The hunt for Frank Theatre A Minneapolis theater company has taken over an abandoned building to bring its latest play to audiences. Once the run of the show is over, the building will be destroyed.6:20 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
JPMorgan Chase Ups Bear Stearns Bid
JPMorgan Chase increases its bid from $2 to $10 per share, appeasing angry Bear Stearns stockholders who had threatened to block the sale. The move cheers U.S. markets, which posted substantial gains on Monday. The Federal Reserve approves the renegotiated deal.
Latest in Bear Stearns Bailout Analyzed
An expert on securities regulation says JPMorgan Chase's quintupling of its bid for the collapsed investment firm makes the arrangement look more like a bailout by the Federal Reserve than the $2-per-share price did. But he also says any central bank would have done the same thing.
Clinton Proposes Remedies for Mortgage Crisis
In a speech Monday, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) proposed that the federal government give mortgage companies protection from lawsuits by investment banks, which would allow restructuring of mortgages to help homeowners in default. She also urged President Bush to appoint an emergency panel.
Detroit Mayor Charged with Perjury
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been charged on eight counts, including perjury, after explicit text messages contradicted his sworn denials of an affair with a top aide. Kilpatrick refuses to step down and says he expects to be exonerated. Detroit Public Radio's Noah Ovshinsky reports.
Living in a War-Torn Land, an Iraqi's Perspective
Five years after "shock and awe" in Baghdad, Thair Younis, an Iraqi driver for NPR, reflects on the pain and suffering and harsh reality he has witnessed and lived through since the toppling of Saddam Hussein's regime.
Do Trees Worsen Droughts?
In places where climate change will likely mean less rain, scientists are studying whether trees may actually worsen drought conditions by siphoning off the water table and releasing the moisture into the atmosphere.
Montanans Divided over Bison Slaughter
Two old-time Montanans disagree on how to handle the large numbers of bison that stray from Yellowstone Park. Many are slaughtered in an effort to protect cattle herds from a disease that bison carry. Wyoming Public Radio's Elsa Partan explains the conflict.
Letters: Mo. Flooding; Midwest Brain Drain
Listeners praise Friday's interview with a Missouri woman affected by widespread flooding, and criticize a story about efforts to retain college graduates in the Midwest. There are also compliments for a feature on the origins of baseball.
Long Duk Dong: Last of the Hollywood Stereotypes?
He was comic relief in a slapstick movie — and to many, one of Hollywood's most offensive Asian stereotypes. NPR's Alison MacAdam examines the Sixteen Candles character who inspired a generation to ask, "What's happenin', hot stuff?"
Iraq War Enters Sixth Year with Wave of Violence
The war's sixth year begins in Baghdad with rockets falling into the U.S.-protected Green Zone over the weekend, while the overall U.S. military death toll tops 4,000 after a roadside bombing claims more American lives. Army Maj. Gen. Bob Scales (Ret.) joins Robert Siegel.