A new bookstore for theater lovers A new independent bookstore in St. Paul is catering to the theater set. "Play by Play" offers scripts, biographies, even books on drama theory.4:54 p.m.
Kelliher admits mistake in campaign funding Democrat Margaret Anderson Kelliher's campaign for governor sent a letter to the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board Friday saying she may have violated campaign finance laws.5:20 p.m.
Warnings issued after possible security breach The state of Minnesota has directed all of its agencies to stop using a Texas company state officials hired to verify the identities of new employees after a possible breach of security on the company's Web site.5:50 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Florida Faces Drastic Change From Sea Level Rise
Few places in the country are as vulnerable to sea level rise as Florida. Miami Beach, the Keys and Palm Beach are just a few of the communities that may be largely underwater if, as some are predicting, the sea level rises 3 or 4 feet over the next century.
NASA Telescope To Spot Nearby Space Neighbors
NASA is set to launch its new telescope, WISE, into Earth's orbit Monday. This sensitive infrared telescope is expected to detect previously hidden asteroids, including ones that might be threatening to smack into Earth.
Garth Brooks Returns To The Stage
Brooks officially retired in 2001 to raise his three daughters. That retirement ends Friday night in Las Vegas, courtesy of a new business deal with Steve Wynn's Encore Hotel. Brooks' extended run is the first of any kind for a country musician in Las Vegas.
Willard Reflects On Second City At 50
The Second City this month celebrates 50 years of making improvisational comedy, and Fred Willard, a Second City alumnus, joins NPR's Michele Norris to talk about the famed comedy club. The key to improv, he says, is to just do it.
Matt Damon Shapes Up To Play A South African Hero
The all-American actor takes on the part of rugby captain Francois Pienaar in the inspiring drama Invictus. The accent was tough to master, and the history involved was complicated. But, as Damon tells Michele Norris, there was a much taller hurdle that he never even tried to get over.
In '60s L.A., A Somber, Stylish Encounter With Grief
Fashion designer Tom Ford makes a stylish debut with A Single Man, starring Colin Firth as a closeted gay man struggling with solitude after his longtime partner is killed in a car crash. Critic Bob Mondello says the film is a visually sensitive tale of a man learning at last to live in the moment. (Recommended)
Week In Politics Reviewed
President Obama delivered his much-anticipated speech in Oslo Thursday as he accepted the Nobel Peace prize. Also this week, Britain and France announced a massive tax on bonuses. E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times offer their insight.
Letters: Wine, Nobel
Listeners respond to Michele Norris' recent interview with Keith Wallace, founder of the Wine School of Philadelphia, and to the interview with NPR's Joe Palca, who attended the Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden.
At Climate Conference, Hot Air Reigns
The folks at the climate conference in Denmark have two weeks set aside to discuss global warming. Satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin expect one clear message to come out of the meeting: talk itself is hailed as an end product.
Week In NBA Reviewed
This week in sports, Allen Iverson emotionally returns to the team in which he got his NBA start, Greg Oden is out for the season and Kevin Durant is putting up numbers to surprise his critics. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis offers his insight on the professional basketball season.