Zen and now Millions of people know the 1970s book "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance." It's the story of author Robert Pirsig's cross-country bike trip with his son Chris. Now, a 21st century biker has recreated Pirsig's journey, and written a book called "Zen and Now."4:53 p.m.
Heffelfinger: We will not be reviewing claims of police misconduct The city of St. Paul has hired former U.S. Attorney Tom Heffelfinger to conduct an independent review of police planning and tactics during last week's Republican National Convention. However, the team will not investigate allegations of excessive force by the police.5:24 p.m.
Energy Takes Center Stage On Capitol Hill
After testing out their energy slogans over the August break, legislators are back in Washington. Can a compromise involving some drilling and some alternative energy survive the election season?
Baton Rouge, La., Grapples With Power Outages
More than a week after Hurricane Gustav rolled through Louisiana, the state capital, Baton Rouge, is still experiencing significant power outages. Mayor Kip Holden says Gustav caused "tremendous damage" to the transmission lines.
Global Nightmare: If Fannie And Freddie Had Failed
The U.S. takeover of mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may end up costing American taxpayers a bundle. But world economic leaders say the cost of not saving them would have been unimaginable.
Thai PM Fried For Stints On Cooking Show
Thailand's embattled prime minister, Samak Sundaravej, has been forced out, but not by the anti-government demonstrators who have taken over his compound in recent weeks. A court finds that Samak's TV appearances violated the constitution.
Estonia Seeks Stronger EU Response To Russia
The European Union has been split about how to respond to Russia's attack on Georgia. Estonia is one of the EU members to have argued for a stronger response to Russia. It says NATO and EU membership must now be offered to Georgia and Ukraine.
McCain, Palin Campaign In Ohio
Sen. John McCain and his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin campaigned in Lebanon, Ohio, Tuesday. The two Republicans gave an upbeat assessment of the situation in Iraq. They also criticized Barack Obama's position on the "surge."
Obama Campaign To Keep Focus On McCain
Sen. John McCain has enjoyed a bounce in the polls after the Republican convention. Robert Gibbs, the communications director for Barack Obama's presidential campaign, says the campaign's focus will be John McCain — not Sarah Palin.
Letters: Voters, Trees Vs. Billboards, Plastic Trays
Listeners responded to Monday's conversation with NPR National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson, tensions in a Florida community where billboards have replaced trees, and colleges getting rid of plastic trays. A listener also pointed to an error in the story on movie theaters.
Horse Sense: New Breed Of Executive Training
The Horse Institute helps managers learn about teamwork, creativity and communication by watching and performing exercises with horses. Companies that provide such "equine-assisted learning" say because horses are so good at reflecting human behavior, they can help teach people something about themselves.