Quilt shop makes a cozy concert venue A quilt shop in the small central Minnesota town of Avon boasts fabric from around the world. About once a month, the shop also puts music on display, in intimate concerts that have become popular with area folk and blues fans.4:53 p.m.
PoliGraph: Dayton's property tax claims add up Not a gubernatorial debate goes by without some discussion of government aid to cities and schools. DFL hopeful Mark Dayton raised the issue during a debate at the University of Minnesota on Oct. 15, 2010, saying state aid cuts are forcing property taxes up. PoliGraph rates that claim as accurate.5:20 p.m.
The musical chaos of STNNNG "The Smoke of My Will" is the title of the new album from the blistering Minneapolis indie rock band STNNNG, which the group unveils Saturday night at St. Paul's Turf Club.5:54 p.m.
Fiorina Takes Her Message To California's Middle
The race for the Senate in California is a tight one. Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer faces a challenge from HP executive Carly Fiorina. Melissa Block talks with Fiorina about her political history, her time as CEO of HP and her endorsement from Tea Party groups.
Officials Race To Contain Cholera Outbreak In Haiti
Health officials in Haiti are working to stop an outbreak of cholera from reaching the capital of Port-au-Prince, where an earthquake in January left more than 1 million people homeless. So far, the disease has killed more than 100 people and sickened more than 1,000.
After Suicide, Pressure Grows For Rutgers Officials
A month since the death of Rutgers University freshman Tyler Clementi, the university's president says the school did all it could do and did the right thing. But some activists say a climate of intolerance toward gays and lesbians persists on campus in the wake of Clementi's suicide.
Williams Flap Ignites Controversy Over Objectivity
Melissa Block talks with Kelly McBride of the Poynter Institute and Rem Rieder of the American Journalism Review about the controversy surrounding NPR's firing of Juan Williams. They discuss where the line exists between being an analysis and offering personal opinions.
Yankees, Phillies Fight For Playoff Lives
The New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies met in last year's World Series. And they were most people's pick to face off again this year. But now both teams are struggling. Down 3-1 in their respective League Championship Series, the Yankees and Phillies won Game 5 to stave off a surprising early exits. But they still have a long way to go. Robert Siegel talks with sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about the baseball playoffs.
NFL Cracks Down On Hard Hits
NFL players step into their new reality this weekend. They'll play the first slate of games since the league announced that it will suspend players for dangerous and flagrant hits.
Signs Of Traction In U.S. Fight Against Afghan Taliban
Officials say it's too early to measure the effect of 32,000 extra U.S. troops that arrived this summer. But recently, voices from Kabul have started to push the message that Afghan and coalition forces have begun turning back the Taliban's momentum.