President Obama has been using campaign-style events to push his legislative agenda, including a recent trip to Minnesota, where he spoke about increasing gun control. Ray Suarez discusses the president’s tactic with Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Christi Parsons, syndicated White House correspondent. Continue reading
President Obama visited Minneapolis to launch a push for tighter gun control. Gwen Ifill talks to Philadelphia police commissioner Charles Ramsey and Bruce Hartman, sheriff of Gilpin County, Colo., about the differences of gun cultures in rural and urban settings and protecting citizens from crime while protecting their rights. Continue reading
Minneapolis playwright, director and actor Aditi Brennan Kapil talks about the global elements and role of immigration in her work. The story was produced by Angie Prindle of “MN Original” on Twin Cities Public Television. Continue reading
From Minnesota’s Twin Cities Public Television, producer Emily Goldberg profiles the larger-than-life sculptor Zoran Mojsilov. The Yugoslavia native and former wrestler’s art “expresses humanity in its varied forms: in nature, in love, and even in war.” Continue reading
In our era of non-stop celebrity gossip and reality-TV shows, painter Elizabeth Peyton makes high art out of high-profile lives. The first full survey exhibit of her work at an American museum contains more than 100 paintings and drawings.
As the economic crisis continues, a similar crisis looms in the country’s aging infrastructure. In the first of a series of reports, Ray Suarez takes a look at Pennsylvania’s bridge problem and how it may impact future economic recovery efforts. Continue reading
Thirteen months after a bridge collapse killed 13 people in Minnesota, a new 10-lane structure reopens to traffic Thursday morning. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the engineering behind the I-35W’s multi-million-dollar reconstruction. Continue reading
With the Democratic convention now complete, analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks offer insight on the strengths and weaknesses of Sen. Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at Invesco Field and on the roles Hillary and Bill Clinton played at the DNC. Continue reading