Farmer asks judge to lift embargo on his raw milk sales Dairy farmer Michael Hartmann wants Dakota County District Court Judge Rex Stacey to remove a state-imposed embargo on food sales from his southern Minnesota farm. State officials say eight people contracted E. coli from raw milk products they got from the Hartmann farm.5:24 p.m.
Once upon a mattress - Kuitca style For a painter who explores the human condition there are remarkably few people in Guillermo Kuitca's work. Instead he paints maps, theater seating plans, and baggage conveyors. His pieces are in collections around the world. Kuitca attracts attention because of his skills with a brush and his use of an unusual surface.5:54 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
In Kandahar, It Will Take A Village To Oust Taliban
U.S. and Afghan officials say it will take more than the new American-led military thrust in Kandahar to drive out the Taliban. Local governments must start working again for the people, offering public services, jobs and hope. But a lack of security and money means very few Afghans are willing to serve.
The Challenges Of Training Afghan Forces
Training local army and police forces is a key element of the U.S. military strategy in Afghanistan. But many Marines on the ground say Afghan troops are often unreliable or even dangerous. Michele Norris talks to Lt. Gen. James Dubik, who oversaw a similar mission -- the training of Iraqi troops and police.
Pakistani Anti-Terrorism Court Convicts 5 Americans
A court in the Pakistani city of Sargodha has sentenced the five Americans being held here since December to 10 years in prison for conspiring to act against the state of Pakistan, and for funneling money to banned extremist groups. Three other charges were dropped. The defense attorney says they'll appeal, and that the evidence is flimsy in some cases, fabricated in others.
Up For Grabs: $10M For Groups Reaching Kids
The Obama administration is offering $10 million in grants to 20 organizations to replicate the Harlem Children's Zone program in New York, a center for low-income kids. The response has been tremendous: Nearly 1,000 organizations said they will apply for the Promise Neighborhoods money.
Letters: 'The Killer Inside Me'; Basil Blight
Listeners respond to an interview with actor Casey Affleck about his new movie, The Killer Inside Me; and an interview with plant pathologist Margaret McGrath about a downy mildew that's attacking basil. Robert Siegel and Michele Norris read from listeners' e-mails.
Filmmaker's Goal: To See Combat Through GIs' Eyes
In 2007, British photographer Tim Hetherington and American journalist Sebastian Junger traveled to Afghanistan to make a documentary. The resulting film, Restrepo, is an unflinching look at war through the eyes of the soldiers fighting it -- just life in combat, no talking heads allowed.
House Backs Campaign Disclosure Bill
The House of Representatives has an answer for the Supreme Court: a bill to shine some light on who's paying for political campaign ads from corporations and independent groups. The measure aims to lessen the impact of a Supreme Court ruling that said corporations have the same free-speech rights as individuals -- and can therefore spend corporate funds on campaigns.
Sunken Treasure In Lake Michigan: Century-Old Ship
The wooden steamship L.R. Doty sank in 1898 during a fierce storm on Lake Michigan, killing all 17 people -- and two cats -- aboard. Last week, Wisconsin divers discovered the shipwreck 300 feet below the surface, not far from Milwaukee shore. Lead searcher Brendon Baillod says the wreck is "considered an archaeological site and a gravesite."