Wis. governor proposes deep cuts for schools Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's two-year budget plan cuts $1.5 billion in aid to public schools and local governments. It also avoids tax or fee increases, employee furloughs or widespread layoffs - if his contentious collective bargaining proposal is put in place.5:20 p.m.
Vikings exec in Minn. to boost stadium talks The Minnesota Vikings' effort to get a new stadium appear to be picking up some momentum. Team executive Mark Wilf was in St. Paul Tuesday, meeting with officials about his team's prospects for a replacement for the Metrodome.5:50 p.m.
Many Struggle To Survive In Somalia's Capital
After two decades of civil war in Somalia, Mogadishu remains one of the world's most dangerous cities. But every morning, hundreds of thousands of people wake up there and somehow make it through another day.
OSHA Budget Cut Plan Spotlights Regulatory Debate
Congressional Republicans, promising to scrub the government for "job killing" regulations, have focused on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Its chief says the GOP's proposed 20 percent budget cut would be devastating to OSHA's mission: worker safety.
A Growing Debate: How To Define 'Organic' Food
In many places, cross-pollination between genetically modified crops and non-GMO varieties is unavoidable. If a dairy cow eats corn that contains any genetically modified genes, is its milk still organic? Such questions are vexing the organics industry.
Obama Walks Political Tightrope On Libya
President Obama weighed in early and often as Egyptian protesters toppled the regime of a U.S. ally. But the unrest in Libya presents a very different set of political challenges, and President Obama has responded largely by working behind the scenes.
Libya's Gadhafi Pressured To Leave Office
So far, there's no sign Libya's dictator Moammar Gadhafi will leave office. He says he'll stay in his country and fight to the bitter end. As both sides in the crisis dig in, how strong are the forces at his side? Will they follow the example of some in the army and abandon him? If not, why? How strong and organized are Gadhafi's opponents, who now control the east?
Looking At Wounded, Imprisoned Rebels In Libya
Host Melissa Block talks to Human Rights Watch researcher Heba Morayef about human rights issues going on in Libya. Morayef just left the city of Benghazi yesterday — where she was reporting on the crisis there.
The Gadhafi Prize For Human Rights: In Its Final Year?
Moammar Gadhafi's government has been accused of killing protesters who held demonstrations against him. So it may come as a surprise that since the 1980s, Libya has awarded an annual prize it calls the "Al-Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights."
British Fashion Designer Fired By Dior
The British fashion designer John Galliano was fired by Christian Dior today. His dismissal came after complaints that he had shouted anti-Semitic comments at people in a Paris bar during the city's fashion week.
Governor Outlines Plan To Close Wis. Budget Gap
Host Melissa Block talks to NPR's David Schaper. Schaper discusses Gov. Scott Walker's budget address in Wisconsin on Tuesday, which he made before a joint session of the Legislature. His plan cuts $1.5 billion in aid to governments and public schools