Minn. Guard veterans get help in return to family life Thousands of Minnesota National Guard troops recently returned from the Middle East. Hundreds of these soldiers are expected to participate in a first-of-its-kind University of Minnesota study designed to help them with parenting after serving overseas.7:25 a.m.
Twins struggle, Lynx offer hope Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talked with Howard Sinker about the Twins, as well as the Minnesota Lynx and the prospects for a professional soccer team in Minnesota. Sinker is digital sports editor for the Startribune.com.8:25 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Presbyterians Have Varied Views On Gay Marriage
Twenty years ago, few Americans approved of homosexuality or thought gay marriage should be legal. Now, nearly half of all Americans support same-sex marriage, though most Christians are still opposed to it.
In Florida, Registering Voters A Whole New Game
Florida's new election law includes tough restrictions on groups that conduct voter registration drives. The rules are forcing those groups to change tactics, and appear to be having an impact on the number of people registering to vote in November's general election.
Unmanned Aircrafts May Revive Ohio City's Economy
The city of Wilmington, Ohio, was economically devastated three years ago after shipper DHL left town, taking with it thousands of jobs. Economic developers in Wilmington now think one way back is to embrace the unmanned vehicle industry. The FAA recently gave the Air Force permission to test UAVs at the largely vacant Wilmington Air Park.
Doctors' Due Diligence: Measuring Kids' Blood Pressure
With the rising incidence of obesity comes a rising incidence of the health-related problems it causes. Pediatricians report seeing high blood pressure, heart disease and even certain cancers — diseases previously considered problems among adults only — in children as young as 3.
Yahoo CEO Out After Revelations Of Flawed Resume
Scott Thompson had claimed that he held two college degrees, when in fact, he only had one. Thompson's resignation is a victory for an activist hedge fund that has been pressing for a shakeup in how Yahoo is run.
Facebook's IPO Could Make Its CEO Worth $18B
Facebook is expected to start selling stock to the public this week. The social networking giant is expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market on Friday. CEO Mark Zuckerberg will remain the company's biggest shareholder. Steven Levy, of Wired magazine, talks to Morning Edition's David Greene about what that means for the company and potential shareholders.
Casual Hoodie Gets An Executive Makeover
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has become known for his hoodie. Some potential investors call him immature and disrespectful for wearing it. But now, Betabrand, a San Francisco clothing company, has come out with an executive pinstripe hoodie.
JPMorgan Trade Revives Bank Regulation Debate
The head of JPMorgan Chase says the trading strategy that cost it $2 billion in a matter of weeks won't really affect the bank's bottom line. But the trade happened during a presidential campaign where the economy and Wall Street are major themes.