Little House team looks for a slow route to Broadway It's opening weekend for "Little House on the Prairie - the musical" at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis. The show broke box office sales records for the Guthrie and its run has already been extended by two weeks. There's also talk about the show being Broadway-bound. But the Little House creative team wants to take it slow.6:20 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Beef Prices Likely To Spike In Coming Months
The latest inflation numbers from the government show that consumer prices are rising at their fastest rate in 17 years. High gas and grain prices are hitting food producers hard, and prices are expected to rise sharply this fall and winter.
U.S. Shot-Putter Undeterred By Last-Minute Injury
As Adam Nelson gets ready to compete in the Beijing Olympics, he is coping with a minor injury. But the American shot-putter hoped to give his best-ever performance Friday night at the Bird's Nest stadium.
Militancy Spills Over Into Pakistan's Swat Valley
Not long ago, visitors from far and wide flocked to the sumptuous Swat Valley in northwest Pakistan. But these days, Swat — once seen as the 'Switzerland of Asia' — stands on the front line of a conflict between the Taliban and the Pakistani government's security forces.
U.S. Toughens Rhetoric On Russia-Georgia Conflict
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will ask Georgia to sign a ceasefire agreement negotiated by France's President Nicolas Sarkosy when she heads to Tiblisi Friday. She has toughened her rhetoric toward Russia, but the plan appears to make concessions to Russia.
Estonian President: Russia's Intentions Laid Bare
Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and other leaders of former Soviet republics gathered recently in Georgia to show solidarity with that country's leader. Ilves says the conflict has laid to rest the post-Soviet belief that Russia won't attack any other country.
Clinton To Get Convention Roll Call
Sen. Hillary Clinton's name will be placed in nomination along with Barack Obama's at the Democratic convention in Denver. Democrats will officially nominate Obama at the convention but state delegations will do a roll call for Clinton, too. Marc Ambinder, reporter and blogger for the Atlantic, offers his insight.
With Convention Speeches, It's All In The Timing
Barack Obama's acceptance speech is set for Aug. 28, the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech. Hillary Clinton's speech on Aug. 26 falls on the 88th anniversary of women getting the right to vote. Bill Clinton's falls on the anniversary of Krakatoa's eruption.
Olympian Jones Discusses Race, Work
On Sunday in Beijing, the U.S. men smashed the 4x100 Relay World Record by 3.99 seconds. Cullen Jones swam the third leg of the race. He says he was shaking and cheering during the last leg when Jason Lezak set the record in the 400-meter freestyle relay.
Letters: Candidates' Wives, Dolphin Kick
Listeners respond to the profiles this week of the wives of the presidential candidates. They also sounded off on yesterday's story about what one commentator called Michael Phelps' "most dangerous weapon" — the dolphin kick.
Springfield, Ill., Marks Centenary Of Riots
Springfield, Ill., commemorates the centenary of the Aug. 14-15 race riot of 1908. A white mob torched dozens of black-owned businesses and homes over two days of rioting. Two black men were killed and seven people died during the rioting.