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.4:44 p.m.
Wis. defeat could help launch counterattack on GOP With the labor movement heading to an epic
defeat in Wisconsin and perhaps other states, union leaders plan to
use the setback to fire up working people nationwide and mount a
major counterattack against Republicans at the ballot box in 2012.5:10 p.m.
Minn. Republicans target spending cuts to close deficit Republicans in the Minnesota House and Senate have unveiled a two-year budget framework that would erase a $5 billion deficit entirely through spending cuts, while also providing tax breaks to businesses and families.5:15 p.m.
Wisconsin remains divided over union actions Wisconsin lawmakers have given final approval to a proposal by Gov. Scott Walker to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from public workers. Walker said he will sign the legislation as soon as possible. Wisconsin residents are reacting taco the fast-paced political action in Madison. We visited several border communities Thursday to sample opinion.5:20 p.m.
Wisconsin remains divided over union actions Wisconsin lawmakers have given final approval to a proposal by Gov. Scott Walker to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from public workers. Walker said he will sign the legislation as soon as possible. Wisconsin residents are reacting taco the fast-paced political action in Madison. We visited several border communities Thursday to sample opinion.5:43 p.m.
Some Emotion, No Surprises At Muslim Radicals Hearing
The House Homeland Security committee held a hearing Thursday on the radicalization of American Muslims. The panel heard testimony from Muslims about elements within their communities who support terrorism and discourage cooperation with law enforcement. Others testified that those sentiments are not representative of the majority of Muslims in the U.S. The hearing has been a source of controversy almost since it was announced months ago. Critics said it unfairly singled out Muslims as a source of homegrown terrorism.
Court Case At Center Of Muslims' Stereotyping Fears
The Capitol Hill hearings on the radicalization of Muslims plays on the community's worst fears about stereotyping. It's those fears that were at the center of a recent landmark court case involving 40 Muslims who were detained at the Canada-U.S. border upon return from a conference.
Saudi Police Fire Shots At Protesters
Human rights activists and others in Saudi Arabia have called for protests across the Kingdom. The government has reiterated a ban on public demonstrations. So what is likely to happen? Host Melissa Block talks to NPR's Frank Langfitt.
NATO Leaders Fail To Agree On 'No Fly' Zone
Defense and foreign ministers take up the subject of what to do about Libya in separate meetings in Brussels. Top of the agenda was how the Western powers can help push Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi from power. But there was little concrete action taken on key issues — including whether to create a "no fly" zone over Libya.
Media Star In Pakistan Returns To Native Britain
Host Melissa Block interviews George Fulton, an Englishman who moved to Pakistan in 2002 and became a prominent TV personality there along with his Pakistani wife. Last week, Fulton moved back to the UK in light of what he describes as the spreading cancer of extremism and intolerance.
Dalai Lama To Give Up Political Role In Tibet
The Dalai Lama says he will give up his political role in the Tibetan government-in-exile and shift that power to an elected representative. It is a move that drew attention to the question of succession of the aging Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader.
Gyms Tap Into The Power Of Sweat
Working out at the gym takes a lot of energy — both for the patron and the gym itself. And now, new machines are being developed to capture it. A Seattle-based company has developed exercise equipment that takes the resistance generated by all that kinetic energy and sends it back into the electrical grid. "Green gyms" have popped up for like-minded exercisers to turn their sweat into kilowatts — although the net effect might be less than you'd think.
Wanda Jackson: Jack White Brings Back A Legend
Jackson's latest album is a collaboration with Jack White, similar to his 2004 record with Loretta Lynn. A set of well-chosen covers, The Party Ain't Over takes Jackson in unexpected directions, with satisfying results.