MPR News Update for Sept. 2, 2014
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Nice September day ahead, with temps in the 70s... Tune in to The Daily Circuit for a discussion on the philanthropic implications of the ice bucket challenge...
- Green banner raised, Dawkins presses unconventional AG campaign
Andy Dawkins may be the Green Party's best chance in years to regain major-party status.
- Upgrades to Hennepin bottleneck could be on the way
More than 50,000 vehicles travel through the Hennepin-Lyndale corridor in Minneapolis every day, and the pavement, signaling systems and pedestrian crossings are all in need of major upgrades.
- How the 2014 mid-terms frame the next White House race
With control of the Senate at stake, the months leading up to the mid-term elections offer a clearer window on a crowd of potentials.
- Native American artists reclaim images that represent them
There is a body of artwork out there -- produced by Native American artists and entrepreneurs -- that asserts ownership over the images associated with their culture.
- Chefs, breeders pair up to produce tastier veggies
While plant breeders at many public universities focus on improving crops used in food manufacturing or livestock feed, those in Madison want to produce better-tasting vegetables.
- Can Oxfam nudge big food companies to do right?
A new campaign led by Oxfam International is trying to make the inner workings of the 10 biggest food companies in the world more visible.
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