Weisman exhibit features New Deal art Seventy-five years ago, President Franklin Roosevelt launched the New Deal. It was a massive federal relief effort intended to improve the economy and provide employment during the Great Depression. A new exhibit at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis features art from that program.6:50 a.m.
Weather with Mark Seeley University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley discusses Minnesota weather history and looks ahead to the weekend forecast.6:55 a.m.
Women's Open starts day two with a tie Day two of the U.S. Women's Open in Edina begins this morning with two leaders. South Korean Ji Young Oh and American Pat Hurst are both 6 under par.7:55 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Gates Retires from Daily Role at Microsoft
Bill Gates helped bring computers to the masses, creating a company so influential that it was once dubbed "the Evil Empire." On Friday, he moves on to a full-time role as the world's leading philanthropist.
'Wall-E': A Robot Love Story with Heart to Spare
Robot love story and human cautionary tale, the film is daring and traditional, groundbreaking and familiar, apocalyptic and sentimental. It's a tonic in these times — and it proves Pixar still has its touch.
A Bra's Tale: Detour On A Daughter's Trip Abroad
As a young woman, Betty Jenkins received a gift from her mother that was meant to attract the attention of young men. But as Jenkins tells her niece, the attention she got wasn't the kind she was expecting. The gift was an inflatable bra designed to enhance its wearer's figure. It worked well — until she got on a plane.
Gun Ruling Reverberates with Politicians, Police
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday for the first time that the Second Amendment to the Constitution protects an individual's right to own a gun. Gun rights advocates say there will be a flood of lawsuits attempting to ease regulations on gun ownership. Big city mayors and police chiefs predict an increase in gun violence.
Chicago-Area Gun Owners Praise D.C. Ruling
Gun owners are praising the U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down a ban on handgun ownership in the District of Columbia, which has one of the strictest laws of its kind. Chicago's is similar, and some gun owners there filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the city's anti-gun law.
No Deal in Sight as Actors' Contract Nears Expiration
The contract for the Screen Actors Guild expires Monday. SAG has been negotiating with the studios for weeks, but they're nowhere near an agreement. Chances of a Hollywood actors' strike are slim, but movie shoots have ground to a halt, just in case.
Juarez Police Face Both Criminals and Suspicions
Across the border from El Paso, Texas, is the Mexican city of Juarez. Rival drug gangs have killed 18 police officers there so far this year. The mayor says the police department is corrupt, and he's making the entire force take lie detector tests. Police officers complain that the city lacks resources.
Fire Season Strikes Early in California
Firefighters are battling hundreds of wildfires across California. Lightning strikes sparked an estimated 800 blazes, and many of those fires are still burning out of control. The biggest one is in the Big Sur area south of Monterey, where 19,000 acres have burned.
Stocks Plunge in U.S., Asia, Europe
Asian and European stock markets were down Friday as investors overseas were shaken by a jump in oil prices and a plunge in U.S. stock prices. Citigroup and GM stocks plummeted. But one stock price that rose was that of beer maker Anheuser-Busch.