Local musicians want Legacy Amendment money The Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment approved by Minnesota voters last November is expected to raise approximately $55 to $60 million a year for the arts. Artists and arts groups from every discipline are hoping to get a chunk of that money.4:45 p.m.
Best Buy CEO Brad Anderson to retire Best Buy CEO Brad Anderson will retire at the end of June, and the company's current president and COO Brian J. Dunn will succeed him.5:20 p.m.
ACLU sues TiZA charter school The ACLU is suing a metro-area charter school, claiming taxpayer money was used to illegally promote religion.5:24 p.m.
Gwen Ifill Chronicles A New Age In Black Politics
In a new book, Ifill explores how President Obama and other contemporary black leaders have taken on the traditional black establishment. They face high expectations from their black constituencies, she says — and have a long way to fall if they fail.
Much Unresolved After Fragile Hamas-Israel Truce
The last Israeli troops left the Gaza Strip before dawn Wednesday. But how to meet key demands on each side — like how to stop arms from getting into Gaza and setting a timetable for opening the borders — is unknown.
Animal Collective: The Electronic Turns Organic
Animal Collective is an experimental pop band that's cultivated an air of mystery over the past few years, as well as a passionate following. Will Hermes reviews the band's new album, Merriweather Post Pavilion.
Meetings Dominate Obama's First Day
President Barack Obama's first day in office began with a prayer service at the National Cathedral. He then got down to business at the White House, signing several new executive orders and meeting with his economic advisers and the National Security Council.
Obama Takes Steps Toward Shutting Guantanamo
Hours after taking office, President Barack Obama requested that all pending military hearings at the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba be suspended for at least 120 days. Obama wants a complete review of the military commissions used to try the camp's detainees.
Obama Retakes Oath Of Office
President Barack Obama has retaken the oath of office after his swearing-in ceremony Tuesday didn't go as smoothly as planned. Chief Justice John Roberts administered the oath to the president in front of reporters. On Tuesday, Roberts flubbed his lines while leading Obama in the 35-word oath.
Economists Offer 2 Takes On Obama Stimulus Plan
Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman says the Obama administration needs a bigger spending plan to fix the economy. George Mason University economist Russell Roberts argues that tax cuts, not spending, are needed.
Pakistan Warily Watches Obama Policies
President Barack Obama's arrival in office is being closely watched in Pakistan. Although they were allies in the war on terrorism, the two countries had a difficult relationship during the Bush years. People on the streets of Pakistan respond to the Obama administration.
Study Busts Antarctica's Chill On Global Warming
The world makes more sense today for some scientists: New data show Antarctica is warming up after all. Researchers had been at a loss to explain why the rest of the planet is heating up, but not the southern continent. The new study has filled in the holes.
Robert Siegel reads from listeners' e-mails about the coverage of the inauguration.