Family remembers Woodbury medic killed in Afghanistan Army Spec. Conor G. Masterson, 21, died Saturday of wounds he suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated near his
vehicle in eastern Afghanistan. "Conor was a wonderful, caring person who made a lot of people happy," his mother said.5:24 p.m.
Can poetry heal? We all know ill-chosen words can hurt. But can well-chosen words heal? Or at least give us insight into the healing process?6:19 p.m.
Martin Dosh brings high-demand talent Minneapolis multi-instrumentalist Martin Dosh is taking some time for himself. He's an in-demand musician most notably as a member of Andrew Bird's band and Fog.6:28 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Senate Takes Up Stem-Cell Bill; Bush Vows to Veto
The Democratic-led Senate takes up legislation that would expand federal funding for embryonic stem-cell research, defying a White House veto threat. The bipartisan bill is nearly identical to one that the president vetoed last year.
The Scientific Side of the Stem-Cell Debate
This week, the Senate will take up legislation passed by the House that would expand federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. There'll also be discussion of a bill to spend more money on finding ways to make embryonic stem cells without destroying an embryo.
Reid, Bush Draw Lines on U.S. Iraq Policy
Democratic Senate leaders say they're willing to sit down with President Bush to work out something on the Iraq funding bill — but they also want a change in direction. The president says he is not negotiating.
What Went Wrong with the Chrysler Merger
Daimler-Benz bought Chrysler nine years ago for $36 billion. Now, an investment group is offering less than $5 billion to take the company off Daimler's hands. What went wrong? Auto analysts say the cultures of the luxury German brand and the mass-market U.S. carmaker never meshed.
My Taxes, My Personal Almanac
Tax accountant Jack Willow teaches his clients that taxes aren't just about money. For one woman in particular, taxes are about life in general: her divorce, her cancer and her alcoholism. Taxes are intimate and revealing — and human. And that's not all bad.
Battling Obesity: The Story of Rocky's Reduction
Teenager Samr "Rocky" Tayeh battled obesity for years. It's a story he shared on the air in December 2003. A year ago, he decided to undergo weight-loss surgery. He shares how he came to make the decision and what happened.
Rescuers See Benefit in Search-Plane Loudspeakers
New speaker technology has revolutionized airborne public-address systems, which were muffled by engine noise in the past. The new speakers could allow volunteer search-and-rescue planes to use loudspeakers to inform the public of emergencies.
Washed-Up Whale Sparks a Rush for Teeth
Over the weekend, a beached sperm whale turned up on the beach in Isla Vista, near the University of California, Santa Barbara. Since then, there have been several reports of people using all manner of tools to extricate its teeth.
Foreclosures May Weaken Home Prices, Spending
On a national level, rising subprime mortgage foreclosures are sure to have a ripple effect. What those effects will be is a matter for debate — but at least one analyst thinks we've only seen the tip of the iceberg. Among the predictions: a fall in home values, and in consumer spending.