How to do healthy shopping without breaking the bank Ben Senauer, Professor in the Department of Applied Economics and former Co-Director of The Food Industry Center at the University of Minnesota, shows MPR's Tom Crann how to do economically and healthy smart shopping at the SuperTarget in Roseville.3:50 p.m.
Changes to flood maps mean more must buy flood insurance Floods in the Fargo-Moorhead area the past two years have prompted more people to buy flood insurance. But next year, thousands more homeowners will be forced to buy flood insurance when FEMA changes its floodplain maps.5:24 p.m.
Bill to restrict gang data passes Senate committee A measure to restrict the use of secret police files to fight gang crime in Minnesota has passed a key test at the Capitol. The provision is part of the long-running fallout of a police corruption scandal involving the Twin Cities-based Metro Gang Strike Force.5:48 p.m.
How to do healthy shopping without breaking the bank Ben Senauer, Professor in the Department of Applied Economics and former Co-Director of The Food Industry Center at the University of Minnesota, shows MPR's Tom Crann how to do economically and healthy smart shopping at the SuperTarget in Roseville.6:20 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Obama: Health Bill About Nation's Character, Not Cost
President Obama held a big rally Friday, hoping to persuade the few wavering lawmakers he needs to vote "yes" on the overhaul bill. But protesters outside warned that the country can't afford to extend health insurance to 30 million more people.
Economy Puts Squeeze On Education Promises
In more flush economic times, voters in many states approved education mandates for things like smaller class sizes. But now that states are being forced to slash education budgets, those mandates are coming back to haunt them.
Haiti Quake 'Orphans' Reunited With Parents
All of the 33 children that U.S. missionaries tried to take out of Haiti after the deadly January earthquake have been returned to their parents. But at least one mother says that she would consider giving up her children for a better life elsewhere than subject them to the desperate living conditions in Haiti.
Quantum Physics Leaps Into The Visible World
In the world of atoms, one thing can exist in two places at once. But on a larger scale, that rule usually breaks down. For the first time, scientists have put an object large enough to be seen with the naked eye into a state where it exhibits "weird" quantum behavior.
Punk Hacker, Meet Punk'd Hack: Discuss
Based on a popular novel by Swedish author Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo follows the unlikely partnership between a brilliant young hacker and a discredited investigative journalist who team up to solve a 40-year-old murder. Hollywood already plans to remake it, but you're better off catching the original.
Talking With Jimmy Cliff, Shepherd Of Reggae Music
The Jamaican musician was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as only the second reggae artist to be welcomed there. He spoke on his childhood fascination with music, which turned into a long and pioneering career.
Week In Politics Reviewed
President Obama and House Democrats gathered support for the health care bill that is expected to be voted upon Sunday. Meanwhile, U.S.-Israeli relations were tense this week after an Israeli announcement that it will build new homes in an East Jerusalem neighborhood. David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post offer their insight.
Fess Parker's Death Sparks Nostalgia
The death of actor Fess Parker on Thursday triggered memories and sadness in baby boomers from all over. They remembered their coonskin caps, their rifles and their imaginary adventures on the frontier.
ABC News Under Fire For Payment To Murder Suspect
The attorney for Casey Anthony, who is accused of killing her daughter, told a court Thursday that ABC News had paid Anthony $200,000 for exclusive rights to reproduce family photos and a video. Several journalists said ABC's failure to tell viewers of the payment for the pictures was an ethical lapse.
In Changing China, Being 'Suicided' Or 'Harmonized'
It's become fashionable in China to use the passive voice when authorities have done something you don't like. Being "harmonized" is now a common expression that means you've been censored. The play on words by the Chinese is a darkly humorous poke at their situation.