Ad watch: Kennedy and Klobuchar's first round Two of the candidates running for Minnesota's open U.S. Senate seat are on the air with television ads. Republican Mark Kennedy hit the airwaves Tuesday with an ad touting his background. His DFL opponent, Amy Klobuchar, focuses her ads more on her experience as a prosecutor.5:19 p.m.
Commentator David Brauer on Mike Hatch's beef with the Star Tribune David Brauer is our regular media commentator here on All Things Considered. He says Hatch's complaint stems from three areas of questions posed to him by Star Tribune reporters -- all relating to a parking ticket Hatch received in December 2003 in a Minneapolis park with a bad reputation.5:23 p.m.
Beyond Words: Collecting books as art A new exhibit at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts in Minneapolis takes a look at the collectible book, and you might be surprised at what that includes.5:49 p.m.
Rice Leaves Israel Without a Peace Deal
Despite Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's two-day visit to the Middle East, the conflict between Hezbollah and Israel is no closer to an end. More than 400 people in Lebanon and over 42 Israelis have been killed since the conflict began two weeks ago. Rice met with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, but neither called for a cease-fire. Rice also met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Diplomatic Options for Rice, Israel and Hezbollah
Michele Norris talks with Dennis Ross, former U.S. envoy to the Middle East, about the various options Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is considering regarding diplomacy in the region. Ross was the point person to the Middle East under presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush.
Lebanon's Economy Battered by Aerial Attacks
As a third week of violence begins along the Lebanon-Israel border, there are fewer Israeli airstrikes in central and northern Lebanon. But the aerial attacks that began on July 12 have left much of Lebanon's infrastructure in tatters.
100-Degree Heat Forces Blackouts in California
Another day of record-breaking heat puts more stress on California's already stressed power grid. Even as businesses and the public try to conserve, there's still a chance that power regulators will be forced to call for rolling blackouts. California has suffered through more than a week of triple-digit temperatures.
Hearing a Wine's Acidity
Patrick Taylor of Cuneo Cellars in Carlton, Ore., lets us listen to the sucking sound of an apparatus used to detect acidity in wine. He tells us how it works and why it is important to do this test.
Congress Set to Take Up Detainee, Spying Issues
With the days dwindling before its August recess, Congress is trying to move forward on two key national security issues: detainee treatment and government eavesdropping. Hearings are to begin Wednesday in both the House and the Senate on eavesdropping and FISA, the law that normally governs it.
FBI Re-Examines 1946 Lynching Case
Sixty years ago, an angry white mob grabbed two black couples from a car, beat them and shot them to death. Townsfolk remained quiet about what they knew. Now, the FBI is reexamining the case.
Classical Guitarist Traverses 'Hemispheres'
Originally from Iran, classical guitarist Lily Afshar stayed in the United States after the Islamic revolution in her homeland. Like her life, her music crosses continents. Hemispheres, Afshar's fourth CD, explores the Persian influence on her work.
Per Request, Bush Will Move Troops into Baghdad
President Bush agrees to reassign more of the U.S. forces in Iraq to provide security in Baghdad, a key request from visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. The two spoke briefly to reporters after their morning meeting.