studio album "Fufillingness' First Finale." It was released 40 years ago today.
Today's Morning Edition music is from Martha Reeves and the Vandellas with "Dancing in the Street." It was chosen today in honor of Reeves' 73rd birthday.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are reportedly close to making a major trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about a 48 hour period earlier this week when there were record cold temperatures in Minnesota.
New research from the Mayo Clinic suggests a new protein is linked to Alzheimer's Disease. The discovery could mark a major step forward in understanding and treating the most common form of dementia.
Today's Morning Edition music is from Johnny Winter with a live rendition of Dylan's "Highway 61 Revisited."
Major League Baseball is taking steps to make gay players feel more welcome. Before last night's All-Star game in Minneapolis, Commissioner Bud Selig announced that the league has hired an "Ambassador for Inclusion." They chose Billy Bean, a former outfielder for the Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, and San Diego Padres.