Minnesota Sounds and Voices: The Spin Collective dancers The sun is setting on Lake Superior as members of the Spin Collective dancers soak small kevlar orbs in fuel and set them afire. Then, wielding them at the end of chains or long metal arms, they begin twirling the orbs in what's called a poi dance.5:54 p.m.
Art Hounds 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 in local arts.6:45 p.m.
Corn crop could hit record, but also depress prices Minnesota's corn crop is off to a good start and could contribute to a record U.S. harvest. But uncertainty over prices has farmers wondering if a bountiful harvest might cost them more than they can sell their corn for.7:50 p.m.
Egyptian Leaders Weigh In On Election
Robert Siegel talks to three Egyptians about the second day of voting in the country's first free election since ousting former President Hosni Mubarak last year. Fifty million people are registered to vote, and preliminary results are expected over the weekend. He talks to Mohamed ElBaradei, leader of the National Association for Change, Dalia Ziada, a founding member of the Justice Party, and Abdul Mawgoud Rageh Dardery, an Egyptian parliamentarian.
U.S. Targets Al-Qaida In Chatrooms, Banner Ads
For some time now al-Qaida has been attracting recruits through the Internet. The group has launched jihadi chatrooms and online magazines, and their recruitment efforts have been fairly successful. Now the State Department is fighting back with something they call the "Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications."
Friend Your Students? New York City Schools Say No
This spring, the city's Department of Education issued its first guidelines about how teachers should navigate social media. The rules make it explicit: Teachers cannot friend or follow their students on Facebook or Twitter, but they can have professional accounts and pages for students to follow.
Health Law's Downfall Could Put GOP In Odd Spot
Republicans have rallied for repeal of the Affordable Care Act since the very day it passed. But now the GOP has a problem: Some provisions in the law are very popular with voters. If the Supreme Court strikes the law down, choosing whether to try to revive those parts could be difficult.
N.C. Democrats Try To Shake Off Pre-Convention Blues
With the national convention just three months away, state Democrats are reeling from a series of setbacks, including passage of a gay marriage ban and a sex scandal within the organization. But party leaders say they're committed to making the convention a success and keeping the state "blue" in November.
Hard-Line Muslims Test Indonesia's Tolerance
Indonesia has the world's largest Muslim population and has drawn praise for evolving into a vibrant, pluralistic democracy. But the rise of hard-line Muslim groups and recent cases of religious persecution have led some to question whether it lives up to that reputation.
Regina Spektor Still Doesn't Write Anything Down
Through early live bootlegs uploaded to the Internet by fans, Spektor culled 10 years' worth of songs for her new album. "It gives me so much relief to know that they're somewhere," Spektor says.
What Will HP's Restructuring Look Like?
Hewlett-Packard has announced plans to eliminate 8 percent of its workforce, as it begins a restructuring designed to reverse a sharp decline in profit. Rapidly changing consumer preferences have hurt HP's results and the company is still developing the strategy it hopes will lead to a turnaround. Audie Cornish talks with Steve Henn.