"Rebuilding Biloxi" documents Hurricane Katrina anniversary in Mississippi coast city
American RadioWorks and Marketplace documentary, "Rebuilding Biloxi", marks the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The producers of the program have made many trips to Biloxi, MS over the last year and one of them has made another visit. Cathy Wurzer spoke with producer Steven Smith, who is based in St. Paul, from Biloxi, MS.6:53 a.m.
Pawlenty leads fundraising race for governor With a little more than two months before the November election, Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty has a significant fundraising lead over his opponents. Pawlenty's campaign says the governor has $2 million in the bank, twice as much as his nearest rival, DFLer Mike Hatch.7:20 a.m.
Getty Exhibit Explores Rubens-Brueghel Bond
A new exhibition at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles explores the close partnership between two great 17th-century painters, Peter Paul Rubens and Jan Brueghel the Elder. X-ray and infrared studies of the paintings have allowed curators to travel back in time and see the division of labor on the collaborations.
Casinos' Rebound Brings Money, Jobs to Gulf Coast
Hurricane Katrina destroyed Mississippi's booming coastal casino business -- taking with it an important source of revenue and jobs. But a year after the storm, the seventh casino is reopening in Biloxi -- the latest sign of the gambling industry's dramatic turnaround.
Technology Lets Parents Track Kids' Every Move
For every mother who ever told her kids she had eyes in the back of her head, modern technology can now do one better-- allowing Mom and Dad to watch their kid's every move -- even from across town. New gadgets let parents know every time their children drive too fast or visit someone they shouldn't.
U.N. Chief Visits Lebanon Peacekeepers
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan visits peacekeepers near the Israeli border in southern Lebanon. Annan is urging Hezbollah and Israel to honor a cease-fire agreement. An 11-day Mideast tour will take him to Israel, as well as to Syria and Iran -- Hezbollah's main benefactors.
Israel Turns Attention Back to Palestinian Question
Now that there's a halt in fighting between Hezbollah and Israel, there is talk that it may be the time to revive negotiations for a peace plan between Israel and the Palestinians. The Bush administration says the so-called "road map" is still a viable plan. Others say that the road map was dead on arrival.
Mental Issues Surge, Suicide Rates Flat Post-Katrina
A new study says that mental health problems roughly doubled in the months after Hurricane Katrina, but thoughts of suicide among those with mental problems actually decreased. The finding of reduced suicide runs counter to many other reports. It's the first report of a federally funded tracking survey of the mental health needs of about a thousand pre-hurricane residents of the Gulf states.
Katrina Anniversary a Burden for the Crescent City
Hurricane Katrina commemorations and anniversary events are seen a burden for many people in New Orleans. They want to focus on the business of rebuilding their city. Commentator Chris Rose is a columnist with the Times-Picayune in New Orleans.
Comair Pilots Noticed Lack of Runway Lighting
More details of Comair Flight 5191's final moments are emerging. In a briefing Monday, federal officials said the flight crew noticed they were on an unlit runway, but never asked the airport's tower for an explanation. The jet crashed at a Lexington, Ky., airport, killing 49.
College Freshman Brings Unique Worldview to School
Each year, Beloit College in Wisconsin publishes a list of historical and cultural touchstones that have, and have not happened, during the lifetime of entering freshmen. Subjects range from the Soviet Union to carbon paper. Steve Inskeep talks to Adam Kennedy, a freshman at Beloit.