Antibiotics pose concern for ethanol producers Distillers grain, a byproduct of ethanol production sold as livestock feed, brings in revenue that helps ethanol plants survive lean times. But distillers grain is facing new scrutiny over potential food safety concerns.4:50 p.m.
Book explores life-changing movies A couple of years ago, Variety magazine editor Robert Hofler began asking prominent people what movies changed their lives. Hofler first published the responses in a column in Variety. Now he's produced an entire book called "The Movie that Changed My Life."4:54 p.m.
Breckenridge gets a reprieve from flooding The weather caused some unexpected surprises in cities along the Red River. In Breckenridge, Minnesota low rain levels and mild temperatures helped the city. Ice has been melting and the river has been flowing freely. But that's not the case in every community.5:20 p.m.
Protecting neighborhoods from their first Red River flood A frenzy of activity continues in Fargo-Moorhead has the communities prepared for a potentially historic flood. Waves of volunteers from around the region laid hundreds of thousands of sandbags on top of dikes just as fast as they were filled on Tuesday trying to keep thousands of homes in new neighborhoods dry from flood waters.5:24 p.m.
Crookston mayor talks about flooding in his city At around 9:30 this morning, the City of Crookston sounded its emergency sirens. To talk more about what happened in Crookston today, All Things Considered called Mayor Dave Genereux who talked to Tom Crann from the Crookston Emergency Operations Center5:50 p.m.
The tools that can hold back water The massive effort to prepare for what's expected to be record flooding continues today in Fargo. The good news is that city officials have some new tools to keep back flood waters.5:54 p.m.
NewsCut blog: the view from Rivershore Drive Minnesota Public Radio's Bob Collins is blogging from the Red River Valley. He talked to Tom Crann about the amazing group of volunteers he met along Rivershore Drive in Moorhead.6:20 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
New Orleans' Mayor Says Investors Will Come
Mayor Ray Nagin tells NPR that levees are "still not where they need to be," which has hurt the city's recovery. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently started work on a canal sometimes called the "hurricane highway" to protect the city from floods, and Nagin says that once it's blocked, New Orleans East will see "an explosion of investors."
The Vietnam War, Through Eddie Adams' Lens
Adams photographed 13 wars, and made some of the most iconic images of the Vietnam War. But the Pulitzer Prize he won for one photograph left him conflicted for the rest of his life.
Revisiting John Cheever's Suburban Unrest
Twenty-seven years after his death, the life and work of John Cheever are in the spotlight again. A new biography chronicles Cheever's chameleon-like evolution, and moves beyond his alcoholism and his affairs to show the writer's lighter side.
U.S. Dispatches Additional Agents To Mexican Border
Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano announced Tuesday that 500 more agents will be sent to the border with Mexico to fight the country's drug cartels and prevent violence from spilling over to the U.S. Some lawmakers have called for stronger government intervention along the border.
NPR Sees Spike In Audience
NPR announced Tuesday that audience numbers for member stations and NPR programs are significantly higher. NPR's increase of 6 percent comes at a time of retreating audience and readers for other news organizations.
Housewares Show Woos Buyers With Color
The International Home and Housewares Show under way in Chicago is the largest event of its kind in the world. Despite the economic doldrums, the show offers splashes of color to perk up dispirited consumers with little appetite for spending.
N.Y. Dry Cleaner Offers Free Service To Job Seekers
A sign in the window of First Professional Cleaners on the Upper East Side reads: "If you are unemployed and need an outfit clean for an interview, we will clean it for free." Owner Carlos Vasquez says the offer is a way to give back to the community.
High Hopes For Pakistan's Restored Chief Justice
One of the last cases Pakistan's Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudry was working on when he was fired two years ago by Gen. Pervez Musharraf dealt with the missing. The families of those detained by security services and about whom nothing has been officially heard are hoping Chaudry, who resumed the bench Tuesday, will pick up where he left off.
Historian Backs Karadzic's Immunity Claim
A new book backs former Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic's claim that was promised immunity by Ambassador Richard Holbrooke if he stepped down from politics. Purdue University professor Charles Ingrao, co-editor of the book Confronting the Yugoslav Controversies: A Scholars' Initiative, says the offer was made because Western officials knew that Karadzic would not be be arrested.
Plan B Ruling Reveals Glimpse Into Bush's FDA
A New York district judge has ruled that Plan B must be made available to 17-year-olds without prescription. He says the FDA used politics, not science, to dictate its previous decision. The strongly worded decision provides an unusual glimpse into what went on behind the FDA's closed doors during its five-year deliberation on the drug.