Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Spotty rainfall leaves more of Minnesota dry MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about recent record rainfall in very tight areas of Minnesota. He also has the forecast for the State Fair this weekend. 6:55 a.m.
Health care success cuts revenue to Uptown clinic, forcing it to close Minneapolis clinic to close now that many patients have health insurance 7:20 a.m.
Going to the animal barns? Watch your mouth, wash your hands Visiting the State Fair's animal barns is OK, but watch your mouth and wash your hands. 7:25 a.m.
Dainty goat Yvette competes at State Fair Each day during the Minnesota State Fair, we are introducing you to a different type of animal that you might encounter on the fairgrounds. This morning, there will be lots of goats on display during the 4-H competition. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with the trainer of one of those goats, Johanna Jutz, who lives in Sibley County. 7:45 a.m.
Lynx win up-and-down game to open playoffs The Minnesota Lynx began the WNBA playoffs last night with an 88-84 win over San Antonio last night at Target Center. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about the game. 8:45 a.m.
Aretha Franklin brings soul to State Fair Today's Morning Edition music is from the one and only Aretha Franklin, singing "Save Me." The Queen of Soul will be performing tonight at the Minnesota State Fair Grandstand. 8:49 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Sanctions Could Weaken Vladimir Putin's Renewed Popularity In Russia
The standoff between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine has raised the specter of a new Cold War. David Greene talks to Julie Ioffe, of the New Republic, about what Russia's next move may be in Ukraine.
The Dread Factor: Why Ebola And 'Contagion' Scare Us So Much
Even just the word Ebola is kind of terrifying. Why? Hollywood has a lot to do with it. But Ebola outbreaks also have all the ingredients for what one psychologist calls the "dread factor."
When It Comes To Economic Recovery, Location Is A Factor
Census Bureau data show a wider gap between rich and poor. Kelly McEvers explores this with economist Enrico Moretti of the University of California-Berkeley, author of The New Geography of Jobs.
Romance Fans Will Fall For Characters In 'If I Stay'
If I Stay is based on the best-selling novel by Gayle Forman. Chloë Grace Moretz plays a 17-year-old girl, in a coma after a car wreck, who has to choose between life or death.
Charity Will Benefit If Mayweather Reads 'Harry Potter'
Rapper 50 Cent challenged Boxer Floyd Mayweather to read a page of a H arry Potter book aloud without messing up. If he can do it, 50 Cent will donate $750,000 to the charity of Mayweather's choice.
Pesticides Used On Florida's Mosquitoes May Harm Butterflies
Environmentalists and a South Florida community want to limit aerial spraying for mosquitoes — saying it's ineffective and harmful to wildlife. Two butterfly species were added to the endangered list.
Exit Interview: Page Steps Down As U.S. Ambassador To South Sudan
David Greene talks to Susan Page, the first U.S. ambassador to South Sudan. The relatively new nation is locked in a crisis over a power struggle between the president and his former vice president.
Poet Finds Summer Is A Time To Reconnect With Nature
In this poem, "Kingfisher," Chris McCabe recalls a bird watching trip, and an attempt to see a rare bird — the vivid blue kingfisher — that he long dreamed of seeing.
Retailer Gap Plans To Open Stores In India
The company will open its first stores in Mumbai and Delhi. The plan is for 40 franchise locations throughout the country.
Job Corps Celebrates 50 Years Helping Low-Income Youths
The federal program has centers across the country that provide education and vocational training. Kelly McEvers talks to Labor Secretary Thomas Perez about how Job Corps serves disadvantaged youths.
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