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.4:44 p.m.
How do doctors handle talking about death? A new report, published in the journal, 'Cancer,' analyzed more than 4,000 cancer doctors' survey responses. They were asked about when they would bring up subjects like: do-not-resuscitate orders, hospice care, and how their patients want to die.4:53 p.m.
After layoffs, expect a smaller paycheck Many workers struggle with having to settle for a lower salary, sometimes as low as two-thirds of their original pay, after being laid off and finding a new job.5:24 p.m.
Vikings-Dallas matchup recalls 1975 showdown The Vikings face off against "America's team" on Mall of America Field on Sunday and for a history lesson All Things Considered invited Jim Klobuchar to talk about the matchup.6:20 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Red Cross Estimates Up To 50,000 Dead In Haiti
It has been two days now since a magnitude 7.0 earthquake shook the country's capital, Port-au-Prince, to its core. The Red Cross Federation now estimates the death toll at 45,000 to 50,000. For the tens of thousands of injured, many of the region's hospitals have been severely damaged — and outside medical and rescue groups are still struggling to reach the hardest-hit areas. Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Carrie Kahn, who is in Port-au-Prince, about the unfolding humanitarian crisis there.
Earthquake Survivor Recounts Experience
Pierre Brisson is a businessman who lives in Petionville, the hilly suburbs of Haiti's capital. He was in his home when the earthquake struck, but his neighborhood suffered little damage. He talks to Melissa Block about relief efforts he has seen around the city. He says neighbors and friends are trying to rescue people trapped inside buildings. He says he has seen some people rescued, but he has also seen bodies of people placed on the asphalt waiting for removal.
Earthquake Deals Devastating Blow To U.N.
The window to find survivors in the rubble is slowly closing — but there was at least one success story today. An Estonian man was pulled from the collapsed U.N. headquarters. Still, nearly 200 U.N. workers remain unaccounted for, with 36 confirmed dead. The earthquake has dealt a devastating blow to the U.N., which has been a crucial player in helping Haiti overcome its many other troubles.
Google Executive Weighs In On China, Censorship
Melissa Block talks to David Drummond, senior vice president for corporate development, and chief legal officer for Google, about Google's announcement that it would stop censoring its search results in China. Google has said that they recognize the move may lead to shutting down operations in China.
Donations To Haiti Pour In Via Text Message
There has been an outpouring of charity for the victims of Haiti's earthquake. Donors in the U.S. are responding more quickly than they ever have before — via their cell phones. This is the first time large numbers of Americans are giving donations by text message. In other countries, it's been more common to donate this way. According to the Red Cross, more than $4.7 million has come in through text-message donations to date — and they are expecting that number to keep growing.
Geithner Defends Wall Street Tax, Rescue Of AIG
President Obama's plan to impose a fee on big banks to recoup money used to rescue them during the financial crisis is "the sensible, fair thing to do," Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says.
Leno, O'Brien Trade Barbs Over Late-Night Flap
At NBC, executives want to move Jay Leno back into his old Tonight Show slot — after a failed bid in prime time. But that requires bumping the actual Tonight Show and its host, Conan O'Brien, into a slot that's not technically tonight at all, but tomorrow morning. Both hosts are unhappy — and have used their respective shows to vent, poke fun at each other, and to skewer NBC. Robert Siegel and Melissa Block discuss the ongoing flap.
U.S. Sled Team Struggles After Setbacks
The U.S. sled team is trying to return from a series of setbacks: The bobsled and skeleton team has had to deal with injuries, doping allegations, sexual harassment troubles, and a loss of sponsorship due to the recession. Still, athletes hope to turn in a good showing in Vancouver next month.
'Cult' Hero Mike Daisey: When The Dollar Is Almighty
The celebrated monologist is a man on a mission: To make audiences look a little differently at their relationship with their money. His solo show The Last Cargo Cult examines the American worship of wealth through the lens of a South Pacific religion that worships all things American.