At least one young man from Minnesota has died fighting with ISIS militants in Syria. But who would expect a shy, 19-year-old woman with no job and no passport to attempt the journey there? But that's exactly what happened to one Minneapolis family.
With funding tight and a desire to innovate in digital, Public Radio International has agreed to be acquired by WGBH, in an effort to have greater scale and greater impact. PRI will remain operationally independent, but an affiliated company of WGBH.
In North Branch, Minn., voters have repeatedly said they're not interested in raising their taxes to make up for declines in state funding. So, after cutting 90 employees over five years, the district decided to try something else: switching to a four-day school week.