Art Hounds: Improv, the MIA and Southside Aces The week's Art Hounds hype the instantaneous humor of "Improv A Go-Go," embrace the quietude of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts on a late Wednesday afternoon, and throw down with Minneapolis' own Southside Aces.4:44 p.m.
Kaplan discusses his role as ambassador to Morocco Minneapolis attorney Sam Kaplan, a prominent DFL fundraiser, said he believes his appointment as the new ambassador to Morocco reflects President Obama's committment to developing better relations with the Middle East.5:19 p.m.
How is 'cash for clunkers' affecting dealers now? Last week we visited Fury Motors in South St. Paul to find out how the "cash for clunkers" program was affecting dealers. Today, we're checking back in with Jim Leonard, co-owner of Fury Motors.5:50 p.m.
The Shaky Economics Of 'Cash For Clunkers'
A government program enticing people to trade in old cars for new ones has proved wildly popular, except with economists. They say the benefits of "cash for clunkers" may not outweigh the costs, in terms of finances or the environment.
Troubled Cuba Mulls 'A Different Kind' Of Socialism
Cuba's state-run economy is facing its greatest test since the fall of the Soviet Union, and President Raul Castro has launched a quiet revolution to improve the country. But the reforms are not expected to lead to capitalism anytime soon.
Obama Aide Seeks New War-On-Terrorism Approach
The White House's counterterrorism chief delivered a stinging indictment of the Bush administration Thursday, saying tactics such as waterboarding "undermined our national security." John Brennan promised a new approach to the global war on terrorism, arguing, for starters, that it shouldn't be called that.
Georgia's President Calls For International Support
Mikheil Saakashvili, president of the Republic of Georgia, urged the international community not to forget his country and its conflict with Russia. Saakashvili spoke with NPR's Melissa Block one year after Russia and Georgia went to war.
World's Biggest Particle Collider Set For Restart
CERN plans to restart its Large Hadron Collider in November. The 17-mile-long LHC is designed to smash together particles traveling near the speed of light. But a massive electrical short shut down the giant machine last fall, putting the field of high energy physics on hold.
Adam Carolla Puts Punch Lines Into Podcasts
Adam Carolla, who has successfully made the transition from radio to podcasting, says his popular CarCast podcast was inspired by public radio's Car Talk, only his show is funnier. Carolla has two podcasts in the iTunes Top 10.
White House Backs Senators On Deal With Drug Makers
The White House is taking sides in an emerging fight between lawmakers in Washington, picking the Senate panel and the drug industry against House Democrats. But House Democrats say the drug companies can afford to pay more than $80 billion over 10 years to reduce drug prices for seniors in the Medicare program.
Senate, Despite Doubts, To OK Cash For Clunkers
The Senate does not like endorsing bills that have been sent over fait accompli from the House, such as the $2 billion extension of the popular cash-for-clunkers offer. But up against the getaway deadline for the August recess, the Senate will give in.
To Avoid Pedestrians, Des Moines Buses Honk
A string of bus-pedestrian accidents in Des Moines, Iowa, has transportation officials on edge. All the accidents occurred while buses were turning left, leading to a no left-turn rule. Buses are honking every time they turn right, and critics say it's making downtown Des Moines noisier.
Celebrity Dermatologist On Tattoo-Removal Business
The Tattoo-removal business appears to be booming. The Los Angeles area's Dr. Tatoff's tattoo-removal chain is looking to expand and perhaps go public. Dr. Will Kirby, a dermatologist and co-founder of Dr. Tattoff, offers his insight.