A passion for falconry: Minnesota Sounds and Voices A White Bear Lake man has a passion for an activity -- falconry -- that dates back thousands of years. Falconry is the practice of capturing and training raptors to hunt. It's a way of life for Frank Taylor, the man we meet in this installment of our series Minnesota Sounds and Voices.4:23 p.m.
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.
Adelie penguins benefitting from climate change, U of M research says As in most things, even in climate change, there are winners and losers. Emperor penguins in Antarctica are feeling the negative affects of warmer climates, according to research, there some evidence from the University of Minnesota that another penguin species is actually doing better.4:53 p.m.
A passion for falconry: Minnesota Sounds and Voices A White Bear Lake man has a passion for an activity -- falconry -- that dates back thousands of years. Falconry is the practice of capturing and training raptors to hunt. It's a way of life for Frank Taylor, the man we meet in this installment of our series Minnesota Sounds and Voices.6:24 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Nominee To Lead EPA Grilled Over Past Work At Agency
It's hard to think of a hotter seat on President Obama's cabinet than the head of the Environmental Protection Agency. Republicans are increasingly attacking the EPA and its regulations as job killers. On Thursday, Republicans grilled the president's pick for that job, Gina McCarthy. Some of the toughest questions at her Senate confirmation hearing had to do with coal and climate change.
Climate Change Could Bump Up Instances Of Turbulence
A new study predicts increasingly bumpy skies for future air travelers. It finds that over the next 50 years, planes will experience between 10-40 percent more turbulence. Melissa Block talks to researcher Paul Williams about the findings.
Japan's Big Stimulus Move Shocks Globe's Market Watchers
Few expected the Bank of Japan's program to buy up government bonds to dwarf the Federal Reserve's similar effort in the U.S. Japan's stock market has soared and the yen's value tumbled. Thus far, the move is boosting exports, but is also making Asian competitors nervous.
Joint Air Bag Recall Affects More Than 3 Million Cars
Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda simultaneously announced a global recall of nearly 3.4 million vehicles to replace defective air bags. The faulty air bags could deploy with excessive force and send shards of metal into the passenger side area. Coordinated recalls are unusual in the auto industry.
Origin Of 'Mercury' Meteorite Still Puzzles Scientists
The rock found in Morocco was even weirder than it looked. The olive green chunk, speckled with white and brown, has chemical and physical properties similar to the planet Mercury. But some experts doubt that the 4.56-billion-year-old meteorite is from the planet closest to our sun.
Off-Limits Since Sept. 11, A Texas-Mexico Crossing Reopens
A border station linking a Mexican village called Boquillas to a U.S. national park has reopened in west Texas. Before it was sealed, the border had been an abstract one that people on either side ignored. When it closed, Boquillas' economy and residents felt it hard.
Fair Or Foul? Pigeon Shoots Ruffle Feathers In Pennsylvania
Animal-rights activists in Pennsylvania are fighting to end pigeon shoots in the state. The tradition includes shooting at the birds after they're sprung from boxes into the air. Opponents call the practice "cruel," but hunters and sportsmen are wary of any step toward more regulations.