Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Art Hounds Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside their own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on in local arts. 4:44 p.m.
Wis. clerks could face charges over gay marriage licenses Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen warned county clerks Thursday that prosecutors could charge them for issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, saying the state's gay marriage ban remains in effect despite a federal judge's ruling that it's unconstitutional. 4:49 p.m.
Jihad in Syria lures Somalis from Minnesota Over the past few months, as many as 15 young Somali-American men from the Twin Cities have traveled to Syria to join radical groups trying to overthrow President Bashar Assad's regime, according to the FBI. 5:20 p.m.
DFLers say they're ready to get loud about federal health law, MNsure But after taking some early lumps on MNsure Democrats are becoming more aggressive about promoting what they say are the program's benefits. 5:24 p.m.
Minn. program rewards farmers who keep pollutants from waterways A Red River Valley farming operation became the first to be certified under the Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program, which rewards farmers who go the extra mile to reduce pollution. 5:50 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
As Iraq Comes Apart At The Seams, Washington Weighs What To Do
Grave questions face the Iraqi government, and U.S. officials are scrambling to decide what to do. The U.S. helped shape the country; is there anything it can — or would — do to keep it together?
Mosul Falls And Many Wonder: What Happened To Troop Surge In Iraq?
Retired Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling speaks to Melissa Block about the fall of the Iraqi cities Mosul and Tikrit to insurgents. Hertling had been the top U.S. commander for northern Iraq during the troop surge.
On The Hill, Debate Reawakens Over Tired Truckers
The accident that seriously injured comic Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian has focused attention on truck driving safety. New regulations limited the amount of overnights truckers could work, but the trucking industry and its congressional allies are trying to roll back the limits.
Former BP CEO: 'Glass Closet' Still Holds Many Gay Workers Back
There's a presumption in the business world that everyone's straight, says John Browne, who hid his homosexuality for years. In his new book, he says it's time for a change in corporate culture.
POM Wonderful Wins A Round In Food Fight With Coca-Cola
By a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled that POM Wonderful's lawsuit against the Coca-Cola Co. may go on. The repercussions of the case for the food and beverage industry are unclear.
Stark Report: Left-Right Divide Is At Its Worst In Recent Memory
Michael Dimock, the Pew Research Center's vice president of research, discusses Pew's latest polls, which show that Republicans and Democrats are more divided along ideological lines than at any point in the last two decades.
Western Countries Issue Warnings; Kenyan Tourism Gets Pummeled
Kenya is heavily reliant on tourism, but advisories by the U.S., Britain and others have contributed to fewer visitors and job losses. Kenyans say the West is punishing them as much as the terrorists.
Facebook Plans To Include More Of Users' Data To Target Ads
Facebook will use members' Web browsing habits to help advertisers target their ads more effectively. Facebook also announced a feature that allows users to see why targeted ads are coming their way.
The Ad Campaign to Turn Washington's Team Name To 'The R Word'
Melissa Block speaks with Chairman Marshall McKay of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation. His tribe purchased TV space for an ad criticizing the Washington Redskins name, set to run during the NBA finals.
A Sweet Solution For Dandelions: Eat 'Em To Beat 'Em
For those who love a green lawn, those pesky yellow flowers can be an eyesore. For Irish chef Darina Allen, they're the key ingredient in a sweet, summertime treat.
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