5 iconic toys born in Minnesota Minnesotans had a hand in developing a number of childhood favorites. One St. Paul man invented both Twister and Nerf balls.7:25 a.m.
Hounds: Classical Cabaret, Rana May, more A local instrumental and vocal ensemble loaded with talent, a one-of-a-kind Minneapolis comedienne, and immaculately clear images of urban decay, all were on the Art Hounds radar this week. Want to be an Art Hound? Sign up!8:25 a.m.
Streaking and Ray Stevens run into a hit Media coverage of the streaking phenomenon about 40 years ago inspired Ray Stevens, who immortalized running naked through the streets in his novelty song, "The Streak." Each verse begins with a fake news report from the site of a streaking incident.8:49 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
VA's Health System: Some Love It, Some Hate It
Nearly 30 VA facilities are accused of falsifying statistics on how long veterans must wait for care. President Obama said the problems go back decades, but most veterans are satisfied with the care.
'Foxcatcher' A Standout At Cannes Film Festival
Directed by Bennet Miller, Foxcatcher, starring Steve Carrell, is getting Oscar buzz. This is a straight dramatic role for Carrell. It tells the story of the murder of Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz.
Democratic Team Picked For Benghazi Panel
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has named Democrats to the special committee investigating the death of the U.S. ambassador in Libya in 2012. There have already been 8 probes into the attacks.
Online Gambling Dealt A Blow To State Expansion
Citing a contentious split among the major casino operators over the issue of expansion, the group representing the U.S. casino industry has dropped its support for legalizing online gaming.