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.
Rwanda court grants medical bail to Erlinder A Rwandan judge granted St. Paul attorney Peter Erlinder's appeal to be released on bail today, citing humanitarian reasons. Erlinder's family expects him to return to the U.S. as early as Sunday to seek medical treatment.5:18 p.m.
State widens raw milk investigation The state's raw milk investigation apparently has expanded beyond the farm linked to an E. coli outbreak that sickened eight people.5:23 p.m.
U.S. Hopes To Win Afghan Trust, Village By Village
The mission of Green Berets in a village outside Kandahar is a long, slow effort to persuade Afghans to side with the government and not the Taliban. Recently, the American troops met with some small success. It's part of the major U.S. military operation in the Taliban stronghold.
Planet Money: Avoiding Government Oversight
Regulators often get bested by the powerful vested interests they oversee. It doesn't matter whether it's oil, mining or banking. Companies figure out ways to avoid government oversight. There's even a name for it -- "regulatory capture."
Execution By Firing Squad Will Be First In 14 Years
In less than 1 hour, a five-man team of executioners is scheduled to take aim at death-row inmate Ronnie Lee Gardner, who has evaded the death chamber for 25 years. Thirty-five states allow the death penalty, but death by firing squad remains an option only in Utah. A Utah historian says the reason this method of execution exists is rooted in the state's history as a Mormon sanctuary.
Letters: A Decade Of Living With Alzheimer's
Listeners respond to our update on writer Tom DeBaggio, who was diagnosed with early on-set Alzheimer's disease 11 years ago. Melissa Block and Michele Norris read from listeners' e-mails.
Oil Imperils Native American Town, And Way Of Life
Grand Bayou, a tiny Native American fishing village in the vast wetlands south of New Orleans, managed to survive Hurricane Katrina. But now oil menaces this community, which has revolved around seafood for centuries.
Looking Back At Another Celtics-Lakers Game 7
The Lakers and Celtics face each other in Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Thursday in Los Angeles. Melissa Block talks to Celtics great Kevin McHale about the last time the two teams faced each other in a Game 7 -- back in 1984. McHale is now an analyst for NBA TV.
The Spin: Ibiza's Hit Is David Guetta's 'Gettin' Over'
People from all over flock to the island of Ibiza for the beaches, the sunsets, the whitewashed villages and especially the nightlife. All summer, Ibiza is home to some of the the world's top DJs. One of the biggest is David Guetta, who says he opens his legendary Thursday-night parties with his song "Gettin' Over."
Lawmakers Grill BP Oil Executive
BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward testified before a House panel on Thursday. He told lawmakers he was "deeply sorry" for the catastrophe in the Gulf, while lawmakers accused the company of ignoring problems at the Deepwater Horizon rig.