Working hard for clarinet dreams High School musician Bruce Cho is playing duing this week's Young People's Concerts with the Minnesota Orchestra, an important step toward fulfilling his goal of becoming a professional musician.6:50 a.m.
Admission Possible A Twin Cities program is finding a way to get more low-income students into college.7:25 a.m.
Iraqi museum recovering five years after looting It was five years ago next week that looters ransacked the National Museum of Iraq in Baghdad. Shortly after the initial looting, then-Army-Reservist Cori Wegener was sent to Iraq to assess damage. Wegener is an associate curator at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and she's been working ever since to increase awareness about protecting cultural property. She spoke with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.7:50 a.m.
Architecture big news in Minnesota this week With the death of Ralph Rapson and the Pritzker Prize being awarded to Jean Nouvel, architects and architecture have been in the news quite a bit this week. That has set Morning Edition arts commentator and St. Paul Pioneer Press theater critic Dominic Papatola to thinking about the state of that particular art in Minnesota.8:25 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Bill Clinton's Legacy Looms over Pittsburgh Voters
Although New York Sen. Hillary Clinton has been a senator for six years and has campaigned extensively in Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh voters still view her through the lens of her husband's presidency and the way she handled his affair.
Remembering MLK's Prophetic 'Mountaintop' Speech
On April 3, 1968, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his final public speech. Hours before his assassination, he spoke of the injustice felt by the city's striking sanitation workers. But, prophetically, he also touched on death and his own mortality.
Yale Money Whiz Shares Tips on Growing a Nest Egg
Turmoil in the stock market has people on edge, but Yale's investment guru, David Swensen, explains how his allocation strategy and rebalancing technique have earned consistent double-digit returns over the past two decades.
FAA Whistleblowers: Southwest Probes Stymied
Two FAA inspectors accuse the agency of being too cozy with the airlines it oversees, after several carriers were forced to ground planes because of safety concerns. They say their probes of maintenance at Southwest were stymied.
United Grounds Fleet, Including White House Plane
United Airlines is the latest major U.S. carrier to ground planes due to questions about aircraft safety checks and maintenance. United grounded its fleet of 52 Boeing 777s and canceled 38 flights Wednesday. Among the planes that need to be inspected is the White House press charter plane.
China's Labor Advances May Affect U.S. Prices
Today, Chinese workers have a wider choice of places to work and are more aware of their rights. Their demands for fair treatment and better pay may translate to higher prices for imported Chinese goods in America.
Opposition Wins Control of Parliament in Zimbabwe
In Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe's party has lost control of parliament. However, election officials still haven't announced the outcome of last weekend's presidential election, and there is a possibility of a second round of voting.
Five Myths About Drinking Water
Is bottled water better for you than tap? Or should you choose vitamin-enriched water over sparkling? Experts say, skip it all. None of these products are likely to make you any healthier.
Doctor-Patient 'Web Visits' Spur Privacy Concerns
As more doctors go online to communicate with patients, two of the country's biggest health insurers have started reimbursing patients for the Internet visits. But critics say the online advising could lead to errors, and patient privacy could be compromised.
Toshiba Plans Nuclear Reactors in U.S.
The Japanese company Toshiba says it is finalizing deals with two U.S. energy companies to build four new nuclear power reactors worth about $14 billion. According to reports, two of the reactors could be in Georgia, the other two in South Carolina.