Amy Gillespie's Mozambique A Medelia, Minn. woman is teaching young African children skills most Americans take for granted. She hopes those skills will save some lives.6:50 a.m.
Oromo immigrants strive to be heard Ethnic Oromos are building a thriving community in Minnesota. But they remain at odds with their fellow Ethiopian countrymen over human rights abuses in their homeland.7:24 a.m.
Art fairs, festivals allow local artists display, compete work
Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio arts commentator Dominic Papatola about the finer points of attending an art show.7:25 a.m.
Kline, Rowley provide clear choice on Iraq Polls suggest the war in Iraq will be a major issue for voters in the November election. The two leading candidates in Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District are on opposite sides of the war.7:40 a.m.
Power grids stressed by summer heat, storms across U.S.
Cathy Wurzer spoke with Stephen Kozey, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary with the Midwest Independent Transmission System Operator (ISO). Midwest ISO is an organization that manages the transmission of electricity in Minnesota, several other midwestern states and parts of Canada.7:50 a.m.
After the fire From a distance, much of the land affected by the Cavity Lake wildfire looks like it's burned to a crisp. But even in the blackened areas, life is not only surviving, but thriving.8:40 a.m.
Rookies, select veterans open Vikings training camp, Greenway expected to sign today
Cathy Wurzer spoke with Sean Jensen, who reports on the Vikings for the St. Paul Pioneer Press.8:55 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Art and History Intersect at a Paris Shop
On the Left Bank of the River Seine, directly across from the Louvre museum, a crowded little shop has provided supplies to artists for more than 100 years. Cezanne bought oil paints there. Picasso liked their gray pastels. The shop, Sennelier, is a Paris repository of art history and commerce.
An Early Flame, Rekindled Late in Life
Clayton Rice and Dorothy Rae Lukins are going to be married this weekend. Some say it's too soon, that the couple should wait longer. After all, they argue, Clayton Rice is only very recently widowed. What's more, he and Ms. Lukins have been dating just over a month.
Israel Decides Against Expanded Offensive
Israel decides not to expand its 17-day-old offensive in Lebanon, one day after its soldiers suffered their bloodiest day in the battle against Hezbollah. Nine soldiers were killed Wednesday, and almost two dozen wounded, in two Lebanese towns near Israel's northern border.
Hezbollah Fighters Hard to Spot in Battle Zone
Hezbollah's leader says his goal is not to hold the villages of south Lebanon, but to inflict as many casualties as possible on Israeli troops. Hezbollah fighters are present throughout the region. But, like guerrillas in previous conflicts, they are largely invisible.
Voting Rights Act Renewed with Help of Big Business
President Bush signs into law a bill renewing of the Voting Rights Act. When the bill ran into resistance from some southern senators, supporters turned to a surprising constituency for support: big business. Officials from big companies like Wal-Mart and Walt Disney lined up to support it.
Specter Proposes Bill to Challenge President
Some members of Congress are upset at President Bush's practice of signing bills into law, while attaching statements explaining why he may choose not enforce the law. Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) is proposing a bill that would give either the House or the Senate standing to go to court to challenge those "signing statements."
Bending Mind and Body to Jump Higher
What determines why someone can jump higher than others? The mind of the jumper may be the key. Reporter David Kohn talks to athletes and experts to find out.
Despite Loss, has GM Turned the Corner?
Troubled auto giant General Motors lost $3.2 billion in the second quarter. But there are indications that the company's restructuring plan is starting to pay off. Don Gonyea talks to Paul Eisenstein, editorial director of The Car Connection, about GM's prospects.
City Requires Registration Before Hiring Day Laborers
The city of Vista near San Diego is trying a novel way to control the number of day laborers who congregate in shopping centers and on street corners, looking for work. Individuals who want to hire these workers are being required to register first with the city.