Stakes are high for Pawlenty in Iowa the next few days Analysts say if the former Minnesota governor fails to deliver in a nationally televised debate tonight and a straw poll this weekend, he may lose the confidence of supporters and find it difficult to finance a campaign.6:45 a.m.
Is Minnesota ready to fight Asian carp invasion? We may learn today whether Asian carp have moved farther up in the Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers. The Minnesota DNR is expected to release results of studies about the carp's advance later today.7:20 a.m.
France Snared In Debt Crisis Crossfire
Investors have been witnessing big swings on Wall Street as well as Asian and European exchanges. And now France is the latest country caught up in the debt crisis plaguing Europe and the United States. Jonathan Loynes, the chief European economist at Capital Economics in London, talks to Steve Inskeep about the latest financial market movers.
President Gets Big Megaphone But May Be Tuned Out
President Obama has kept a low profile since his effort Monday to calm stock market jitters had little noticeable effect. To be fair, it's hard to imagine any president pulling the markets out of their nosedive with a speech. As a rule, presidential speeches tend not to change the course of events.
NCAA Plans To Rescue Tarnished Sports Programs
College sport has a plan to save college sport. That's the message from the National Collegiate Athletic Association after a two-day retreat in Indianapolis. The gathering of university presidents and other officials follows a rash of high profile college sports scandals.
Early Leukemia Treatment Shows Promise
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have taken cells from a patient with leukemia and modified those cells using gene therapy. The cells are injected back into the patient with positive effects. The approach looks promising for some forms of leukemia.
For Stroke Prevention, A New Alternative To Warfarin
Pharmaceutical companies have been working hard to make drugs to elbow out warfarin as the stroke-prevention drug for 2.3 million Americans with atrial fibrillation. A new study finds one of the contenders, rivaroxaban, is as effective as warfarin in preventing stroke, and doesn't require monitoring.
World Art Managers Find New Funding Models In D.C.
Cultural diplomacy usually comes in the form of a traveling art show or celebrity visit, but this summer the Kennedy Center is engaging in a deeper kind of diplomacy; a fellowship program that provides training for arts managers from around the world.
On Location: Cruising With 'American Graffiti'
Can you go home again? NPR's Larry Abramson returns to his hometown, San Rafael — which also happens to be where George Lucas' night-in-the-life teen drama was filmed — to get back behind the wheel and see if any of romance of high school can be recaptured.
More TV Watchers Give Up Cable, Satellite
Americans are canceling or passing up cable and satellite TV subscriptions. Analysis from the Associated Press shows eight of the nine largest U.S. providers lost a record number of subscribers in the last quarter.
European Market Pressures Move To France
The European debt crisis is being blamed for a run on the shares of French banks. The stocks tumbled on the Paris stock exchange Wednesday, amid fears the country's AAA credit rating was under threat. Government officials and the banks said the fears were based on speculators spreading rumors.