Stuck in traffic? Study bumper stickers It's summertime, and between rush hour congestion, road construction and gas prices, the driving's not so easy. Commentator Peter Smith suggests devoting your extra time in traffic to the study of bumper stickers.6:50 a.m.
Small business owners debate candidates' economic plans The presidential candidates are promoting their economic plans this week. Some small business owners in Minnesota say McCain's plan is superior, but others doubt either candidate will do much to help or hurt small business.7:40 a.m.
U of M researchers report threats to Minnesota's environment A report presented to the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources points out many places where Minnesota's environment is facing significant threats -- from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in the north to the streams in southern farm country.8:25 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Trailer Graveyards Haunt FEMA, Neighbors
What should be done with the nearly 100,000 travel trailers sitting idly at sites around the country, at a cost of $130 million a year to the government? Concerns over formaldehyde fumes have rendered them useless, and most could end up sold as scrap.
In India, Cheap Car Will Challenge Two-Wheelers
The introduction in India of the $2,500 Nano soon could put millions behind the wheel of a car for the first time. The country, whose roads are crowded with scooters and motorcycles, is planning a vast national highway project to cater to this new motoring boom.
Oilman Pickens Shifts Focus To Wind Energy
After decades investing in oil, T. Boone Pickens is now putting billions of dollars into what he calls America's biggest wind farm. Pickens envisions 2,500 turbines generating 4,000 megawatts of energy — enough to power 1.3 million homes.
States Approve Compact To Protect Great Lakes
The eight states surrounding the Great Lakes have agreed to protect water in the region from being diverted to other parts of the country and the world. The lakes contain 20 percent of the world's fresh surface water, and
Kidney Cancer Cells Tricked Into Killing Themselves
A new drug to fight kidney cancer exploits a gene defect in cancerous cells, tricking them into killing themselves. Kidney cancer historically hasn't responded well to treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy.
McCain's First (And Only) Military Command
John McCain is well-known for his five-and-a-half years as a POW. Less famous is the job he held after his release: commander of the Navy's largest squadron. It was the only time he ran something bigger than his Senate office or a presidential campaign.
Photos With Petraeus A Big Draw In Baghdad
Every six weeks, hundreds of people in Baghdad's Green Zone line up to take a picture with Gen. David Petraeus, the head of coalition forces in Iraq. He gets thousands of requests from people who want their picture taken with him.
NBC Plans Unprecedented Olympics Coverage
NBC will broadcast the Summer Olympics in Beijing starting Aug. 8 and has announced an unprecedented amount of coverage: 3,600 hours of programming over 17 days. The 2004 Olympics in Athens got 1,200 hours of coverage.