Klobuchar wants to speed up adoptions from Haiti
MPR's Tom Crann talks to Barb McGuire, Sr Director of Adoption at Children's Home Society and Family Services in Saint Paul about the international adoption process and challenges of arranging adoptions from Haiti.4:44 p.m.
Red River Valley expecting some flooding with spring thaw
MPR's Tom Crann talks to Dan Gunderson from Moorhead about the National Weather Service's first flood outlook.5:20 p.m.
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U.S. Clinic Opens In Haiti To Deluge Of Injured
After logistical delays, the U.S. government has opened its first post-earthquake medical and surgical facility in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince. Volunteer responders have begun to provide badly needed treatments and surgeries.
Army Wives Battle With Their Own Mental Health
It may not be a surprise that soldiers' wives report high levels of mental health problems when a husband is fighting overseas. But now, a new study looking at Army wives and stress finds that the longer husbands are deployed, the more likely the wife is to experience depression, anxiety and other mental health problems.
Shuttle Keepsakes Up For Grabs
NASA has invited education institutions, museums and other organizations to request artifacts from the soon-to-be-terminated program. The giveaway includes a massive amount of equipment from the program's nearly 30-year run.
U.S. Military Begins Massive Haiti Aid Push
U.S. forces spread out in the earthquake-ravaged Haitian capital Tuesday as part of a massive humanitarian relief effort. Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne took control of the crumpled national palace one week after the deadly quake.
Haiti Tourist Town A Casualty Of Quake
Jacmel, 20 miles south of Port-au-Prince, was once the jewel on Haiti's southern coast. Now, the city, known for its colorful French colonial architecture and quiet beaches, is in ruins. Emergency help arrived in Jacmel last Friday, three days after the deadly quake.
No Handouts, States Compete For Education Aid
The billions of dollars for schools in the Obama administration's "Race to the Top" fund come with a number of strings attached. Some states have changed laws to comply with the requirements.
Letters: Haiti, Menand
Listeners respond to a story on Haiti and the interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Louis Menand.
S.C. Voter Reflects On Obama's First Year
One of candidate Barack Obama's supporters says she believes President Obama is living up to his campaign promises. But Diane Sumpter, of Columbia, S.C., says she is frustrated with the progress on health care.
U.K. Military Split On Afghan Strategy
Britain's recent military experience in Afghanistan is a major factor in heated arguments about future defense spending between senior military figures in London. The head of the army says the war shows that "boots on the ground" must be the priority; but the air force wants to upgrade its aging squadrons of jet fighters, and Britain's chief admiral seeks new aircraft carriers.
In Dark Ages, Seeds Of A Modern Economy
The Dark Ages have long been seen as a period of cultural, social and economic stagnation, but new research indicates there was actually lots of economic growth and change during that period. In fact, we have the Dark Ages to thank for the modern European economic system.