Twin Cities composer brings big band sound to 21st century The rich improvisational heritage of big band music in its heyday lives on in today's bands under the direction of composers and leaders who know how to fuse tradition with contemporary styles. Among them is a Twin Cities trumpeter who aims to bring the music into the 21st century.4:54 p.m.
Ron Paul's supporters wait to be courted by Mitt Romney As the Republican National Convention celebrates the nomination of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, some of Minnesota's delegates say uniting behind the nominees is wishful thinking unless the Romney campaign starts to make serious overtures to them.5:20 p.m.
New Orleans Says It's Ready For Hurricane Isaac
As Isaac comes ashore in Louisiana, its unrelenting winds and rains are punishing the parishes closest to the Gulf of Mexico. During Hurricane Katrina, Saint Bernard and Plaquemines were particularly hard hit.
Judge Rules American's Death In Gaza An Accident
A judge in Israel has rejected a suit to re-open the case of Rachel Corrie, the pro-Palestinian, American activist who was crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer during a protest in the Gaza Strip almost a decade ago. Her parents, from Washington State, were devastated by the ruling.
New Jersey's Struggles May Shadow Christie's Speech
Chris Christie is delivering the keynote address Tuesday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. The New Jersey governor was rumored to be on Mitt Romney's shortlist of potential running mates. Christie has come under criticism lately for over-hyping the economic recovery in his state.
Parks Vie For Space In Miami's Forest Of Condos
Miami may bring to mind images of the sea and palm trees, but according to park advocates, it also suffers from a lack of green space. That can make it difficult for downtown residents to find places to enjoy the outdoors. Advocates are trying to remedy that — in the face of ongoing downtown development.
London's Paralympics Set To Be The Biggest Yet
A flame-lighting ceremony Tuesday evening in Stoke Mandeville, England, marks the beginning of the 2012 Paralympic Games. Melissa Block explores the history of the sports competition, which brings together disabled athletes from around the world, with Ian Brittain. Brittain is the author of The Paralympic Games Explained.
Debate Pits Strasburg's Health Against Wins
One of the biggest debates in Washington these days has nothing to do with taxes, health care or the economy. It's about baseball and whether the Nationals should end the season of their star pitcher, just as the team may be headed for the playoffs.
High-Profile Names To Speak On RNC's First Full Day
Mara Liasson joins Melissa Block from Tampa to talk about Tuesday's speakers at the Republican national convention. Among them are Mitt Romney's wife Ann, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Rick Santorum.