Tale of the tapes: cassettes make a comeback Though the digital revolution has transformed music, the old formats aren't going down without a fight. In the last five years there's been resurgence of vinyl records. Now, another nearly forgotten music delivery system is making a comeback.4:54 p.m.
New Gopher football coach faces skeptics Jerry Kill, the new head football coach at the University of Minnesota calls himself a small-town guy who likes to work hard. Kill, currently coaching at Northern Illinois, will have to work very hard to convince skeptical fans that he's the right choice to lead the Gophers. Many were hoping a big-name coach would get the job.5:20 p.m.
Family, friends remember young family killed in car crash A 29-year-old Edina man is due in court Tuesday in connection with the fatal car crash that killed a young mother and both of her children early Sunday morning. Friends say Amanda Thomas was making a good life for herself and her boys, after a rough time growing up.5:24 p.m.
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Trafficked Teen Girls Describe Life In 'The Game'
According to the FBI, more than 100,000 children are sold for sex each year in the U.S. Many are brutalized by pimps and exploited by men who seek out young sex partners. In a Youth Radio investigation, two young women who recently escaped what they call "the game" share their stories.
For Invaders, A Well-Worn Path Out Of Afghanistan
As the Obama administration finishes a major review of its current Afghan strategy, NPR looks back over that country's history, from the British invasion nearly 200 years ago to current U.S. frustrations there.
Beyond Cancun: What's The Future Of Climate Policy?
Experts say outcomes from the U.N. climate meeting in Cancun will not include a new international treaty. Rather, a piecemeal approach, with individual countries setting their own goals for greenhouse gas emission cutbacks, is likely.
Expect More Legal Twists In Battle Over Prop. 8
The common wisdom is that the U.S. Supreme Court will ultimately rule on the constitutionality of California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. But there's no straight path to the high court, and the case might not get that far -- at least not very soon.
Hackathon: 2 Days, 1,000 Developers, Lots Of Caffeine
This past weekend, software engineers met in 21 locations around the world to take part in a humanitarian effort called Random Hacks of Kindness. In 30 hours, teams of software developers competed by trying to solve problems that arise during humanitarian crises.
U.S., Allies Discuss N. Korea In 'Landmark' Meeting
At the State Department on Monday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is holding what she calls landmark talks with her counterparts from Japan and South Korea. For more, guest host Guy Raz speaks to NPR's Michele Kelemen.
World Powers Press Iran On Nuclear Issues
NPR's Melissa Block talks to Leonard Spector, of the Monterey Institute's James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, about Iran's announcement over the weekend that it had successfully made yellowcake, or uranium concentrate. Spector also talks about what might be achieved at the diplomatic talks Monday in Geneva about Iran's nuclear ambitions.
Fed Chief Bernanke Defends Fed Policies
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke appeared on 60 Minutes on Sunday to defend the Fed's efforts to revive the economy. He said the Fed would do more in the future if it has to and rejected the notion the Fed is simply printing money and will eventually reignite inflation.
Letters: WikiLeaks; The Most Boring Day
Melissa Block and Guy Raz read from listeners' e-mails about our coverage of WikiLeaks and April 11, 1954 -- allegedly the most boring day in modern history.