New Classical Tracks: Love poems A new disc of Renaissance choral music has struck a chord with listeners who have been blogging and tweeting enthusiastically about Stile Antico's "Song of Songs."3:50 p.m.
Cirque du Soleil raises tent in St. Paul Cirque du Soleil officials will raise the
trademark blue and yellow big top in downtown St. Paul on Friday,
in anticipation of the upcoming performance, "Kooza."5:55 p.m.
New Classical Tracks: Love poems A new disc of Renaissance choral music has struck a chord with listeners who have been blogging and tweeting enthusiastically about Stile Antico's "Song of Songs."6:20 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
No Ruling After Jackson's Autopsy
Investigators are trying to learn more about the circumstances surrounding the death of the pop music legend. An autopsy performed Friday was inconclusive, and more tests were ordered. Jackson has a history of addiction to painkillers.
Week In Politics Reviewed
This week, Iran demanded an apology from President Obama and South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford admitted he engaged in an extra-marital affair. E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times offer their insight on the week in politics.
For Some, Coming Out At School Easier Than Home
Forty years ago, the Stonewall Riots ushered in a new era of gay rights. Victoria Cruz and her partner, Deoine, who are graduating Friday from high school in the South Bronx, show how much has changed since then. They were voted best couple for the class yearbook.
Letters: Summer Songs
Listeners respond to the series about favorite summer songs, and Melissa Block offers a correction to the report on the unresolved Minnesota Senate race.
G8 Ministers Blast Iran Violence
Foreign ministers from the Group of Eight industrialized nations expressed solidarity Friday with those who suffered repression while peacefully demonstrating in Iran. But they stopped short of questioning the outcome of Iran's election.
U.S. Readies Missile Defense Before N. Korea Test
A possible North Korean missile test that may be aimed in the direction of Hawaii has prompted the U.S. to deploy missile defense systems. Despite problems and test failures over the years, the Obama administration and the military seem confident that missile defense is up to the task.
New U.S. Cyber Command Raises Privacy Concerns
Defense Secretary Robert Gates has created a new cyber command in the Pentagon that will be headed by the director of the secretive National Security Agency. Privacy advocates worry about the role of the NSA and the militarization of the Internet.
Stile Antico: Young Voices Revive Old Music
With three acclaimed recordings and a recent U.S. debut, the fresh-voiced British choral group has clearly arrived on the early music scene. Stile Antico's latest CD, Song of Songs, explores some of the 16th-century's most sensuous settings of Bible texts.
House Passes Climate Change Bill
The vote on a historic bill to fight global warming passed by just a seven-vote margin. The measure sets up a cap-and-trade system to limit greenhouse gas emissions, and encourage greater use of clean energy.
Seattle Halts Use Of Soybean-Based Biofuels
Ethanol and biodiesel were once touted as a green alternative to foreign oil. Now policymakers are questioning how much good biofuels actually do. A new report shows use of biodiesel may increase deforestation.