Minnesota broadcasters split on digital TV delay The switch-over to digital-only TV broadcasts is a little over two weeks away. Maybe. Broadcasters throughout the state are split about whether Congress should push back the deadline.6:50 a.m.
U.S. Senate race may seem like Groundhog Day Today may be Groundhog Day, but Minnesotans following the unresolved U.S. Senate contest probably feel like they've been living in the movie "Groundhog Day" for the last three months.7:25 a.m.
Markets with Chris Farrell Minnesota Public Radio's chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell discusses the latest in the financial markets.8:25 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Your Family May Once Have Been A Different Color
Skin pigmentation in human lineages has changed faster and more frequently than scientists previously thought, one expert says. A population can be one color, and 100 generations later -- with no intermarriage -- can be a very different color.
Obama's 'Big Fix,' And Investment Deficit Disorder
The president hopes a proposed $800 billion-plus stimulus package can jump-start the economy and lay the groundwork for long-term prosperity. If the plan doesn't work immediately, New York Times columnist David Leonhardt says the economy could dominate Obama's time in office.
Medicaid A Prickly Issue In Stimulus Package
The battle in Congress over an economic recovery bill boils down in large part to this question: Is it an economic stimulus, or just social spending? One very large portion of the bill — more money for the Medicaid health program for the poor — is clearly both.
Iran, 30 Years After The Revolution
It's been 30 years since the Islamic revolution in Iran. The Iranian government is spending 10 days celebrating the time when Muslim clerics took power in 1979. The anniversary comes just as the U.S. considers a new approach to Iran. This week, Morning Edition examines how some Iranians see their world, and what the revolution means to them.
Iraqi Voter Turnout Lower Than Expected
Iraqis went to the polls in provincial elections over the weekend, and most observers say the voting was fair and free. But turnout was lower than expected. There are complaints that many eligible voters were left off the voting rolls.
Wall Street Crushes Retirement Planning
A former economics journalist and recent retiree, Robert Lyle was caught short with too much of his savings in stocks. Now his retirement income is much less than what he had planned for. He wishes he had an old-fashioned pension instead of a 401(k).
E-Waste Law: Manufacturers Pay For Recycling
When old TVs and computers end up in landfills or incinerators, the heavy metals and flame retardants they contain can pollute lakes and oceans. Washington has become the first state to require electronics manufacturers pay for recycling of TVs, computers and other e-waste.
Drone Attacks In Pakistan Under Review
Since August, the U.S. has intensified an aerial offensive — using unmanned drones — in Pakistan's lawless tribal regions. The Predators are targeting al-Qaida and the Taliban in western Pakistan, partly to stem cross-border attacks against U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan. It appears increasingly likely that the Obama administration will continue this policy.
Hospital Hit In Sri Lankan Civil War
The U.N. says a third artillery attack has hit a hospital in the war zone in northern Sri Lanka, striking its pediatrics ward and killing several people.
India To Unveil Inexpensive Laptop Prototype
The Indian government on Tuesday is expected to introduce a computer laptop prototype that runs on low power, has wireless Internet and costs $20 to manufacture. One goal is to bring computers to the developing world. The price is lower than the much-publicized project of One Laptop Per Child, a U.S.-based organization that aims to get $100 laptops in the hands of poor students around the globe.