Utility boxes become canvases for public art in Minneapolis Carly Schmitt's Curiosities of Lyndale Project brings together the community by asking them to share objects that they think best represents them. The result: public art covering some of the neighborhood's ugliest public structures.4:53 p.m.
Appetites: Local companies drive bitters trend Bitters, which are made by dissolving spices in alcohol, are now being made by three local companies. This trendy and versatile ingredient is being used in both drinks and food.6:23 p.m.
Vets Mark Sept. 11 Anniversary With Yosemite Climb
Fifteen Iraq and Afghanistan vets, many of them disabled, climbed Half Dome and El Capitan in Yosemite National Park on Sept. 11. The climb is the culmination of a three-day hike, which for many of the vets has had the therapeutic effect of reproducing a combat patrol — just without the bombs or bullets.
Verizon Makes Blockbuster Bond Sale To Buy Vodafone
Verizon is spending $130 billion to buy out Vodafone's stake in Verizon Wireless. It's planning to pay about half that amount in cash, so it's started raising cash with an enormous bond issue of more than $40 billion.
Unions Open Their Doors Wider As Membership Falls
As the AFL-CIO wraps up its convention, union membership continues its long decline and blue collar workers struggle with eroding living standards and high rates of unemployment. Facing such dire trouble, the labor movement is seeking to attract members and partners who don't belong to unions.
Conservatives Use Budget Deadline To Revive Obamacare Debate
With the pause button pushed on the congressional debate over Syria, the House is turning its attention back to the budget. The House was supposed to act this week to avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month, and Republican leaders had hoped to avoid drama. But drama is brewing.
Pets Or Livestock? A Moral Divide Over Horse Slaughter
Horse slaughter is banned in the U.S., but thousands of American horses are shipped to Canada and Mexico for slaughter every year. Investors argue restarting the practice in the U.S. would be better for business and offer a more humane end for horses that are neglected under the current model.
'Singing Just To Me': Gregory Porter On Musical Inheritance
The jazz artist, who turned to singing when an injury ended his football career, claims three people as his main influences: his minister mother, his absentee father, and Nat King Cole. He discusses his musical life and the new album Liquid Spirit with NPR's Audie Cornish.
What's Driving Russia's Tactical Change On Syria?
Until recently, Russia seemed unable or unwilling to do anything to head off a U.S. strike against Syria. Now, it's running with a plan to have Syria place its chemical weapons under international control. The strategy allows nearly all sides to save face politically.