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.4:45 p.m.
Richard Frase on the suicide nurse case William Melchert-Dinkel is accused of encouraging several people online to commit suicide. A man in England and a woman in Canada both killed themselves after communicating with Melchert-Dinkel online.4:54 p.m.
Wis. troopers sent to find Democrats, no one home After more than 43 hours of debate, Democrats in the state Assembly agreed to limit the number of remaining amendments and time spent on each in order to reach a vote on the union rights
bill sometime later in the day. Wisconsin State Troopers were sent to find at least one Senate Democrat but none were at their homes.5:20 p.m.
Will tax increase make millionaires flee Minnesota? Republicans in the Minnesota House and Senate say Gov. Mark Dayton's plan to raise income taxes on Minnesota's top earners will encourage those wealthier Minnesotans move to states with lower taxes. But a new report from New Jersey says higher taxes had little effect on who chose to live in the state.5:24 p.m.
The Cube Critics take on the Oscars Stephanie Curtis, The Movie Maven and Arts reporter Euan Kerr sit across the cube at Minnesota Public Radio News, where they have a rapid, running dialogue about movies. For some strange reason, those golden, perfectly postured male statuettes are today's topic on Cube Critics.6:25 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Responding To Protests, Gadhafi Makes Bloody Appeal
In Libya, there are reports of heavy fighting in parts of the country and joyous celebrations in others. Pro-democracy demonstrators clashed with security forces loyal to longtime ruler Moammar Gadhafi near the capital. In the east however, opponents of Gadhafi claim to be gaining ground in the north African nation. Gadhafi lashed out at his opponents again today and called on Libyans to beat back the protesters.
Professor Evacuates From Libya
Thousands of foreigners are attempting to flee the violence in Libya. Helena Sheehan, a professor emeritus at Dublin City University, was someone who managed to make it out. Host Michele Norris talks with Sheehan about her journey.
British Judge: WikiLeaks Founder Can Be Extradited
A British judge today ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden to face questioning regarding allegations of sexual assault. Assange's lawyer said he would appeal the ruling.
GM Posts $4.7 Billion In Profits Last Year
General Motors has had a banner year — from its stock offering in November to the triumphant debut of the Chevy Volt. Now the company has reported earnings of $4.7 billion for last year. But it still has a way to go before it's independent of the government.
Toyota Pledges To Recall 2.2 Million More Vehicles
Toyota has agreed to recall another 2.2 million vehicles in the U.S. to make sure the floor mats don't interfere with the gas pedal. The agreement brings to a close the government's long-running investigation of safety issues at Toyota.
A Call To Slow Down California's High-Speed Rail
Residents of Corcoran, Calif., an agricultural community with a high unemployment rate, question whether the state's high-speed rail line will move its economy forward or leave a trail of unpaid bills. A state legislator is leading the call for reassessing the plan.
Freed Activists Offer Reminder Of Bahrain's Past
Demonstrators in Bahrain cheered the government's release of political prisoners — among them veteran activists from past protests. But for many, the freed activists also serve as living reminders that negotiating with the Sunni-led government is filled with pitfalls.
Al-Qaida Will Adapt To Mideast Changes, Experts Say
Before the terrorist group made the U.S. and the West its principal targets, its top priority was to topple regimes in the Arab world. With revolution rocking the region, intelligence officials are watching to see if al-Qaida seizes the opportunity to return to its original mission.
Indiana Legislature Faces Stalemate
Republicans and Democrats in the Indiana Legislature are at an impasse in their battle over labor rights. All legislation is on hold, including two key bills that would limit teachers' rights to negotiate contracts, and another that would no longer require workers to join a union as a condition of employment.
Classic Film Returns To Theaters On the Bowery inspired John Cassavetes to make movies — that's how good it is. It was nominated for an Oscar and won a top prize at the Venice Film Festival. Yet the 1957 docudrama has rarely been seen since then. Now, the story of alcoholics on the Bowery is back in theaters.