Art Hounds: The Fringe, Kevin Cannon & Paolo Nutini This week's Art Hounds talk up the Minnesota Fringe Festival, celebrate Minnesota cartoonist Kevin Cannon's first graphic novel and describe the awe felt when seeing Scottish soul sensation for the first time.4:44 p.m.
Minnesota teens survive cardiac arrest Four Minnesota teenagers have suffered cardiac arrests this year -- and survived. Three of the teenagers were stricken within a few weeks of each other. A Minnesota cardiologist says that's unusual.5:20 p.m.
My first recession: Jason Howard This week, we've been highlighting the stories of teenagers experiencing their first recession.
One of the people we heard from is Jason Howard. He's a sales rep who lives in Minneapolis and he has some vivid memories of the early 1980s.5:24 p.m.
Police Split On What To Learn From Gates Case
Police departments are divided about what lessons can be drawn from the arrest of Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. Is it about abusing authority? Misusing the disorderly conduct statute? Or do people need to learn how to respect authority?
A Writer Who Can Fit Your Entire Life On A Postcard
Michael Kimball has been writing people's life stories in 600 words or less since April 2008. The writer, who lives in Baltimore, says he was inspired to start the postcard project on his blog by a friend who was curating a performance art festival. Kimball tells NPR the exercise has changed him.
Horrors Of Camps Overshadow Killings By German SS
Historian Timothy Snyder says 70 percent of Jews killed in the Holocaust died before Auschwitz was even operational — a fact that he says many in the West don't realize. The estimated 1.5 million Jews were killed by special forces of the German SS, who roamed through Poland, Ukraine and Belarus killing Soviet citizens.
Newport Folk Festival: 50 Years Later
For a half-century, the Newport Folk Festival has existed at the center of a debate over what constitutes "real" folk music. The tension between tradition and innovation runs throughout the festival's history: from its beginning in 1959, to the day Bob Dylan went electric, to this weekend's edition, in which indie rockers appear alongside festival veterans.
Iraq Cracks Down On Iranian Dissident Group
Members of an Iranian opposition group have been complaining of a deadly crackdown by Iraqi authorities. The People's Mujahideen, known by its initials MEK, has lived in a cloistered camp inside Iraq for decades and been under U.S. military protection until the beginning of this year. This week, some members of the group were killed when Iraqi police tried to enter the camp.
Imperiled Fisheries Make A Comeback, Study Shows
In many areas, fishermen are pulling fish out of the seas faster than the populations can withstand, and some fisheries are heading toward collapse. But a major new study shows that all fisheries aren't doomed. In fact, some are on the mend.
Commentator On Living While Black
King Anyi Howell has been pulled over many times in Los Angeles. He says he is paying close attention to the White House beer invitational. Howell discusses being racially profiled several times for what he calls "Living While Black."