Minnesota Sounds and Voices: Macalester bagpipe director Mike Breidenbach The penetrating wail of a Scottish Highland bagpipe doesn't leave much middle ground. Either you're a fan of the stirring, toe tapping tunes the instrument can produce, or its sounds send you racing for cover. Macalester College piping director Mike Breidenbach audibly falls into the fan category.5:55 p.m.
Health Care Ruling Could Impact Presidential Race
The health care case and other high profile Supreme Court rulings expected in June suggest that the justices may become a bigger part of this year's presidential race than the court has been in decades.
Week In Politics: On Supreme Court And Health Care
Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of the New York Times. They discuss the latest in politics including this week's health care arguments at the Supreme Court.
Shortchanged By Cost, Canada Boots Penny
The Canadian penny is no more. At least, that's what was announced Thursday in the Canadian government's 2012 federal budget. Because of the rising cost of metals, it takes more than one-cent to mint a penny.
Venezuelans Tune In For Scoops On Chavez's Health
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has been traveling to Cuba for cancer treatment, but few details are known about his condition. As questions arise about how this could affect his bid for a third term, a journalist is gaining a following by breaking news on the Chavez's health.
Myanmar Hurriedly Prepares For An Election
As Sunday's election approaches, there's a flurry of activity in Myanmar. People from all over the world have come in search of Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel laureate and leader of the opposition National League for Democracy. The chaotic environment is a reminder of how far the party has to go to be ready for the political prime time.
'Anonymous' Hacking Group Threatens The Internet
The mysterious hacking group known as "Anonymous" is threatening to take down the Internet on Saturday. Cybersecurity experts are highly skeptical that Anonymous can deliver on this threat, but they also say the group is ambitious and demonstrating ever more impressive technical capability.
'Serious And Pressing' Violations Found At Foxconn
An audit has found serious violations of Chinese labor laws at some factories that supply parts for Apple products. Robert Siegel speaks with Auret van Heerden, CEO of the Fair Labor Association, about his organization's report on several Foxconn sites in China.
Growing Up, From Utopia To Reality In 'Arcadia'
Lauren Groff's new novel, Arcadia, follows the story of Bit, the first baby born to a Utopian commune, as he grows to adulthood and the commune gradually falls apart. Groff says she was skeptical about communes at first, but her views changed as she wrote.