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.4:44 p.m.
K-12 funding overhaul bill clears Minn. Senate Backers say the bill aims at Minnesota's racial achievement gap by eliminating racial integration aid to several large districts in favor of incentives for districts that improve student literacy.5:19 p.m.
Minn. hospital tries new health care approach The Obama administration has filled in some of the blanks in a key part of the health care overhaul, proposing rules to define Accountable Care Organizations, which are meant to save hundreds of millions of dollars while improving patient care. The concept is still new, but is getting a tryout in Minnesota.5:24 p.m.
Cube Critics As cube mates at Minnesota Public Radio News, arts reporter Euan Kerr and the Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis spend more time than they probably should engaged in cinema small talk. Today, it's box office receipts and mainstream movie gems on Cube Critics.6:24 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Britain Debriefs Former Libyan Foreign Minister
The scene is a safe house somewhere in Britain. And the players are British intelligence agents, diplomats, and one lean, white-haired Libyan man named Moussa Koussa. He's Libya's foreign minister, a senior member of Moammar Gadhafi's embattled regime. Koussa flew to England Wednesday, and the British say he's resigned his post and defected — and that they've spent the day debriefing him.
Libya's Moussa Koussa Had Relationship With U.S.
The former head of Libya's intelligence service, who defected and resigned as foreign minister Wednesday, is widely believed to have been one of leader Moammar Gadhafi's most trusted aides. He also had developed a close working relationship with the U.S., especially on counterterrorism.
Expansion Strategy: Amazon Deepens Digital Reach
When Amazon announced its cloud-based music service this week, becoming the first major company to offer a digital storage locker for music, it was the latest example of the online retail giant moving into products and services far beyond its roots.
Tea Partiers Rally For Deeper Cuts
With Congress haggling over another continuing resolution to prevent a government shutdown, members of the Tea Party movement gathered on the lawn near the Capitol Building Thursday. They oppose the deal now taking shape and want deeper spending cuts.
The Thrill Of A Job, And The Worry Over Digging Out
Annica Trotter's struggle to find work is over after five stressful months. But the financial woes aren't over for Trotter and her boyfriend. They still have to dig out from a mountain of bills before they can get married and do more to provide for their children.
On Japan's Coast, A Search For Relatives And Relief
Nearly three weeks after the tsunami, the search continues for the thousands still missing. Work crews cannot begin to remove the mountains of debris strewn along hundreds of miles of coastline until they find all the bodies buried underneath.
Public Anger Against Nuclear Power Mounts In Japan
Since the tsunami damaged the Fukushima nuclear power plant 150 miles outside of Tokyo, Japanese citizens have grown more resistant toward nuclear energy. Analysts believe that any attempts at reform will face stiff resistance from the country's powerful nuclear energy establishment.
Buffett's Successor Resigns
David Sokol, viewed as the leading successor to Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway, has resigned after buying shares in chemical company Lubrizol Corp. before recommending that Buffett acquire it.
Looking At Men's, Women's NCAA Final Four
Melissa Block talks with NPR's Mike Pesca about the upcoming NCAA basketball championships. Two teams from mid-major conferences are battling for a spot in the men's final game. The women's Final Four features a quartet of powerhouse teams.