Immigration lurks, but not discussed, in 6th district race One of the issues facing the next Congress will be fixing America's immigration system, which many consider broken. While that issue is a hot topic in many races around the country this year, in Minnesota's 6th District race, immigration is largely playing out under the radar.5:21 p.m.
St. Cloud State meteorology students get unique training chance For budding weather forecasters, it doesn't get any better than this -- spending three weeks with a "Doppler on Wheels" radar unit. Meteorology students at St. Cloud State University are getting a rare opportunity to play with this high-tech, storm-chasing toy.5:54 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Families Of Chilean Miners Prepare For The Big Day
Living in constant uncertainty in the middle of the desert has been hard for the families of the trapped miners in Chile. And now that the rescue is imminent, many of their wives and daughters are taking time to relax and get beauty treatments.
In Arizona, New National Guard Troops Watch Border
The 1,200 National Guard troops President Obama ordered to the U.S.-Mexico border in July are finally in place, nearly half in Arizona, the busiest state for illegal border crossings. But some critics want an even greater presence.
'Medal Of Honor' Game To Debut Without Taliban Medal of Honor is a new military video game, out Tuesday. It generated controversy because in multiplayer mode, it allowed you to play as the Taliban. Publisher Electronic Arts stopped calling them "The Taliban," but they're still dark-skinned guys in Afghanistan. Reporter Heather Chaplin explores why playing as "the Taliban" sounds so much worse than watching a movie about the Taliban.
Why A Video Game Does Not A Soldier Make
Little boys have always played games that mimic war. But former Marine Benjamin Busch argues that these games can't teach the unpredictability of combat, the loss of control or the heartbreak of losing a friend.
Alan Cheuse Reviews 'Breathing, In Dust' Breathing, In Dust, a book of prose fiction from poet Tim Hernandez, is set in the fictional farming community of Catela and relates the stories of a 17-year-old poet who grows up in the migrant farm worker community.
MacArthur 'Genius' Uses Music To Bring Social Justice
The MacArthur Foundation named Sebastian Ruth, the founder of Community MusicWorks in Providence, R.I., one of its 2010 "geniuses." Megan Hall, of member station WRNI, visited Ruth at his storefront music studio and has this profile.
NATO Probes Death Of Aid Worker In Afghanistan
New information has come to light about an American-led raid over the weekend, which was meant to rescue Linda Norgrove, a British aid worker kidnapped in Afghanistan two weeks ago. The U.S. military is now investigating whether Norgrove was killed by her captors, as originally thought, or by an American grenade.