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.
The challenge: Ride your bike every day in April Zacharias Schaap and Patrick Stephenson launched 30daysofbiking.com as a challenge to two-wheelers everywhere to ride their bicycles at least once a day, every day for the month of April.4:53 p.m.
Prime Minister: Haiti Committed To Transparency
Countries around the world are pledging aid to Haiti, but some are concerned that the post-earthquake chaos and longstanding problems with corruption will make it hard for the government to be effective. Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive says Haiti will have to prove it is making progress.
Post Quake, People Returning To Haiti's Capital
After the January earthquake, more than half a million people fled Port-au-Prince for other parts of the country. The government vowed to take the opportunity to shrink the city to a more manageable size. But there are indications the city is growing again.
Olympic Snowboard Pants Inspired By Jeans
The snowboard pants worn by the U.S. team at the Vancouver Olympics were based on one of designer Greg Dacyshyn's favorite jeans. The creative director of Burton Snowboards says the jeans were printed onto high-tech Gore-Tex fabric using a process called photo-sublimation.
U.S. Navy Captures Pirates
The latest U.S. Navy capture of suspected pirates in the Indian Ocean has all the elements of a high-seas adventure story. But the five alleged pirates now in U.S. custody pose a problem. An expert on maritime law says the U.S. and other countries aren't doing enough to prosecute marauders on the seas.
CD Collection Of NPR Funding Credits Is A 'True Gem'
In celebration of NPR's upcoming 40th anniversary, the network released a CD boxed set of the network's entire history of funding credits. The staff of All Things Considered pities the fool who doesn't pick up this set on April 1.
Calif. Candidates Chant Fiscal Restraint Mantra
Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman takes on Steve Poizner in the June 8 Republican primary. Both candidates are promising fiscal restraint, but that's a far cry from the way the campaign is being run.
Study: Calif. Natives Outnumber Others In State
A new study finds that for the first time since the mid-19th century, people born in California outnumber those born elsewhere. Dowell Myers, a professor of urban planning at the USC School of Policy Planning and Development, says much of the decline in numbers of those born outside the state can be attributed to the end of the Cold War.
Census Workers In Queens Find Reluctant Residents
Volunteers have spent weeks trying to convince residents of one New York neighborhood to fill out their Census forms. An accurate count can bring in government services and funding for projects, but many residents in and around Corona, Queens, don't want to be counted.
The Fruitless Search For Solar Systems Like Ours
Scientists have found hundreds of big, gassy planets that orbit close to "their" star, though solar systems with small rocky planets, like ours, have been elusive. This might be because they are hard to detect using existing techniques, but an astronomer says he's getting a bit nervous. He doesn't want to think that we are the exception rather than the rule.
Possible Good News On Job Creation
It's been a long time since the Labor Department issued a monthly jobs report that didn't have a "minus" sign in front of it, but it could happen on Friday. Forecasters expect the March report to say up to 200,000 jobs were added last month, welcome news for the people who got those jobs as well as for the politicians hoping to keep theirs.