What does it mean to be hungry in Minnesota? At least one in 10 Minnesotans struggles with hunger. You might imagine hunger as a child with a bloated belly in Africa, or malnourished people living in Appalachia in the 1960s. But that's not what hunger looks like in Minnesota today.4:53 p.m.
Minnesota's Capitol 'vulnerable' to security breaches A report issued nearly two years ago calls into question the security of the Minnesota State Capitol, saying it has "significant vulnerabilities" which have not yet been addressed. The issue has become more urgent in the aftermath of the shooting in Arizona on Saturday, in which a member of Congress was seriously wounded.5:17 p.m.
What can we do to make our public officials safer? The shootings of a congresswoman, a judge and 18 others in Arizona on Saturday are a graphic reminder of the dangers of public service. Today's Question: What can we do to make our public officials safer?5:55 p.m.
Wayzata poet wins Newbery honor Wayzata poet Joyce Sidman's collection "Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night" took one of the nations top literary prizes and became a Newbery Honor book. The poems grew out of Sidman's interest in nature - and her fear of the dark as a child.6:25 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Rhetoric Intensifies After Giffords Shooting
Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords remains in a Tucson, Ariz., hospital after being shot in the head at an event on Saturday. As she appears to be stabilizing, the political rhetoric in Tucson and the rest of Arizona is resuming.
A Moment Of Silence For Shooting Victims
President Obama paused for a moment of silence Monday to commemorate the lives of six people who died in Tucson, Ariz., this weekend, and to salute Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords who is fighting for her life.
Arizona Fatalities Remembered
Robert Siegel and Michele Norris tell the stories of those killed in Saturday's shooting in Arizona: Christina-Taylor Green, Gabe Zimmerman, John Roll, Dorwin Stoddard, Dorothy Murray and Phyllis Schneck.
Clinton Seeks Arab Support For Iran Sanctions
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, on a tour of Persian Gulf states, urged continued support for sanctions against Iran. She said the sanctions have obstructed Tehran's suspected nuclear program.
Wikipedia Turns 10, Eyes Developing World
With an annual budget of just over $20 million, Wikipedia oversees a nonprofit online encyclopedia that gets about 400 million visitors every month. The organization has just 50 employees but plans to expand and open its first office outside the U.S. in India.
Many Lawmakers Wary Of More Security Restrictions
The shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has renewed concern for the security of every member of Congress. Still, elected officials insist they will keep holding public meetings with constituents, and many don't want new security restrictions.
Rep. Clyburn On Political Discourse
The attack on Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords at a meeting over the weekend has focused attention on the tenor of political discourse. Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) suggests a connection between angry political rhetoric and the shooting. He offers his insight.
'Shoah': 25 Years On, Always In The Present Tense
In 1985, an epic documentary stunned critics and viewers -- not just because of its nine-hour-plus length, but because of its excruciatingly detailed descriptions of what happened in the Nazi death camps. Shoah, says one film critic, puts the Holocaust in "a permanent present tense."