Bruce Kramer has been in two drug trials since being diagnosed with ALS. The second recently ended, but he's asked the drug company to let him keep taking the medicine.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about heat waves in the 1930s and the 1990s that were very different. He also had the statewide weather forecast for the weekend.
It's been a busy 24 hours on Capitol Hill. Thursday afternoon, the U.S. House passed a farm bill without a section of the proposal that included food stamps. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio's Washingon-based reporter Brett Neely about the new bill.
Bandshells and band concerts have a long, rich history in our region. Today, the professional chamber orchestra Minnesota Sinfonia performs at the Lake Harriet Bandshell in Minneapolis.
Bob Dylan's Americanarama tour is headed to Peoria, Ill., tonight. Last night, he sold out Midway Stadium in St. Paul with a show that also included Wilco, My Morning Jacket, and the Richard Thompson Electric Trio. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with The Current's Andrea Swensson about the show.
Republicans are lining up to take on DFL Gov. Mark Dayton in the 2014 elections. But the first high-profile candidate to formally declare was businessman Scott Honour of Wayzata. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with him on why he thinks he should be the next governor of Minnesota.
MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about the wet whether in the state in June, and tells us about some specific communities that had record precipitation. He also answers a question about recent high dew points.
The Minnesota Timberwolves traded picks with Utah in yesterday's NBA draft, and then landed UCLA's Shabazz Muhammad in the first round. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about the draft.
What are the ethics of conducting clinical drug trials in cases where the patient has a terminal illness? Jeffrey Kahn, a professor of bioethics and public policy at Johns Hopkins University, discusses the matter.
Already, four Republicans have formally announced that they're running for governor. The most recent to jump into the race is state Sen. Dave Thompson of Lakeville. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with him about his candidacy.
Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson is one of a handful of declared Republican candidates vying for the chance to run against DFL Gov. Mark Dayton in the general election. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with him about his candidacy.
The 2014 election is still more than a year away. But already some high-profile Republicans are vying to take on DFL Gov. Mark Dayton, including former Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Zellers, who spoke with MPR's Cathy Wurzer.
Waves of weekend storms have damaged trees across Minneapolis. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board Superintendent Jayne Miller about the clean up.
To get a better sense for how dogs are used in police work, Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer visited the Tim Jones Memorial K-9 Kennels, where the St. Paul Police train their patrol dogs.
"Obviously we're not talking about a cure for ALS here," Bruce Kramer says. But if a medicine helps a patient feel better, "that would certainly be helpful."