Nurses expected to approve new contract Twin Cities nurses have until 10 p.m. tonight to cast their ballots on a new labor contract. The Minnesota nurses union expects members to ratify the tentative contract, which was reached with 14 metro hospitals last week.5:19 p.m.
Servers, wait staff unlikely to make $100,000 Rep. Tom Emmer said Monday some servers might make as much as $100,000 a year, but whether or not they agree with Emmer's views on the minimum wage, many say that a six-figure salary is extremely uncommon in Minnesota.5:50 p.m.
Grenade Attacks Prompt A Partnership In Kandahar
In Zhari, north of Kandahar city, U.S. troops recently teamed up with an Afghan district governor to get to the bottom of a string of grenade attacks. U.S. officers say it is the kind of cooperation that will be necessary to turn the tide in Afghanistan.
Out-Of-State Gun Buyers Target Utah
Utah has a booming business in concealed firearms permits. The state has issued nearly 250,000 permits -- nearly half of which are held by non-residents. Robert Siegel talks to gun lobbyist Clark Aposhian, a former chairman of Utah's Concealed Weapons Review Board.
From Safe To A Flood Zone, Without Moving An Inch
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is updating its flood-risk maps. Property owners who have never needed flood insurance will have to buy it or risk losing their mortgages. Some in an Illinois river town worry the changes will upset a delicate economic balance there.
Oil Spill? Oh, Well
Is there less shock about the Gulf oil spill compared to past oil disasters? And are some of us simply too old to get all worked up about it?
World Cup Avoids Flood Of Sex Workers
In South Africa, many feared there would be a huge influx of sex workers to profit off the tourists gathered for the soccer fest. But for the most part the fears seem to have been unfounded.
Stage Three Of Tour De France A Rocky Road
It was a bumpy, even painful ride Tuesday at the Tour de France. Riders tried to keep their balance as they sped over cobblestones in Stage 3 of the race. Melissa Block talks to Phil Liggett, sports commentator for Versus TV, about who managed to come out on top, and who wasn't so lucky.
Right Launches Network To Fill Political Laugh Gap
A new, conservative entertainment channel launching later this summer is being promoted as having "pro-America, pro-business and pro-military sensibilities." So far, RightNetwork has three shows, including a stand-up comedy show making fun of the left, and a political reality show following six rookie conservative candidates.
Letters: Human Edge, Salmon Vodka
Listeners respond to our new series, The Human Edge, and a story about salmon-flavored vodka. Robert Siegel and Melissa Block read from listeners' e-mails.
No-Cover Mondays: L.A.'s Rock Residency Scene
Rock residencies are part of a national trend of club managers turning over the slowest night of the week to an up-and-coming band for a solid month. Club owners have nothing to lose -- and the bands have everything to gain.
Obama, Netanyahu Confer At White House
President Obama met Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to talk about a number of issues, many of which have served to drive a wedge between them.