Art Hounds Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside their own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on in local arts.4:45 p.m.
Anticipated novel describes a gentle apocalypse One of this summer's most anticipated titles at the bookstore is the debut novel by Karen Thompson Walker, "The Age of Miracles," a disturbingly gripping story of a gently unfolding apocalypse.5:54 p.m.
Romney Aims Tough Talk At China, And Obama
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been drawing sharp contrasts with President Obama on the U.S. approach to China. But the reality may be that some things won't change no matter who is in charge.
A Different Road To Work, Bypassing College Dreams
With college costs rising and student debt mounting, some high school graduates in Charlotte, N.C., are opting for an alternative route: European-style apprenticeships. One straight-A student has shifted her sights from an international relations degree to becoming an engineer.
Reports Paint Two Pictures Of Syrian Mass Killing
At least 100 people were killed in the Syrian village of Tremseh earlier this month. Activists called it a massacre of innocent civilians by government forces, but later reports suggested something different. (This piece initially aired July 26, 2012, on Morning Edition.)
Pa. Town Chases New Energy Dream After Oil Bails
Marcus Hook, Pa., had been a refinery town for 109 years. But caught in big changes to the world of energy, the plant shut down last winter. Now the community's young mayor wants to reinvent the community as a hub for the natural gas industry.
Romney Scrambles After Doubting London's Olympics
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is in the United Kingdom for the first leg of a foreign trip that also takes him to Israel and Poland. Audie Cornish talks with Philip Reeves about Romney's meetings today with current and former British officials.