Vietnam vets remember Dale Wayrynen's sacrifice During the Vietnam War, five Minnesotans were awarded the Medal of Honor. One of those to receive the nation's highest military award was an Army solider from the northern part of the state.4:58 p.m.
Hallberg: What's behind toy recalls All Things Considered medical analyst, Dr. Jon Hallberg, discusses a major factor behind many of the toy recalls: lead-based paint that could lead to lead poisoning. Of course lead poisoning is nothing new to health professionals, especially if they deal with children.5:23 p.m.
Governments Demanding Bigger Share of Their Oil
Oil at $100 a barrel means countries with abundant oil reserves are sitting on a lot of wealth. But how much these countries can earn from this oil depends on how much control they have over it.
Exploring the Geography, Glories of Oysters
More than any other food, oysters taste like the place they come from. Rowan Jacobsen, author of A Geography of Oysters, explains, describes and slurps his way through a sampling of succulent raw oysters.
For Romney, Health Care Fix Nothing to Brag About
The effort to extend health insurance to all Massachusetts residents showcased then-Gov. Mitt Romney's pragmatic problem-solving skills. Though he won the fight, the GOP presidential candidate has been distancing himself from the plan since it was enacted.
U.S. Faces Growing Dilemma over Pakistan Policy
Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte is on his way to Pakistan, where both U.S. allies — President Gen. Pervez Musharraf and opposition leader Benazir Bhutto — have become increasingly estranged.
Anti-Abortion Group Backs Thompson for President
The National Right to Life committee has endorsed Republican Fred Thompson for president, saying he is the most electable anti-abortion contender. The former Tennessee senator does not support the Human Life Amendment to the constitution, which had been non-negotiable in past endorsements.
Mo Rocca Weighs Therapy for Fellow Lisper Giuliani
Comedian and All Things Considered commentator Mo Rocca and presidential candidate Rudolph Giuliani share a special bond. Both of them lisp. Rocca visits a speech therapist to find out how lisps are perceived and what can be done to overcome one.
Book: Market Complexity Is at the Root of Crises
In his book A Demon of Our Own Design, Richard Bookstaber argues that the financial markets have grown so big and complex that understanding the real risk of an investment is nearly impossible and that big crashes like 1987 are almost inevitable.
Have Business Schools Strayed from Their Mission?
At one time, the schools aimed to train a professional class of responsible business leaders to serve society. But some say business schools are now turning out consultants and hedge-fund hotshots obsessed with maximizing quarterly profits.
Pakistan's Turmoil Fuels Nuclear Fears
The magnitude of Pakistan's martial law crackdown suggests a deeper fear — that extremists could take advantage of the chaos to get access to nuclear weapons.
New Hampshire Man Fights for Clothesline Rights
Clotheslines are banned in many communities, but with all of the concern about global climate change and energy prices, Alexander Lee is out to make sure that clotheslines will be welcome in every community in New Hampshire, and the rest of the country.