The biggest marimba event ever unfolds in Minnesota That sound you may hear all over the Twin Cities in coming days is marimba - or maybe many marimbas. Percussion performers from around the world are descending on Minnesota for "Marimba 2010" - maybe the biggest marimba event ever.4:54 p.m.
Kelliher takes her campaign on the road As Margaret Anderson Kelliher, the newly endorsed DFL candidate for governor started her first statewide campaign swing Monday, the field of candidates challenging her in the primary election narrowed.5:20 p.m.
Passenger in fatal crash was on probation for DUI The teen driver had received her license just three weeks before and was subject to Minnesota's Graduated License rules, meaning she shouldn't have been driving at that time of night. The teens who died apparently weren't wearing seat belts.5:24 p.m.
The biggest marimba event ever unfolds in Minnesota That sound you may hear all over the Twin Cities in coming days is marimba - or maybe many marimbas. Percussion performers from around the world are descending on Minnesota for "Marimba 2010" - maybe the biggest marimba event ever.6:24 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Chimps May Mourn Lost Ones, Study Suggests
Deciphering what death means to chimpanzees has always been difficult, as they usually die without a human witness. Two new papers in Current Biology offer a glimpse into the minds of chimps as they confront death. In one case, when an older matriarch died, the researcher says the chimps were subdued for several weeks after she passed.
Adventures In Hockey Dentistry
The quarterfinals of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs are under way. On Friday night, in a game against the Montreal Canadiens, Washington Capitals veteran forward Eric Belanger lost several teeth in a collision at the end of the first period. He missed just a few shifts and returned to play the rest of the game as soon as the team dentist could get him stitched up.
Letters: Media Bias
Listeners respond to a story on trust in the media. Melissa Block and Michele Norris read from listeners' e-mails.
Check It Out: Get Your Groceries At The Library
Baltimore's health department launched the Virtual Supermarket Project last month as part of a push to make healthy food more accessible where supermarkets are scarce. Under the program, patrons order groceries online, wait for the orders to be filled by longtime Baltimore grocer Santoni's and pick them up at one of two library branches.
Visions Of The Future, From The Past
Matt Novak started the Paleo-Future blog in 2007. Since then, he has become an expert on past visions of the future, and has amassed an enormous library of media related to the study of retro-futurism. Michele Norris talks to Novak about futuristic technology, as envisioned from the past.
Using Virtual Reality To Make Nuclear Reality Safer
Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico are using video-game technology to enhance training for the inspectors who monitor civilian nuclear activities around the world. The goal is to use virtual models of nuclear facilities to provide more realistic training.
Traffic Stop Fuels French Debate Over The Burqa
After police fined a French woman for wearing a face-covering veil while driving, she said they infringed upon her rights. Now officials say her husband is a polygamist with four wives all on welfare. The uproar could aid President Nicolas Sarkozy's effort to ban the full veil in public places.
Georgia Seeks Sponsors For State Parks
Across the country, state parks are closing or reducing hours because of budget cuts. But Georgia wants to turn to the private sector for help. State leaders want Georgia's parks to be sponsored by advertisers in order to keep them open.
Fiddling With An American Alternative To Suzuki
American violinist Mark O'Connor has been a sideman for country stars and a soloist with symphony orchestras. He has made 36 albums. Now comes his biggest project yet: He wants to change the way young people learn how to play his instrument.