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.4:50 p.m.
Kline advocates insurance pools for small businesses U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., told President Obama Thursday that allowing small businesses to pool together to buy insurance is a better idea than a health insurance exchange that the president supports.5:16 p.m.
Failed Justice Leaves Rape Victim Nowhere To Turn
NPR News Investigation: Margaux was a freshman at Indiana University when, she says, another student living on her floor raped her. The local police refused to prosecute, so Margaux took the case to the campus justice system. In the end, it seemed to Margaux's family that the entire system was designed to just make the victim go away, to pretend the crime never happened.
Scandal Dogs N.Y. Gov. Paterson's Campaign
With rock-bottom poll numbers and a massive budget deficit, New York Gov. David Paterson already faced a tough election fight. Now a New York Times article alleging that the governor pressured a woman to drop assault charges against his aide could be the final straw for voters.
Hamas Assassination Draws Wide Praise In Israel
The murder of Hamas operative Mahmoud al-Mabhouh last month in Dubai has had serious diplomatic repercussions for Israel. But many ordinary Israelis say they are proud of the assassins for eliminating an enemy thought to have killed two Israeli soldiers in 1989.
Ex-U.N. Nuclear Chief Seeks Political Reform In Egypt
The former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency formed a new movement this week with opposition leaders to press for political reform in Egypt, making Mohamad ElBaradei the hot new name in Egyptian political circles.
Internet Freedom A Relative Concept
When an Italian court convicted Google executives Wednesday of violating privacy laws, it held them responsible for a user-generated video showing the bullying of a child. Now, many companies and content providers say there's a bigger trend at work: Widely diverging privacy laws are making the Internet less global than once imagined.
In 'Kells,' The Secret Pleasures Of A Low-Tech Art
The Oscar-nominated animated feature The Book of Kells harks back to an earlier style of drawing — not pre-digital animation, but illumination, the curlicued borders and ornate lettering that characterized the work of medieval holy books. Critic Bob Mondello says it's a strikingly beautiful exercise in deliberately retro technique. (Recommended)
Fed To Examine Goldman Role In Greek Debt Crisis
Goldman Sachs and other big banks have been accused of helping Greece conceal its financial problems from investors and EU regulators. It also may have helped aggravate the country's fiscal troubles by helping investors bet on the possibility of a default through the use of credit default swaps.
Obama Hosts Bipartisan Health Care Summit
President Obama held Thursday his much-anticipated health care summit. The daylong back-and-forth didn't produce much bipartisan agreement, something neither side expected. But it did illuminate at least one thing: how both parties see the stakes in the health care debate.
Health Care Summit Examined
President Obama hosted Thursday a bipartisan health care summit, in a bid to bridge deep divisions between the two parties on health care.
Paper: Hamas Founder's Son Spied For Israel
Israel's Ha'aretz newspaper reported that the son of a founder of the militant group Hamas was a longtime informant for the Israeli security agency, the Shin Beth. The late Sheikh Ahmed Yassin's son, converted to Christianity, moved to California and has written a book about his work for Israel. Avi Issacharoff, the reporter who broke the story, offers his insight.