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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Prone restraintReport recommends delaying prone restraint ban
    A Minnesota Department of Education report, put together with help from educators, school officials and mental health experts, is recommending schools be allowed to continue the use of a controversial physical restraint, used to subdue or calm agitated students, until 2017.3:23 p.m.
  • Art HoundsArt Hounds
    Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside their own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on in local arts.4:48 p.m.
  • Prone restraintReport recommends delaying prone restraint ban
    A Minnesota Department of Education report, put together with help from educators, school officials and mental health experts, is recommending schools be allowed to continue the use of a controversial physical restraint, used to subdue or calm agitated students, until 2017.5:18 p.m.
  • Charges filed in DNR data breach case
    A DNR probe found that the now-fired worker had accessed the records of 5,000 individuals without a job-related reason to do so.5:22 p.m.
  • Silica sandSilica sand mine study requested by state agencies
    State agencies are calling for a broader and more detailed environmental study on two proposed silica sand mines in Winona County. The recommendation comes as some legislators are considering the possibility of a statewide study of the potential environmental and health effects of the booming industry.5:42 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Blocking Iran With A Global Game Of Nuclear 'Keep Away'
    Obtaining the materials to make weapons-grade uranium or separated plutonium is harder than making a nuclear weapon, experts say. That's why the U.S. is engaged in a global effort to try to keep the specialized products out of hands it deems dangerous, like Iran.
  • Catholic Bishops Reject Compromise On Contraceptives
    The administration's proposal calls for insurance companies to provide contraceptive and sterilization coverage, rather than hospitals, universities and charities affiliated with religious groups. The approach failed to satisfy leaders of the Catholic Church.
  • Rubio's Job: Play Second Fiddle To The President, And Don't Mess Up
    The State of the Union address has always been a tough act to follow, no matter who delivers the opposing party's response. Since the first response was televised in 1966, it has often seemed doomed to be ignored and forgotten.
  • Conn. Congressman Petitions Spielberg To Change State's Voting Record In 'Lincoln'
    Steven Spielberg's Lincoln didn't sit quite right with Connecticut Congressman Joe Courtney, namely the part of the film that depicts two of his predecessors from Connecticut voting against the constitutional amendment to end slavery. Courtney left the theater, checked the facts and discovered that the movie was in fact wrong: All four Connecticut representatives at the time voted for the amendment. Courtney tells Audie Cornish that he is now asking Spielberg to correct the error before the film goes to DVD.
  • Manhunt Under Way For Former LAPD Cop Accused Of Killing Three Officers
    Robert Siegel talks with Kirk Siegler about Thursday's manhunt for a former Los Angeles Police Department officer. The former officer allegedly shot three current cops overnight, and has been named the suspect in a double murder over the weekend. The wanted man has left a long, online manifesto.
  • Oakland Officials Confounded By Surge In Violent Crime
    Oakland, Calif., is among the U.S. cities that's seen an increase in violence over the last year. The uptick in crime comes as the police department is also under pressure from a federal court to reform its ways.
  • Obama Tries To Rally House Democrats At Annual Retreat
    President Obama addressed the House Democrats' retreat in Leesburg, Va., on Thursday to rally his troops ahead of a number of contentious issues. Audie Cornish talks to Tamara Keith.
  • Move Over James Bond, China Has An Unlikely Box-Office Champ
    Hollywood blockbusters usually do well in China. But last year, Lost in Thailand, a scrappy, slapstick comedy that cost less than $5 million to make, raked in $200 million in just seven weeks. It's now the highest-grossing Chinese film ever. It begins a limited run in the U.S. on Friday.
  • New York's Grimy Garment District Hatches Designers' Dreams
    As Fashion Week opens in New York on Thursday, all eyes will be on the Lincoln Center catwalk. But the real business of fashion will be happening a short distance away in the city's Garment District, the resource-rich laboratory that has launched the careers of countless designers.
  • Brennan Objects To Use Of Waterboarding In CIA Confirmation Hearing
    President Obama's nominee to run the CIA has his confirmation hearing Thursday afternoon. The hearing of White House counterterrorism chief John Brennan comes as lawmakers are studying a memo on drone strikes overseas. Robert Siegel talks to Tom Gjelten.

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