Bell tolls for museums Twin Cities philanthropist, veterinarian and one-time U.S. Senate candidate Ford Bell has become the first new president of the American Association of Museums in 20 years.4:52 p.m.
More vetoes likely as DFL girds for fight Gov. Pawlenty has signed a bill that funds state agricultural and veterans programs. But the spirit of cooperation on display at the signing ceremony will likely be short-lived.5:20 p.m.
Beyond the yellow ribbon U.S. Rep. John Kline has introduced legislation that would make the Minnesota National Guard's "Beyond the Yellow Ribbon" program a model that other states would adopt.6:18 p.m.
Francis Veber keeps his comedy lean The French film director who made "La Cage aux Folles" is introducing a new movie to America.
In France Francis Veber is known as the "king of farce. He's made dozens of films. Veber says he began his comedy career with an early advantage6:24 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Clinton, Byrd Call for Revoking War Authority
Democratic Sens. Hillary Clinton and Robert Byrd have proposed that Congress revoke the authority it gave President Bush in 2002 to run the Iraq war. The senators want the authorization to expire on Oct. 11, 2007, the fifth anniversary of Congress' original vote. It is unclear whether revoking the president's authority would bring the troops home.
GOP Voters and the Big Issues: War, and Abortion
The first debate among Republican presidential contenders highlighted the Iraq war, along with social issues such as abortion. Melissa Block talks with Tom Hudson, Placer County Republican Party Chairman in California, and Kelly Hurst, executive director of the Manchester Republican Committee in New Hampshire, about the debate.
Market's Heights Belie Economic Slowdown
Microsoft revives takeover talks with Yahoo, Reuters announces that it has been approached by a company, and the Dow Industrial Index moves higher into record territory. You might not guess it, but the economy is slowing down.
'Spider-Man': Third Time's a Yawn
At 141 minutes, Sam Raimi's latest supe-opera is seriously overextended, with four distinct subplots and way too much hand-wringing over things like the heroine's singing career.
Climate Change: Listeners' Questions
Which continents emitted the most carbon dioxide over the past century? What's better for the environment, keeping your old car or buying a hybrid? What about compact fluorescent light bulbs? We get answers to these questions, and more, that were submitted by phone and e-mail.
North Carolina Family Takes Carbon Challenge
Like many people, Scott and Claudia Sheppard feel a sense of foreboding about global warming. They and their two daughters are taking steps to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions — and they wanted to see how they measure up.
Pentagon Faces Dilemma on Mental-Health Rest
Military mental-health experts say that soldiers need a minimum of 12 months at home between combat tours. The Pentagon's current troop-rotation policy requires that time now — but it often includes training and postings that take troops away from their families. As the Iraq war continues, it may be difficult for the Pentagon to observe the guidance its experts suggest.