Minnesota Public Radio Stories
PoliGraph: Ellison unemployment claim accurate Late last year, emergency unemployment insurance expired and U.S. House Democrats have been on a crusade to renew it even though their Republican colleagues aren't interested. 3:20 p.m.
Mayo's mark: 5 innovations that changed health care Some of the clinic's five most-important medical contributions are relevant even today, says Mayo Clinic museum director Matt Dacy. 3:50 p.m.
Suit alleges Mpls. police shot Terrance Franklin as he tried to surrender The complaint contradicts police accounts which claim they shot Franklin after he managed to grab an officer's gun and wound two officers. 4:40 p.m.
Twin Cities band Courageous Endeavors maps out new path for jazz Jazz artists, including the new Twin Cities group Courageous Endeavors, increasingly are modifying their approach with composed pieces that spell out a great deal of what will be played on stage. 4:50 p.m.
Minn. House passes medical marijuana bill acceptable to Dayton The legislation, known as the Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Research Act, would authorize a limited observational study of medical cannabis in liquid and pill form, but not smoking. Vaporized delivery would be allowed only with the in-person supervision of a physician. 5:20 p.m.
Family of 7th grade drowning victim suing teacher, school district The lawsuit, filed by the father of 12-year-old Abdullahi Charif, seeks not only monetary damages but policy changes to the district's swimming instruction. 5:40 p.m.
Hennepin cmr. seeks pension switch; critics cry foul While the Legislature has let employees buy back years of service to correct a mistake, it's never allowed anyone to join a pension after earlier electing to opt out of the plan, said Mary Most Vanek, executive director of the Public Employee Retirement Association of Minnesota. 5:45 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
On Victory Day, Fanfare In Crimea And Turmoil In Eastern Ukraine
As Russians celebrated their World War II victory, President Vladimir Putin made his first visit to Crimea since its annexation to Russia. Meanwhile, pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine are preparing for a referendum Sunday.
Week In Politics: Primary Politics And The Climate Change Report
Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss North Carolina's primary elections and the dire new report on climate change.
Meet NPR's New Chief Executive: Jarl Mohn
NPR announced the selection of its new CEO: Jarl Mohn, a longtime radio DJ and former media executive, who's been a venture capitalist and corporate board member in recent years.
Keep Or Kill Last Lab Stocks Of Smallpox? Time To Decide, Says WHO
"If smallpox is outlawed, only outlaws will have smallpox," says one NIH virologist. Others say keeping vials of deadly virus just invites a horrific accident or theft. WHO is about to vote — again.
In A Changing Climate, Science Fiction Starts To Feel Real
In response to The White House's new report on climate change, author Lev Grossman has some recommended reading. It's a novel called The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi.
Nigerian Kidnapping Highlights Scale Of Child Trafficking In Africa
Benjamin Lawrance, the Barber B. Conable Jr. Endowed Chair in International Studies at the Rochester Institute of Technology, explains the pervasiveness of child trafficking in Africa.
Ahead Of Wildfire Season, Scientists Study What Fuels Fires
The federal fire scientists hope to hand off their findings to fire managers, who have to make the quick decisions on where to deploy resources that could protect lives and property.
The Tale Of 3 Stolen Trees And A Community In Bloom
After three fruit trees were stolen from a Boise cathedral's orchard, the community donated so many trees that the orchard doubled in size. Joe Prin, the cathedral's superintendent, tells the story.
Bake Mom Some Skillingsboller: Simple Buns With A Tricky Name
Skillingsboller: a $10 word for sweets that cost just 1 shilling. Chef and stylist Paul Lowe says these Norwegian cinnamon buns make for a golden — and gooey — gift on Mother's Day.
Todd Terje: Supreme Leisure On The Dancefloor
The producer grew up in a rural town in the south of Norway. He gave astrophysics a try but his DJ career took off, and now he produces underground hits year after year.
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