Bus program eases commute for Twin Cities Mayo employees The commute from Minneapolis to Rochester is 86 miles -- one way. But that doesn't stop hundreds of Twin Cities residents from hitting the road everyday to work at the Mayo Clinic, many taking advantage of the Clinic's subsidized bus program.4:49 p.m.
Coalition launches effort to fight hunger in Minnesota A coalition launched today called Hunger-Free Minnesota sees how hunger affects more than just the people who aren't getting enough to eat, so it sets a goal to make sure everyone in the state has enough to eat by 2014.5:17 p.m.
Mozambique's Struggles Fueled By The Price Of Bread
Last year, when the Mozambican government announced that food subsidies would end and bread prices would rise 20 percent, people rioted. Some were killed. So the government reversed itself. But it's set to try again in July. Even with a new plan aimed at helping the poor, some are worried about the reaction.
Why Is Bread A Trigger For Unrest?
Melissa Block talks with Lester Brown, president of the Earth Policy Institute and author of the book World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse, about what's behind the doubling of grain prices over the last several years.
Lobbyists Want Fries And Pizza To Stay In School
Those lunchroom faves may be too popular for their own good. The USDA is proposing guidelines that would limit their availability to kids at school. Potato and frozen food lobbyists say their products are unfairly blamed for obesity.
Bahrain's Crackdown Creates Sectarian Fallout
The protest movement that swept Bahrain in February and March has since turned into a bitter sectarian confrontation. Sunni authorities have destroyed at least 47 Shiite mosques across the country in recent weeks. Analysts say the royal family is pushing a sectarian agenda that might be its undoing.
Saleh Suffers Graver Injuries Than Reported
Officials with the Obama administration are saying that Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh was injured far worse in last week's attack than was initially reported. Melissa Block has more.
Major Wildfires Choke Arizona
Arizona is burning. Three major wildfires in the state have consumed more than 450,000 acres of forest. Small towns in eastern Arizona are choked with smoke — and under evacuation orders.
Book Review: 'The Astral' The Astral is a new novel from Kate Christensen. Set in contemporary Brooklyn, it's the story of a middle-age poet who is trying to make sense of his life.