Rybak calls for review of police actions during RNC Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak says the convention was a success overall, but he says there are several matters that deserve a closer look. The Minneapolis City Council is also pushing for reviews.4:49 p.m.
Law professor Tom Berg talks about religion and the law Two developments this week are sending mixed messages to workers who are looking for religious accomodation in the work place. Tom Crann talked with St. Thomas law professor Tom Berg for some background on religion and law.4:51 p.m.
Home heating worries arrive with cold weather Home heating costs will be higher this winter, with fuel oil customers seeing the sharpest increase. Experts say those households may be the least able to absorb the cost.5:23 p.m.
Songs for the lovelorn For centuries, lovelorn souls have written letters addressed to "Juliet, Verona, Italy." They're writing to the heroine of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. A production at the Southern Theater in Minneapolis takes a musical and theatrical look at "The Juliet Letters."5:50 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Seven Years After Attacks, No Memorial In NYC
For all the scenes of cranes at work at ground zero in New York City, the site is still a giant, lifeless crater seven years after two hijacked airplanes destroyed the twin towers. Paul Goldberger, architecture critic for The New Yorker, offers his insight.
First Lady On Why Volunteering Is Not A Photo-Op
As Laura Bush's time in the White House nears an end, the first lady is already preparing for her post-Pennsylvania Avenue life. High on her list: community service. It's an activity she hopes other Americans will join her in, too, Bush tells NPR.
Pigs Out, But Artist Sells Tattoo Off Man's Back
Eight tattooed pigs were supposed to be part of Wim Delvoye's exhibit at a Chinese art show. But authorities didn't consider them art, so Delvoye tattooed an elaborate scene on a man's back and displayed him instead. A collector has purchased the tattoo — with the right to remove it after the man dies.
Bush Dedicates 9/11 Memorial At Pentagon
The first of three major Sept. 11 remembrance sites was dedicated Thursday outside of Washington. The Pentagon Memorial is a two-acre park built along the path of the American Airliner that crashed into the building, killing 184 people.
Fannie, Freddie Takeover Plan Weeks In Making
Markets are still adjusting to the Treasury Department's decision to take over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The announcement took Fannie and Freddie executives by surprise, but federal regulators had been working out the plan's details for weeks.
Ex-IMF Official: Money Crisis Not Over
Kenneth Rogoff, the former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, has said the U.S. financial crisis is at the halfway point, with the worst yet to come. Rogoff, a professor of economics at Harvard University, says the banking industry is bloated.
Letters: Putting Lipstick On A Pig
Many listeners responded to Wednesday's interview with Joel Salatin, a Virginia farmer who tried to put lipstick on his pigs. Responses were both varied and colorful.
Prodigal Pages Celebrate Many Awkward Returns
Returning to a childhood home as a grown-up is always loaded with emotion. These three books about homecoming are guaranteed to make even the most stoic readers nostalgic for the too-tight embrace of family.
Cunningham Opus To Be Performed Thursday
The Merce Cunningham Dance Company will present Ocean in Minnesota's Rainbow Granite Quarry Thursday and Friday. It calls for 150 musicians to sit around the audience and has been performed only once before in its entirety.