Wind power industry could lose sails if key subsidy is not renewed Minnesota's wind power production capacity grew by more than 500 megawatts last year. This year could be just as good, with just as much turbine construction as in 2011. But if Congress declines to renew a key federal subsidy for wind energy — the industry could nose-dive in 2013.4:54 p.m.
Mayo, Minn. communities targeting immigrant health In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, researchers at the Mayo Clinic are working with more than a dozen community organizations in southeast Minnesota to keep immigrants and refugees from developing common diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity.5:52 p.m.
In GOP Primary Race, Can Steadiness Trump Passion?
For almost a year, Mitt Romney has tried to portray himself as the grown-up in the Republican race for the presidential nomination. Now, over the course of two debates and countless Florida campaign stops, the buttoned-up businessman is showing that he can get tough, too.
Gingrich's Other Opponent: Who Is Saul Alinsky?
Most people have never have heard of Saul Alinsky, but Newt Gingrich seems to mention his name every chance he gets. Alinsky wrote the book on community organizing — actually, two books — and he's a hero to the left and a demon to the right. Why does Alinsky inspire so much passion?
Embattled East Haven, Conn., Police Chief To Retire
The Connecticut police chief accused of tyrannizing Latinos is retiring at the end of the week. Four East Haven officers were arrested Friday by the FBI. They're accused of waging a campaign against Latino residents that included beatings and false arrests. Chief Leonard Gallo is accused of creating a hostile environment for witnesses who cooperated with the investigation.
Facebook IPO: Worth The Price Or Next Internet Bubble?
Facebook is expected to file papers for an initial public offering this week, and industry watchers say the company may be valued at nearly $100 billion. Is the social networking website worth the price, or is this another Internet bubble in the making?
What The FBI Wants In A Social Media Monitoring App
The FBI raised eyebrows last week with a document that details plans for a map-based app that would help the agency gather intelligence from sources like Facebook and Twitter. Translating tweets and developing "a dictionary of 'tweet' lingo" are among the app's desired functionalities.
Study: SuperPACs Behind Nearly Half Of 2012 Ads
The role of outside money groups' advertising in the GOP presidential campaign has surged since four years ago, according to a new analysis from the Wesleyan Media Project. "They went from about 3 percent of total ad airings in the 2008 race to almost half, about 44 percent, in 2012," says Director Erika Franklin Fowler.
Sen. Jon Tester Decries Citizens United's Impact In Montana, Nationally
Sen. Jon Tester has proposed a constitutional amendment to reverse the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. On All Things Considered Monday, Tester explained to co-host Melissa Block his opposition to Citizens United and the concerns he has about what he sees as its negative impact on American democracy.
Hayward Discusses 'Honor Killings' In Canada
This weekend, a Canadian jury convicted three members of an Afghan immigrant family of killing four of their relatives. The deaths at first appeared to be accidental, but prosecutors argued it was a cold-blooded murder. Melissa Block speaks with reporter Justin Hayward of the CBC.
Letters: Chinese Oreos; News Poet
Chinese Oreos and news poetry get love from our listeners: Melissa Block and Audie Cornish read emails about Friday's program, in which we heard stories about how the Chinese embraced the Oreo cookie — and debuted a new monthly feature, the news poet.
Lana Del Rey: Just Another Pop Star
Like other controversial musicians in the past year, the singer-songwriter hit an already partially exposed common nerve and set off a mass discussion about issues that go far beyond her product.