Art Hounds Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside their own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on in local arts.4:48 p.m.
Mary Jo Copeland: Presidential award a 'humble honor' Mary Jo Copeland, founder and director of Sharing and Caring Hands, says she is humbled by her choice as a recipient of the Presidential Citizens Medal, one of the nation's highest civilian honors. Copeland will receive the award at the White House tomorrow. She spoke with MPR's Tom Crann about her charitable work providing meals and shelter to thousands of people in the Twin Cities every year since 1985.5:43 p.m.
Airline Mega-Mergers: 'Good, Bad And Ugly'
The proposed marriage of American Airlines and US Airways is likely the last in a series of industry mega-mergers. But history suggests combining two big carriers isn't easy. Meshing cultures and dealing with pilot seniority add to the complexity of combining airlines, analysts say.
Taxpayers Steaming Over Florida Nuclear Plant's Shuttering
The Crystal River nuclear plant was a driver of commercial life in rural Citrus County, Fla. The power company's decision to close the troubled plant will leave taxpayers and ratepayers on the hook for up to several billion dollars and has residents worried about their region's future.
Traces Of Anxiety Drugs May Make Fish Act Funny
Small amounts of the drugs that people take end up in wastewater and then in streams and rivers. It's usually not enough to harm the health of humans who swim in or drink the water. But there is growing evidence that pharmaceuticals in wastewater may affect wildlife.
Couple Ties The Knot With Their Own Afro-Asian Rice Treat
Bryant Terry and Jidan Koon's relationship evolved over cooking. So much so that when they got engaged, they created a special dish that united their Asian-American and African-American backgrounds: Afro-Asian jung — sticky rice packets tied up with string.