Art Hounds: Week of April 16 Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside our own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on this weekend.4:45 p.m.
Target CEO sees 'encouraging signs' The CEO of Target Corp. Gregg Steinhafel, talked with MPR's Tom Crann today about the recession and how it's impacting the retailing giant's financial situation.5:25 p.m.
35W settlement the first of many As of today, all 179 victims who sued the state for the 35W bridge collapse have agreed to settlements with the state of Minnesota. MPR's Tom Crann asked Susan Holden, who headed up the panel that oversaw the settlement process, about the terms of the settlement.5:51 p.m.
State approves massive power line project A controversial power line project that will stretch across southern and central Minnesota has been approved by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.5:56 p.m.
Minn. Historical Society faces drastic budget cuts The Minnesota Historical Society said today it may lay off nearly 100 employees, cut the hours of another 220, and close some historic sites in the state as a result of cuts in its state funding and the poor economy.6:20 p.m.
Conference celebrates poet Robert Bly Tonight the University of Minnesota is launching a three-day, international conference celebrating the work of Minnesota poet Robert Bly. The 82-year-old's legacy includes not just his poetry, but his work as a translator, an editor, and the leader of the men's movement.6:24 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Drug War Tops Obama's Mexico Agenda
President Obama is in Mexico to meet with Mexican President Felipe Calderon. They will be talking about how to combat drug cartels. Bruce Bagley of the University of Miami talks about the rise of the cartels and how to stop them.
A Safe Driver Who Keeps On Trucking
Deb Davis, a long-haul truck driver with Frito-Lay, was recently honored by the company for having driven 2 million miles without an accident. Davis says "paying attention" is the key to road safety.
Bam! Football Analyst Madden Retires
Hall of Fame football coach John Madden, one of the sport's most popular game analysts, says he will leave the broadcast booth after three decades. Madden, 73, says his health is fine but he wants more time with family.
The Stimulus Bill And Construction
It's been more than two months since President Obama signed the economic stimulus bill into law. How has the measure affected the construction industry?
The Stimulus Bill And Energy
The stimulus bill set aside $43 billion for energy, and the Department of Energy has doled out $2.4 billion so far. The money is working its way through the system, paying for things ranging from home weatherization to green power.
Chaucer's Cheek Returns To Britain
Modern Britain is no less diverse than in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, and sometimes even bawdier. The walk along the modern-day route from London to Canterbury reveals characters who embrace the earthy sexuality from Chaucer's day, along with more staid British traditions like foxhunting.
North Korea Still Holding Two U.S. Journalists
Two American journalists from Current TV — Euna Lee and Laura Ling — were arrested along the China/North Korea border last month and indicted by North Korea on charges of perpetrating "hostile acts."
Letters And A China Preview
Listeners respond to stories about tax-day tea parties, singing sensation Susan Boyle and the popularity of "A Whiter Shade of Pale" in Great Britain. And we preview the upcoming All Things Considered trip to China on the anniversary of the massive earthquake in Sichuan province.