Q & A: Winter cold dangerous for homeless in Fargo Jan Eliassen, director of the city of Fargo's Gladys Rae Shelter and veteran drop-in center, spoke with MPR News' Tom Crann about what shelters are doing to help people who are homeless stay safe in the bitterly cold weather.4:48 p.m.
Minn. insurers: Bad MNsure data could delay coverage Insurance carriers selling plans on the new insurance marketplace say enrollment information they're getting from MNsure is inaccurate and incomplete - and that time is running out to fix these problems.5:20 p.m.
Lloyd Johnson is 100 and fiddling fine Minnesota's latest centenarian Lloyd Johnson, a WWII veteran and local fiddler of Swedish heritage, had two dreams: to play at the Swedish Institute -- which he did this past summer -- and to fiddle with legendary mandolin and fiddle player Peter Ostroushko.6:20 p.m.
The Man, The Myth, The Reading List: Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela is the former president of South Africa and famed leader of the anti-apartheid movement. Blogger and professor Sean Jacobs recommends three books that explore the leader's life and legacy in great detail.
Driving Pakistan's Badlands In A Vintage British Convertible
The founder of Pakistan's classic car club hops in his 1954 Austin-Healey and drives from one end of the troubled country to the other with his wife and friends. Why? Mostly because it's fun, but also as a statement of defiance to those causing havoc in Pakistan.
Unemployment Drops To Five Year Low
The Labor Department released the jobs report for November on Friday morning. The report showed that 204,000 jobs were added to payrolls last month and the unemployment rate dropped to 7 percent, a five-year low.
51 Years Ago, Nelson Mandela Was Arrested And Charged With Treason
In 2004, All Things Considered aired a documentary called "Mandela: An Audio History" by producers Joe Richman and Sue Johnson of Radio Diaries. It tells the story of the struggle against apartheid through the voices of Mandela and the people who fought with and against him.This selection from that documentary recalls Mandela's treason trial, in which he was convicted and sentenced to serve life in prison on Robben Island.
Memory Of Mandela Hangs Heavy At African Leaders' Summit
The news of Nelson Mandela's death came as dozens of African leaders gathered in Paris for a two-day summit on building peace and security across the continent. Though Mandela's death overshadowed other issues, it also reinforce participants' determination to make progress.
Planet Money T-Shirt Exposes Issues Of Work, Trade And Clothes
All this week, All Things Considered and Morning Edition has aired stories about the global journey a T-shirt makes from seed to finished product. Over the months NPR's Planet Money team spent reporting the series, they tackled questions about trade, work and clothes play in the global economy. There's a whole lot more about a simple T-shirt's journey from cotton to completion here.
Many Won't Miss College Football's Soon-To-Go Bowl System
College football fans have just one last chance to complain about the Bowl Championship Series after this weekend. Since it was started in 1998, the complicated ranking system has determined which two teams will play for the national championship. The BCS has rankled fans and media alike every single year since then. But the era, if not the angst, is over; the BCS is gone after this season, and will be replaced by a four team playoff. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis is happy to see it go and gives Robert Siegel a primer of which teams are likely in or out of the BCS Championship Game this year.