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Friday, January 18, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • The Walleye KidIt's not just Asian-American theater, it's good theater
    After 15 years of performing in smaller theaters around the Twin Cities, the Asian-American company Theater Mu is getting some welcome exposure in high-profile venues like the Ordway Center and the Guthrie Theater.4:49 p.m.
  • Summit ridgeMinn. climber reviews the new IMAX film 'The Alps'
    A new giant-screen film opens Friday at the Science Museum of Minnesota's Omnitheater in St. Paul. It's called "The Alps." It's about a mountain climber who tries to conquer the peak that killed his father. We asked Minnesota mountain climber Neal Mueller to preview the IMAX film.4:54 p.m.
  • Shoppers  search for barginsHow would you spend a tax rebate?
    Pres. George Bush unveiled a $150 billion economic stimulus package Friday that he hopes will prop up the sagging economy. Pres. Bush wants Congress to move quickly on the effort. It includes tax cuts for families and incentives to encourage business investment.5:24 p.m.
  • U.S. pond hockey tournamentPond hockey diehards brave bitter cold
    The diehards admitted it was cold, even for hockey.5:50 p.m.
  • Blades of gloryMinnesota skaters compete in nationals
    The U.S. Figure Skating Championships begin on Sunday at St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center. The week-long competition gives a group of young Minnesota skaters a chance to shine on their own home turf -- here in the state of hockey.5:54 p.m.
  • UpshawSPCO welcomes Upshaw as new artistic partner
    The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's latest artistic partner is the famous American soprano, Dawn Upshaw. It's the beginning of a three year relationship in which Upshaw has the freedom to do just about whatever she can imagine. She promises plenty of exciting, new music.6:24 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Clinton Critiques Bush, Obama on Economy, Taxes
    Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton says the Bush economic stimulus package will shortchange the 50 million Americans most in need of help. She says she opposes raising the federal cap on payroll taxes, unlike her opponent Barack Obama.
  • South Carolina Smear Campaigns Turn High-Tech
    What Cooperstown is to baseball, what Nashville is to country music, South Carolina is to the political hit job. This year, the practitioners are taking aim with increasingly sophisticated electronic techniques.
  • Chess Champ Kasparov Remembers Bobby Fischer
    Bobby Fischer, the reclusive chess genius, has died of kidney failure at a hospital in Iceland. He was 64. Russian chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov talks with Melissa Block about Fischer's influence on the chess world. While in recent years Fischer seemed to have slipped into madness, his impact on the game is still unquestioned.
  • Fischer Inspired Chess Boom in Pop Culture
    Chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer was a full-on celebrity after defeating Boris Spassky in 1972. His disappearance from public view in 1975 made him all the more mysterious. Fischer inspired books and movies and, in the 1980s, a musical.
  • Reports from the Campaign Trail: South Carolina
    Three of the leading GOP candidates for president all campaigned in South Carolina on Friday. We have three reports: David Greene is traveling with Mike Huckabee; Debbie Elliot is on the scene with John McCain; and Adam Hochberg is watching Fred Thompson.
  • Do Political Endorsements Diminish Labor's Clout?
    The leading Democratic presidential contenders all vie for union support, but if each gets some, does the labor movement lose clout?
  • Amputee's Lost Bid for Olympics Stokes Debate
    South African Oscar Pistorius, a record-setting double amputee, was barred this week from competing at the Beijing Olympics. Sports commentator Stefan Fatsis talks about why track's governing organization, the IAAF, ruled against Pistorius.
  • Film Shows 'Dark Side' of U.S. Military Interrogation
    A new documentary, Taxi to the Dark Side, tells the story of the 2002 death of a detainee at Bagram Air Base after a brutal interrogation by U.S. military. It links the abuses at Bagram with techniques used later at Abu Ghraib in Iraq.
  • Will South Carolina's GOP Nominee Streak Continue?
    Michele Norris, who has spent the past week in South Carolina, reflects on what she's seen and heard from presidential hopefuls and from voters, many of whom remain undecided. Since 1980, the Republican candidate who won there has gone on to become the party's nominee, but some wonder whether the tradition will continue.
  • Reports from the Campaign Trail: Nevada
    The three leading Democratic candidates for president campaigned Friday in Nevada in expectation of the state's Saturday caucuses. We have three reports: Scott Horsley is in Reno with Barack Obama; Ina Jaffe is in Las Vegas with Hillary Clinton; and Jeff Brady reports a rally for John Edwards, also in Las Vegas.

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