Minnesota Public Radio Stories
In memories of St. Paul's Rondo, a young woman finds home In this latest installment of our Young Reporters series, Daina Stanley explains how she was able to find a spiritual home in the Rondo neighborhood through the stories and memories of her family. 4:49 p.m.
Love, analytically: 'Rosie Project' author probes the geek heart The best-selling comic novel "The Rosie Project" by Graeme Simsion tells of a romance between a socially awkward genetics professor and a free-spirited young woman. The story behind the book, though, is as unexpected as the novel itself. 4:54 p.m.
The natural: Transforming a yard from nasty to native Even city dwellers can create a welcoming habitat for butterflies, bees and songbirds. 5:54 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Maliki's Power Base Crumbles As Iraq Slips Into Chaos
The Iraqi prime minister once boasted that he brought stability to the country, but as Iraq looks more like a Sunni vs. Shiite battlefield, critics say Nouri al-Maliki's policies have led to the mess.
Along Iraq-Syria Border, Two Key Crossings Fall To Insurgents
Ned Parker, the Baghdad bureau chief for Reuters, speaks with Melissa Block about the ways in which the militant Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has moved to take control of the border between the two countries.
Strange And Beautiful Love Stories Light Up 'Paper Lantern'
The stories in Stuart Dybek's latest collection concern themselves with strong feelings, and sometimes with crazed longings. Reviewer Meg Wolitzer finds them "a little alarming, a little wonderful."
Democrats Hope For Work-Life Balance To Act As Lever In Midterms
The Obama administration held the first-ever White House Summit on Working Families. Keeping a focus on paid leave and equal pay is seen by Democrats as a winning strategy in the midterm elections.
In Oklahoma Senate Race, A Choice Between Two Deep Shades Of Red
In a solidly conservative state, GOP Sen. Tom Coburn's retirement has set off a heated GOP primary between two rising Republican stars. Immigration is a key issue.
Using A 3-D Version Of Rodin's Hands To Understand Anatomy
Dr. James Chang of Stanford University uses hands sculpted by Rodin, together with 3-D technology, to create an experience of augmented reality for his students and surgery trainees.
3-D Printing Lends Doctors A Hand, Building Tailor-Made Body Parts
Medicine is making use of 3-D printing more and more. Researchers are creating three-dimensional models of body parts to help plan surgeries; they're even creating replacement body parts from plastic and human cells. This has prompted the Food and Drug Administration to set up a 3-D printing lab of its own, to evaluate the flood new medical devices using the technology.
Digital Detox, Step 1: Step Away From The Phone
Summer vacation season has people thinking about how to sign off and escape from the Internet. Is it possible? All Things Considered wants to know about your attempt at a digital detox.
U.S. Tip-Toes Closer To Unprecedented Fine On French Banking Giant
The U.S. government is reportedly nearing a settlement with BNP Paribas, drawing to a potential end allegations that the French bank hid $30 billion in transactions involving countries that violated U.S. sanctions.
In 'Drone Memo,' A Step Toward Transparency On Targeting Americans
On Monday, a federal court made public a long-secret memo that lays out the Obama administration's legal justification for killing an American citizen in a drone strike. The memo, which concerns the 2011 killing of Anwar Al-Awlaki, says that the man presented an imminent threat to the United States.
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