Remembering the Battle of Antietam To discuss the Battle of Antietam, the first fought on northern soil in the Civil War, MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Morning Edition historian, Annette Atkins. Professor Atkins teaches history at the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University.6:52 a.m.
Are election polls accurate? MPR's Cathy Wurzer speaks with Larry Jacobs, who teaches at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Professor Jacobs specializes in elections and voting behavior.7:20 a.m.
Romney Campaigns In 'Must-Win' Ohio
Ohio is considered a must-win state for Mitt Romney, but he's consistently trailed President Obama in polls there. On Monday, Romney campaigned in Mansfield.
Rhetoric Aside, Few Details Of Romney's Tax Plan
GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney says it is possible to cut tax rates without driving the government deeper into the red, and that he can make up for the lost revenue by closing tax loopholes. But analysts have had a hard time testing Romney's claim because he hasn't offered many specifics.
Fidelity In Fiction: Junot Diaz Deconstructs A Cheater
Yunior is a gruff, masculine artist who finds it nearly impossible to stay faithful to the women in his life. And then the day comes when all of that betrayal finally catches up with him. In This Is How You Lose Her, Junot Diaz delves into what it takes to get an adulterer to change his ways.
Conn. Court Examines Alleged Death Penalty Bias
A legal case under way in Connecticut, involving a group of death row inmates, has attracted some national attention. The trial resumes Tuesday and centers on whether there's been race, gender and geographic bias in Connecticut's death penalty cases. Diane Orson of member station WNPR reports
Inside Obama's Decisions: From Libya To Lunch
To try to get a sense of what it really means to be the president, writer Michael Lewis spent six months in President Obama's shadow. Lewis wanted to show just what it's like to be in the president's shoes — down to something as simple as what he eats and wears every day.
A Berry So Shiny, It's Irresistible (And Inedible)
Birds are drawn to the blue berries of the tropical Pollia condensata plant; scientists are just as intrigued with the small shiny fruits. A recent study shows that the berries are more intensely reflective than any other living thing.
No-Go For Web Hosting Service Go Daddy
The Web-hosting service Go Daddy was brought down for several hours Monday before being restored. A Twitter user and supporter of the group Anonymous later claimed credit for hacking Go Daddy's site.