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Friday, January 25, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Charles Beck's 'Morning Flight'Minnesota artist Charles Beck celebrates 90 with strong artistic vision
    Nature is often the subject of Minnesotan Charles Beck's art. Beck, a master woodcut artist, draws on the natural environment in prints that capture his modern views of the surrounding landscape -- with its wooded hills and lakes, and nearby flat farm fields of the Red River valley. Beck is being honored this weekend as he celebrates his 90th birthday.5:49 p.m.
  • QuartetThe Cube Critics: 'Quartet,' 'Beware of Mr. Baker'
    MPR News' Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis discuss "Quartet," "Beware of Mr. Baker" and a couple of Douglas Sirk films in this week's Cube Critics.5:54 p.m.
  • Obama, McDonough, LewMinn. native McDonough no stranger to Obama inner circle
    In selecting Denis McDonough to be his next and fifth chief of staff, President Barack Obama is tapping a longtime confidant and unflappable ally to be his gatekeeper to the personalities and challenges that will confront him in his second term.7:20 p.m.
  • Barack Obama, Denis McDonoughKevin McDonough: Brother Denis, new Obama chief of staff, leads by 'building the team'
    President Barack Obama's choice for chief of staff, Denis McDonough, is a native Minnesotan. MPR's Tom Crann spoke with his brother Fr. Kevin McDonough, a pastor at St. Peter Claver, Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, and Incarnation Churches in St. Paul.7:24 p.m.
  • DNR IDs employee involved in data breach
    The state employee accused of accessing the records of 5,000 Minnesota drivers was identified Friday as the administrative manager of the Department of Natural Resources' Enforcement Division.7:51 p.m.
  • Charles Beck's 'Morning Flight'Minnesota artist Charles Beck celebrates 90 with strong artistic vision
    Nature is often the subject of Minnesotan Charles Beck's art. Beck, a master woodcut artist, draws on the natural environment in prints that capture his modern views of the surrounding landscape -- with its wooded hills and lakes, and nearby flat farm fields of the Red River valley. Beck is being honored this weekend as he celebrates his 90th birthday.7:55 p.m.
  • QuartetThe Cube Critics: 'Quartet,' 'Beware of Mr. Baker'
    MPR News' Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis discuss "Quartet," "Beware of Mr. Baker" and a couple of Douglas Sirk films in this week's Cube Critics.8:25 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Court Ruling Upsets Conventional Wisdom On Recess Appointments
    In a bombshell decision, a federal appeals court panel has invalidated President Obama's recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board. Legal experts say the ruling deals a big victory to Senate Republicans in an era of congressional gridlock, and could push the issue to the Supreme Court.
  • Obama's New Chief Of Staff A Popular Choice At White House
    President Obama named Denis McDonough his fourth chief of staff on Friday, replacing Jack Lew, who has been nominated to be secretary of the Treasury. McDonough, 43, has been deputy national security adviser and a foreign policy advisor to Obama for six years.
  • Week In Politics: Obama's Inauguration, New Cabinet
    Robert Siegel talks to regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss President Obama's inauguration and his new cabinet.
  • Season's Stomach Bug A New Strain Of Norovirus
    A new strain of the common intestinal bug called norovirus has been spreading misery across the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the new virus, which popped up in Australia last spring, caused 19 percent of U.S. norovirus outbreaks in September — and nearly 60 percent of December's outbreaks. The highly-contagious virus causes severe vomiting and diarrhea. Most people recover in a few days, but it can be very dangerous for some.
  • Western Bloggers Use Google Maps To Expose North Korean Prison Camps
    Melissa Block talks to Curtis Melvin, editor of the North Korean Economy Watch blog, about using Google Earth satellite images to identify the locations of North Korean prisons.
  • Muslim Brotherhood Tries To Distract From Second Anniversary Of Egyptian Revolt
    On the second anniversary of the Egyptian revolution on Friday, liberal and secular opposition groups held protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square. The Muslim Brotherhood did not hold counter-demonstrations this time. Instead, its members did charitable work in poor districts of Cairo and other cities.
  • Kerry Hopeful For Renewed Peace Talks Between Israel, Palestinians
    Secretary of State-designate John Kerry has suggested that the Obama administration will make a new push for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.
  • L.A. Lakers A Mess As NBA's All-Star Break Approaches
    Robert Siegel talks with Mike Pesca about the NBA season. It's nearing the midway point and the Los Angeles Lakers are surprisingly bad — but a few other teams are surprisingly good.
  • New Opera Gets Benefit Of The 'Doubt'
    The popular and prize-winning play Doubt has already been transformed into an award-winning film. Now, the Minnesota Opera is premiering an operatic version of the tricky morality play. Doubt's playwright describes the new project as the "fullest telling" of his work.
  • J.J. Abrams' Directing 'Star Wars' Is Perfect Storm For Science Fiction Fans
    J.J. Abrams is going to direct the new Star Wars movie. He's already directed a successful reboot of Star Trek and he's responsible for the fan favorite TV show Lost.

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