In Tampa, Paul's Minnesota supporters unfazed by Isaac The Republican National Convention is set to convene Monday but will immediately recess until sometime Tuesday afternoon because a massive tropical storm named Isaac is churning in the nearby Gulf of Mexico.4:44 p.m.
Do the Twin Cities need 2 orchestras? Both the Minnesota Orchestra and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra are currently negotiating new contracts with their musicians. Both organizations face multi-million dollar deficits, and no one involved in the talks expects quick resolution. But even as the collective bargaining proceeds, some people in the larger community will ask whether Minnesota needs two world-class orchestras.4:49 p.m.
Minneapolis students ride city buses now As they head back to school Monday, thousands of Minneapolis high school students will ride on a MetroTransit bus or light rail train instead of the typical yellow school bus.5:43 p.m.
On Katrina's 7th Anniversary, A New Storm Hurtles In
Audie Cornish talks with Mark Schleifstein of the Times-Picayune, about New Orleans' preparedness for today versus seven years ago, when it was pummeled by Hurricane Katrina. The city is bracing for the possibility that tropical storm Isaac may turn into a hurricane.
How Madden NFL's Business Lineup Helps It Win Big
The video game franchise is the largest of its kind in all of North America. Its success comes thanks to the complicated team effort of a few interested parties: the NFL, the software company that makes the game, and ESPN.
Afghan Women Fear Backsliding On Key Gains
Women in Afghanistan are, in general, better off today than when the Taliban ruled. But activists say there has been backsliding on the gains of the past decade. And as the international community plans its drawdown, activists worry that the government won't do its part to protect women.
Book Review: 'The Renegades' The Renegades is a brutal true-to-life novel about war in Afghanistan, written by Tom Young, a member of the National Guard.
Court Paves Way For Texas Planned Parenthood Cuts
Planned Parenthood in Texas is deciding how to proceed after losing an important case in federal court. A panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the state can cut Planned Parenthood out of its women's health program because the organization is associated with abortion.
Denali National Park Still Closed After Bear Attack
Part of Alaska's Denali National Park is still closed after a hiker was mauled to death by a grizzly bear on Friday. It was the first fatality from a bear attack in the park's nearly 100 year history. Melissa Block talks to park superintendent Paul Anderson for an update.