McClatchy selling Star Tribune For the second time this year, a Twin Cities daily newspaper is changing hands. This time, the McClatchy Corporation is selling the Star Tribune to a private equity firm called Avista Capital Partners.7:20 a.m.
A most memorable year Some stories are big stories, some are memorable, some are both. MPR journalists each selected a story or show that was their most memorable work of 2006.8:25 a.m.
Building blocks for social change A new organization in Minneapolis is trying to do something about race-based violence and bullying in schools. Project Legos considers itself the next generation of civil rights organizations.8:55 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
President Ford Seen as a Steady Political Hand
The country's 38th president has died. Gerald Ford was 93. Ford was initially seen as a caretaker for the presidency -- the bridge between a disgraced Richard Nixon and the next man elected to the White House, Jimmy Carter.
Stan Lee on Realism in the World of Comic Heroes
Stan Lee reflects on a lifetime of creating comics, including some imperfect superheroes. Spiderman, one of Lee's best known characters, was human first and super second. Lee tells Renee Montagne how he brought realism to a fantasy world.
Biden Has His Own Plan for Iraq Troop Levels
The Bush Administration is discussing the idea of sending more troops to Iraq. But Joe Biden (D-DE), the incoming chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has told reporters that a surge in U.S. troops to Iraq is a foolhardy idea. He has another plan.
Ford Presided Over the End of Watergate, Vietnam
The country's 38th president, Gerald Ford, has died at age 93. John Robert Greene, author of three books on the Ford presidency, talks about how the former president handled the fallout from Watergate, and the end of the Vietnam war.
Extreme Workers Push the Limits of Endurance
There are a lot of highly paid workers putting in up to 100-hour work-weeks, and they're doing it by choice. Workplace columnist Lisa Belkin of The New York Times talks about new research on extreme workers.
Ford Remembered for Nixon Pardon
President Gerald Ford's pardon of former President Richard Nixon is seen by many as the defining act of his brief tenure in the White House. But Ford made a series of important decisions, including the appointment of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.
Iran Moves on Enrichment Despite Sanctions
The U.N. Security Council passed sanctions against Iran last weekend in an attempt to hinder the Islamic country's nuclear program. Iran has vowed to continue its uranium enrichment activities despite the sanctions.