Friendship, love of music drives chamber group 'Accordo' Chamber music is sometimes defined as the music of friends, written for small clusters of musicians and played in intimate settings and a new Twin Cities-based chamber group called "Accordo," epitomizes that spirit of friendship.3:54 p.m.
Friendship, love of music drives chamber group 'Accordo' Chamber music is sometimes defined as the music of friends, written for small clusters of musicians and played in intimate settings and a new Twin Cities-based chamber group called "Accordo," epitomizes that spirit of friendship.5:54 p.m.
The Current celebrates first five years Five years ago, 89.3 in the Twin Cities became the Current. Three of the DJs who were there at the start talked with Tom Crann about those first five years of the station.6:20 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Security Checkpoints Leave Baghdad Vulnerable
A wave of bombings this week killed more than 60 in Iraq's capital and left residents jittery, fearing that attacks will increase as the March elections approach. Iraqis are dubious that Baghdad's hundreds of checkpoints and unreliable bomb-detecting devices can protect them.
Jury Convicts Killer Of Abortion Provider
It took a Kansas jury on Friday just 37 minutes to find Scott Roeder guilty of first-degree murder and aggravated assault in the shooting of George Tiller. The first-degree murder conviction carries a sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years. Sentencing is set for March 9.
Convention Brews Tea Party Tension
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the inaugural national convention for the Tea Party movement next week in Nashville, Tenn. But the event has become mired in controversy, with some Tea Party activists complaining about the event's for-profit nature.
Why You Shouldn't Hate The Grammys
Winning a Grammy still means something to many musicians — especially those in the less visible categories, or established artists looking to make a comeback. The recognition of peers can even matter to established superstars.
Film About Israeli Arabs Makes Oscar Short List
The Israeli movie Ajami, short-listed for an Oscar, does not include the well-worn characters that Western audiences have come to expect from Middle Eastern movies. Rather, focusing on a gritty neighborhood in the old seaside city of Jaffa, it delves into the urban problems and personal conflicts of the area's residents. And it pays special attention to an often invisible minority — Israeli Arabs.
Economy Grows, But Doubts Remain
The government reported Friday that the U.S. economy grew 5.7 percent in the last quarter of 2009. Although the White House called it the "most positive news on the economy to date," analysts disagree on whether the growth means the economy is out of the woods.
Week In Politics Reviewed
President Obama this week gave his first State of the Union speech, and on Friday he addressed House Republicans in Baltimore. E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times offer their insight on the week in politics.
Miramax Studios Shuts Offices
It was the end of an era Thursday for lovers of independent film. The New York and Los Angeles offices of Miramax Films closed their doors for good. The company, founded in 1979 by brothers Bob and Harvey Weinstein, churned out a string of low-budget hits before joining Disney in 1993 where it made many of its their best and best-known movies.
Impact Of Woods' Absence On Golf Becomes Apparent
Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis says Tiger Woods' absence from professional golf could prompt another "Tiger Effect." The Torrey Pines golf tournament, which Woods has won six times, teed off without him. Ticket sales are down 15-20 percent compared to 2008, when Woods last played it.
PGA's White Knight: Beijing?
Satirist David Slavin reacts to news that golf tournaments are having tough time attracting corporate sponsors in the absence of Tiger Woods. He presents a world in which China jumps to the rescue.