Ananya Chatterjea links dance, social awareness Today we're launching a new series on Minnesota Public Radio News called "Art Heroes," stories about some of Minnesota's finest artists who are also exceptional community leaders. Our first subject: Ananya Chatterjea.4:49 p.m.
Blowing the shofar, heralding the Jewish new year The two-day Rosh Hashana holiday, which began at sundown on Sunday, commemorates the creation of the world in the Jewish calendar. It's ushered in with prayers and the blowing of a shofar, a horn carved from a kosher animal. Minnesota Sounds and Vices reporter Dan Olson visited a school in St. Paul to learn how the tradition is being passed to a new generation.5:26 p.m.
Obama, Romney In Tug Of War Over China Trade
The Obama administration has filed a new trade complaint against China with the World Trade Organization, challenging Chinese subsidies for auto parts. Mitt Romney dismissed the trade complaint as "too little, too late." He's been criticizing Obama for not taking a tougher line against China.
What Drove Early Man Across Globe? Climate Change
Some of the biggest human migrations coincided with major changes in climate, according to a new analysis. Researchers say early humans set out in search of climates where more food was available. And some populations stayed put in certain locations because barriers like glaciers blocked their progress.
As Sanctions Take A Toll, Debate In Iran Heats Up
Talks on Iran's nuclear activities appear to be at a halt, but there is action behind the scenes. Iran's public position hasn't changed. But privately, debate is growing over whether the nuclear program is worth the economic pain of harsh banking and oil sanctions that continue to do their work.
Tensions Run High Between Israel And U.S. Over Iran
Relations between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Obama have been strained over Israel's call for a "red line" regarding Iran, beyond which military action directed at Iran's nuclear facilities would become inevitable.
Antietam Changed Nature Of Civil War 150 Years Ago
On the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, a look at what the North and South were trying to achieve on the battlefield that day and how Antietam ended up changing the nature of the Civil War.