Bill Pohlad goes 'Into the Wild' The film adaptation of Jon Krakauer's book is the true story of Chris McCandless, a recent college graduate who gave away all his money and headed into the Alaskan wilderness to live off the land.4:49 p.m.
General Mills changes leadership General Mills' CEO Steve Sanger is stepping down from that post immediately, and the company promoted president and COO Ken Powell to replace him.5:51 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Auto Workers Go on Strike as GM Talks Fail
Members of the United Auto Workers walked off their jobs this morning after talks with General Motors failed to reach a deal on a new contract. The first nationwide strike in the auto industry since 1976 came as something of a surprise: The two sides had reportedly made significant progress on a groundbreaking agreement on retiree health care.
UAW Strike May Be a Short One, Analyst Says
The contract standoff between General Motors and the United Auto Workers union that has brought a national strike may be short-lived, says auto industry analyst David Healy. The Burnham Securities analyst says that despite its standing inventory, GM has plenty of motivation to avoid a long strike. Robert Siegel talks with Healy.
Myanmar's Leaders Threaten Protesters
Faced with growing protests against their authority, the military regime in control of Myanmar, formerly Burma, threatened to crack down on the protesters if senior Buddhist leaders don't rein them in. The protests began with thousands of monks marching barefoot through the streets in maroon robes.
The Quest to Design the Perfect Yawn
What would it take to design a yawn so powerful that it would make everyone who saw it yawn back? Would it have to be a big yawn? And a dog can make a person yawn, but what about the other way around? Robert Krulwich investigated these questions.
The Family that Marathons Together
Last week, we brought you the story of the 13 siblings of the Weisse family, who were hoping to break the world record for the number of siblings to complete a marathon together. This past weekend, they finished the Fox Cities Marathon in Wisconsin, minutes shy of the deadline. Melissa Block gives us the details.
S-CHIP Veto: Leaving Children Behind on Health
NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr laments President Bush's coming veto of the children's health bill. Schorr says he can't understand how anyone can keep healthcare from children.
Survivors of Shanghai's Jazz Age Play Anew
Shanghai's hedonistic nightlife and jazz music scene were once renowned throughout Asia — before the Communist Party took power and punished jazz as a crime. But today, a small group of musicians are re-creating the sounds of the city's golden days.
Iran's Ahmadinejad Expounds on Holocaust, 9/11
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made a controversial appearance at Columbia University, outlining his positions on a variety of social and diplomatic issues. Introducing the Iranian president, Lee Bollinger, president of Columbia University, called him a "petty and cruel dictator."
Protests Greet Ahmadinejad Speech in New York
As Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke at New York's Columbia University in New York City, thousands of students crowded the center of campus to listen to the event. It capped a day of protests around the campus over whether or not the Iranian president should have been allowed to speak.