Art Hounds: Fashion, reality and music This week, the art hounds spoke with two local designers whose fashion makes a statement, an artist who questions whether perception is reality, and a new CD from the Duluth indie rock band Low.4:44 p.m.
Q&A: Republican Rep. Kurt Daudt on his hectic first session State Rep. Kurt Daudt said his first legislative session has been hectic at times, but he's optimistic that the session will end on time. Daudt shared his perspective on life as a freshman lawmaker on Wednesday, as part of a regular series on All Things Considered.4:54 p.m.
With help from Minn. DFL, Dems dog Pawlenty at public events Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will be in Boston Friday to speak at a tea party-sponsored "tax day" rally. Massachusetts Democrats held a news conference Thursday to make the case that Pawlenty is not the tax cutter he claims to be. Democrats in Minnesota are helping in the effort to respond to Pawlenty's claims as he campaigns for president.5:20 p.m.
Lawyer for shooting suspect seeking details on gun store burglary The attorney for the accused shooter in a triple homicide appeared in Hennepin County district court Thursday to request access to the investigation of a gun store burglary that police believe produced the gun used in last year's Seward Market shooting.5:24 p.m.
Photo ID bill clears House committee, inches toward vote A House committee approved a bill Thursday that would require people to show a photo ID before they can vote, and with Republicans in control in the Legislature, the bill has a stronger chance of passing than in years past.5:50 p.m.
Gulf Seafood Deemed Safe But Still Under Scrutiny
The Gulf of Mexico is known for its bounty — blue crab, shrimp, grouper, tuna, oysters — but ever since oil tainted a portion of the Gulf's fishing grounds, the seafood has been a tough sell. Officials say the tests have been unequivocal: The seafood is safe to eat.
DVD Picks: 'Tracy & Hepburn'
This newly released, 10-disk boxed set features all nine of the classic Hollywood duo's movies, a partnership that lasted almost three decades.
Obama Stresses Need For Bipartisan Work On Budget
President Obama says in making the tough decisions to address the nation's deficit, everything should be on the table — and all ideas are welcome. But Republican Rep. Paul Ryan says that's not the message he got Wednesday.
Rep. Ryan Discusses Budget Plan
Robert Siegel talks with Rep. Paul Ryan, chair of the House Budget Committee, about his budget plan for 2012 — and about President Obama's plan for debt reduction.
FAA Official Quits
After several air traffic controllers were found to be asleep on their jobs, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration's Air Traffic Organization stepped down Thursday.
Study: Mandated IVF Coverage Means Fewer Multiples
A new study finds that providing insurance coverage for in vitro fertilization leads to fewer multiple births. The study's author says this saves lots of money as multiple births put a strain on neonatal intensive care units and other health services. Only eight states require insurers to cover IVF.
Selective Abortions Blamed For Girl Shortage In India
In India, there are far fewer girls born each year than boys. Activists say the disparity is deliberate: Some families are using ultrasound technology to determine the gender of fetuses and then aborting the females. Now it's becoming difficult for young men to find young women to marry.
Past And Present, A 'Princess' In Unlikely Love
Love stories are unusual for French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier; his films typically center on questions of duty, loyalty and responsibility. But The Princess of Montpensier is an exception — it's a 16th century French romance set against the backdrop of brutal religious wars.
Natural Gas May Not Be 'Clean' Energy Source
Natural gas may not be as "clean" an energy source as advertised. A study released this week by professors at Cornell University found that significant amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas, may be escaping into the atmosphere as a result of shale gas extraction. The natural gas industry calls the study flawed — and says the timing is intended to influence the debate in Albany over how and when new gas drilling in New York State can begin.