Does SPCO, Minn. Orchestra musicians' skill justify their pay? As the Minnesota Orchestra and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra continue high-stakes contract talks with their musicians, there is one thing both sides agree on: The general public may not fully appreciate what it takes to play in Minnesota's internationally renowned music ensembles.4:49 p.m.
As Congress wraps up work, much left undone The House of Representatives finished up work Friday and won't come back until after the November elections. The Senate is also poised to go on a break, and there's a lot of work that this Congress has left unfinished.5:18 p.m.
The Cube Critics: 'The Master,' 'Liberal Arts' This week, arts reporter Euan Ker and Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis discuss a film that penetrates a post World War II cult, and a dramedy about a college alum who finds an unlikely romance on the campus of his alma mater.6:25 p.m.
Week In Politics: The '47 Percent,' Senate Races
Robert Siegel talks to regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Mitt Romney's "47 percent," new polls on the presidential race, and close Senate races.
'No Place Like Home' Shoes Use GPS To Get You There
British artist Dominic Wilcox has designed a pair of shoes called "No Place Like Home," inspired by Dorothy's red slippers in The Wizard of Oz. The shoes are equipped with GPS and tell the wearer how to get to his or her destination with a click of the heel. Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel have more.
In Calif., Some Ex-Inmates Get Help In New Ways
Under California's criminal justice realignment program, counties are taking over responsibility from the state for low-level felons. That has affected how inmates with histories of mental illness move through the system even after they're released.
In Wisconsin, Political Circus Leaves Voters Wounded
Emotions are still raw in Wisconsin after the bitter fight over public unions and the unsuccessful vote to recall Gov. Scott Walker. As the presidential election approaches, many people are deeply pained by the divide between political extremes, and wishing they felt better about this race.
Chimney Rock Becomes Newest National Monument
An ancient beauty in southwestern Colorado, Chimney Rock became the third national monument named by President Obama on Friday. More than just a spectacular feature, Chimney Rock's towering sandstone pillars were of astronomical importance to the ancestral Pueblo people over 1,000 years ago.
One Afghan Girl's Healing Journey To The U.S.
Arefa, 6, suffered a life-threatening wound on her head as well as severe burns when her family's tent in Afghanistan was engulfed in flames from an IED. Doctors treating her at a hospital in Los Angeles say her struggle to stay alive for three years is nothing short of a miracle.