Raising awareness about food assistance To raise awareness about the issue of food insecurity, this week a Minneapolis man is living on the amount of money an individual receives in what used to be known as food stamps.3:54 p.m.
Organ 'chain' donors, recipients meet for first time Five kidney donors and their five organ recipients gathered at a Minneapolis hospital Tuesday for their first face-to-face meeting, four months after participating in a unique chain of transplant surgeries known as a paired donor exchange.4:54 p.m.
Board orders recount, chills further legal action "I don't want you guys coming and challenging this in court. I want to do it right," Justice Paul Anderson told attorneys for Democrat Mark Dayton and Republican Tom Emmer. The recount is scheduled to begin Monday and finish by mid-December.5:20 p.m.
Raising awareness about food assistance To raise awareness about the issue of food insecurity, this week a Minneapolis man is living on the amount of money an individual receives in what used to be known as food stamps.5:54 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Civil Rights, Judicial Bias Surround Texas Drug Case
A Texas state judge refused to back away from a drug case even after the local prosecutor and the state attorney general's office agreed to drop charges. Almost three years later, a now-fired high school basketball coach and his brother have watched their lives fall apart.
Pyongyang Fires On South Korean Island
In a major escalation of tensions, North Korea fired dozens of artillery shells at a South Korean island, killing at least two and sending residents to bomb shelters. The hostile action came shortly after North Korea unveiled a secret new nuclear facility. But it remained unclear why the North fired.
Insight Into The Ongoing Korean Conflict
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Evans Revere, senior director of the Albright Stonebridge Group, about the ongoing conflict between North and South Korea. Revere is a former State Department analyst on North Korea, and former president of the Korea Society.
Tuning In To The Brain's 'Cocktail Party Effect'
Scientists are beginning to understand how the human brain accomplishes a remarkable trick. It's known as the cocktail party effect, and it's the ability to focus on the voice of one person in a room full of people who are just as loud.
Promise Of Jobs Lures Many To For-Profit Schools
Many for-profit colleges and universities sell their services based on a near-promise: Our degrees will get you a job. But there is no reliable way of measuring success rates when it comes to employment. That doesn't stop students from piling up huge debt in the hopes of getting a dream job.
Letters: Less Play On Snow Days
Listeners react to our story about an Ohio school district that will be the first in that state to try "e-days" -- where students will go online for lessons when school is closed because of inclement weather. NPR's Melissa Block and Mary Louise Kelly read from listeners' e-mails.
'Ancient' Apple 1 Sells For $213,000
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A Violinist's Tribute To A Nobel Laureate
NPR's Melissa Block talks to violinist Lynn Chang, who will be playing at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony on Dec. 10, honoring Chinese writer and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo. Chang also teaches at the Boston Conservatory. The Chinese government will not allow Xiaobo to attend the ceremony, and Chang -- who still has family in China -- says he had to have a day to consider the possible personal and professional repercussions if he accepted the invitation to play at the ceremony. He also says Xiaobo's absence there dictated his choice of music.