Across Minn., a patchwork system of weather sirens Some sirens did not sound off to warn residents of last month's tornadoes, and as it turns out, no state agency or law governs the patchwork system that is both publicly and privately owned.3:50 p.m.
A rock and roll retreat, just for girls Being a rock star is every kid's dream, isn't it? The dream is real for several dozen kids this summer, thanks to Minnesota's first rock and roll camp for girls only.5:23 p.m.
Across Minn., a patchwork system of weather sirens Some sirens did not sound off to warn residents of last month's tornadoes, and as it turns out, no state agency or law governs the patchwork system that is both publicly and privately owned.5:50 p.m.
Dinner Party Download featuring Venus Williams What do clouds, aviator Douglas Corrigan and tennis star Venus Williams have in common?
You'll be talking about all of them at your dinner parties this weekend, after you listen to the Dinner Party Download.6:20 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Pay Czar Slams Bank Executives' Bonuses
Kenneth Feinberg said excessive executive payouts that 17 large U.S. banks made while they were on government life support were "ill-advised." Some of the firms guaranteed payments regardless of performance.
Calif. City Officials Resign Over Outrage At Salaries
Three officials in the city of Bell, Calif., resigned Friday over their pay. The chief administrative officer made nearly $800,000, the police chief nearly $500,000 and the assistant city manager almost $400,000. There are still some questions about how big their pensions will be.
U.S. Losing Ground In College Graduation Race
A new report warns that the U.S. is falling farther behind other developed nations in the proportion of adults with a college education. The U.S. now ranks 12th in college completion among 36 such nations.
Report: Feds Downplaying Student Loan Defaults
One in every five government loans that entered repayment in 1995 has gone into default, according to a recent report released by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Department of Education is undercounting student loan defaults, Chronicle reporter Kelly Field tells NPR.
NPR's 'Voice Of Experience,' Daniel Schorr, Dies
NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr died Friday morning at a hospital in Washington, D.C. He was 93. Schorr broke major stories at home and abroad during the Cold War and Watergate. Robert Siegel discusses the life of the "walking history book."
Stephen Carter On The Artful Thrill Of 'Tinker, Tailor'
Author and law professor Stephen Carter started reading the novels of John le Carre in college and he hasn't stopped. After all these years, he says his favorite is still Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, a Cold War spy story that demonstrates le Carre's marvelous craftsmanship.
Ariz. AG Supports Immigration Reform, But Not New Law
Michele Norris talks with Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard, who is running for governor in that state. Goddard has been a strong proponent of border security, but he opposes Arizona's controversial new immigration law. Goddard says what's needed is stronger federal controls.
Colorado GOP Rivals Debate Over 'Real Insider'
Former Colorado Lt. Gov. Jane Norton was the GOP's anointed candidate for U.S. Senate, but now she's struggling against Tea Party-backed Ken Buck. While the two are nearly identical on policy issues, Norton is fighting against the view of Buck as a political outsider.
Rangel Defiant In Face Of Ethics Allegations
Congressman Charlie Rangel says he looks forward to rebutting allegations from a House panel that it has "substantial reason to believe" he broke House ethics rules on a range of issues. Rangel, a New York Democrat from Harlem, is scheduled to appear before an ethics subcommittee on Thursday. Another subcommittee has been looking into wide-ranging allegations that he misused his office for personal advantage. Rangel has served in Congress for 40 years and has never won an election with less than 87 percent of the vote. NPR's Andrea Seabrook talks with Robert Siegel.