British TV ads show returns to Walker Art Center Visitors to the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis will see a lot of TV commercials when the 27th annual screenings of the best of British TV advertising begins a month-long run Friday night.6:50 a.m.
Climatologist talks snow and cold in Minnesota MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about this winter's first major snow storm that hit most of Minnesota this week. And he tells us that the cold weather that followed the storm will stick around for a while.6:55 a.m.
Study: Exhausted teens benefit from later morning school starts New research from the University of Minnesota shows that when teenagers start school later in the morning, they're tardy less often, are absent fewer days, and their grades improve. But districts considering a later start time often face push back from parents who schedule their lives around their students' school routine.7:45 a.m.
Two new pitchers reshape Minnesota Twins staff Major League Baseball's winter meetings begin on Monday. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about that, and recent roster moves the Minnesota Twins have made. The team has signed two free agent pitchers, Ricky Nolasco and Phil Hughes.8:45 a.m.
South Africans Mourn Mandela's Death, Celebrate His Life
South Africa is in deep sadness following the death of former President Nelson Mandela. He died Thursday at the age of 95 following a lengthy illness. Renee Montagne talks to Lydia Polgreen, the Johannesburg bureau chief for The New York Times, about Mandela's death.
Mandela's Powerful Influence On Barack Obama
President Obama offered a remembrance of Nelson Mandela at the White House on Thursday, shortly after news broke of the South African leader's death. Obama talked about Mandela not only as an icon, but as a three-dimensional human being.
A Frustrating Year For Immigration Activists
At the start of the year there was widespread expectation among Latinos that 2013 would bring with it a new immigration law. That hasn't happened and immigration activists in North Carolina are frustrated.
Mandela's Death Reverberates Across U.S.
American flags are flying at half-staff in honor of Nelson Mandela. The human rights icon died on Thursday following a lengthy illness. In Washington, D.C., there has been heavy traffic around the South African embassy as mourners converge on the area.
November's 7 Percent Jobless Rate Beats Expectations
The Labor Department on Friday said the nation's unemployment rate fell to 7 percent, a five-year low, as U.S. employers added 203,000 jobs to payrolls in November. In October, the unemployment rate was 7.3 percent.
Value In Brazil's State Oil Company Drops
Brazil's state oil company Petrobras lost 15 percent of its market value this week — that's some $10 billion. Analysts predict more trouble ahead for the oil giant.
Nelson Mandela Helps Madiba Shirts To Become Popular
In practically every image of Nelson Mandela after he became president in 1994, he is wearing a silk, long-sleeved, button-up shirt covered with bright, colorful patterns. Those shirts were custom made by a white South African fashion designer.