Clinton urges Minn. Democrats to vote Franken Senator Hillary Clinton told a wildly enthusiastic crowd in Minneapolis, Al Franken could be the 60th vote in the Senate that would allow Democrats to block Republican filibusters.5:45 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
In Turkey, Mosque Gets A Woman's Touch
Artist and interior designer Zeynep Fadillioglu, who has specialized in high-end establishments, hopes to put a contemporary spin on religious art from the Ottoman era.
Ex-Cop Accused Of Torture Is Charged In Chicago
A former Chicago police lieutenant was arrested Tuesday and charged with lying about the alleged torture of suspects. For decades, criminal suspects on Chicago's South Side complained they'd been beaten and abused while being interrogated by detectives.
Zithers: Memory And Music In Davenport, Iowa
Davenport claims the distinction of being home to America's largest sitting zither orchestra. This homegrown music scene revolves around the city's German-American community, as well as a tradition of hausmusik its ancestors brought to this country.
TIAA-CREF Chief On Managing A Financial Mess
TIAA-CREF manages nearly $400 billion in assets for 3.4 million investors. Consultants never receive commissions, but are compensated primarily on how well they serve their clients. CEO Roger Ferguson talks about how TIAA-CREF is managing the financial crisis.
Facing The Downturn On A New York Farm
Doug and Kathy Rutz live on a farm near Binghamton, N.Y. The credit crisis has them wondering if they will be able to get loans to put their children through college.
White House Seeks To Protect Aid Legacy
President Bush is hosting a White House summit on international development. Administration officials are proud of their efforts to aid the world's poorest countries. But the global financial crisis is threatening aid levels and development work.
Joe The Plumber And The Wealth Gap
Joe the Plumber became an instant icon after the third presidential debate. Why? Because the widening gap between rich and poor is a very real problem in the United States.
Framingham State's 'Blah' Fundraising Faux Pax
A recent fundraising attempt by one Massachusetts college tried humor, but went over poorly. The letter from Framingham State College read: "With the recent economic downturn and loan crisis, it has become even more important for Framingham State College to receive your support. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah." The school has since apologized to insulted alums.