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Friday, January 4, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Sara ParetskySara Paretsky revisits 'Bleeding Kansas'
    After writing a string of hard-boiled detective novels featuring private eye V.I. Warshawski, author Sara Paretsky is returning to her roots. Her new novel, "Bleeding Kansas," is set in a small town on the prairie.4:45 p.m.
  • Kathleen van BergenSchubert Club hires new director
    The St. Paul-based Schubert Club has named a new executive director, who will fill the position left vacant by the death last year of long-time director Bruce Carlson.4:55 p.m.
  • Rybak in IowaPresidential campaigns gear up in Minnesota
    Now that the Iowa caucuses are over, the presidential campaigns are ramping up their campaign efforts in Minnesota.5:20 p.m.
  • Indian grassAlternative energy plans a boost to wildlife habitat
    Minnesota's natural resource managers say the growing demand for biofuels from the state's forests and prairies will have implications for wildlife habitat, water quality, and other ecological issues.5:24 p.m.
  • Mike HuckabeeNot all Minnesota evangelicals back Huckabee
    Not all Minnesota evangelical Christians are sold on GOP candidate Mike Huckabee, but a number of them say they like what they see.5:50 p.m.
  • Minnesota driver's licensesAgency investigating improper use of driver's license data
    The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is disciplining two employees for improperly viewing information in the state driver's license database. The department is mailing letters of apology to those affected.5:55 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Iowa's Caucus Results Get N.H. Voters' Attention
    Now that the presidential candidates are talking to New Hampshire voters, don't expect many references back to corn and Hawkeyes. Voters in the Granite State often insist that they don't care about what happened 1,200 miles to the west. But Thursday night's stunning caucus results have gotten New Hampshire's attention.
  • Can Obama, Huckabee Sustain Momentum?
    Sen. Barack Obama and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee stunned the political establishment Thursday night by placing first in the hotly contested Iowa caucuses. But can these political neophytes sustain their momentum through the next grueling month of primaries?
  • Candidates Channel a Prized Thoroughbred
    The presidential election process is sometimes compared to a horse race. John Edwards and Mike Huckabee take the analogy a step further, comparing themselves to a certain celebrity thoroughbred: Seabiscuit.
  • Walruses Move Ashore as Arctic Ice Retreats
    Scientists are painting a grim picture of how Pacific walruses were affected by the record ice loss in the Arctic last year. Wildlife managers are calling it a dramatic ecosystem change and trying to figure out what they can do to help the species adapt.
  • Subzero Life Goes On in Saranac Lake, N.Y.
    Think you've had a chilly week? While much of the nation has dealt with a real taste of winter, residents of Saranac Lake, N.Y., have been in the deep freeze. Below-zero temperatures are the norm there in winter. But the 33 below zero morning this week had even longtime residents donning their extra-thick long johns.
  • Obama, Huckabee Have Media Mastery in Common
    Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee succeeded in large measure because they mastered the media game. Each in his own way charmed the public through the news and entertainment media. That has implications for the rest of their campaign and their political fates.
  • Controversial Salt Lake City Mayor to Leave Office
    One of the most liberal mayors in the country from one of the most conservative states in the nation has left office after eight years. People describe Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson as passionate, fiercely progressive and tenacious. But to others, he's overbearing, combative, even outrageous.
  • For Iraqi Refugees, Art May Be Avenue to New Life
    The Iraqi refugee community in Damascus, Syria, is a haven for young artists: filmmakers, painters, dancers. For dancer Muhanad Rasheed, talent is one way out: An invitation to Europe is an opportunity to perform and, hopefully, find a new life.
  • Issa Reinvents More Than Music Sales
    The Canadian singer-songwriter's "self-determined pricing" strategy for selling her songs predates Radiohead's. But it's only one of the ways that Issa, once known as Jane Siberry, is adapting to the Internet era in music.
  • Huckabee: Same Message, New Focus for N.H.
    Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee won Thursday night's Iowa caucuses, the first presidential contest of 2008. Huckabee is the former governor of Arkansas and an ordained Baptist Minister, and it's thought that a strong evangelical turnout at the GOP caucuses helped him.

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