Art Hounds Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside their own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on in local arts.4:45 p.m.
Ellison, Fields trade verbal blows in KFAI debate DFL Rep. Keith Ellison and his Republican opponent Chris Fields traded some heated verbal blows during a debate on radio station KFAI today, resulting in Ellison calling Fields a "low-life scumbag."5:24 p.m.
Romney's Defense Plans Call For Higher Spending
President Obama says he will slow the growth in defense spending. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wants to spend more. Romney says that "peace through strength" will make the U.S. safer. The question, though, is how much more Romney's plan would cost.
Underdog Democrat Is Keeping Things Close In Nevada Senate Race
It's not just the presidential contest that's being watched in swing state Nevada. GOP Sen. Dean Heller's race against Democrat Shelley Berkley is also seen as a tossup. That's a bit of a surprise for Republicans, who have counted on retaining the seat as they try to build a Senate majority.
NHL Season On Thin Ice With Labor Dispute
Thursday in Toronto, the National Hockey League owners and the players union are meeting to try and get the season back on track. The first two weeks of the season were cancelled after the owners locked out the players over labor disputes. Melissa Block checks in with Greg Wyshynski of Yahoo Sports' Puck Daddy blog about the current status of the negotiations and the chances of having a full season.
'Times' Health Care Op-Ed Gets Unexpected Response
Robert Siegel talks to New York Times columnist Nick Kristof about his friend and college roommate Scott Androes, who was diagnosed with Stage Four prostate cancer. In two recent columns, Kristof wrote about Androes, who didn't have health insurance at the time of the diagnosis. In Thursday's paper, Kristof writes that Androes drifted into a coma Sunday and died Monday morning.
Ex-Serbian Leader Charged With Genocide
Robert Siegel interviews Dejan Anastasijevic, Brussels correspondent for the Serbian news service Tanjug, about the trial of Radovan Karadzic at the International Criminal Tribune for the Former Yugoslavia in the Hague, and how big a story it is back home Thursday.
After 80 Years In Print, 'Newsweek' To Go All Digital
The magazine's editor, Tina Brown, announced that Newsweek will abandon print in 2013. Brown's weekly printed magazine could not compensate for plummeting circulation and advertising amid a 24-7, digitally driven news cycle and will reformulate for a paying audience on tablets and online.
Radio Liberty To Stop AM Radio Broadcasts In Russia
Radio Liberty, the U.S.-funded broadcaster, began sending American views into the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War. It's being forced to shut down its AM radio station in Moscow, but plans to operate under the same name as an online service and on shortwave radio.
The Price Of Fame: Rolling Stones Tickets Then And Now
The ticket prices for the latest Rolling Stones concert tour have some fans feeling like they can't get what they want. NPR's All Things Considered looks back to the Rolling Stones' first concert in London's Marquee club in 1962 to hear about the vibe and the much-lower price tag.
With An Army Of Vaccinators, India Subdues Polio
Despite poverty and poor sanitation, the world's second-most populous country is eradicating polio, which has afflicted India for millennia. Health officials hope India's successful war plan against polio will serve as inspiration for its archrival, Pakistan, in its own fight against the disease.