The week ahead at the Capitol State lawmakers are working on President's Day. Tonight, members of the Minnesota House will be discussing a renewable energy bill. On Tuesday Congressman James Oberstar will speak to a joint committee at the Capitol about transportation. Capitol reporter Tom Scheck joins Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer for a look at the week ahead.7:20 a.m.
Cecilia Ramon deals with fear through art Cecilia Ramon spent many years afraid. She grew up in Argentina during the "Dirty War" in the late 1970s and early '80s. She says she was afraid for so long that it's become a way of life for her. Now, living in Duluth, she's dealing with that fear through her art.7:55 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Harvard's Faust: Boundaries Remain for Women
Drew Gilpin Faust is poised to become the first woman president of Harvard University in its 371-year history. The 59-year-old Radcliffe dean recalls being a "sort of a smart-aleck" girl growing up in a world dominated by men.
A Historic Killing in the Capitol Building
In 1887, a reporter wrote a sex scandal story that drove a congressman from office. Three years later, the reporter shot and killed the lawmaker at the Capitol. It is said that his blood still marks the marble stairway.
Film Offers Intimate Look at Iraqi Political Life
The documentary My Country, My Country follows the story of a doctor in Iraq who is running for political office. Director Laura Poitras lived with the doctor, his wife and their six children while shooting the film.
Sunni Sheiks Join Iraqi Police to Fight Al Qaida
In Iraq, Sunni Arab sheiks angry over al Qaida attacks in the insurgent stronghold of Anbar province are urging their tribesmen to join the local police forces. So far, the United States has trained three battalions.
The Secret Behind Why Ideas 'Stick'
Brothers Chip and Dan Heath examine why some ideas spread around the globe, while others are forgettable, in their book, Made to Stick. They say most people don't know how to frame their ideas in a clear and compelling way.
North Dakotans Try to Reclaim 'Snow Angel' Title
Nearly 9,000 people gathered Saturday in Bismarck, N.D., to try to break the world record for the most snow angels made at the same time. If the Guinness Book of World Records verifies the number, the city will reclaim the title it first established in 2002.
Security Breach Strikes VA Hospital in Alabama
A portable hard drive is missing from a veterans hospital in Alabama. At risk is the personal information of nearly 2 million veterans and physicians. Steve Chiotakis of member station WBHM in Birmingham reports.
Opposition Leaders: Moscow Undermining Elections
Russian opposition leaders say officials are banning their parties from taking part in local elections across the country next month. They say their candidates are being struck off ballots on technicalities. They say this is the Kremlin's latest assault against democracy.