Does technology really help families stay connected?
Minnesota Public Radio's Nanci Olesen talks with psycologist Mary Pipher -- who wrote "The Shelter of Each Other" -- about the impact our technology-obsessed society is having on families.4:50 p.m.
Macy's reorganization sends Mpls. duties to New York Department store operator Macy's Inc. said
Wednesday it will cut about 2,300 management jobs as it consolidates three regional divisions, including Macy's North, based in Minneapolis. The company says 950 jobs in Minneapolis are affected.5:25 p.m.
A history of caucusing in Minnesota Calls for a Minnesota presidential primary day remind history professor Hy Berman of the 1950s, when both the Republican and DFL parties experimented with primaries...with disasterous results.5:52 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Families Sift Through Rubble After Deadly Twisters
It was a day of rescue and recovery in Arkansas as officials worked their way through the wreckage of Tuesday night's deadly tornadoes. The unusual mid-winter violent weather pushed through parts of Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi and Alabama — leaving at least 50 dead.
Democratic Winner Unclear; McCain atop GOP Race
It's the day after Super Tuesday, and while things are settling on the GOP side with Sen. John McCain clearly ahead of his rivals, the lead candidate of the Democratic contest remains unclear. Meanwhile, the New Mexico caucuses remain too close to call.
Candidates Face Political Patchwork in Va. Primary
The results of Super Tuesday illustrate how states break into a patchwork — with different candidates winning different types of districts. Virginia — where voters go to the polls next Tuesday — is another state likely to divide along specific lines.
Pelosi Scrutinizes Rival Economic Stimulus Plan
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Republican leaders and President Bush have crafted a stimulus package that has been approved by the House. But the Senate has a slightly different idea of what to do with the plan. Pelosi talks with Michele Norris about the economic stimulus package.
U.S. Military Leaders Disagree on Taliban's Strength
Sharply different views on Afghanistan were aired Wednesday. On Capitol Hill, Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the Taliban insurgency is growing. But at the Pentagon, the top ground commander said the Taliban have been contained.
U.S. Tracks Pakistani Tribal Leader's Rise to Power
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday that new attacks in the United States and Europe could be launched from al-Qaida sanctuaries in the mountainous region of Pakistan on the Afghanistan border. A key figure there is Baitullah Mehsud, who emerged from obscurity to become a major Taliban commander and an al-Qaida ally.
War in Kenya Repels U.S. Study-Abroad Programs
At one time, Kenya's stability made it a popular spot for study-abroad programs. Now, some colleges are canceling plans to send student groups to Kenya because of the continuing violence. Others continue to send student groups.
All Americans Share Complex Racial Past
With Black History Month upon us, it's time to take a harder, and perhaps less self-satisfied, look at the complex history of slaves in New England. We may not recognize it, but the story of slavery is American history, and all of us, no matter how recently arrived, share in that story.
'Beautiful Children,' a Dark Novel of Life in Vegas
The book Beautiful Children starts as the story of a missing 12-year-old in Las Vegas, but it quickly unfolds into an interconnected tale of the boy's parents, street kids, comic book geeks and strip clubs. It took first-time author Charles Bock a decade to "unpack his head" and write the novel.
Clinton, Obama Claim Wins in Duel for Delegates
Barack Obama won most of the states on the Democratic side of Super Tuesday, but Hillary Clinton won the biggest ones on both coasts. Several states hold events Saturday, and next week brings the Potomac Primary in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.