Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Innocence Project leader discusses Billy Glaze A Minnesota man serving life in prison may have been wrongfully convicted. Billy Glaze was found guilty of murdering three women in the late 1980s. He is now 70 years old and has already served more than 25 years behind bars. But new DNA evidence may prove he's innocent, and that the real killer is another man. The Innocence Project has been looking into Glaze's case since 2004. Yesterday, they asked the court to reconsider its decision. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with attorney Ed Magarian, who's working with the Innocence Project on the case. 7:40 a.m.
At an old Minnesota oil spill site, scientists discover oil-eating microbes Scientists here discovered that bacteria that break down oil are everywhere, ready to go to work. Even in the northern Minnesota woods there are microbes that eat carbon and break down oil. The population of those bugs explodes when there's oil in the ground. 8:40 a.m.
'World Without Love': Asher to play Dakota Today's Morning Edition music comes from 50 years ago this month when "A World Without Love" by Peter and Gordon was the number song on the pop charts. Tonight at the Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis, Peter Asher, the "Peter" part of the band, will be performing this song and others he made with Gordon Waller who died in 2009. 8:49 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
In Poland, Obama Reassures Region After Russia Annexes Crimea
President Obama is in Warsaw for a celebration marking the 25th anniversary of Poland's emergence from Soviet domination. It's a milestone with contemporary echoes in neighboring Ukraine.
Putin May Have An Opening To Rebuild Relations With West
Russia's president has had muted response to U.S. plan to beef up promises to Eastern European allies. He has meetings set with France's president, Germany's chancellor and Britain's prime minister.
Congenial Arctic Council Displeased By Russia's Move Into Crimea
The situation in Ukraine has lead to speculation about how and whether the conflict might trickle into other parts of Eastern Europe. What could global tensions mean for diplomacy in the far North?
As Myanmar Modernizes, Architectural Gems Are Endangered
Myanmar's biggest city Yangon has a distinct old-world feel: blocks of colonial buildings, untouched during decades of poverty and isolation. Now, development could bring them crashing down.
More Americans Than You Might Think Believe In Conspiracy Theories
Research from the University of Chicago indicates that at least 50 percent of Americans believe in at least one conspiracy theory.
RoboCop Throws Out First Pitch At Tiger's Game
Detroit fans may have wished he pitched the whole game. The Tigers lost to Toronto 5-3.
U.S. Policy In Syria Could No Longer Be Defended, Ex-Ambassador Says
Robert Ford served as the U.S. ambassador to Syria until late February. Ford says as the uprising became a civil war, he was frustrated by limited U.S. support for rebel forces.
Children Traveling Solo Across U.S. Border Face Dangerous Trip
David Greene talks to Pulitzer Prize winning author Sonia Nazario about the growing crisis of unaccompanied minors from Central America and Mexico attempting to migrate to the U.S.
Amendment Would Allow Congress To Set Political Spending Limits
Many liberal critics of the Supreme Court's campaign finance rulings say a constitutional amendment is needed to limit money's influence in politics. The Senate held a hearing on one proposal.
U.S. Proposes New Tariffs On Chinese-Made Solar Products
China warned new tariffs would worsen trade relations. China previously was able to avoid paying tariffs by having the products assembled and shipped from other countries.
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