College students find fewer internships in poor economy The ailing economy has taken its toll on summer internships for college students. Companies say internships are the first thing to be cut in tough times. That means students, who rely on internships to make connections for full time jobs after graduation, may need to find new ways to gather workplace experience.4:24 p.m.
Art Hounds: Week of April 30 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 this weekend.4:44 p.m.
Health Department continues flu investigation The Minnesota Department of Health confirmed
the state's first case of swine flu on Thursday, leading school officials to keep a central Minnesota middle school closed through Tuesday.5:19 p.m.
Minn. Chrysler dealers wonder who's on chopping block Chrysler's bankruptcy filing today is leaving the company's dealers in Minnesota with a lot of unanswered questions. Officials say it is likely Chrysler will pare down its base of 3,300 dealerships nationwide, but they haven't said how many cuts will be made.5:53 p.m.
'Burning Piano' performed at Carleton What would you do with an old, useless upright piano? How about setting it on fire and calling it art? That's what's happening tonight in Northfield, and some people are getting pretty heated over that idea. But it's actually a controversial piece of performance art that is over 40 years old.6:24 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Obama: Chrysler Bankruptcy Wise Move
The president of the United States does not usually announce business deals and bankruptcies, but these are not usual times. President Obama announced Thursday that troubled automaker Chrysler would head into bankruptcy with the promise of up to $6 billion in taxpayer money to try to salvage the company.
What's Next For Chrysler?
The Chrysler that emerges from bankruptcy will bear almost no resemblance to the iconic company founded by Walter Chrysler 84 years ago. It will be a division of the Italian carmaker Fiat whose largest shareholder is the United Auto Workers.
Remembering Walter P. Chrysler
Walter P. Chrysler was Time magazine's second Man of the Year. A railroad man and a turnaround artist, he went to work at GM, making Buick more efficient and profitable. He pioneered painting and stockpiling parts to shorten assembly time. Then, he set off on his own buying car companies.
Biden Clarifies Travel Comments
The clarification was fast in coming after Vice President Joe Biden said on the Today show that he had advised his family not to fly or take public transportation. It was later clarified that he meant only avoid unnecessary air travel to Mexico.
Parrots Join Humans On The Dance Floor
So you think you can dance? Maybe. But Snowball, a Backstreet Boys-loving cockatoo, certainly can, scientists say. Parrots are perhaps one of only three kinds of animals that can truly move to a beat.
Painter Ernie Barnes Dies At 70
Barnes was most famous for paintings that appeared on the television series Good Times and on the cover of the Marvin Gaye album I Want You. The football player turned painter influenced a crop of black artists.
Residents In Limbo As FEMA Trailer Deadline Looms
Hundreds of thousands of people lost their homes to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and thousands have lived in temporary trailers ever since. Now FEMA says its program will end on May 1, and it's time for residents to find other places to live. But some have nowhere to go.
Obama Struggles For Middle Ground On Abortion
One campaign promise President Obama has not managed to keep is his vow to find common ground in one of the most polarizing issues in American politics: abortion. So far, all he has managed to do is irritate both sides of the debate.
The Neelys Get Playful With A $9 Mac 'N' Cheese
The Neelys, who own Neely's Bar-B-Que in Memphis, Tenn., took NPR's "How Low Can You Go" family supper challenge and created a twist on mac 'n' cheese: cheesy corkscrews with a crunchy bacon topping. Both Pat and Gina Neely grew up in families that had to be economical, so they joked that the challenge would be no problem.
High-Def 'Hunt For Gollum,' New Lord Of The Fanvids
In Britain, die-hard Lord of the Rings fans have put together a 40-minute film "inspired by" the Peter Jackson trilogy. It looks gorgeous. It's free to download starting May 3. And it's totally unauthorized.