Fewer people killed this year on Minn. highways As summer travel season comes to a close, we note one positive trend on Minnesota's roadways -- fewer people are dying from motor vehicle crashes. So far, there've been 50 fewer traffic deaths compared to the same time last year, and that year broke a record for fewest fatalities.5:20 p.m.
Bumps On The Road Back To Work
Like some 14 million Americans, the people in our series The Road Back to Work started the year unemployed and searching for a job. Nine months later, all six of the St. Louis residents are working, but their struggles continue.
For Software Developers, A Bounty Of Opportunity
Unlike most other industries, the tech sector is experiencing a shortage of qualified workers. Growing demand for software is fueling a bidding war for developers and programmers, in particular, which means high salaries and other perks.
Memories Of Sept. 11's First Recorded Casualty Endure
Father Mychal Judge was a beloved Fire Department of New York chaplain known for savoring life. He was also the first recorded victim of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Ten years later, he's recalled as the priest who flouted convention, yet was also revered as a saint.
In A High, Snowy World, A Quest For Self-Discovery
Author Marc Kaufman recommends this tale of an explorer on the hunt for a rare animal — and something more. The Snow Leopard shows that while we can't always find what we're looking for, we still get what we need.
Scuffles Interrupt Mubarak Trial
Scuffles inside and outside the courtroom interrupted the trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, which resumed Cairo on Monday. There was startling testimony from a police general who said there were no orders to shoot anti-government protesters in Tahrir Square.
Assessing NATO's Mission In Libya
Lt. Gen. Charles Bouchard has been overseeing operations in Libya since they began in March. He talks about the lead up to the toppling of Moammar Gadhafi's regime last month, how the mission has changed now that the Transitional National Council is in power and whether NATO has any clues as to where Gadhafi may be.
Book Review: 'Triple Crossing' By Sebastian Rotella:
Sebastian Rotella, a journalist who wrote Twilight on the Line: Underworlds and Politics at the Mexican Border, has himself now crossed over into the realm of fiction. In his novel Triple Crossing, he dramatizes the devastating story of drug trafficking and government corruption along our southern border.
Summarizing Summer Sounds
Robert Siegel ends our series Summer Sounds for this year with a montage of the sounds we presented. We thrilled you to the bang of thunder, the reckless roar of a motorcycle and the plunges of a rollercoaster.