Minnesota welcomes top golfers to U.S. Women's Open The U.S. Women's Open golf tournament starts this morning at Interlachen Country Club in Edina. Some of the world's best female golfers will compete there this week, including retiring champion Annika Sorenstam.7:25 a.m.
Arts with Dominic Papatola Minnesota Public Radio arts commentator and St. Paul Pioneer Press theater critic Dominic Papatola discusses the recent news that Theatre de la Jeune Lune will close.8:25 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Robotic Baby Seal Coming to U.S. Shores
A company that makes a robotic baby seal from Japan named Paro plans to sell it in the U.S. to help comfort people with dementia, autism and other problems related to social isolation. But some doctors say real pets provide the best kind of therapy.
London's Gardens: Allotments for the People
London's "allotment" gardens are an unusual and vibrant system of community gardens across the entire city. Tended by immigrants, retirees, chefs and fans of fresh food, the allotments make up a kitchen community like no other.
My Cancer, 2 Years Later
When he started his blog, Leroy Sievers thought he had six months to live. Doctors found a brain tumor and lung cancer. Today, on My Cancer's second anniversary, he's facing a prognosis just as bleak.
Voters Group Reflects Hurdles Facing Candidates
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama and former rival Hillary Clinton will campaign Friday in Unity, N.H. Democrats hope that Clinton's supporters will rally to Obama's side. But one voter's focus group reflects the challenge facing the party.
'Uncle Wiggly Wings' and Berlin's Candy Bombers
When West Berlin was cut off by Soviet troops 60 years ago, British and U.S. aircraft flew in food, diesel and coal to residents. On the anniversary of the Berlin Airlift, Andrei Cherny, author of The Candy Bombers, and pilot Hal Halvorsen talk about a secret mission: showering the children of Berlin with candy.
Tsvangirai Sets Deadline for Zimbabwe's President
Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai issued a 24-hour deadline Thursday to President Robert Mugabe to negotiate or face being shunned as an illegitimate leader responsible for the killing of civilians.
Linking Climate Change, National Security
Intelligence agencies are debating the effects of climate change on national security. A classified assessment delivered to Congress concludes that rising global temperatures would indirectly present a security threat to the United States.
How the Bear Stearns Fraud Case Unfolded
The FBI counts on e-mails to make the first Wall Street arrests related to the subprime mortgage fraud crisis. But critics wonder how strong the case really is and whether Bear Stearns' failure made it an easy target.