Minnesota researchers on the cusp of a diabetes cure The cure for diabetes could come from cells from pigs being raised in germ-free pens in Western Wisconsin or from human skin cells in a lab on the University of Minnesota campus. Those two experiments are part of a joint project launched one year ago by the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic to defeat diabetes within a decade.5:35 p.m.
Keystone Proposal Rejected On Technicality
The Obama administration rejected the Keystone XL pipeline proposal, while allowing the parent company to reapply with an alternate route. Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Elizabeth Shogren for more.
High Court Sides With Man Abandoned By Attorneys
A New York law firm committed a stunning series of mistakes that led to a death row inmate missing his ability to appeal. There is no doubt that he committed the crime; the doubt is whether he could have avoided the death penalty. Now, the Supreme Court has given him another chance to fight his execution.
Democratic Allies Battle For New Ohio House Seat
Rep. Dennis Kucinich is perhaps as well-known among peace activists nationwide as he is among his Ohio constituents. Now, Kucinich finds himself in a tenuous political position for the first time in his 15 years in Congress. And he's fighting for re-election against a Democratic ally.
The Oscars Of Livestock In The Mile High City
The National Western Stock Show going on this month in the Mile High City is now in its 106th year. The show is considered the marquee event for all things livestock. But every year, thousands of people flock to an old coliseum on the outskirts of town to see a lot more than just cows.
Are Attitudes Toward The Wealthy Changing?
Although Mitt Romney isn't the first very rich man to run for president, his multi-millionaire status seems to keep coming up — and often not in Romney's favor. Robert Siegel talks to Robert Frank, who covers wealth for the Wall Street Journal, about society's changing attitudes toward the extremely well off.
Italy's Cruise Crisis Spawns An Unlikely Star
Italians have been gripped by the dramatic exchange between the cruise liner captain who left his sinking ship and the coast guard captain who demanded that he go back onboard. Many Italians see the episode as a metaphor for the country's current condition.
4,258 Miles Of Meat: Chef, Dad On A Quest For BBQ
Chef Molly Baz was working at a Michelin-starred restaurant when she decided to give that up to go on a road trip through barbecue country. She and her father set out to learn everything they could about variations in classic American barbecue. They came back with a couple of favorites — and in serious need of raw vegetables.