PoliGraph: Zellers wrong on professor pay During a discussion about cuts to the state's higher education budget, Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Zellers said that college professors have seen their pay rise while other workers are getting paid less. That's not correct.4:46 p.m.
PoliGraph: Simon misses on voting claim The Legislature is weighing a controversial bill that would require voters to present a state-issued photo identification to vote. Among the opponents is Rep. Steve Simon, DFL - St. Louis Park, who frequently says that, "25 percent of seniors don't even have a photo ID." That's the case in Wisconsin -- but not in Minnesota.4:48 p.m.
Depression haunts homeless children, Wilder study finds New research from the Wilder Foundation shows the number of homeless children in Minnesota is increasing. About half of all homeless children in Minnesota are younger than the age of 6. The organization found that children who grow up under this kind of stress have lasting physical and emotional problems that are hard to overcome.4:49 p.m.
Obama, Netanyahu Meet At White House
At the White House Friday, there was what looked to be a quite frosty meeting between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Israeli leader is angry with the way Obama has tried to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Both men put on their game faces Friday as they sat in front of the cameras — acknowledging their differences and the difficulties that lie ahead.
What Are The 1967 Borders?
Robert Siegel interviews Aaron David Miller, a former Middle East negotiator for the State Department. Miller is now at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and he's the author of The Much Too Promised Land: America's Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace. They discuss what it would mean to make the 1967 borders a starting point.
Pastor Weighs In On Doomsday Prediction
A radio host named Harold Camping says the world is going to end Saturday. Other Christian leaders are mostly dismissing this idea. Michele Norris speaks to one such pastor, the Rev. Brooks Morton of First United Methodist Church in Idalou, Texas. He once believed in a previous judgment day prediction, but this time around, he's prepping a sermon for Sunday.
Park Or Ride: A Bike Lane Divides Brooklyn
New York City has added miles of bike lanes to its congested streets in recent years, boosting bike ridership in the city. But it's also left some New Yorkers frustrated with lost parking spots and traffic lanes. And a few residents are suing the city over a bike lane in Brooklyn.
Why Is May 20 The Worst Day For Teen Drivers?
For the past five years, May 20 has been the day with the most fatalities for teen drivers. That statement comes from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Michele Norris speaks with Anne McCartt, vice president of research at IIHS about what about that date is so dangerous for teenage drivers.
Preakness Stakes Gets New Mascot
The Preakness Stakes is the second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown. Robert Siegel talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about this weekend's race — and its new mascot.
The Baby Project: Share Your Story
This summer, we're looking for expectant mothers to be part of a special project where we document that final, dramatic month leading up to delivery. If your due date is mid-July and you'd like to be part of our baby project, tell us about yourself. We hope to share your birthing story with the NPR audience.
Corey Stoll Takes On Literary Voice Of Hemingway
Woody Allen's new film, Midnight in Paris, is a romantic comedy starring Owen Wilson. He plays Gil Pender, a Hollywood screenwriter, on a trip to Paris with his fiancee. He yearns for what he considers the city's golden age, Paris of the 1920s, when American writers like Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald lived there. One night while wandering the streets, Gil is transported back in time and finds himself face to face with those literary giants. Robert Siegel talks with actor Corey Stoll about playing Hemingway on the screen.