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.4:45 p.m.
American Crystal could have record year, despite lockout Despite a lockout that's lasted 16 months, American Crystal Sugar officials say the company is on track for record sugar production. The lockout's effect on business is "diminishing rapidly,"
company President David Berg said.5:26 p.m.
Minnesota Orchestra reports $6M deficit Orchestra President and CEO Michael Henson attributed the shortfall to the poor economy and to the expense of the recently expired contract with musicians.5:50 p.m.
Senator DeMint Leaving Congress To Head Think Tank
Senator Jim DeMint on Thursday announced that he will not return to the new Congress, and instead will resign early next month. DeMint will instead lead the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank.
Boehner Faces Conservative Backlash Over 'Fiscal Cliff' Talks
As House Speaker John Boehner tries to work with President Obama to prevent automatic tax increases and spending cuts, he is taking heat from members of his own party. Some conservatives think he gave up too much, too soon in his opening offer.
In One School, Planning For College Starts With $100
In the Cleveland area, there's a plan to inspire kids to start thinking about college early on by giving them seed money. Officials want to set up kindergarteners with savings accounts. Though the initial $100 deposit isn't likely to cover much, the hope is that it will inspire them to take the idea of going to college seriously.
Psychiatrists To Take New Approach In Bereavement
A panel of psychiatrists recently voted on changes for the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. It guides diagnoses and treatments for millions of people. Among the changes is the removal of the so-called "bereavement exclusion" for depression diagnoses. Audie Cornish talks with Jerome Wakefield of NYU's Silver School of Social Work and Department of Psychiatry, about how it might change the way doctors deal with grieving patients.
Morsi Calls For Consensus Amid Escalating Protests
Egyptian army tanks were deployed around the presidential palace in Cairo on Thursday after a night of clashes between pro and anti-government protesters outside the palace. Audie Cornish talks to Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson.
U.S., Russia Try To Find Common Ground On Syria
The Americans and the Russians have been at odds over Syria since the fighting began 20 months ago. But there's a sense of urgency now as the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad looks increasingly unstable.
To Trim Down, Spelman Trades Sports For Fitness
Officials at Spelman College, a historically black women's college in Atlanta, have decided to scrap the school's NCAA program. With few students participating in organized sports, the college has decided to devote those funds to a fitness program designed to reach the entire student body.
Perfection Is Skin Deep: Everyone Has Flawed Genes
Researchers found a surprising number of mutations, including several associated with disease, in the genes of normal healthy people. Their study raises questions about whether widespread genetic sequencing could end up scaring people for no good reason.
Architect Designed Exuberant, Optimistic Places
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Oscar Niemeyer is virtually responsible for the strikingly modern look of Brazil's capital and co-led the team that designed the U.N. building in New York City. Neimeyer died Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro at the age of 104.