Documentary explores another side of Glenn Gould It's been more than a quarter century since Canadian pianist Glenn Gould died, yet fascination with him continues. A new documentary "Genius Within: the Inner Life of Glenn Gould" opened this weekend in Minneapolis.4:54 p.m.
Pawlenty does about-face on insurance exchange idea Gov. Tim Pawlenty repeated his opposition Friday to so-called "insurance exchanges," a key piece of health care reform. That's a reversal from 2007, when Pawlenty proposed his own insurance exchange program for Minnesota businesses.5:20 p.m.
The week in politics with political editor Mike Mulcahy MPR News' political editor Mike Mulcahy takes a look back on the week's political stories, including visits by Vice President Joe Biden and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, updates on the 2010 Minnesota race for governor, and more.5:24 p.m.
Car crash victims remembered as 'top notch' Friends and family are mourning the loss of three young people, including two University of Minnesota students, killed early Thursday by a suspected drunk driver near Madison, Wis.5:55 p.m.
The Dinner Party Download featuring Robert Reich This week on the Dinner Party Download, the story of a movie that sounded the death knell for the silent era and for a legendary producer, and former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich talks about income disparity.6:20 p.m.
Week In Politics: White House Shuffle, Economy
Mary Louise Kelly speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times, about the week in politics.
Hungarians Doubt Recovery From Sludge Disaster
The death toll from this week's industrial disaster in Hungary reached seven Friday. Dozens more are still being treated for burns received when millions of gallons of toxic waste escaped Monday. The red tide covered villages and farmland in poisonous red sludge.
Afghan-Pakistan Border Blocks NATO, Not Taliban
Pakistan closed the Torkham border with Afghanistan to NATO traffic after U.S. helicopters mistakenly killed two Pakistani border guards. But U.S. officials believe Taliban fighters have been crossing at the border point, either paying small bribes or passing completely undetected.
Owner Didn't Pay Fee, So Firefighters Let Home Burn
Obion County, Tenn., is not a place that often generates national news. But the rural community has been thrust into the spotlight after firefighters refused to extinguish a house fire because the owner hadn't paid the required $75 fee to the city fire department.
A Lesson In Firefighting History
Robert Siegel speaks with Mark Tebeau, an urban historian at Cleveland State University, about the history of fire marks in the United States. Fire marks indicated whether a homeowner was insured for fire protection. Tebeau is also the author of Eating Smoke: Fire in Urban America.
Baseball's Postseason Sees Masterful Pitching
Mary Louise Kelly talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about the remarkable pitching performances in this year's baseball playoffs. This week, Roy Halliday of the Philadelphia Phillies threw a no-hitter, and San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum two-hit the Atlanta Braves.
Cubans Flock To Evangelism To Fill Spiritual Vacuum
Cuba has undergone a spiritual revival since the communist government eased religious persecutions in the 1980s. Despite Cuba's deep Catholic traditions, the fastest-growing practice may be one that arrived decades ago with American missionaries: evangelical Christianity.
Is Economy's Partial Recovery Enough For Voters?
The Labor Department reported Friday that the U.S. economy lost 95,000 jobs in September and unemployment remained at 9.6 percent. The job losses were disappointing. But there was a bright spot: While public sector hiring was down, the private sector added jobs. Factory owners talk about their hiring plans for the fourth quarter and beyond.