Swim classes aim to help kids of color stay safe

Updated by D Oualy at

In Minnesota and around the country, children from minority populations are more likely than white kids to drown.

Read More

Minnesota scientist to become first female president of National Academy

Updated by MPR News at

Minneapolis native Marcia McNutt now serves as the editor-in-chief of the prestigious journal Science. She was the first woman to occupy that post, as well.

Read More

University of Minnesota police chief on his new role

Updated by MPR News at

Matt Clark, a 22-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department, began his work at the university in early July.

Read More

To praise or not to praise smart kids

Updated by MPR News at

Decades of research suggests that excessive praise for success will encourage risk adverse behavior

Read More

Internships for high school students

Updated by MPR News at

No longer limited to college students, internships are on the rise with high school students.

Read More

Photos: Building boats, and learning lifelong skills

Updated by MPR News, Staff at

Youth interns at St. Paul's Urban Boatbuilders are putting the finishing touches on wooden boats that they have been working on throughout the summer.

Read More

Politics Overshadows U.S. Tech Firms' Hopes For Entering Iran

Updated by Laura Sydell at

With a young, well-educated population, Iran has the potential to be a boom market for tech. But sanctions and negative political implications for doing business there seem to limit prospects.

Read More

New Gitmo Plan Would Relocate Some Detainees To U.S.

Updated by David Welna at

President Obama's top counterterrorism adviser recently floated a plan to empty Guantanamo's detention camps and relocate "enemy combatants." The president promised in 2009 to shut down the facility.

Read More

Presidential Candidates Weigh-In On Planned Parenthood Controversy

Updated by Sarah McCammon at

A video involving Planned Parenthood features a woman who says she worked for a company that harvested organs from aborted fetuses. Planned Parenthood says the videos are heavily edited.

Read More

Debris In The Indian Ocean May Have Come From Vanished Airliner

Updated by Russell Lewis at

A source tells NPR a piece of wing found on an island appears to be from a large passenger plane. Other media say sources link it to a Boeing 777 like the Malaysian jet that disappeared last year.

Read More

Tom Brady Calls NFL's 4-Game Suspension 'Unfair'

Updated by Eyder Peralta at

The Patriots quarterback said he got rid of his phone only after his lawyers told the NFL his device would "not be subjected to investigation." Brady said he was "disappointed" in the NFL's decision.

Read More

From The Silents To Millennials, Debt Burdens Span The Generations

Updated by Yuki Noguchi at

The silent generation is still paying off mortgages, and baby boomers aren't done with student loans. A new study by Pew Charitable Trusts also shows fewer millennials are taking on mortgages.

Read More

Michel Platini Is Running For President Of Scandal-Plagued FIFA

Updated by Lucy Perkins at

Currently the president of European soccer's governing body and a FIFA vice president, he is considered a heavy favorite. The presidential contest follows a major corruption scandal.

Read More

SpaceShipTwo 'Pilot Was Thrown From The Vehicle' High In Atmosphere

Updated by Bill Chappell at

SpaceShipTwo broke apart soon after it reached supersonic speeds and an altitude of around 50,000 feet. Its pilot says his parachute opened in a "gentlemanly" fashion, after he had fallen for a while.

Read More

First Listen: Lianne La Havas, 'Blood'

Updated by Tom Moon at

With this album, a London singer — a Prince favorite — and her versatile voice inch closer to mainstream pop.

Read More
pbs.pngnpr.pngpbskids.png
listenlive_fulllength.jpg cove_spacer.png
Now Playing on WVIA-FM
WVIA Social Media Pages

        

nprnews5.jpg

Some Google Street View Cars Now Track Pollution Levels

Some Google Street View Cars Now Track Pollution Levels

Google's already tested three of the pollution-sensor equipped cars in Denver, and is currently trying them out in the Bay Area.

Debris In The Indian Ocean May Have Come From Vanished Airliner

Debris In The Indian Ocean May Have Come From Vanished Airliner

A source tells NPR a piece of wing found on an island appears to be from a large passenger plane. Other media say sources link it to a Boeing 777 like the Malaysian...

Michel Platini Is Running For President Of Scandal-Plagued FIFA

Michel Platini Is Running For President Of Scandal-Plagued FIFA

Currently the president of European soccer's governing body and a FIFA vice president, he is considered a heavy favorite. The presidential contest follows a major...

20% off Poldark Collection @ ShopPBS.org! Valid 7/28-8/3

ctvds_carl_kassel_300x75.jpg

ondemand_button.jpg

artscene_head.jpg reserve3.png

4415048_pbs_banner.gif

Summer-2015.gif

Our Partners

ppt_logo_COMP.png

logo_tagline.gif

create2015.png

amazon.jpg