Considering the life of Mary in music This Sunday people will gather at a Twin Cities chapel to hear the story of Mary, mother of Jesus. It's not a sermon, but a musical concert, by local folk singer Ruth MacKenzie.4:53 p.m.
Mayors: December cuts in state aid would be disastrous City officials from throughout Minnesota converged on the Capitol today to demand their state funding be spared from budget cuts. They say they want to do their part to help, but the timing of the cuts would mean financial disaster.5:20 p.m.
Mayor Coleman says public services could be hit hard St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman was among the local government leaders at the capitol today. He met with the Governor and legislative leaders and he told Tom Crann just how much "local government aid" his city is expecting from the state.5:24 p.m.
Northern Va. Tries New Model To Battle Sprawl
Over the next 30 years, Fairfax County in Virginia is planning a makeover for Tysons Corner, one of the biggest concentrations of retail, office and hotels in the suburbs in the country. The changes — to make it a more walkable city — could create a model for similar places across the country.
Military Preps For Buildup Of Troops In Afghanistan
Plans are under way to deploy at least 20,000 more American troops to Afghanistan next year. Senior officials are deciding where and how to use the additional troops, while the government is finishing three strategy reviews of the conflict there.
The Vote Is On For The Year's Best Music
It's an annual tradition this time of year: the critics' lists of the year's best movies, books and, of course, music. For the past few weeks, listeners have been weighing in on their picks in the All Songs Considered online poll. Bob Boilen previews the list so far and plays some of his favorites.
Obama Calls For Blagojevich To Resign
President-elect Barack Obama was among those calling for the resignation of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, a day after the governor was arrested on federal corruption charges. Blagojevich is accused of seeking money or other favors to influence his choice in picking Obama's replacement to the U.S. Senate.
Ill. Governor's Arrest Spotlights Union-Linked Group
Among the rewards Gov. Rod Blagojevich is alleged to have wanted in exchange for naming someone to president-elect Barack Obama's Senate seat was a high-paying job at Change To Win, an upstart labor federation with links to the Service Employees International Union. No deal emerged and both sides have denied wrongdoing.
Lawmakers Eye TARP Program
Congress is looking into the Treasury Department's management of the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program. Lawmakers want to know why banks that have received billions of dollars of taxpayer money are not doing more lending.
Colby College Investment Group Beats Big Guns
The Colby Student Investment Association at Colby College, Maine, manages a $100,000 fund that has outperformed the Dow, NASDAQ and Standard & Poor 500. Alex Clegg, a senior at Colby and vice president of performance measurement of the student investment group, offers her insight.
Economist: T Bills' Zero Yield Symptom Of Economy
The interest on some U.S. Treasury bills fell Tuesday to zero. Cary Leahey, senior economist with Decision Economics in New York, says people are so nervous that they are willing to purchase these Treasury bills even when they get back exactly what they put in.
Las Vegas: The Suicide Capital Of America
Researchers looked at suicides over the past 30 years and found that Las Vegas residents have a much higher suicide rate than residents of other cities — a rate twice that of the national average. las vegans Visitors to Las Vegas also have a higher suicide rate than residents.