Mom-and-pop resorts dwindle across Minnesota Mom-and-pop resorts in Minnesota used to be the backbone of summer tourism, but they're disappearing fast. Since the industry's peak in 1970, the number of resorts in the state has fallen by nearly 70 percent.3:48 p.m.
Remembering area military members
MPR's Tom Crann remembers 14 military members with strong ties to the region who have died serving in Iraq and Afghanistan in the last year.3:53 p.m.
Memorial Day tradition in Cold Spring dates back 50 years In Cold Spring, about 90 miles northwest of the Twin Cities, a color guard, a rifle squad, and local Boy Scouts visited four cemeteries to honor the sacrifices made by soldiers, an annual tradition that's more than 50 years old.5:14 p.m.
Remembering area military members
MPR's Tom Crann remembers 14 military members with strong ties to the region who have died serving in Iraq and Afghanistan in the last year.5:22 p.m.
BP Readies New Attempt To Cap Oil Spill
As the oil leak continues, BP officials are trying yet again to stem the flow. They're working on a plan that would cut the riser and cap it. Even if successful, officials admit they won't be able to totally stop the flow of oil into the Gulf.
Louisiana Official On The Future Of Her Parish
President Obama toured a Louisiana beach in the LaFourche Parish last week, where he was joined by the parish president, Charlotte Randolph. Randolph talks to host Melissa Block about the meeting and the future of her parish.
Struggling To Make Sense Of 2 Very Different Wars
In Austin, Texas, a career army sergeant major spent his last day in the service at a Memorial Day ceremony reflecting on his fallen comrades. And a son was amazed to receive the dog tags of his father, a World War II vet, after a treasure hunter found them buried on an Italian battlefield after 66 years.
Corporations Increasingly Turn To Veterans
Fortune 500 companies are looking for the next generation of leaders -- and increasingly they are turning to junior military officers. Companies from Amazon to Wal-Mart aren't just hiring them because they've flown helicopters or tracked down insurgents. Rather, the companies see young men and women who are savvy and mature, and understand responsibility and leadership.
Hackintoshing: How To Be A Mac And A PC
Can you be a Mac and a PC? It turns out you can -- but it'll take a lot of work. Meet a couple of "hackintoshers" -- people who've worked out ways to get their PCs to run an Apple operating system.
U.S. Takes Stock Of War Crimes Court
The U.S. is not a part of the International Criminal Court and unlikely to sign up anytime soon, but the Obama administration is making an effort to cooperate more with it. Top State Department lawyers are taking part in a review conference meant to take stock of the court's proceedings so far. The court needs countries to help get some of the indicted war criminals to face trial. Another issue to be discussed is how the court defines "aggression." U.S. officials are worried that the U.S. could be exposed to prosecutions if the crime of aggression is too broadly defined.
A Kenyan Writer Blossoms From A Nairobi Slum
In a garage in the suburbs of Nairobi, gardener Stanley Gazemba wrote the award-winning novel The Stone Hills of Maragoli. Gazemba, who's from the slums and lives with his wife and two children in one room on the second floor of a row of shacks, writes about the intersection between rich and poor.
Newsmakers Share Memorable Summer Jobs
We've considered summer food, summer songs, and this year, All Things Considered is pondering summer jobs. We've been asking newsmakers and other guests to tell us about the summer job that had a personal impact on them. To kick off the series, Melissa Block shares stories from Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki and former first lady Laura Bush. The series will run throughout the summer
Under Broadway: New York Holds Subway Auditions
Once a year, New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority holds open auditions for musicians of all kinds, from singers to string quartets. They're competing for a chance to play to one of the largest and toughest audiences in the world: New York subway riders.