Obama jobs bill may offer hope for Minnesota's unemployed Frustrated by congressional inaction on a bill that he says has the potential to create upwards of 1.9 million jobs, 26,000 of them in Minnesota, President Barack Obama laid down an ultimatum Thursday for Capitol Hill lawmakers.4:17 p.m.
Art Hounds Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside their own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on in local arts.4:44 p.m.
Cargill more aggressive in fighting meat contamination Cargill, the Minnesota-based food processor, is still dealing with a recent outbreak of salmonella contamination in some of its ground turkey products. The company's response to the contamination is getting high marks, and could change the way the meat processing industry operates.5:21 p.m.
Minn. suicide rate holds steady in recession, bucking norm Mental health advocates say the stable rate could be because the state is doing a good job of reaching out to residents in crisis. But they also say suicide is a deeply complicated situation that's rarely explained by just one event.5:51 p.m.
Jobs Admirers Converge On Apple Stores
Across the world, admirers of Apple computers are constructing impromptu shrines outside Apple Stores. Guy Raz hears from people in Santa Monica, Calif., and Washington, D.C., about what Apple means to them.
Holder Takes Heat Over 'Fast And Furious' Scandal
A scandal over the botched gun-trafficking operation intensified on Capitol Hill this week. The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has called for an independent investigation into whether Attorney General Eric Holder misled Congress. Another Republican has called on Holder to resign.
The 2 Portraits Of Mitt Romney, Businessman
The job Romney talks about most on the campaign trail is his leadership of Bain Capital. His supporters say that's where he learned to solve big problems, create jobs and expand companies. His opponents say he made money by shutting down factories, occasionally driving companies into bankruptcy.
Swedish Poet Wins Nobel Prize In Literature
Swedish poet Tomas Transtromer is this year's winner of the Nobel Prize in literature. Transtromer has been mentioned as a candidate for the award for years. His work often walks a line between concrete reality and dreams — he's worked as a psychologist and social worker in addition to his writing.
Writer: Americans Don't Deserve Nobel In Literature
Guy Raz, talks with Alexander Nazaryan about his rant in Salon.com, excoriating the American literary world. He explains that Americans don't deserve a Nobel Prize because their work is too interior. Nazaryan is on the editorial board of The New York Daily News.
Radiohead: Everything In Its Right Place
Singer Thom Yorke and guitarist Ed O'Brien discuss the patchwork process behind the band's latest album, The King of Limbs — and the difficulty of adapting it for live performance.
With No Steve Jobs, Will Apple Lose Its Juice?
The tech world is mourning Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday from complications of pancreatic cancer. But what will become of Apple without its charismatic co-founder? The company aims to keep the Jobs magic alive — from his management style to his infectious enthusiasm for the products.