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Friday, January 22, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Tara Porter-Livesay, Jen HalversonMinn. doctors helping Haitians at makeshift hospital
    A doctor and an emergency management consultant from the Twin Cities are trying to help some of the Haitians injured in last week's devastating earthquake and they say the situation is growing more desperate by the day.4:20 p.m.
  • Douglas JohnsonAttempted Christmas Day attack is an argument against torture, not for it
    The suspect's father tried to alert U.S. authorities to the danger posed by his son. Would he have done that if he'd thought his son would be tortured?4:24 p.m.
  • Percy HarvinWhat to expect from the Vikings in the 'Crescent City'
    The Minnesota Vikings are fine-tuning their game plan for the NFC Championship against the Saints in New Orleans on Sunday so Tom Crann talked with Sean Jensen, who is covering the game and was a longtime Vikings beat writer for the St. Paul Pioneer Press.4:48 p.m.
  • DessaLocal songstress Dessa celebrates new CD release
    One of the more anticipated local CDs in recent years has hit the stores, and rapper and songstress 'Dessa' will celebrated the release of "A Badly Broken Code" at the Fine Line Music Cafe in Minneapolis Friday night.4:53 p.m.
  • Competing adsMinnesota businesses prepare for new political spending rules
    Minnesotans can expect to see many more campaign ads in the upcoming election season, as a result of this week's Supreme Court ruling that allows corporations and unions to spend unlimited amounts of money on campaigns. Those who benefit from that ruling are already making their plans.5:20 p.m.
  • Tara Porter-Livesay, Jen HalversonMinn. doctors helping Haitians at makeshift hospital
    A doctor and an emergency management consultant from the Twin Cities are trying to help some of the Haitians injured in last week's devastating earthquake and they say the situation is growing more desperate by the day.5:50 p.m.
  • Douglas JohnsonAttempted Christmas Day attack is an argument against torture, not for it
    The suspect's father tried to alert U.S. authorities to the danger posed by his son. Would he have done that if he'd thought his son would be tortured?5:54 p.m.
  • DessaLocal songstress Dessa celebrates new CD release
    One of the more anticipated local CDs in recent years has hit the stores, and rapper and songstress 'Dessa' will celebrated the release of "A Badly Broken Code" at the Fine Line Music Cafe in Minneapolis Friday night.6:15 p.m.
  • Percy HarvinWhat to expect from the Vikings in the 'Crescent City'
    The Minnesota Vikings are fine-tuning their game plan for the NFC Championship against the Saints in New Orleans on Sunday so Tom Crann talked with Sean Jensen, who is covering the game and was a longtime Vikings beat writer for the St. Paul Pioneer Press.6:20 p.m.
  • Bob CollinsNews Cut: Vikings in New Orleans
    News Cut's Bob Collins is in New Orleans to cover the big game between the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints. He talked with Tom Crann about the scene in the Big Easy.6:25 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama Pitches Jobs Plan In Ohio
    President Obama called on Congress Friday to enact a new job-creation bill that includes tax breaks for small business hiring, and for people who make their homes more energy efficient. The comments came in Ohio, which has been hard-hit by the economic crisis.
  • Week In Politics Reviewed
    President Obama's focus on job creation, the major blows to the White House this week and the Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance dominated the week in politics. Political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post offer their insight.
  • Port-Au-Prince Journal: An Old Man Wants Out
    In the post-quake rubble of a former slum in Haiti's capital, an 86-year-old man clings to a fragile claim of being an American in hopes of being rescued. Yves Malbranche says he regrets his decision to return to his homeland and wants to go back to the U.S.
  • Los Angeles Gang Tour Puts A Twist On Drive-Bys
    Tourists in Los Angeles can now purchase a window into the world of gangs. For $65, LA Gang Tours will provide transportation to some of the city's most notorious gang destinations, lunch and a graffiti demonstration.
  • Report: Funds Needed For Asteroid Warning System
    A new report says NASA will not meet a 2020 deadline to detect big asteroids and comets that could potentially pose a risk to Earth. It suggests new strategies to find potential threats but says they'll require more funding than the annual $4 million currently spent on such searches.
  • Experts: Aid Must Target Haiti's Underlying Issues
    As attention turns from search and rescue to rebuilding Haiti, experts say that the billions of dollars in aid may be wasted unless money is invested in long-term projects. They say that soil erosion and a decline in agriculture exacerbated the quake's toll.
  • Imagining Haiti After Reconstruction
    Human rights lawyer William O'Neill visited Haiti in December and took note of the country's problems. He sees opportunities now to revive the countryside, where much of the population has fled, and to rebuild institutions with the help of Haitians inside and outside the country.
  • Fate Of Inmates Uncertain As Gitmo Deadline Passes
    President Obama set Jan. 22 as a target date to close the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay. The administration later acknowledged that the deadline would not be met, but what is the fate of the nearly 200 men still held at the facility?
  • Amid Recession, Sundance Sees Optimism
    The Sundance Film Festival is now under way, but it couldn't come at a worse time for independent cinema. Most of the major studios have closed their indie divisions, and the recession has dried up outside funding for just about anything without a star attached to it. John Cooper, the festival's new director, says despite the signs it's an optimistic time for indie films.
  • Grappling With 'Creation' In The Shadow Of Death
    The tale of Charles Darwin's struggle to develop his Origin of Species — and to deal with his daughter's loss — makes for a graceful period biography, according to critic Bob Mondello — though not an especially bold account of the struggle between science and faith.

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