Toxic gas kills landfill workers Four men are dead, apparent victims of a toxic gas that collected in an underground pit at an industrial site near Superior, Wis.5:45 p.m.
Minneapolis artists from 1970s collective reunite Just a few blocks from the new Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis stands a nondescript warehouse that, 35 years ago, housed artists of another generation. They called the building "The Ranch," and for 15 years it was a hub of activity and inspiration.5:49 p.m.
A worldwide focus on poverty and human development Hundreds of medical and scientific journals joined together this month to cover a single topic. "Poverty and human development" is the simultaneous focus of the current issue of an unprecedented 235 journals from around the globe.6:19 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan Remember Comrades
In northeastern Afghanistan, American soldiers held a memorial service for three of their comrades slain in what the U.S. military says has become the busiest combat theater in the country.
Hollywood Writers Call for Strike Against Studios
Unless Hollywood writers and studios reach a deal over the weekend, the Writers Guild of America will strike just after midnight next Monday. That could mean many TV shows will have to revert to re-runs. The writers and studios are at odds over how much writers should make in royalties when shows are resold on DVD or the Internet.
On the Road with GM's Newest Hydrogen Car
General Motors has invested an estimated $1 billion in its newest hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle, the Chevy Equinox. Even as GM touts the new car, detractors say fuel cell technology has a long way to go.
Sen. Lieberman Backs U.S. Action Against Iran
Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Independent from Connecticut, is a leading voice in the Senate in favor of aggressive action against Iran. Last week, the U.S. imposed sanctions, and there is growing anxiety in Washington and Tehran that the White House is gearing up for an attack.
Iran Scholar: Saddam-Era Ties to Iraq Remain
The conflict between the U.S. and Iran is clearly twofold: There is the nuclear problem, and there is the issue of Iranian involvement in Iraq. Karim Sadjadpour, an Iran Scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, says Iran was training Iraqis in the days of Saddam Hussein, and he agrees that it still is today. As suspicions about a possible U.S. attack on Iran increase stateside, Sadjadpour talks about the Iranian perspective and what effects the sanctions announced last week might have on U.S.-Iran relations. Sadjadpour, who spent four years based in Tehran as an analyst for the International Crisis Group, talks with Melissa Block.
Education a Good-Guy Issue That Finishes Last
Ask voters how they rate education in the presidential campaign, and they'll place it right up there among their top four concerns. But the supposedly key issue won't break through as a top-tier issue this campaign season.
Republican Paul on Bringing U.S. Troops Home
Continuing an occasional series on stump speeches by presidential candidates, All Things Considered features Republican hopeful Ron Paul speaking to an audience last week at the Arab-American Institute National Leadership Conference in Dearborn, Mich.
Rice Visits Turkey to Defuse Border Tensions
Secretary of State Rice met Friday with Turkish officials in Ankara amid efforts to calm tensions over Turkey's threat to strike at Kurdish separatists in neighboring Iraq. Rice also met with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is due to visit President Bush on Monday in Washington.
Sometimes Bad News Is the Best Thing
Sometimes people try to avoid bad news. They put the paper down, or turn off the TV. As commentator Jay Keyser's father was dying during a troubled time in Washington, D.C., Keyser learned that bad news can still make a person feel connected to the world.
Minneapolis, Mississippi Rebuild Broken Bridges
Bridges where tragedy struck in two areas of the United States are on the mend. In Minneapolis, the Interstate 35 bridge collapsed this August. In Mississippi, bridges were washed out by Hurricane Katrina.