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Monday, January 10, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Fatima GiwaSudanese immigrant votes for Southern Sudan's secession
    Millions of voters streamed to the polls in Southern Sudan yesterday to cast ballots over whether the south should secedes from the north.4:49 p.m.
  • What does it mean to be hungry in Minnesota?
    At least one in 10 Minnesotans struggles with hunger. You might imagine hunger as a child with a bloated belly in Africa, or malnourished people living in Appalachia in the 1960s. But that's not what hunger looks like in Minnesota today.4:53 p.m.
  • Security officerMinnesota's Capitol 'vulnerable' to security breaches
    A report issued nearly two years ago calls into question the security of the Minnesota State Capitol, saying it has "significant vulnerabilities" which have not yet been addressed. The issue has become more urgent in the aftermath of the shooting in Arizona on Saturday, in which a member of Congress was seriously wounded.5:17 p.m.
  • Police chief Scott Knight on Minn. gun control laws
    To talk about Minnesota's gun control laws, MPR talked to Scott Knight, chair of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Firearms Committee and police chief in Chaska.5:20 p.m.
  • United Machine & Foundry in WinonaRepublicans unveil plan to encourage job growth
    Republican leaders in the Minnesota Senate have introduced legislation that would provide businesses with regulatory relief and $200 million in tax cuts.5:35 p.m.
  • Messages of supportMcCollum, Klobuchar hold public events despite Arizona attack
    Two Minnesota members of Congress held public events on Monday, saying they won't scale back interactions with constituents after the attack on a congresswoman in Arizona over the weekend.5:43 p.m.
  • What can we do to make our public officials safer?
    The shootings of a congresswoman, a judge and 18 others in Arizona on Saturday are a graphic reminder of the dangers of public service. Today's Question: What can we do to make our public officials safer?5:55 p.m.
  • Dark EmperorWayzata poet wins Newbery honor
    Wayzata poet Joyce Sidman's collection "Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night" took one of the nations top literary prizes and became a Newbery Honor book. The poems grew out of Sidman's interest in nature - and her fear of the dark as a child.6:25 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Rhetoric Intensifies After Giffords Shooting
    Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords remains in a Tucson, Ariz., hospital after being shot in the head at an event on Saturday. As she appears to be stabilizing, the political rhetoric in Tucson and the rest of Arizona is resuming.
  • A Moment Of Silence For Shooting Victims
    President Obama paused for a moment of silence Monday to commemorate the lives of six people who died in Tucson, Ariz., this weekend, and to salute Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords who is fighting for her life.
  • Arizona Fatalities Remembered
    Robert Siegel and Michele Norris tell the stories of those killed in Saturday's shooting in Arizona: Christina-Taylor Green, Gabe Zimmerman, John Roll, Dorwin Stoddard, Dorothy Murray and Phyllis Schneck.
  • Clinton Seeks Arab Support For Iran Sanctions
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, on a tour of Persian Gulf states, urged continued support for sanctions against Iran. She said the sanctions have obstructed Tehran's suspected nuclear program.
  • Wikipedia Turns 10, Eyes Developing World
    With an annual budget of just over $20 million, Wikipedia oversees a nonprofit online encyclopedia that gets about 400 million visitors every month. The organization has just 50 employees but plans to expand and open its first office outside the U.S. in India.
  • Many Lawmakers Wary Of More Security Restrictions
    The shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has renewed concern for the security of every member of Congress. Still, elected officials insist they will keep holding public meetings with constituents, and many don't want new security restrictions.
  • Rep. Clyburn On Political Discourse
    The attack on Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords at a meeting over the weekend has focused attention on the tenor of political discourse. Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) suggests a connection between angry political rhetoric and the shooting. He offers his insight.
  • Library Of Congress Receives Largest Single Audio Donation
    Recordings by Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday are included in the largest single donation of audio to the library.
  • 'Shoah': 25 Years On, Always In The Present Tense
    In 1985, an epic documentary stunned critics and viewers -- not just because of its nine-hour-plus length, but because of its excruciatingly detailed descriptions of what happened in the Nazi death camps. Shoah, says one film critic, puts the Holocaust in "a permanent present tense."
  • Debbie Friedman, Who Rewrote Jewish Prayers For A New Generation, Has Died
    Friedman's versions of traditional prayers were sung in synagogues around the world.

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