Minnesota Poll shows Klobuchar leading Kennedy by 24 percent, Pawlenty and Hatch tied
Fill-in host Perry Finelli spoke with Minnesota Public Radio News Capitol Bureau Chief Laura McCallum about the polling numbers, recent ads, and campaigns in Minnesota.7:20 a.m.
Kicker Ryan Longwell, Vikings beat Carolina Panthers 16-13 in overtime
Longwell kicked a total of three field goals and threw a fourth quarter tuchdown pass during a fake field goal attempt. Fill-in host Perry Finelli spoke with Sean Jensen, who covers the Vikings for the St. Paul Pioneer Press.8:24 a.m.
Monday Markets with Chris Farrell
Fill-in host Perry Finelli spoke with Minnesota Public Radio News Chief Economic Correspondent Chris Farrell about the latest economic news.8:54 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Vatican Struggles to Smother Islam Controversy
Nearly a week after Pope Benedict XVI made remarks seen as hostile to Islam, there's been very little let-up in the anger and protests among Muslims across the globe. On Sunday, the Pope said he was deeply sorry for having caused offense when he quoted a 14th-century text that describes some of the teachings of Islam as "evil and inhuman."
Non-Aligned Movement Defines New Purpose
Diplomats from countries affiliated with the Non-Aligned Movement met for a summit in Havana last week. The organization, formed during the Cold War, was originally intended to represent nations that were not aligned with either the U.S. or the Soviet Union. Now it is partly a vehicle for countries challenging the U.S.
Lawmakers Band Together to Challenge EPA
There's an unusual bi-partisan effort to get the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to release information about certain Superfund cleanup sites, pieces of land that have been deemed too toxic for development. The EPA says sharing some information about the sites could discourage companies from cleaning up their environmental messes.
Aspen Trees Die Mysteriously in Rockies
A symbol of the American West, the aspen tree, is dying quickly and mysteriously. Scientists are scrambling to get to the causes of the epidemic, which is threatening mountain communities that depend on the famed trees natural beauty to draw tourists.
House Considers Changes to Church-and-State Suits
The House is expected to vote as soon as this week on a bill that would prevent plaintiffs in certain separation of church-and-state cases from recouping attorneys' fees. Supporters say the fees are used to unfairly coerce plaintiffs. Critics say the bill would roll back a major civil rights protection.
Fighting Cuts Off Northern Sri Lankan City
Sri Lankan government forces are battling with Tamil Tigers in northern Sri Lanka. The fighting has driven some out the northern city of Jaffna. And others, who were gone when the fighting started, are waiting to get back home.
Spark for Israel-Hezbollah War Unresolved
It's been over a month since the cease-fire went into effect between Israel and Hezbollah. But there is still no resolution to the issue that prompted the 34-day conflict: the capture by Hezbollah of two Israeli soldiers.
Computer Chips Share Data with Lasers
Researchers in California plan to announce that they have created a silicon-based chip that can produce laser beams. The New York Times reports Monday that the development will make it possible to use laser light rather than wires to send data between chips.
High-Def DVDs Usher in New Format War
Two new and competing formats of DVD are vying for consumer's money. The news discs both offer high-definition images. But the discs are incompatible with each other, bringing up memories of the old VHS versus Beta debate.
Warner to Put Music and Videos on YouTube
Warner Music Group wants to ride the wave of YouTube's success. The traditional music company says it will offer copyrighted songs and music videos at the popular Internet video site.