Airline performance goes from bad to worse This year is shaping up to be the worst year ever for air travel. New data shows that -- nationwide -- there are already more flight delays and cancellations this summer than there were last summer. The situation isn't much better in the Twin Cities.6:40 a.m.
Convention consultants sell GOP connections The 2008 Republican National Convention will bring millions of dollars to Minnesota, and several new companies are springing up to try to get a piece of the action.7:25 a.m.
Remembering the "Storm of the Century" Twenty years ago today, a rainstorm swept through Minnesota that would later be known as the state's "Storm of the Century." MPR's Cathy Wurzer talked with Bill Togstad, a forecaster at the National Weather Service in Chanhassen who co-authored a paper on storm.7:50 a.m.
Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talks with Minnesota Public Radio's Chief Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell about the lastest economic news.8:25 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Couple's Challenges, Joys of First Year as Pastors
For twenty-something couple Chris and Katie Bishop, the first year as Methodist ministers means serving God and meeting the needs of their parishioners, while adjusting to the demands of two careers, and soon, a new baby.
Mother and Son Offer Transracial Adoption Insights
When Judy and Bob Stigger decided to adopt nearly three decades ago, they chose children who very obviously didn't look like them. The white couple adopted two children who are biracial, a decision that meant a lifetime of learning for their family.
Battle over Method Thwarts Bottle Recycling
Less than one-quarter of the billions of plastic bottles Americans purchase every year are recycled. But bottlers, environmental activists and others disagree on the best way to increase that amount.
Turkey Re-Elects Prime Minister Erdogan
Opponents of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, prime minister of Turkey, charge he wanted to subvert his country's political system, accusing him and his party of being Islamic fundamentalists. But that didn't stop voters in Turkey from returning their prime minister to office.
Padraig Harrington Takes Golf's British Open
Padraig Harrington of Ireland won golf's British Open after throwing away a lead on the 72nd hole, then defeating Sergio Garcia of Spain in a four-hole playoff. The finish was an eerie reminder of the 1999 British Open, also played at famed Carnoustie in Scotland, when Jean van de Velde of France lost a big lead on the final hole.
Microsoft to Protect Consumer Privacy
Microsoft will start erasing data from Web searches after 18 months, unless it receives consent to store it longer. Microsoft is calling on the rest of the Internet industry to support a common set of privacy practices. This week, Yahoo will lay out its own plans for a similar policy.
New Technology Predicts Browsing Behavior
Companies are developing new technologies to monitor and predict Web browsing behavior. Yahoo announced tools for ads aimed at Web searches. Adam Greenfield, author of Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing, spoke with Steve Inskeep.
U.S. Tracks Suspicious Sudafed Purchases
MethCheck, a computerized tracking system the government is trying out in pharmacies, collects customer data and then notifies police about suspicious purchases of Sudafed, which can be used to make methamphetamine.
CNN and YouTube, and the Next U.S. President
Thousands posted questions on YouTube.com for the Democratic presidential candidates who will gather in South Carolina for a debate. Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin wants Congress to censure President Bush for his management of the war in Iraq.