New campaign aims to end hunger in Minnesota Hunger is often perceived as one of life's intractable problems, affecting someone else's family. A new campaign launching Monday in Minnesota aims to show how hunger can spiral into larger problems that burden all of society.5:20 p.m.
Impact on Twin Cities of Southwest-AirTran merger unclear Two airlines that have helped keep airfares down in the Twin Cities are combining. Dallas-based Southwest Airlines plans to buy AirTran for $1.4 billion. But the impact of the merger may be relatively minor for Minnesota travelers.5:25 p.m.
Zumbro Falls mayor assess flood damage Zumbro Falls Mayor Alan VanDeWalker joined All Things Considered host Tom Crann on the phone as he assesses the damage there now that the waters have receded.5:51 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Life After Foreclosure: Coping With Bad Credit
The number of people with damaged credit because they could not pay their home loans keeps growing. Millions have gone through a foreclosure or a short sale, when the property is sold for less than the balance due on their mortgage. Beyond the financial impact, borrowers say they feel stigmatized by low credit scores.
Pakistan Protests NATO Airstrikes In Its Air Space
The U.S. military has announced that it has made two rare incursions into Pakistan, where helicopter gunships killed scores of suspected Taliban militants. Also along the Pakistani border, north of the Afghan city of Jalalabad, gunmen have kidnapped a British woman and three of her Afghan colleagues, who are working for a subcontractor of the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Drivers Abusing Rules On Disabled Parking
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Washington Post reporter Annys Shin about the abuse of handicapped parking stickers and spaces by those who are not in need of them. There's a market for stolen tags -- some yielding $50 or more.
The Latest On N.Y. Races For Governor, Senate
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Nicholas Confessore of the New York Times about the race for the New York governor's office and the U.S. Senate. In the governors' race, Democrat and state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is competing with Republican and Tea Party favorite Carl Paladino. In the U.S. Senate race, Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand, who stood in for Hillary Clinton two years ago, is running against Joe DioGuardi, an accountant and self-described "citizen activist."
Wall Street Donors Stop Digging Deep For Democrats
For the Democratic Party, the cash isn't flowing like it did for Obama's presidential campaign. According to one political scientist, that's because donors feel "Democrats' blood lust for Wall Street just got totally out of hand." But while giving is down, donors aren't switching sides, either.
Pastor Addresses Sexual Misconduct Allegations
One of the most influential black church leaders in the country is fighting charges of sexual misconduct. Bishop Eddie Long is the well-known leader of a megachurch in Atlanta. Last week, four young men filed lawsuits against Long, accusing him of using his power to coerce them into sexual relationships. Long responded to these charges at his Sunday sermon.
Eric Owens: Singing Grendel, Death And A Troll
Owens is a up-and-coming name in the world of opera. His latest performance in the Metropolitan Opera's production of Das Rheingold has generated excitement and expectations for the versatile performer.