Kara Walker's art traces the color line Kara Walker may be the only artist to tackle racism, slavery, sexual abuse or oppression in a way that at first seems beautiful, poetic and even witty. The Walker Art Center is currently presenting the first-ever survey of the 37-year-old artist's work.3:20 p.m.
The tax debate To talk about how the proposed top-tier tax bracket would affect the state, All Things Considered host Tom Crann called on individuals on both sides of the issue.5:20 p.m.
Targets of tax increase have mixed reactions The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill that would raise taxes on the state's wealthiest residents in order to pump more money into education. The well-off taxpayers are not of one mind on the issue.5:24 p.m.
The treatment for congestive heart failure Congestive heart failure, which killed Twins announcer Herb Carneal last weekend, is a common ailment. Dr. John Hallberg discusses its diagnosis and treatment.5:50 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Iranian Leader Surprises British with Release
In a surprise move, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced the release of 15 British sailors and marines held captive by Iran for nearly two weeks. Iranian TV said the captives watched Ahmadinejad's news conference live and were ecstatic when a translator told them what the president said.
Standoff Over, What's Next for Iran and the West?
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces that the freedom granted to the 15 British sailors and marines held captive in Iran is a 'gift' to the British people. British Prime Minister Tony Blair has said he is pleased with the news, but what will be the long term consequences of the soldiers capture mean for Iran?
Syria Welcomes Pelosi, But Doubts Her Impact
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, along with a small delegation of other House members, paid a much-anticipated visit to Syrian president Bashad al-Assar Wednesday. But while Syrian officials embraced Pelosi's visit as a public signal that their current isolation may be diminishing, they do not think she can shape U.S. foreign policy.
Artist Forces Racism out of the Shadows
Artist Kara Walker is known for life-sized silhouettes created from freehand drawings. Cutouts were used in Victorian times as portraits of quiet repose. Walker's silhouettes depict the violence of slavery.
Winning the War on Drugs One Life at a Time
In America's war on drugs, more federal resources have gone into foreign operations and law enforcement than into demand reduction at home. But policy experts, community activists and recovering addicts say only a combination of strategies will work.
Allergy Sufferers Face Huge Volumes of Pollen
The pollen count in Atlanta has reached near-record highs in the past month, causing major irritation for allergy sufferers. Michele Norris talks with the woman who counts pollen for the Atlanta Allergy and Asthma Clinic, as well as two allergists.
African Bees: A Bad Rep Doesn't Include Honey
The African bee has the reputation of being more aggressive, and more deadly, than any other bee in the world. But farmers there know that the honey the bees produce is worth a million stings.
Obama Nearly Equals Clinton's Campaign Total
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama's campaign funds are nearly even with his chief rival, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Obama has reported that he raised $25 million in the first three months of this year; Clinton took in $26 million.
Funds Nearly Even for Obama and Clinton
Melissa Block talks with NPR's Mara Liasson about what Sen. Barak Obama's announcement that he has generated almost as much first-quarter campaign funds as his rival Hillary Clinton is a new wrinkle in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Study Casts New Doubt on Mammogram Software
New research calls into question the computer technology that helps doctors interpret mammograms. The software is supposed to spot breast cancers that a doctor might miss. But a new study concludes the computer programs don't work as advertised — and may do more harm than good.