Minnesota Public Radio Stories
At Bridging, Fran Heitzman connects the needy with furnishings others discard A non-profit founded in 1987 by the 88-year-old Heitzman at a suburban Twin Cities church, Bridging has grown into one of North America's largest furniture stores in which customers too poor to pay can shop for free. 3:50 p.m.
Appetites: Crave Brothers make a mean, green cheese It's easy to think of local cheese as an old-fashioned, traditional food but the face of upper Midwestern cheese-making is changing to catch some new waves of flavor... and green energy. 3:53 p.m.
Vikings stadium takes spotlight in first Minneapolis mayoral debate Five leading DFL candidates for Minneapolis mayor outlined their positions on taxes, public safety and stadium funding today. The candidates met for the first debate in the city's most hotly contested mayoral race in a generation. 5:50 p.m.
At Bridging, Fran Heitzman connects the needy with furnishings others discard A non-profit founded in 1987 by the 88-year-old Heitzman at a suburban Twin Cities church, Bridging has grown into one of North America's largest furniture stores in which customers too poor to pay can shop for free. 5:54 p.m.
Appetites: Crave Brothers make a mean, green cheese It's easy to think of local cheese as an old-fashioned, traditional food but the face of upper Midwestern cheese-making is changing to catch some new waves of flavor... and green energy. 6:24 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Supreme Court Wrestles With Implications Of Defense Of Marriage Act
As the Supreme Court heard arguments on gay marriage for a second day on Wednesday, five justices showed uneasiness with the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 and the limits it imposed on federal benefits for gay couples.
Supreme Court May Rule That Defense Of Marriage Act Violates States' Rights
Audie Cornish talks to Tom Goldstein of the website SCOTUSblog for analysis of Wednesday's arguments about gay marriage at the Supreme Court.
Long After Its Fall, Berlin Wall Is Focus Of New Protests
A developer wants to knock down a remnant of the Berlin Wall to make way for luxury apartments. Some Berlin protesters — and actor David Hasselhoff — have been trying to stop it.
Moving People From Welfare To Disability Rolls Is A Profitable, Full-Time Job
Planet Money looks at company called PCG which state governments hire to move people off of welfare and onto disability. States hire PCG to do this because states pay part of the bill for welfare, but don't pay for people on disability.
In Crackdown, Some Russian Groups Labeled As 'Foreign Agents'
A new law places the tag on human rights and other private groups that receive funding from abroad. In Russia, the label is nearly synonymous with "spy." Critics say the law is part of an effort by President Vladimir Putin to stifle dissent.
With Cyprus On The Ropes, Which Country Will Become The Next Tax Shelter?
Robert Siegel talks to Joseph Cotterill, writer for the Financial Times, about what may happen if the European Union's bailout plan for Cyprus succeeds and which country may be poised to take on the role as the next Cayman Islands of Eastern Europe.
Simple Strategies Can Prevent Grain Bin Tragedies
A series on worker deaths in grain bins continues with a trip inside a grain bin — stepping into thousands of bushels of corn — to demonstrate the power of corn and the safe grain bin entry methods that are required by law.
Book Review: 'All That Is'
Critic Alan Cheuse reviews the new novel All That Is by James Salter.
Hollywood's History Of Putting Gay Rights On Trial
With the Supreme Court hearing arguments this week on same-sex marriage, film critic Bob Mondello observes a parallel evolution in what he calls a Hollywood mini-genre: films in which gay characters are either taken to court or seek redress in court for issues involving their sexuality.
Justices Cast Doubt On Federal Defense Of Marriage Act
In oral arguments, several Supreme Court justices expressed strong skepticism about DOMA, the law that bars same-sex couples legally married under state law from receiving the same federal benefits as married heterosexual couples.
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