Photos: A new Orchestra Hall is ready and waiting The new Orchestra Hall is ready for business whenever that may be possible given the current lockout of musicians for the Minnesota Orchestra. Orchestra officials took media on a tour this morning to show off the results of the year-long $52 million renovation project. MPR News' Euan Kerr has the story.4:53 p.m.
Some sex offenders could go to less secure setting Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson says officials have identified six intellectually disabled sex offenders who could be moved to a less restrictive, but secure, site in Cambridge. The move could happen next year with court approval.5:20 p.m.
Will Obama's Zig-Zag Syria Message Cause Long-Term Damage?
It's been 22 days since the world learned of a chemical weapons attack in Syria. In that time, the administration's approach to the situation has zigged and zagged. Will the shifting message cause lasting damage to the Obama presidency?
Floods Kill Three, Cause Havoc In Colorado
At least three people are dead as flash floods caused by heavy rains swept through areas near Boulder, Colo. The flooding left motorists stranded, forced hundreds of people to be evacuated from their homes and caused several buildings to collapse.
Bulgaria Closes Cold War Poison Umbrella Murder Case
Robert Siegel talks with Diana Ivanova, a Bulgarian documentary filmmaker and former reporter for Radio Free Europe, about one of the Cold War's most notorious assassinations: The murder of Bulgarian writer and dissident Georgi Markov by poison-tipped umbrella. Bulgaria decided a statute of limitations was finally reached yesterday, 35 years after Markov died of ricin poisoning. British police, however, are continuing with their own investigation into Markov's assassin.
Connecticut Takes Obamacare To The People
Outreach workers are going from concerts to oyster festivals to urge uninsured people to sign up for coverage. The state received $15 million in federal money to spend on marketing a health insurance exchange that opens Oct. 1.
No Bitter Pill: Doctors Prescribe Fruits And Veggies
An initiative in New York City is designed to nudge the families of overweight kids and teens to change the way they eat with fruit and vegetable prescriptions. The big incentive? Free produce as well as tips on how best to cook and economize.
In These 'Gardens,' The Tree Rings Of The Radical Left
Jonathan Lethem's Dissident Gardens sketches a history of the American left that is at once intimate and expansive. Out of the lives of a few conflicted characters, reviewer Mohsin Hamid explains, the book lends depth and emotion to events that affected millions.
Taking Back 'Funkytown': Songwriters Prepare For A Custody Battle
Steven Greenberg of the disco group Lipps, Inc. joins Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Loretta Lynn among artists currently trying to reclaim ownership of their work from labels, per a 1976 revision of copyright law. But the record industry is expected to put up a legal fight to retain the rights.
Why TV Networks Want You To Watch Fall Shows Before They Air
The fall season isn't scheduled to start for another several weeks, but with a little web searching you can sample the first episodes of a whole bunch of the new TV shows early for free. Counterintuitive as it sounds, the networks are so intent on hooking you that they're willing to lure viewers away from watching the premiere episode on air, where the ratings actually count.