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Friday, February 19, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Ellen KurasThe art of the visual metaphor
    When it comes to defining Ellen Kuras it's simplest just to call her a filmmaker. But she's known for many things in the industry: she's a sought after director of photography, and has worked on movies by Spike Lee, Michel Gondry, and Harold Ramis. She is also an Oscar nominated documentary director. She is in Minnesota to talk about her work, and her skills at visual story-telling.4:44 p.m.
  • Terrain D'AcraRelief efforts in Haiti still a struggle
    A Twin Cities based non-profit continues to have one of the largest operations of any relief agency in Haiti. The American Refugee Committee has been on the ground since shortly after the devastating earthquake hit six weeks ago.4:50 p.m.
  • Pawlenty at conservative conferencePawlenty touts conservative credentials to activists in Washington
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty got a warm reception from conservative activists at a conference in Washington D.C. Friday, where he criticized President Obama for "out-of-control" federal spending.5:20 p.m.
  • Both parties ready for GAMC override showdown
    DFL leaders in the House and Senate are gearing up for a showdown with Gov. Tim Pawlenty, most likely next week. They want to try to override his veto of a bill to extend health care coverage for thousands of low-income adults.5:23 p.m.
  • Simpson Men's ShelterAdvocates: Grants program can't replace Pawlenty's proposed cuts to the poor
    Thousands of Minnesota's poorest residents still stand to lose their only source of income if the governor's budget passes, despite a new welfare program the governor said would replace it.5:25 p.m.
  • Building a levee in the snowSpring floods could hit Red River Valley, elsewhere in Minn.
    Officials on Friday warned residents in the Red River Valley and elsewhere in Minnesota to prepare for widespread flooding this spring.5:49 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Health Care Dominates Obama Town Hall
    Health care concerns were front and center when President Obama joined Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for a campaign-style event Friday outside Las Vegas. Obama confessed he was warned early on that health care was too tough to tackle.
  • Week In Politics Reviewed
    President Obama hit the road this week in campaign mode, conservatives met for an annual gathering in Washington and Democratic Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana said he won't seek re-election. E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times offer their insight on the week in politics.
  • Tiger Woods Apologizes For Affairs
    Golfer Tiger Woods held Friday his much anticipated public apology, saying he'll return to golf but not specifying when. It was his first public appearance in three months and Woods used it to acknowledge cheating on his wife, take responsibility for his actions and said he was still in treatment for his behavior.
  • Officials: Cleric Had Role In Christmas Bomb Attempt
    NPR News Investigation: Intelligence officials suspect that American-born radical imam Anwar al-Awlaki may have lured Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to Yemen for training by al-Qaida operatives before the young Nigerian tried to bring down a Detroit-bound trans-Atlantic airliner on Dec. 25. A look at the cleric and his reach.
  • U.K. Reporter Admits To Euthanasia; Spurs Probe
    Police in Britain have been questioning a veteran TV reporter after he revealed that he had suffocated his lover who was terminally ill with AIDS. Ray Gosling, now 70, did not disclose the name of his lover or when the man had died. He said he had suffocated him with a pillow to end his suffering.
  • Who Was Behind Attacks On Google?
    A series of online attacks on Google and other large U.S. companies had been traced back to two Chinese educational institutions, but it's unclear if the hackers are tied to the Chinese government. New York Times reporter John Markoff discusses the origin of the attacks.
  • As U.S.-China Tensions Rise, Military Ties Suffer
    China's recent disputes with the United States have prompted Beijing to cool efforts at military cooperation between the two countries. But in the long term, Chinese leaders apparently recognize the value of regular military-to-military ties.
  • Ice Skating Costumes Rated
    People watch figure skating for the jumps, the spins, the spills and the costumes — some of which just have you scratching your head and asking, "Why?" Jere Longman of The New York Times, who has written about some of the more notorious outfits in the sport, rates the costumes from the Vancouver games.
  • The Other Face Of Singer Val Rosing
    Rosing sang the original recording of "Try a Little Tenderness" and was known best for his hit single "The Teddy Bears Picnic." But when he was spotted by an MGM executive and brought to America, "Val Rosing" effectively ceased to exist. This weekend marks what would have been Rosing's 100th birthday.
  • A Burst Of Gunfire, And A Marine Lost In Marjah
    A patrol of the 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment set out in southern Afghanistan to claim another mile of territory. But Taliban fighters were waiting for them and the firefight led to the first death of a Marine from this battalion since the offensive began last week.

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