Edina is key suburban battleground this campaign Some political observers were surprised two years ago when Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry won in the Minneapolis suburb of Edina, long considered a Republican stronghold. This year's election will test whether that was a fluke.7:20 a.m.
Corruption trial of former Minneapolis City Councilmember expected to finish this week
Dean Zimmermann is charged with four counts of bribery, including taking over $7,000 in cash from a developer doing business with the city of Minneapolis. If convicted, the former councilmember could face up to ten years in jail and a fine of $250,000 on each count. Fill-in Morning Edition host Perry Finelli spoke with Minnesota Public Radio News reporter Brandt Williams about the Zimmermann trial.7:25 a.m.
Some flight attendants wonder whether job is worth it A court hearing this Wednesday will decide whether Northwest Airline's flight attendants can strike, after the union's rank and file voted down two contract offers. The legal wrangling is just a short-term question for many flight attendants, who say the bigger dilemma is whether it's worth it to stay in the profession at all.7:49 a.m.
Monday Markets with Chris Farrell
Fill-in Morning Edition host Perry Finelli spoke with Minnesota Public Radio's Chief Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell about the latest economic news.7:55 a.m.
90,000 Minnesotans estimated with Alzheimer's Disease, some diagnosed before 65
Fill-in Morning Edition host Perry Finelli spoke with Annette Petersen, Information Helpline and Safe Return Coordinator for the Alzheimer's Association of Minnesota & North Dakota to get more information about Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease.8:24 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Saving Sumatra's Wild Orangutans
Some scientists believe the orangutan — a Malay word that translates to "man of the forest" — may soon become extinct, wiped out by the humans it so closely resembles. We travel to the Indonesian island of Sumatra to profile competing plans to save the great ape.
Martin Luther King Papers Find a New Home
Atlanta area donors didn't want to see the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s papers go up for auction, so they raised enough money to bring the collection to the city's library for historically black colleges and universities. Many say King's papers will be at home in the city of his youth.
Juan Williams on African-American 'Victimhood'
Many African-American leaders have lost touch with a hallmark of the civil rights movement — the tradition of self-empowerment, Juan Williams says. Instead, he says, they've embraced "victimhood."
No Let Up in Mideast Attacks During Cease-Fire Talks
Israeli warplanes repeatedly bomb Beirut's southern suburbs as both sides in the Israel-Hezbollah conflict appear to be hitting each other as hard as they can before a cease-fire resolution comes before the U.N. Security Council. On Sunday, Hezbollah launched its deadliest volley of rocket fire yet, killing 15 Israelis.
Israel Bombs Beirut After 15 Killed by Hezbollah
Israel and Hezbollah appear to be hitting each other as hard as they can before a cease-fire resolution can be agreed upon by the the U.N. Security Council. Israeli jets have pounded Beirut, a day after Hezbollah rockets killed 15 in Israel.
Maryland Soldier Followed Independent Path
Army Corp. Matthew Wallace of Lexington Park, Md., died in Baghdad after a bomb exploded near his tank. His parents describe him as independent, someone who liked to stray from the norm.
MovieBeam Tries to Make Movies more Convenient
One of the latest ways to watch movies in the comfort of your own home is called MovieBeam. It's a little box that stores movies after it downloads them through an antenna on the roof of your house. The system stores up to 100 films. Steve Inskeep talks to David Pogue, technology columnist for The New York Times, about the service.
Music Industry Goes After Guitar Tablature Sites
Many people learning to play guitar go to the Internet to find amateur sheet music called tablature. Now the music publishing industry is trying to shut some sites down with threats of legal action for alleged copyright violations.
Lieberman, Lamont Battling for Democratic Party's Soul?
The political future of Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman is in jeopardy Tuesday in the state's Democratic primary. Lieberman and challenger Ned Lamont, engaged in a final flurry of campaigning over the weekend. Many see this as a battle for the soul of the Democratic Party -- at least when it comes to Iraq.
Connecticut Senate Primary Wins National Attention
All eyes in the political world are on the Democratic primary contest in Connecticut between Sen. Joseph Lieberman and challenger Ned Lamont. The race appears to be a proxy vote on the war in Iraq. Steve Inskeep talks to Cokie Roberts about the race, and other political news.