Minnesota Public Radio Stories
Crosby, Stills and Nash struck a chord at Joni Mitchell's house It was on July 3 in 1968 that David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash sang together for the first time. It was at a party at Joni Mitchell's house. The song was "You Don't Have To Cry." 4:00 a.m.
Decoding frog sounds to understand why the populations are dropping Data collected from 34 sites across North America allowed researchers to quantify the decline in frog populations for the first time. They found that between 2002 and 2011 all frog populations were down nearly four percent. 6:20 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Why Are Kids From Central America Risking Solo Travel To The U.S.?
The White House has asked Congress for $2 billion to respond to the record number of children arriving at the U.S. border. The funds would be used for shelters and to process deportation proceedings.
Easy Method For Making Stem Cells Was Too Good To Be True
Scientific papers that claimed stem cells could be made in the laboratory simply by dipping regular cells in acid didn't hold up under scrutiny. Now the work is being retracted because of errors.
Vroom, Vroom, Hmmmm: Motorcycles As Literary Metaphor
Motorcycles provide an open road for literature, a device writers can use to talk about adventure, rebellion, even inner peace. NPR's Mandalit del Barco gets some reading ideas from actual bikers.
Traded MLB Pitchers Meet For The First Time During Bathroom Break
Ernesto Frieri of the Anaheim Angles was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Jason Grilli. During a layover in Chicago, they both decided to hit the bathroom. Same terminal. Same bathroom.
World Cup Play Helps Colombian Team Shed Bad Reputation
For the first time, Colombia is in the quarter-finals of the World Cup. The team's winning streak is helping Colombian soccer emerge from a history of disappointment and drug-fueled violence.
Militant Group In Iraq Proves It's Learned From Al Qaida's Mistakes
This week ISIS changed its name to the Islamic State and says its territory is now a caliphate. The move is just one of the things that distinguishes the group from its predecessor, al Qaida in Iraq.
Chikun-What? A New Mosquito-Borne Virus Lands In The U.S.
It's called chikungunya. And it causes severe joint pain that can last for months. A quarter of a million people have caught the virus in the Caribbean. So how big a problem will it be stateside?
China Announces Another Easing Of Its Currency Controls
Beijing said banks that handle foreign currency will be able to set their own exchange rates for the yuan. Critics have urged China to let the currency trade more freely.
An Uncertain Future For The U.S. Terrorism Insurance Program
The federal program, which would pay for catastrophic damage if a U.S. city was attacked again, is up for renewal this year and some have begun to worry that it may be in trouble.
Ale Ads Rethink Revolutionary War Outcome
Imagine an America where trucks are called lorries. That's the idea behind an ad campaign for Newcastle Brown Ale. It envisions what the U.S. would be like if England had won the war.
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