Republicans plan to make gas taxes a campaign issue The price of gas nationally gas hit a record today according to AAA, and it's close to the record in Minnesota. Republicans are hoping to make the price of gas and the transportation bill a campaign issue.5:24 p.m.
A change in the skies Business at some air charter services in our region has more than doubled in the last seven years.5:50 p.m.
Comedy as a campaign tool A Minneapolis comedy expert takes a look at the presidential candidates' ability to use humor on the campaign trail.6:20 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
High Court Supports Indiana Voter ID Law
The Supreme Court backs an Indiana law that requires voters to show government-issued photo ID cards when they cast ballots. The challengers of the law say it puts an undue burden on many, including the poor and the elderly.
Primary Not the Only Political Game in Indiana
The May 6 Clinton-Obama primary showdown isn't the only political race engaging Indiana voters. The governor's contest could have a local impact on who goes to the polls. Consultant Brian Howey discusses Hoosier politics.
Sweet Deal: Mars to Buy Wrigley
Mars is buying Wrigley in a deal that unites two of the oldest firms in the candy business. The deal values Wrigley at about $23 billion. Warren Buffet is taking a small minority stake in the merged company.
Respected Army Thinker Takes New Job in Iraq
U.S. Army Col. H.R. McMaster has been credited with critical thinking and combat commands that have helped shape some successes in Iraq. Now he's being tapped for a new, and perhaps more difficult, job: making Iraqi ministries run efficiently.
Letters: Film Review, Chinese Tourists
Listeners respond to a review of the film Standard Operating Procedure an weigh in on coverage of Chinese tourists in California and the musical history of China's Dong people.
Reflecting on a Year of Climate Coverage
After a year of our "Climate Connections" series, Robert Siegel talks with NPR Science Correspondents Christopher Joyce and Richard Harris. Both recall defining moments from the series, including Joyce's trip to the Fiji islands and Harris' meeting with an ecologist in Niger.
No Title? No Easy Access to Post-Katrina Aid
When Alice Cousin's parents died, the New Orleans resident didn't put the family home in her name. As a result, she was turned down for aid to help her fix the house. Lack of legal paperwork has blocked rebuilding efforts for as many as 20,000 New Orleanians.
Analyzing the Impact of Rev. Wright's Comments
Will the Rev. Jeremiah Wright's most recent address have any impact on the Democratic primary battle between Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton? Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri and Rep. David Price of North Carolina offer their thoughts in a conversation with Melissa Block.