U of M athletics director on the search for a new football coach The University of Minnesota is looking for a new football coach after firing head coach Tim Brewster on Sunday. Gopher athletics director Joel Maturi talked with MPR's Tom Crann about why he made that decision, and what's next for the football program.4:49 p.m.
St. Jude buys AGA medical for $1B St. Jude Medical is paying $1 billion to buy a Twin Cities company maker of devices that treat heart defects and blood vessel abnormalities, primarily in children.5:44 p.m.
Pro-Gay Groups 'Desperate' For Obama To Take Action
Some of the most vocal protesters who show up at President Obama's events are gay-rights activists, who say they've seen little to back up his promises to them, like ending "don't ask, don't tell." They found more to complain about when the Justice Department said it would appeal two pro-gay court rulings.
Las Vegas-Area Democrat Fights For House Seat
Rep. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) is in a district she barely won in 2008, which makes this year seem dicier. A sign of how badly Democrats want to hang on to the seat is that House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer came to campaign for her.
A Look At The Political Landscape
For a sense of the broader landscape in this year's midterms, NPR's Melissa Block talks to political handicapper Stuart Rothenberg, editor and publisher of the Rothenberg Political Report.
'I Love My Hair': A Father's Tribute To His Daughter
A little Muppet girl has started a sensation. The brown doll with a beautifully kinky mop of hair sings "I Love My Hair." The song was written by Joey Mazzarino, Sesame Street's head writer. He wrote the song to help his adopted daughter celebrate herself and, of course, her hair.
Hideo: A Video Game Symphony
After six months' worth of rehearsals, Saturday marked the national unveiling of Hideo, a two-hour concert featuring the music from popular video games and anime. As NPR's Robert Siegel tells us, the performance is self-funded -- creator, director and producer Blair Baker has poured $60,000 of her life savings into the project.
Chile Mine Collapse Highlights Safety Risks
The rescue of 33 men stuck half a mile underground for more than two months highlighted the risks taken by miners in Chile. NPR's Juan Forero goes into a mine to explore what is and isn't being done to protect those who dig for precious ore.
In Germany, Voices Against Immigration Grow Louder
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her nation's attempts to create a multicultural society have failed. Her comments reflect a growing and increasingly bitter anti-immigration mood -- especially for Muslims -- in Germany and across much of Europe.
While I Was Gone, The World Changed
Commentator Andrei Codrescu returns from a long vacation to find that the world has jumped ahead as if many years have passed in two months' time.
Letters: Michelle Rhee, Christine O'Donnell
Listeners react to our interview last week with outgoing D.C. Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee, and a report on the Delaware Senate race. NPR's Robert Siegel and Melissa Block read from listeners' e-mails.