Artist gathers raw materials, raw emotions with Catholic DVD The Catholic Church is getting some pushback for a message against same-sex marriage it mailed to 400,000 Minnesota Catholics last week.
The DVD reiterates the church's position that marriage should be between one man and one woman.
Over the weekend, hundreds of Catholics donated their DVDs to an artist who plans to make an art project out of them.4:54 p.m.
Howlin' Wolf: Booming Voice Of The Blues
His name was Chester Arthur Burnett, but everyone called him Howlin' Wolf. He played harmonica, but some say he was the greatest blues singer of all time. His unique voice mesmerized audiences and hugely influenced rock 'n' roll.
Nobel Prize For Medicine Goes To IVF Pioneer
The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to Robert G. Edwards for the development of human in vitro fertilization therapy. His work led to the first "test-tube baby" in England in 1978, and opened a new field of medicine devoted to the treatment of infertility.
The Ethics Of In Vitro Fertilization
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Jeff Kahn, director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Minnesota Medical School, about the ethics of in vitro fertilization.
Extreme Baby Carrots: An Experiment In Marketing
Can a $25 million ad campaign make carrots as cool as junk food? A group of carrot farmers are betting yes. Their ads, which feature explosions and airborne carrots, aim to rebrand the vegetable's image for kids.
Hunch.com Might Know Your Personal Tastes Better Than You Do
A co-founder of Flickr has launched Hunch.com, a site that asks you quirky questions to pinpoint your personal taste. Caterina Fake is hoping it will be able to mine who you are, and "personalize" your Web searches better than any other service.
Japan, Sweden Issue European Terrorism Alert
Japan and Sweden have now joined the U.S. and Britain in warning citizens about a possible terrorist attack in Europe. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Ambassador Daniel Benjamin, the coordinator of counterterrorism for the U.S. State Department, about the travel alert.
Ala. Lawmakers, Lobbyists Indicted In Corruption Probe
In Alabama on Monday, federal agents fanned out across the state and arrested state lawmakers, lobbyists and one of Alabama's most powerful business leaders. It's part of a months-long bribery and corruption investigation centered around the expansion of gambling.
In Pennsylvania, Voters Turn Against Democrats
Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008 with 55 percent of the vote in Pennsylvania. John Kerry won the state four years earlier -- and Al Gore before him. But today, disheartened voters are turning against the president and his party. Republicans are poised to pick up a Senate seat, the governor's office, the state assembly, and as many as six U.S. House seats.
Battle Raises Questions On Iraq Security Readiness
The commander of U.S. troops during the so-called "Battle of the Palm Grove" says glaring mistakes were made during the fierce three-day fight with what amounted to a handful of insurgents in Iraq's eastern Diyala province.
Iraq Raises Estimate Of Oil Reserves
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Ben Lando, the Iraq bureau chief of the online news site Iraq Oil Report, about Iraq's new oil reserve estimates.