Graywolf is turning readers into donors Graywolf Press in St. Paul has announced it's successfully completed a $1 million fundraising campaign. It's a singular feat in the world of literature and it has implications for other non-profit literary presses.6:21 a.m.
Climatologist Mark Seeley's weekly weather comments
University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley joins MPR's Cathy Wurzer to discuss the weather. Today, he discusses the warm December in Minnesota, and the biggest weather related stories of 2006.6:55 a.m.
What rights does an immigrant have? The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids on Swift meatpacking plants could produce a rash of lawsuits. Immigration lawyers say some people were wrongly detained while federal officials say the actions were completely legal.7:25 a.m.
The garden guru answers your questions
Deb Brown, the garden guru, joins MPR's Cathy Wurzer for one of her monthly visits to answer questions about plants, gardening, and landscaping. This month, one of the questions is about what to do with the Christmas tree after Christmas.8:40 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Merce Cunningham: Dance at the Edge
Considered by many the greatest living choreographer, Merce Cunningham's career began with Martha Graham and spans 60 years of innovations in dance and music. At 87, Cunningham is still creating new works and he remains on the leading edge of dance.
From One Question, Two Families Spring
As she washed the dishes one night, Cathy Resmer asked her friend Jules Fishelman a direct, but unexpected, question: "Would you like to be our sperm donor?" For Resmer, the request stemmed from her relationship with Ann-Elise Johnson. For Fishelman, it was a day that changed his life.
Gasoline Prices Could Head Up Again
Gas prices soared above $3 per gallon in 2006, then fell later in the year. Through it all, motorists continued driving. Forecasters say there could be another jump in gas prices next year.
Financial Workers Take Home Big Bonuses
The surging stock market helped make it a record year for compensation on Wall Street. At the top of the heap was Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein. He took home a bonus valued at more than $53 million.
Britain Educates Shoppers on Calculating Bargains
In Britain, officials are so worried about shoppers' basic math skills that the Department of Education and Skills is offering 200,000 "sales calculators" to shoppers. It's also sending out teams of tutors to help consumers calculate those post-Christmas sales promotions.