Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Even as flood damages mount, towns say planning paid off Communities are better designed for flooding now than in decades past -- homes moved, levees built and redesigned landscapes are helping to reduce flood damage. 5:20 p.m.
Appetites: Those pickles are ... alive If you've ever eaten sauerkraut, sipped kvass, or enjoyed kimchi, you've enjoyed the fruits of lacto-fermentation, the oldest form of food preservation. 6:24 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Palestinian Teen's Death Dredges Fears Of Reciprocal Violence
Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians are as high as they have been in years, following the killings of three Israeli teens and the death of a young Palestinian.
In War's Looming Shadow, Gazans Hope Peace Will Hold
For more on the Palestinian reaction to recent tensions with Israel, Robert Siegel speaks with Mkhaimer Abu Sada, a political science professor at Al-Azhar University in Gaza City.
Apps That Share, Or Scalp, Public Parking Spots
A new breed of tech company is offering mobile apps to help drivers using public, metered parking spots sell them to the highest bidder. But in San Francisco, city officials want to put a stop to it.
Tensions Eddy In Murrieta After Protesters Turn Back Buses Of Migrants
The California city of Murrietta is embroiled in unrest, as anti-illegal immigration protesters have successfully blocked three buses transferring migrants from Texas to a local Border Patrol screening facility.
Meet A Mayor Facing The Migrant Surge Firsthand
Jim Darling, the mayor of McAllen, Texas, speaks to Melissa Block about the immigration wave from Mexico and how the city is responding.
Florida County Goes To Court Over 'Acid Fracking' Near Everglades
Acid has long been used in oil drilling in Florida, but Collier County officials say the state has been lax in its oversight of a new process that involves injecting acid underground under pressure.
For Interior Secretary, Getting Outdoors Is In The Job Description
As CEO of an outdoor equipment retailer, Sally Jewell was used to taking risks. Now, as the secretary of the interior, she has found there's little appetite for it in government.
Digital Homestead Records Reopen A Crucial Chapter Of U.S. History
Files detailing Nebraska's homesteading history have been digitized and are now available to the public. The milestone's part of a larger effort by the Homestead Digitization Project to put all homesteading documents from around the U.S. online. For more on the subject, Robert Siegel speaks with historian Blake Bell from the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Neb.
The Brutal Race That Asks Runners To Go Up A Mountain And Back Down
Melissa Block speaks with Christy Marvin, the 2013 women's winner of the Mount Marathon race in Seward, Alaska. One of the oldest races in North America, it traces an arduous course.
Sci-Fi Kid Flick 'Earth To Echo' Broadens The 'E.T.' Formula
First-time feature filmmaker Dave Green sets his movie apart from Steven Spielberg's classic with found footage, an African-American protagonist and a more central female co-conspirator.
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