Creating Howard Spence A new movie set in Montana and made by a famed German director has its roots firmly in Minnesota. Director Wim Wenders' new movie, "Don't Come Knocking," was written by its star Sam Shepard, while he lived just outside the Twin Cities.6:50 a.m.
Weather with Mark Seeley
University of Minnesota meteorologist Mark Seeley discusses Minnesota weather history and looks ahead to the weekend forecast.6:55 a.m.
Gopher stadium bill passes House easily The University of Minnesota won decisive House approval Thursday night for a bill bringing Gophers football back to campus with a $249
million stadium. The financing plan, committing state taxpayers to half of the stadium debt, passed on a 103-30 vote.7:20 a.m.
House passes restrictions on eminent domain The Minnesota House has overwhelmingly approved a sweeping revision of the state's eminent domain law. The measure would tightly control when local government officials could seize private property.7:25 a.m.
Ann Reed releases 25th anniversary CD Minneapolis singer-songwriter Ann Reed releases her 25th anniversary CD this weekend. It's called "Telling Stories." Reed has had devoted fans lining up at the box office for the past quarter-century to hear her smooth alto and her original songs. She spoke with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.8:40 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Moussaoui Jurors See Vivid Sept. 11 Testimony
Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was among those giving emotional testimony at the sentencing trial of Zacarias Moussaoui about the horror of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Prosecutors want Moussaoui to get the death penalty for his role in the attacks. The defense will try to show that Moussaoui deserves a life sentence.
Sept. 11 Flight Recordings Tell a Heroic Human Story
Hamilton Peterson, president of the Board of Families of Flight 93, talks with Steve Inskeep about the cockpit voice-recordings from United Flight 93, the Sept. 11 flight that crashed in Shanksville, Penn. Peterson has heard the tapes and says he thinks they should be made available to the public.
New Pope Approaches Islam with Caution
Pope Benedict XVI has not strayed much from the policies and ideas of his predecessor, John Paul II. But when it comes to Islam, Benedict takes a much less conciliatory approach.
Acerbic and Sweet: 'Friends with Money'
Nicole Holofcener's Friends with Money is a "modern comedy of manners," according to Morning Edition and Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan. The film features Catherine Keener, Jennifer Aniston, Frances McDormand and Joan Cusack as four Los Angeles women who have issues with love and money.
Flores Vies to Become Peru's First Female President
On Sunday, Peruvians will go to the polls and choose between leftist former army Col. Ollanta Humala and conservative former congresswoman Lourdes Flores. Flores hopes to become Latin America's second female president elected this year, following Chile's lead.
Oceanographer Sees Real Effects of Climate Change
Robert Corell, chairman of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment, talks to Steve Inskeep about the rapidly materializing effects of climate change. Corell says that within the next half century, rising sea levels will cause dramatic changes to the world we know.
'The World's Coolest Marathon'
More than 50 runners from around the world gather to compete in the North Pole Marathon. Steve Inskeep talks to the creator of the race, Richard Donovan, who calls it "the world's coolest marathon."
GM Balances Shrinking with Need to Advance
General Motors' recent announcement that it will close plants and offer employee buyouts will cost the company billions of dollars. The giant car-maker will have to manage the expense of shrinking while it also tries to keep up with the latest auto technology.
Senate Immigration Compromise Falters
The Senate sidetracks sweeping immigration legislation after a preliminary vote shows it lacks the support needed to pass intact. Steve Inskeep speaks with Congressional Correspondent David Welna about the setback.