Minnesota Public Radio Stories
U of Minn. rowing team rescues woman in Mississippi River University of Minnesota women's rowing coach Wendy Davis and two team members were in a motorboat when they spotted the woman, waist-deep in the water and clutching a tree. 4:50 p.m.
Pixar's musical Minnesotan, animated and onstage this weekend Pete Docter, who wrote and directed the Pixar movie 'Up,' for which he won an Academy Award, is a Bloomington native. He'll be onstage with the Minnesota Orchestra this weekend, in a program that pairs animation with live music. 4:54 p.m.
Monetary lifeline home for Somali-Americans under increasing threat Remittances may account for as much as 40 percent of Somalia's entire economy, according to Oxfam. This critical source of economic support could be cut off as Somalia struggles to regain stability following a quarter century of conflict. 5:24 p.m.
Council president 'disappointed' with Minneapolis civil rights director Minneapolis City Council President Barbara Johnson has inquired about the possibility of suspending Minneapolis Civil Rights Director Velma Korbel, in light of a speech Korbel gave last year to employees in her department. 5:46 p.m.
Appetites: Doughnuts are the new cupcakes From Bogart's Doughnut Co. to Mojo Monkey, the doughnut craze continues in the Twin Cities. 6:24 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
ISIS Presses Its Advance, Attacking Iraq's Largest Oil Refinery
While ISIS militants assault Iraq's largest oil refinery, the country's prime minister is vowing that his forces will turning back the insurgency.
How ISIS, Endowed By Conquest, Stocks Its War Chest
The militant group ISIS has managed to fund a full-scale offensive using a financial system that's very similar to the Mafia's. For more on the means the group uses to finance its operations, Robert Siegel speaks with Juan Zarate, a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Sluggish Housing Market A Product Of Millions Of 'Missing Households'
Economists say there are more than 2 million "missing households" in the U.S. — young people who bunk with family or friends rather than buying their own home. New data suggest this trend continues.
From Ukraine's President, A Promise Of Truce — With Conditions
Ukraine's new president says he will declare a unilateral cease-fire in eastern Ukraine. The announcement comes after months of fighting between government troops and pro-Moscow separatists.
As Death Count Rises, Health Officials Work To Stem Ebola's Spread
The World Health Organization is reporting that the Ebola virus has yet to be contained in West Africa. It's one of the largest Ebola outbreaks in decades.
Album Review: 'Ultraviolence'
NPR music critic Tom Moon reviews Lana Del Ray's latest album, Ultraviolence.
Ruling On Redskins' Trademarks Carries Symbolic Weight
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has cancelled trademark registrations by the Washington Redskins football team, ruling that the team's name is "disparaging" to Native Americans.
On The Mound For The Yankees: $155 Million Well Spent
Baseball's most notable offseason signing is currently the best pitcher in the league. Masahiro Tanaka, signed by the New York Yankees for $155 million, is dominating the sport. Jonah Keri of Grantland.com talks to Robert Siegel about Tanaka's amazing start.
Correction: Al Feldstein Obituary
Melissa Block and Robert Siegel correct an omission in an earlier piece, which failed to acknowledge source audio in an obituary for Mad magazine editor Al Feldstein.
Remembering Charles Barsotti, Who Drew Cartoons That Hugged Us Back
Cartoonist Charles Barsotti was known for his simple, often poignant, drawings. Barsotti died Monday at the age of 80. New Yorker cartoon editor Robert Mankoff offers stories about Barsotti.
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