Minnesota

Drill Baby, Drill

At the Republican National Convention, delegates nominated Senator John McCain to be their presidential candidate and promised to secure America's future by tapping domestic oil sources.

Foreign-born delegates at the RNC

The Republican party is not known for attracting immigrants. But some do gravitate to the GOP. What is about this year's Republican ticket that appeals to them?

Environment

For whom the roads toll

One of the ways Congress is considering raising the 1.6 trillion dollars needed to repair the nation's transportation infrastructure is through tolls on federal roads. Host Bruce Gellerman speaks with the Wall Street Journal's Christopher Conkey.

Environment

Red Cross video link at Bagram

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Graziella Leite Piccolo of the Red Cross about a video link program that allows relatives of detainees at Bagram prison in Afghanistan to speak with their families

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Culture

Don’t take being American for granted

There is a reason why Western Europe’s loud acceptance of equality hasn't yet made a significant difference in much of the world: because of the US. Like civil rights and the women’s suffrage movement, it is only when America declares the debate closed that it will finally be closed in much of the world. If not legally, then at least culturally.

Environment

Mining threatens Minnesota's pristine Boundary Waters

The Obama administration had put a temporary stop to copper-nickel mining on the edge of Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, pending environmental review. The Trump Interior Department reversed this policy, raising concerns about pollution in this hugely popular area that has been part of the National Wilderness Preservation System since 1964.