Mark Seeley on weekend weather and holiday future forecasts
Morning Edition host Perry Finelli talked about the latest weather news with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley. They also looked ahead to the weekend forecast.6:50 a.m.
Senate farm bill stalls The Senate hopes to pass a new farm bill before leaving for their Thanksgiving break. Democrats will try to break an impasse over the measure today by limiting debate on the legislation.7:20 a.m.
Wing Young Huie searches for Asian America Photographer Wing Young Huie offers Minnesotans a chance to look at themselves. For his well-known projects "Frogtown" and "Lake Street" he captured extraordinary images of ordinary people in St. Paul and Minneapolis. However in Huie's new book, "Looking for Asian America", he went in search of himself.7:50 a.m.
Metro Transit goes green Bob Gibbons of the Metro Transit Service talks about the new fleet of hybrid buses hitting the streets of Minneapolis.8:24 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
'Beowulf' Sexes Up, Dumbs Down an Epic
Forget Grendel: The monster here is director Robert Zemeckis, who has turned an ancient literary classic into a blood-soaked, 3-D fanboy fantasy that panders with demonic energy to the young male demographic.
Iraqi Ethnic Tensions Stoke Insurgency in Mosul
While insurgent violence is down in Baghdad, U.S. and Iraqi forces continue to face a tough fight in Mosul, the largest city in northern Iraq. The surge of American forces into Baghdad pushed some insurgents northward into the Mosul area.
Special Memories of a Final Thanksgiving Meal
Danielle and Gabrielle Hall lost their mother, Martha Hall, to breast cancer in 2003. The sisters say their last Thanksgiving meal together with her revealed the holiday's true meaning.
Clinton Hits Back in Las Vegas Debate
Presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton accuses her rivals of slinging mud "right out of the Republican playbook" and levels her sharpest criticism of the campaign at their records. Clinton needed a better performance than the last debate.
Las Vegas Offers Best Presidential Debate
Las Vegas has never been a one-ring circus, and the Democratic presidential debate had plenty to contend with. Over at Caesars Palace was the HBO Comedy Festival headlined by Jerry Seinfeld. Over at the courthouse was a preliminary hearing starring O.J. Simpson.
Arizona Is Top U.S. Copper Producer
Arizona leads the nation in copper production. These days, demand from Asia is contributing to record-high copper prices. Companies are trying to open new mines in Arizona despite opposition. Critics argue the mine will damage municipal water supplies and destroy scenic views.
'Mesozoic Cow' Rises from the Sahara Desert
The sands of the Sahara Desert have delivered one of nature's more bizarre experiments: a dinosaur with a mouth like a vacuum cleaner. Hundreds of little teeth worked like a conveyor belt of scissors to graze on low-growing ferns and primitive plants.
World War II Plane Discovered in Wales
A fighter plane from World War II is uncovered just yards away from a beach in Wales. The American P-38 was flying a practice mission in 1942. Something went wrong with the fuel supply and the pilot made an emergency landing in the surf. He walked away leaving the plane behind.
Broadway Fans Find Alternative Amusements
More than two dozen Broadway theaters have been dark since the stagehands went on strike a week ago. But Broadway fans still find entertainment opportunities in other amusements in the New York theater district.
Oil Spill in Black Sea Threatens Wildlife
Russian and Ukrainian officials are trying to deal with a major oil spill in the Black Sea. Thousands of birds have died. A violent storm last weekend sank at least four freighters and broke up an oil tanker that caused the spill of more than half a million barrels of oil.