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.4:44 p.m.
Youth Radio: Student explains how D2010 helped her Tiara Bellaphant, who graduated from St. Paul Central High School this week, made it all the way through the Destination 2010 scholarship program. As part of our Youth Radio series, she explains what it was like to be part of the experiment.4:50 p.m.
As Afghan Violence Escalates, U.S. Presses Allies
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is in Europe this week pressuring NATO allies to send more troops to Afghanistan as the U.S. builds up its forces there. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, said the Kandahar operation that is supposed to be getting under way this month is moving more slowly than expected.
Taliban Regaining Strength In Helmand Province
U.S. Marines may have had early success this spring in Marjah, in Afghanistan's Helmand Province. But in recent weeks, residents of the area have seen signs of a strengthening Taliban there. That's according to a report in Thursday's Washington Post by correspondent Rajiv Chandrasekaran. Robert Siegel talks to Chandrasekaran who just returned from Marjah and says the Taliban is conducting a campaign of intimidation and assassination to reassert control there.
Recruiting For The Priesthood A Hard Sell In France
The number of Catholic priests in France has declined steadily since the 1960s. The church recently launched a public relations campaign meant to attract more young men to the priesthood. But the campaign has come at a difficult time amid child abuse scandals, and potential recruits are skeptical.
Apple's iPad Breach Raises Alarms
A security hole in AT&T's phone system has exposed the e-mail addresses of more than 100,000 Apple iPad users. And not just any users -- many on this list are well-known names in government, entertainment and the media. Melissa Block talks to Ryan Tate, who first reported the story on the website Gawker.
The State Of The U.S. Housing Market
Robert Siegel talks to Karl Case, professor of economics at Wellesley College and co-founder of the S&P Case-Shiller Housing Price Index, about the state of the U.S. housing market, as sales remain down but foreclosure rates appear to be leveling off.
Planet Money: High-Frequency Trading In Spotlight
The New York Stock Exchange has opened a huge fast-trading hub in an unlikely place: Mahwah, N.J., a suburb about 35 miles from Wall Street. And trading firms are flocking there to get an edge when it comes to speed.
Army Finds Mismarked Graves At Arlington Cemetery
The Army has identified at least 200 cases at Arlington National Cemetery where graves were misidentified or where there was poor record-keeping. Management problems at Arlington have been a subject of an internal investigation for months.
A Look Back At One Of The Greatest Soccer Upsets
On the eve of the World Cup, we take a look back at one of the greatest upsets ever in soccer. Robert Siegel talks to Sports Illustrated writer Alexander Wolff about the U.S. team that beat the U.K. in the 1950 World Cup, and about the man who scored the lone victory goal for the Americans.