Metro Transit sees record number of riders Metro Transit officials say bus and train ridership hit a 24-year high for the first three months of this year. One official says the steep rise in gas prices is one reason for the increase.5:24 p.m.
Pawlenty's tax group to focus on jobs Gov. Tim Pawlenty has named a special panel to help improve the state tax code and job climate, some DFL lawmakers say the governor's focus may be too narrow.5:54 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Clinton Turns Attention to Indiana
One day after the Pennsylvania primary, Hillary Clinton takes her campaign to the next make-or-break state, holding a rally in Indianapolis.
Facing Foreclosure, One Home at a Time
What happened to Avery Salkey and her South Florida house is an extreme version of one that is happening to millions of people across the U.S. She refinanced with a "hard money" lender and is now desperately trying to save her home.
CIA to Brief Congress on Israel's Syria Bombing
CIA officials are expected to tell Congress on Thursday that a site Israel bombed in the Syria desert last fall housed a nuclear reactor that was being built with the help of North Korea. Jay Solomon, who reported the information for The Wall Street Journal, talks with Robert Siegel.
1968 Columbia Protests Still Stir Passion
Forty years ago, Columbia University drew demonstrations against the Vietnam War and perceived civil-rights violations. Now, scholars and many former protesters disagree about their impact.
Letters: Pa. Primary Coverage; Shakira
Melissa Block and Robert Siegel read from listeners' responses to Tuesday's program, listeners' responses to yesterday's program, including criticism of our coverage of Pennsylvania's Democratic primary and gratitude for the coda in our conversation with Shakira.
Show-Stopping Aria Encored at the Met
There is an unofficial moratorium on taking encores at New York's Metropolitan Opera. But tenor Juan Diego Florez broke the 14-year old ban Monday night, singing 18 high C's back to back.