U of M students collaborate with three theater veterans A new show opening at the University of Minnesota this weekend takes improvisation to new heights. A group of students developed "The War Within: All's Fair" from scratch, under the watchful eye of three of the Twin Cities' most gifted physical comedians.4:54 p.m.
Democrats Emboldened By Tuesday Elections
NPR's Mara Liasson talks to Guy Raz about Tuesday's elections — and what they might mean for the 2012 campaign. Democrats are feeling emboldened by their wins in Mississippi and Ohio, but there's still no evidence they've reversed the wave of 2010.
Giving Defiantly: Chinese Help Artist Pay Tax Bill
Last week, the Chinese government slapped artist Ai Weiwei — one of China's most famous dissidents — with a $2.4 million tax bill. So far, thousands of people have loaned Ai nearly $1 million to pay the fine. Ai says he will continue to attack the government for corruption and repression.
Ridpath Discusses Ethics In College Sports
Robert Siegel speaks to Dave Ridpath, an assistant professor of sports administration at Ohio University. Ridpath, a former Division 1 wrestling coach and assistant athletic director at Marshall University, has called the current system of college sports "broken." He says that the current scandal at Penn State is the most extreme example of a college sports system that protects teams at all costs.
Cain Donors Stand By Their Man For Now
NPR spoke with nearly two dozen Herman Cain campaign donors. Most say they don't believe the sexual harassment accusations and that they will consider giving more money to his campaign; two said they already had. But others are wavering, ever so slightly.