Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Greg McNeal on Minnesota Somalis traveling to Syria to fight Greg McNeal, an expert on national security law from Pepperdine University, joined MPR News' Tom Crann to discuss the recent news that 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. 3:42 p.m.
Everything old is new again: Trolley motorman rides the new light rail line Bob Stevenson, 85, was a trolley motorman from 1953 until 1954, when the streetcar lines were shut down. He recently rode the new Green Line for the first time, which he describes as a "pretty fancy streetcar." 5:50 p.m.
Minnesota 'Oz' festival goes for world record Organizers of the annual Judy Garland festival hope there were so many people in "Wizard of Oz" costumes that the judges from the Guinness Book of World Records take notice. 5:53 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Even Amid Onslaught, Hints That Violence In Iraq Could Escalate
NPR's Alice Fordham speaks to Melissa Block about the extremist militant onslaught in Iraq, as well as the possibility of escalating violence there.
Week In Politics: The Fall Of Mosul And The Defeat Of Eric Cantor
Regular political commentator David Brooks of The New York Times speaks with Katrina Vanden Heuvel of The Nation about Iraq's disintegration and ramifications of Rep. Eric Cantor's defeat.
For Mexico, Action On The Pitch Means Stillness In The Streets
Mexico took to the field on the second day of the World Cup, and the nation shut down to watch. Nearly everyone, from vendors to politicians, took the day off to watch their team beat Cameroon 1-to-0.
For These Inner-City Dads, Fatherhood Comes With Homework
For Father's Day, we visited a class in West Baltimore that teaches parenting skills to dads, many of whom grew up in poverty and spent time in and out of the criminal justice system.
Letters: The World Cup And The Stanley Cup
Melissa Block makes a few corrections to stories that aired recently, including one about past World Cup matches, and reads a listener's letter about "Doc" Emrick.
Cantor's Defeat Brings An End To Prickly Relationship With Obama
As the dust settles on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary defeat, some have begun to reflect on his relationship with President Obama. From the very start, it was a prickly one, with divisions only deepening throughout Obama's time in office.
Eric Cantor And A Defeat Of Biblical Proportions
As part of our series "This Week's Must-Read," poet David Lehman recommends a book for those still surprised by Eric Cantor's political upset.
It's A Summer Sequel Spectacular With 'Dragon' And 'Jump Street'
There are 16 movie sequels coming out this summer. Critic Bob Mondello singles out two that handle sequel-hood in vastly different (but successful) ways: How to Train Your Dragon 2 and 22 Jump Street.
A Tip From Ben Stiller: On Set, A 'Chicken' Is Not What It Seems
To kick off the series "Trade Lingo," the actor decodes terms distinctive to filmmaking. He shares the meanings behind such cryptic phrases as "10-100" and "chicken in the gate."
U.S. Coal Companies Ride Exports To Booming Business
One might expect the U.S. coal industry to be reeling from the glut of low-cost natural gas and the regulations imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency. Instead, coal companies are doing a booming business in exports to Europe and Asia.
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