Cold weekend ahead This coming weekend is expected to be extremely cold throughout Minnesota. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talked with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about weather history and the weekend forecast.6:50 a.m.
Power line technology allows for bigger loads More efficient power lines are helping some utilities meet increased electric demand.
The new lines use a composite material that allows them to carry two or three times more electricity than a traditional power line.7:20 a.m.
Why it's difficult to make a movie from a comic book If you want to make an animated film out of a comic book, logic suggests just taking what's on the pages, make it move and slap it on the screen.
Not so says Marjane Satrapi. She wrote the best selling "Persepolis" graphic novels and directed an award winning film based on the story.7:25 a.m.
President Bush expected to call for stimulus bill President Bush is expected to make a public call Friday for an emergency fiscal stimulus bill. The goal is to get cash quickly into the pockets of consumers and jump-start a sagging economy. Minnesota Public Radio's chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell provides analysis.8:25 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Former S.C. Textile Workers Look for Ways to Cope
In Lancaster, S.C., the town's largest employer has shut down, leaving hundreds of textile workers wondering how they will deal with the economic downturn. Some are learning new skills to survive, but others feel lost.
A Long Life of Love and Wonder
Anna and Joseph Wise, childhood sweethearts, were married for nearly six decades. Now 96, she has outlived him for 16 years and wonders how "you get through almost anything."
Candidate Bingo: Is Bloomberg Running?
It would seem there are a lot of presidential candidates, but that's not stopping a small group of independents from urging New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to run. Bloomberg denies he's running for the top office, but is he acting like a candidate?
Asian Markets Favor U.S. Economic Stimulus Plan
Asian stock markets respond positively to news America's plans to rescue the U.S. economy. America is Asia's biggest export market and it is hampered by an ailing U.S. economy. The U.S. economic stimulus package is meant to prevent the U.S. economy from slipping into a recession.
Saudi Inflation Blamed on Falling Dollar
In oil-rich Saudi Arabia the price of food is rising, and so is discontent. Ordinary residents of the monarchy are circulating text-messages urging a milk boycott. Inflation has some economists calling on Saudi Arabia to revalue its currency.
Safety Experts Consider Fireproof Elevators
A common sign in and near elevators urges use of the stairs in case of a fire. But some people can't navigate stairs because of health problems or a disability. So safety experts now favor elevators specially designed to provide a safe and reliable means of evacuation.
'Taxi to the Dark Side' Examines Torture by U.S. Taxi to the Dark Side is as shocking and disturbing as its title. Its subject matter is torture as a weapon of choice in the war against terror. There are pictures and videos from Abu Ghraib. But most distressing is how readily the U.S. government turned to torture.
Pope Declines Speech at Rome University
Italians rally to support Pope Benedict after he cancelled a speech for the opening of the academic year at Rome University following student protests. The students and some professors say the pontiff's reactionary views and "anti-science" attitudes made him an unsuitable speaker.
Latino Vote Focus of Nevada's Democratic Primary
Hispanics in Nevada are poised to have a substantial say in choosing the Democratic presidential nominee. The Democratic Party is aggressively courting the community for caucus participants in Saturday's caucuses. Many of them are savoring the moment as a sign of political clout.