Art Hounds: Week of March 5 Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside our own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on this weekend.4:44 p.m.
How 'connected' do you feel to your doctor? A new study suggests the answer to that question makes a difference in the quality of care you're getting. Dr. John Hallberg joined All Things Considered to talk about the study.4:50 p.m.
Invest Early shows success early Invest Early, a three-year-old early childhood education program, shows cost savings and achievement improvements for students.4:54 p.m.
Franken asks judges to toss Minn. Senate lawsuit Democrat Al Franken is calling for full
dismissal of Republican Norm Coleman's election lawsuit challenging the Minnesota Senate recount. Franken contends Coleman hasn't proved his case.5:24 p.m.
Arrests Revive Debate Over Assisted Suicide
Prosecutors in Georgia recently charged four members of a group called the Final Exit Network with assisting in suicides. Investigators say they could be involved in as many as 300 deaths. The group's president, Jerry Dincin, who was not charged, says the group isn't doing anything wrong.
A Drying Amazon Could Speed Climate Change
A drought in 2005 turned one of the world's largest carbon absorbers into a carbon emitter. Global warming trends predict the Amazon rainforest will continue to dry, potentially ending its ability to suck more CO2 from the atmosphere than it absorbs.
In 'Watchmen,' A Long Look At Life In Spandex
Zack Snyder's much-anticipated adaptation of the cult-hit superhero saga respects the source material — too much. Slow-moving and tangled, it's catnip for the fanboys and a chore for the rest of humanity.
GM Again Warns Of Bankruptcy Amid Cash Crunch
The automaker's auditors Thursday raised "substantial doubt" over the company's ability to continue operations. GM said it might need to seek bankruptcy protection if it can't complete a restructuring plan.
Once-Proud Hummer May Be On The Way Out
As General Motors looks for someone to take the Hummer off its hands, the vehicle's final days may be at hand. The car embraced by some and reviled by others holds an odd iconic status in the public's imagination.
Calif. Court Hears Gay-Marriage Ban Appeal
The California Supreme Court hears oral arguments on an array of lawsuits seeking to overturn Proposition 8, the voter-approved measure that overturned gay marriage last November. Proposition 8 enjoys wide support outside the state's big cities.
Democrats Dealing With The Price Of Victory
Democrats won the election, but victory came with a price: Congressional leaders must work with moderate factions that helped them increase their majority. Moderates like gun rights, don't much fancy allowing bankruptcy judges to rewrite mortgages, and have budget ideas of their own.
'Good Blooming Year' For California Wildflowers
Peak season for desert wildflowers is just around the corner. Gail Sevrens, state park district services manager for the Colorado Desert District, which includes Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in southern California, says this is a good year to catch some more elusive species in Anza-Borrego.
Sudan Expels Aid Groups From Darfur
Sudan has ejected 13 humanitarian groups from Darfur, including Oxfam and Doctors Without Borders. In a statement, the U.N. said Sudan also seized assets belonging to the aid groups. Rob Crilly, a correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, offers his insight.
Iran Urged To Free Jailed U.S. Journalist
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is urging Iran to release journalist Roxana Saberi, who was arrested in Tehran in January. Lee Hamilton, director of the Wilson International Center for Scholars, says going public with the case will let the world know Iran is holding someone unjustly.