Erin McKeown performs in studio Erin McKeown joined Steve Seel in the Current studios to perform and discuss the songwriting process for for her new album, We Will Become Like Birds.3:50 p.m.
U of M acknowledges mistakes in stem cell research University of Minnesota officials say discrepancies found in promising stem cell research appear to be mistakes, and not deliberate fabrications. A journal determined U of M stem cell researcher Catherine Verfaillie doubled up some data.5:20 p.m.
Bachmann: Iran has plan to turn part of Iraq into terrorist haven U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann appeared to back away Friday from comments about Iran she made to a St. Cloud Times reporter. In an interview, Bachmann said she knew of an agreement allowing Iran to carve out a portion of Iraq which would serve as a terrorist haven.5:50 p.m.
Candidates, and the Times, Leave Public Financing
Once the strongest element of post-Watergate campaign reforms, the presidential public financing system now seems to be going down the drain. Its spending limits are too restrictive for the current era of mega-campaigns, and so far at least, every major candidate for 2008 has opted out, in favor of private contributions.
Katrina Update: Bush's Friend in the Upper Ninth
Ethel Williams lost her home on Pauline Street in the New Orleans' Upper Ninth Ward during Hurricane Katrina. After the storm, President Bush visited Williams and promised that the federal government would help her rebuild.
Senate Democrats Seek an Opening to Curtail Bush
Members of the House passed a nonbinding resolution opposing President Bush's troop surge in Iraq last week. Some leading Senate Democrats are now trying a new tack, aiming to repeal the 2002 use-of-force authorization Congress issued to President Bush.
A Doctor's Guide to the 'Art of Aging'
Dr. Sherwin Nuland, the surgeon who wrote How We Die, calls his latest book a project he has been working on for more than 76 years. Called The Art of Aging, the book's topics range from the adjustments everyone faces with age to stories of people who retain grace and vigor.
Students Uncertain About Historically Black Schools
The number of black students applying to historically black schools is on the decline. This generation of black students likes the idea of not being in the minority at college, but doesn't necessarily feel the same allegiance to these schools.
Life at GW: School's Yearly Fees Top $50K
George Washington University in Washington, D.C., recently set the record for the highest cost for a year of education. Classes and room and board now run over $50,000 a year. Robert Siegel talks with Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, president of George Washington University, about why the school charges so much.
Erin McKeown Reinterprets the American Songbook
Erin McKeown takes a break from songwriting to reinterprets American standards on Sing You Sinners. The 29-year-old artist reflects on the inspiration for the new melodies and mood used to remake some American favorites.
Iraq War's Effects Seen, Felt in High School's Halls
Nearly five years of deployments in Iraq have been tough on soldiers — and particularly hard on their children. At Shoemaker High School in Killeen, Texas, about 90 percent of the student population have a parent in the military.
The Yukon Quest: For Real Mushers Only
Most Americans have heard of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. With its big corporate sponsorships and huge field of entrants, it's the Indy 500 of mushing. But there's another 1,000-mile adventure in Alaska: The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race, through Alaska and Canada's Yukon.