Art Hounds Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside their own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on in local arts.4:45 p.m.
Preserving Ojibwe hymns means more than religious devotion Music is a time honored part of worship in most religions. For many Ojibwe people in northern Minnesota, hymns are much more than an expression of religious devotion. They represent a unique piece of Ojibwe culture tribal that members are trying to preserve.5:54 p.m.
'Lincoln,' 'Life Of Pi' Lead Oscar Nominations
Melissa Block talks to Bob Mondello about this year's Oscar nominees. Lincoln got the most nominations and one film — Silver Linings Playbook — snagged nominations in all four acting categories.
Lawyers Say Teenage Terror Suspect Was Entrapped By FBI
Jury selection began Thursday in the trial of young Somali-American who is accused of wanting to detonate a bomb at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Ore., two years ago. The case of Mohamed Mohamud is drawing attention because the defendant was just a teenager when he was arrested and the charges leveled against him came as a result of an FBI sting operation. His lawyers are likely to mount an entrapment defense.
Murder Of Kurdish Activists Could Be Attempt To Derail Peace Talks With Turkey
Three Kurdish activists, all women, were found dead early Thursday in a Kurdish information office in Paris. They had been shot in what the French Interior minister said "was surely an execution." The motive for the killings is not known. One of the victims, Sakine Cansiz, was a co-founder of the militant separatist PKK organization, which has battled the Turkish Government off and on since the 1980s. Efforts are currently under way to revive peace talks.
For Young Republican, Defying Boehner In Washington Plays Well Back Home
After trying to help remove fellow Republican John Boehner as House speaker, Rep. Justin Amash got a very warm reception upon returning to his Michigan district. For a conservative Republican from a conservative district, being labeled a Washington troublemaker is not necessarily a bad thing.
Argentine Leader's Plane Grounded By Credit Holders
The Argentine government has hired a private plane for an upcoming trip for President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. They fear that creditors would try to have the official government plane, Tango 01, seized in an effort to collect debts owed to them by the Argentina government. Melissa Block talks with Shane Romig, a foreign correspondent for Dow Jones News Service and the Wall Street Journal, for more on the story.