'One Minneapolis' mayoral forum to address city's racial disparities Minorities in Minneapolis lag behind the white population when it comes to jobs, education, home ownership and many other measures of prosperity. While those gaps also exist nationwide, they are worse in the Twin Cities. Candidates for the city's next mayor speak on the issue at a forum Thursday night.5:35 a.m.
'The Supper Club Book' explores a Midwest tradition and its people They have names like the Tee Pee, in Tomah, Wis., the HobNob in Racine, Wis., the Morocco in Dubuque, Iowa, and Jax Cafe in Minneapolis. Author Dave Hoekstra spoke with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer about the book which he has been researching over the last three summers.7:25 a.m.
How to avoid, and if needed, respond to a bear attack It's very rare for a bear to attack a human. There have only been five documented injuries caused by bear attacks in Minnesota since 1987. But it does happen. A 72-year-old woman in Aitkin County was attacked by a sow bear just this week. She escaped with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with DNR Large Carnivore Specialist Dan Stark about how to prevent or survive a bear attack.7:45 a.m.
Obama To Push Jobs, Education At N.C. Middle School
As part of his Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour, President Obama travels to Mooresville, N.C., Thursday. He'll highlight Mooresville Middle School's focus on technology and digital learning. Young voters cite the economy and education as top concerns. Neither political party has been adept at addressing these issues for young people.
Whedon Adapts 'Much Ado About Nothing' For Silver Screen
Renee Montagne talks with Joss Whedon — the man behind TV's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the box office blockbuster The Avengers. The director is now out with a film adaptation of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.
Susan Rice To Take Over As National Security Adviser
President Obama has selected U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to be his next National Security Adviser. She'll take over from Tom Donilon, who has played a critical role in developing the White House's relationship with China. The president is also nominating former aide Samantha Power to fill Rice's position at the U.N.
Samantha Power Picked To Take Over For Rice At U.N.
President Obama has named a former journalist and activist to represent him at the United Nations. If confirmed, Samantha Power will replace Ambassador Susan Rice, who is returning to the White House to become national security adviser. Power's supporters see her as a voice of conscience in the Obama administration, an advocate for humanitarian interventions.
TSA Reverses Small Knives Decision
When the Transportation Security Administration recently said it was changing the rules to allow small knives and sports equipment as carry-on items on planes, that sparked an outcry over safety. The TSA is backing down and will require travelers to check those items after all.
First U.S. Assembly Plant For China's Lenovo Opens In N.C.
The Chinese computer maker is trying to boost its brand and U.S. market share as other high-tech firms, including Motorola, plan to manufacture here. North Carolina officials say the plant in Whitsett is a sign of manufacturing's return from overseas.
Jack White Saves Detroit Theater From Foreclosure
Detroit's Masonic Temple Theatre was headed to foreclosure until an anonymous donor paid off its $142,000 in back taxes. That donor is now revealed: former White Stripes singer Jack White. He has performed there nine times and hung out there as a kid. His mom was an usher.