A chat with Target's new CEO The weak economy and cautious consumer spending have made it a tough time to take the reins at a major retail company. Gregg Steinhafel did just that on May 1, when he became the new CEO of Target Corp.4:50 p.m.
Doctors reconsidering common cancer tests New guidelines recommend against prostate cancer screening for older men, and downplay the importance of breast self-exams for women. Dr. Jon Hallberg says better technology and health statistics are behind the changes.6:20 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Urban Gas Drilling Causes Backlash In Boomtown
Fort Worth, Texas, has become the focus of the largest urban gas-drilling boom in the U.S. But residents are starting to demand answers from energy companies on problems related to noise, pollution and pipeline safety. Chesapeake Energy has responded with an unprecedented media campaign to burnish its image and calm the critics.
Chinese School Trains Next Generation Of Chefs
Chang Le is among students learning how to cook at The Sichuan Higher Institute of Cuisine in Chengdu. He hopes to get a job overseas, where he says he'll have more "stature" than if he were to stay in China.
Club Passim: 50 Years Of Folk Legends
In the 1950s and '60s, the small venue in Cambridge, Mass., featured the likes of Joan Baez, Tom Rush and Bob Dylan on its stage. Now, the club is celebrating its 50th anniversary of fostering strong folk-music communities.
FBI Won't Close Anthrax Case
The FBI won't close the investigation into the 2001 anthrax attacks that killed five people. On Wednesday, the FBI is expected to share some evidence against scientist Bruce Ivins who committed suicide after emerging as a key suspect in the attacks.
Anthrax Victims' Family Have Questions For FBI
Family members of victims of the anthrax attacks are expected to be briefed soon on why the FBI thinks Army scientist Bruce Ivins mailed the contaminated letters. Relatives says they want to hear why it took so long for the FBI to focus on Ivins.
In Tough Times, Lobstermen Use Web To Net Profits
High gas prices are cutting into profits in the commercial fishing business. But some lobstermen, who work off the coast of Maine, are using the Internet in innovative ways to expand the market and keep profits rolling in.
China's Uighurs In Spotlight After Attack
Two Muslim members of the Uighur minority are under arrest in connection with Monday's attack in Kashgar, China, that killed 16 paramilitary troops. Washington Post reporter Jill Drew says tensions between Xinjiang Province's Uighurs and Han Chinese are rising.
Many Still Question Choice Of China As Host
With the Olympics just three days away, both critics and supporters of China's Olympic efforts are making their voices heard. Journalists, who were promised uncontrolled Internet access, are finding some sites still blocked.
Letters: Charlotte's Web
Listeners respond to Melissa Block's story Monday on Charlotte. Many listeners wrote in with their own memories of the classic children's novel by E.B. White
Obama Links McCain To Cheney Energy Policies
Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama has said rival John McCain is pushing the same energy ideas as Vice President Dick Cheney. Cheney is a former oil company executive and his low approval ratings in polls have made him a frequent target.