Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Southwest light rail: Final, divided hearing sets stage for vote It's cost and its route between Cedar Lake and Lake of the Isles, remain as sticking points. 7:20 a.m.
Police body cameras face Mpls. hurdles A test group of 36 Minneapolis police officers will start wearing body cameras later this fall. But full implementation has been slower than expected as administrators try to address some officer concerns about the program. 7:25 a.m.
I-35E project a drag for east metro commuters Relief for people who drive on the major north-south freeway between downtown St. Paul and I-694 will come eventually. For now, a major construction project is a big headache. 8:25 a.m.
When Dean Martin knocked the Beatles off the charts Today's Morning Edition music is from 50 years ago today when "Everybody Loves Somebody" by Dean Martin was on top of the pop charts. 8:49 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Two Miles From Protests, Residents Want Calm To Return To Ferguson
If you venture away from the protest zone in Ferguson, Mo., there is an idyllic neighborhood, which doesn't have much patience for the out-of-towners who have joined the protests.
With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again
President Obama has carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.
Its Mental Health Treatment System Saves San Antonio Millions
Texas ranks 49th out of 50 states in how much funding it commits to mental health. But San Antonio has become a model for other mental health systems. It has saved $50 million over the past 5 years.
Hello Kitty Joins The Space Race
Japan's favorite mouthless feline is currently orbiting the earth on a government-funded space mission. The Hello Kitty Project is part of a push to promote Japan's high-tech industry.
Salesman By Day, Medieval Swordsman On The Weekend
Morning Edition continues its series, "Alter Egos," which explores weekend hobbies, with David Greene talking to Medieval re-enactor Franklin Slaton of Birmingham, Alabama.
Islamic State Gives U.S. Reason To Intervene In Syria, Ex-Ambassador Says
Kelly McEvers talks to former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford about current U.S. policy in the region, and where it should be headed.
Rights Of Protesters, Media Misunderstood In Ferguson
Authorities in the Missouri city are barring protesters and the media from recording their actions, arresting photographers and reporters and insisting that marchers walk instead of stay in one place.
Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer Steps Down From Company's Board
Steve Ballmer, 58, on Tuesday resigned from the software giant's board because of other time consuming commitments including his new ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Browns Bet On Manziel, But Is He Too Much Of A Distraction?
David Greene talks to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal about Johnny Manziel. The bad behavior of the rookie quarterback for the Cleveland Browns is getting a lot attention.
Vodquila Gets Attention From Prestigious Competition
Alabama business owner Chander Arora and his family are introducing the world to Vodquila, a mix of vodka and tequila. It won an award at the International Wine and Spirit Competition.
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