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Friday, February 29, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Sean ScullyAbstract painter sees stripes
    Sean Scully is one of the most respected abstract artists in the world. For the last 35 years he's explored just one shape: the stripe. This weekend the Minneapolis Institute of Arts opens a show of Scully's prints. Scully believes there is more to his stripes than meets the eye.4:19 p.m.
  • Canada lynxCritical habitat for lynx considered in Arrowhead
    The endangered cat's protected habitat could grow to 8,000 square miles in the Arrowhead.4:52 p.m.
  • Prairie St. John's proposed hospitalHouse committee OKs psychiatric hospital
    The Department of Health had said the proposed psychiatric hospital is too big and not in the public interest.5:16 p.m.
  • Merger partners?Mergers can provoke a war among pilots over seniority
    A top Delta Air Lines official says the carrier is not committed to finding a replacement deal if merger talks with Northwest Airlines fall apart. Pilots for the two airlines have yet to reach an agreement on seniority, an agreement Delta insists on. An acrimonious dispute over pilot seniority has hobbled US Airways.5:19 p.m.
  • Van driverFederal charges filed against van driver in Cottonwood bus crash
    Olga Marino Franco del Cid is charged with identity theft and false representation of a Social Security number.6:52 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Clinton Reaches Out in Two Must-Win States
    By her own husband's estimation, Hillary Clinton needs to win Ohio and Texas on Tuesday if she is going to have a shot at the Democratic presidential nomination. With just days to go, the Clinton campaign is trying to shore up support with Hispanics in Texas and blue-collar workers in Ohio.
  • Obama Takes Hits, Seeks Support in Texas
    In the latest sign that Barack Obama is considered the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, both his rival, Hillary Clinton, and Republican front-runner John McCain attacked him this week. Obama is in Texas, which holds a crucial primary Tuesday.
  • 'Chicago 10' Re-Animates a Protest Story
    Forty years ago, another presidential race was focused on an unpopular war. The 1968 Chicago convention riots — and the "Chicago Seven" tried in their wake — are the subject of an unorthodox documentary.
  • Musharraf and Washington Face Pressure, Questions
    In the wake of last week's parliamentary election in which his party was soundly defeated, Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf faces growing pressure to resign. That pressure is also touching Washington, which has hoped to keep Musharraf in place as a key ally in the war on terrorism.
  • Letters: McCain, Muslim Americans and a Donkey
    Listeners of Thursday's program respond to stories about how John McCain's approach to Iraq is shaped by his experience in Vietnam, about a lawsuit filed on behalf of Muslim immigrants, and about a donkey making noise in a rural Nevada town.
  • Artists Lament Polaroid's Latest Development
    Many of us have moved on to digital photography, but fans of Polaroid photos are mourning what they see as the end of an era. Polaroid, which no longer makes instant cameras, announced it would also stop manufacturing the film.
  • 'Streisand Effect' Snags Effort to Hide Documents
    Recently, a judge ordered some leaked documents concerning the Swiss bank Julius Baer to be removed from a Web site. But, instead of hiding the documents from public view, the judge's action drew more attention to them. The episode is the latest example of a phenomenon known as the "Streisand Effect."
  • Iraqi Conviction Overturned, Munaf to Face High Court
    The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the case of Mohammed Munaf, a U.S. citizen detained by the U.S. military in Iraq and tried in an Iraqi court for kidnapping. He was sentenced to death. Munaf's lawyers notified the Supreme Court that an Iraqi appellate court has set aside his conviction.
  • Bluegrass Suite Packs a Progressive 'Punch'
    Mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile has long been at the vanguard of progressive bluegrass music. But his new work is his most ambitious yet: Part chamber music, part song cycle, "The Blind Leaving the Blind" is a four-movement, 40-minute suite for bluegrass instruments.
  • Iraqi Pact Against al-Qaida May Soon Crumble
    Iraq's hard-won security gains are under threat, according to Sunni tribal leaders who led the so-called "awakening movement" against insurgents. Sheiks from the volatile Anbar province say they see no reason to keep fighting al-Qaida in Iraq if their people are going to be denied political rewards and economic development.

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