Minnesota diva comes home to begin new career phase Soprano Audrey Stottler is an international opera star who is little known in her home state of Minnesota. She's recently been spending more time at home as she plans for the next phase in her career and starts to teach.6:51 a.m.
Northwest, airlines respond to London terrorists liquid explosive plot disruption
Airlines, including Northwest, are not allowing passengers to carry-on beverages, lotions and other liquids and they are urging passengers to put those items in checked bags instead. Travelers heading to Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport this morning can expect tighter security measures and delays. Cathy Wurzer spoke with Pat Hogan, director of public affairs with the Metropolitan Airports Commission.7:35 a.m.
Airline passengers are facing security delays at MSP International
Securtity at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport has increased this morning in response to news that terrorists had plans to blow up flights between Great Britain and the U.S. Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio News reporter Mark Zdechlik with an update from MSP International.8:19 a.m.
13th annual Minnesota Fringe Festival ends this weekend
Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio arts commentator Dominic Papatola about the Minnesota Fringe.8:53 a.m.
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CEO Sees New Sources of Black Leadership
For decades, black religious figures and politicians have been seen as the primary leaders in the African-American community. But business figures and others are assuming as much of a leadership role, Ann Fudge says. She's the CEO of Young and Rubicam Brands, a worldwide marketing communications company.
Athletes Run Risk of Overhydrating
In marathons, there's always the risk of dehydration. But athletes now know they can also get into trouble by drinking too much water. Experts give advice on how to balance a body's liquid needs.
Dwarf Planets May Finally Get Respect
An international panel has unanimously recommended that Pluto retain its title as a planet, and it may be joined by other undersized objects that revolve around the sun.
Britain Disrupts Plan to Bomb U.K.-U.S. Flights
A lengthy investigation by British authorities has led to the disruption of a major terrorist plot to blow up passenger flights from Britain to the United States. British police have arrested 21 people and raised the national threat level to critical.
Terrorism Expert Paul Wilkinson on the U.K. Plot
Paul Wilkinson, chairman of the Center for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St. Andrews, tells Renee Montagne that the U.K. aircraft bombing plot is a sign that security measures are forcing terrorists to look for new types of explosives to carry out attacks.
Israel Delays Expansion of Lebanon Offensive
Israel says it is delaying the expansion of its ground offensive in southern Lebanon. It's an effort to give the U.N. Security Council more time to come to an agreement on a cease-fire. Renee Montagne talks to Isaac Herzog, a member of Israel's Security Cabinet.
Humans Keep Cool with Complex Internal Systems
What happens to the body when it's exposed to excessive heat? Sweating, of course. But there are other changes, as well. A complex series of systems work to keep the human body from overheating when the temperature soars.
U.S. Targets Comverse for Alleged Securities Fraud
Three former top executives at New York software company Comverse Technology have been charged with securities fraud. U.S. officials say they had a plan to pocket millions of dollars by manipulating stock options.
Telephone Companies Fight Cable Franchise Law
Phone companies such as Verizon are starting to rollout full-service TV offerings that can compete with cable packages. But these companies say they won't be able to compete if they have to sign franchising agreements with every community nationwide, as the cable industry has had to do for years.
Ground Combat Remains Heavy in South Lebanon
While diplomats continue to search for a way to end the conflict in Lebanon, Hezbollah guerrillas and Israeli soldiers continue to clash heavily in the border region. Meanwhile, Israel has hit Beirut with bombs again. A wider Israeli offensive in Lebanon is said to be on hold until the weekend.