Participation soaring in Minn. mental health first aid classes A new kind of first aid class is soaring in participation across Minnesota and the nation, as tens of thousands of people seek training in how to help people with mental illness and perhaps slow the incidence of shootings in public places.3:20 p.m.
Ask Dr. Jon Hallberg: Are e-cigarettes harmful? What's in electronic cigarettes, and are they harmful? All Things Considered's Tom Crann talks about the possible dangers of e-cigs with Dr. Jon Hallberg.
Here's an edited transcript of Dr. Jon Hallberg's interview with Tom Crann of All Things Considered. Hallberg is a physician in family medicine at the University of Minnesota and medical director of the Mill City clinic.4:49 p.m.
'Transformative' gift of Japanese art comes to MIA A California rancher is presenting the Minneapolis Institute of Art with a Japanese art collection worth $25 million. The collection of almost 1,700 works spans a thousand years of Japanese history.5:20 p.m.
Participation soaring in Minn. mental health first aid classes A new kind of first aid class is soaring in participation across Minnesota and the nation, as tens of thousands of people seek training in how to help people with mental illness and perhaps slow the incidence of shootings in public places.5:24 p.m.
Faces Of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
New types of tuberculosis are emerging around the world that take years and thousands of dollars to cure. Patients fighting this disease are often isolated from their communities and suffer devastating drug side effects, such as permanent hearing loss and dizziness.
Court's Ruling Could Prove Difficult for U.S.-Egyptian Relations
An Egyptian court has convicted 43 foreigners (including Americans) and Egyptians of working illegally in the country. All were employed by NGOs. In Tuesday's court session, most were sentenced to prison time. The ruling could further strain Cairo's relations with the U.S. and other Western countries. A new law on NGOs is working its way through parliament despite sharp criticism from human rights groups. NPR's Leila Fadel reports.
In Gaza, Hamas Targets Palestinian Informants In Crackdown
Palestinians convicted of working for Israel's security forces face harsh punishment, which can include vigilante justice. Hamas, the Islamic group that runs the Gaza Strip, has been waging a campaign to crack down on Palestinian collaborators, or informants.
Coming Of Age Story Reminds Us Of Being 'Beside Ourselves'
Karen Joy Fowler's new novel is a memorable coming of age story for our time; a delightful and instructive book about childhood and child rearing, siblings, and family life, told from the distance that adulthood often brings. Alan Cheuse reviews We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves.
Hearing Gives Groups Targeted By IRS Their Say
The House Appropriations Committee hears from groups that were chosen for additional scrutiny by the IRS based on their conservative-sounding names. That revelation has set off a round of investigations into the agency and their conduct. NPR's Tamara Keith reports.
Top Military Brass Face Panel Regarding Sexual Assaults
Tuesday on Capitol Hill a panel of top military officers — including the Joint Chiefs of Staff — faced a Senate panel that grilled them about the problem of sexual assault in the military. There was consensus that the problem is unacceptable, but there was less agreement about solutions. One controversial proposal, backed by some Senators, calls for taking responsibility for military trials of sexual assault cases from commanders. NPR's Larry Abramson reports on the debate over the military chain of command and sexual assault.
Heat, Spurs Prepare For NBA Finals Showdown
NPR's Mike Pesca talks to All Things Considered host Robert Siegel about the Miami Heat, who will defend its NBA title against the San Antonio Spurs. It is the third consecutive trip to the finals for the Heat and though they had a tough series with Indiana, many still consider them the favorite. The best of seven championship series starts Thursday.
Shuggie Otis: 40 Years Later, Still An 'Inspiration'
A generation ago, the reclusive soul singer and guitarist released what would become his most acclaimed album, Inspiration Information. A new reissue brings the classic LP together with 25 years' worth of unreleased material.