New book tells story of world famous horse A new book tells the story of Minnesota's own Dan Patch, one of the most beloved horses in American history. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer spoke with Charles Leerhsen, the author of "Crazy Good: The True Story of Dan Patch, the Most Famous Horse in America."6:50 a.m.
Lessons from the Rogers tornado Many residents of Hugo are putting their lives back together a week after a tornado killed a 2-year-old child, destroyed 50 homes and damaged many others in that community. People who live in Rogers, just northwest of the metro, survived a tornado in 2006 and know what rebuilding is like. Bob Collins, the author of Minnesota Public Radio's News Cut blog, has been talking with some of those people in Rogers.7:25 a.m.
Markets with Chris Farrell Minnesota Public Radio's chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell previews the latest numbers from the manufacturing sector and looks at commodity prices.7:55 a.m.
Best Buy testing free e-waste recycling program Under pressure to help dispose some of the
electronic waste it helped create, Best Buy Co. is testing a free
program that will offer consumers a convenient way to ensure
millions of obsolescent TVs, old computers and other unwanted
gadgets don't poison the nation's dumps.8:25 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Karachi Ambulance Driver Risks Life to Save Others
A Karachi ambulance driver named Mohammed Nader is emblematic of the changing face of Pakistani cities. Nader came to Karachi from a rural village, got married and found a job, like many of the world's population that migrates to urban areas. But political and ethnic conflicts still threatened his life.
Cops Target L.A. Gangs' 'Shot Callers'
As gangs become more like the mafia, the Los Angeles Police Department is focusing on catching the shot callers responsible for most of the violence and the drug dealers with the most connections. And they're calling in the feds a lot earlier.
West Point Football Stars Bypass War to Try for NFL
The class of 2008 graduated Saturday from the U.S. Military Academy. Unlike their classmates, two West Point grads won't be going off to war soon. Commentator John Feinstein says there is nothing wrong with the Army program that lets graduating football players stay stateside while they try to make it in the NFL.
Mostly Female Crowds Make 'Sex and the City' No. 1 Sex and the City took in more than $55 million last weekend — almost twice what Warner Brothers had hoped for the film based on the HBO series. At a Washington, D.C., movie theater, a mostly young, female audience was gushing over the movie's high fashion, stylish cocktails and frank talk about men and sex.
Quake Aid Marks Turning Point for Chinese Society
Three weeks after China's earthquake, the country is still feeling political aftershocks. There has been a groundswell of public support for the government following a very visible relief and recovery operation. Some analysts predict that the earthquake could be a turning point for civil society in China.
Best Buy Tests Electronics Disposal Program
Best Buy is expected to announce a test program aimed at helping consumers get rid of more of their electronics. The EPA' s latest figures show that Americans tossed out about 2 million tons of consumer electronics in 2005. Most ended up in landfills.
Web Retailers Fight New York's Internet Tax
In New York on Sunday, a new law went into effect requiring Internet retailers to collect sales tax from customers. Until now, firms that didn't have a store or other physical assets in the state were not required to collect the tax. Major Web companies, including Amazon and Overstock, are challenging the new law.
Competition Remains Hot for Web Domain Names
Though the economy may be in decline, the market for Web site domain names is on the rise. Last month, the name Gasprices.com sold for $300,000. What sells, why and who is buying them?