Live from the Republican State Convention Midday broadcasts live from the Republican State Convention in Rochester, featuring interviews with Republican candidates for Congresss, a look ahead to the Senate race for incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman, and a look back at 1978's "Minnesota Massacre," when Republicans took the state by storm.3:06 p.m.
How Tarsem Singh's obsession became a movie Film director Tarsem Singh admits he's been obsessed by the idea of telling a story about storytelling for 27 years. The resulting film called "The Fall" opens in the Twin Cities this weekend.4:50 p.m.
A pause in Hugo Republicans meeting for their state
convention in Rochester endorsed incumbent U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman to run for a second term.5:20 p.m.
Franken worries ripple through DFL A week before DFLers meet to endorse a challenger to U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman, concerns ripple through the party over potential fallout from candidate Al Franken's past.5:24 p.m.
What's up with the Shubert Theater? The Shubert Theater renovation project in downtown Minneapolis undergoes more modifications. It's also pushing back its opening date by more than a year.5:54 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
After Earthquake, Animal Lovers to the Rescue
The massive earthquake that hit China earlier this month has spurred many civic groups into action, including animal lovers. Chen Yunlian, who runs an animal shelter, has saved more than 70 cats and dogs from the quake zone with the help of volunteers.
Academic Embedded with U.S. Army Killed by IED
When a roadside bomb in Afghanistan exploded earlier this month, it killed Michael Bhatia, an American academic embedded with U.S. troops. It also delivered a blow to the controversial U.S. military program that he served with.
Satirical Song Pokes Fun at Graduation Speeches
Barry Levy, a doctor who moonlights as a musical satirist, wrote lyrics about graduation speeches and set them to the music of Mozart. Graduating senior and former NPR intern Tara Tisch-Wallace sings the lyrics.
Obama, McCain Tussle over Western States
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama spent much of this week out West — visiting states his campaign says he can win in November. But Sen. John McCain won't let them go without a fight.
Politics: McClellan's Book; Delegate Battle
Big stories in politics this week include criticism of the Bush administration in a memoir by former White House spokesman Scott McClellan — and a battle among Democrats over seating delegates from the states of Florida and Michigan.
Senate Girds for Debate on Carbon Cap Bill
The Senate is beginning debate on a bill that would put a national cap on greenhouse gases. But some say this would make the U.S. less competitive on the global market.
'City' Girls, Talking Love and Marriage — At Length
New York's favorite femmes are back — just in time for Carrie and Big to get hitched. Director Michael Patrick King knows what fans want — and serves up plenty, with a Sex romp that clocks in just shy of two-and-a-half hours.
Parents to Sue Government for School's Collapse
Parents are still standing in the ruins of Juyuan Middle School in Sichuan province and asking what went wrong. In a meeting Friday, they discussed suing the local education bureau. But there's no guarantee that the parents will find justice under the communist-controlled legal system.
Organizer of 'Bodies' Exhibit Offers Refunds
People who paid to see "Bodies: The Exhibition" in New York City can get their money back as the result of a legal deal. Some visitors complained that they didn't know beforehand about the origins of the cadavers used in the exhibit.
Letters: Formaldehyde, Space Toilets
Listeners respond to recent coverage, including a story on formaldehyde in FEMA trailers, and the use of "slang" in a story about the ongoing toilet problems aboard the international space station.