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Friday, April 6, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Joanne Minnetti, Bernhard ScullyMother and son get to the heart of music
    Throughout French horn virtuoso Bernhard Scully's career, his mother, Bloomington pianist Joanne Minnetti, has been in his shadow — as his accompanist. Now the pair are sharing equal billing on their first full-length album.4:50 p.m.
  • Gary TinsleyGary Tinsley, U of M student, football player dies
    The University of Minnesota football team is mourning the death of senior linebacker Gary Tinsley, who was found unresponsive Friday morning in his campus apartment. The cause of his death is not yet known.4:51 p.m.
  • Republican Rep. John KlineDems think Rep. Kline is weaker in new 2nd District
    Minnesota's redrawn 2nd Congressional District has a trio of Democrats weighing a challenge to incumbent U.S. Rep. John Kline, a Republican who could be more vulnerable than he has been in past elections because of redistricting.5:17 p.m.
  • Ardelle Neufeld1940 Census lights the path to the past
    I went looking for my grandparents in the newly released 1940 Census forms but found my real reward when the face of Ardelle Neufeld, an 80-year-old woman I'd never met, lit up at BB's Diner in Mountain Lake.5:22 p.m.
  • SpringboardA new Twins anthem for opening day
    Twins fans all know and love the fight song "Win Twins" that dates back to when the Twins first moved to Minnesota in 1961. As much as we love it, let's ask the question: Is there room for another song, perhaps an anthem?5:54 p.m.
  • The Cube CriticsCube Critics: MSP International Film Fest
    MPR arts reporter Euan Kerr and Stephanie Curtis the Movie Maven may be mired in the movie doldrums this week, but Minnesota's biggest film event of the year, The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival, looms on the horizon. That's what dominated the dialogue on this edition of Cube Critics.6:25 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Jobs Numbers Fall Short Of Predictions
    Most experts were predicting job growth in excess of 200,000 for March, but the numbers came up short. Only 120,000 new non-farm jobs were counted. Even though the overall jobless rate declined by another tenth of a point, the White House was on the defensive.
  • Week In Politics: Republican Primaries
    Audie Cornish speaks with Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune and David Brooks of The New York Times about the turning tide in the Republican primaries.
  • Early Spring Has Farmers Battling Frost At Night
    The early spring has been great for recreation and those with cabin-fever, but it's been a headache for farmers and other growers. In Wisconsin, orchard and vineyard owners have trees and vines in early bloom, but are now up at night battling frost.
  • Rebel Groups Vie For Power In Mali
    The Tuareg rebels who have seized control of northern Mali have declared independence.
  • Homelessness Becomes A Crime In Hungary
    Laws in Hungary have criminalized homelessness at a time when the country is in financial crisis and poverty is on the rise. Homeless advocates say the laws are too harsh, but proponents argue the crackdown is a necessary step in the road to cleaning up the country.
  • In General Election Ads, It's Game On Over Gas Prices
    The Republican primaries may not officially be over, but political ads have moved on to the general election. With gas prices dominating discussion, President Obama's campaign released a TV ad this week defending the president's energy policy and directly attacking GOP front-runner Mitt Romney.
  • Faith In Seattle Police 'Shaken' By DOJ Investigation
    A Justice Department investigation found that Seattle police officers use force "in an unconstitutional and excessive manner nearly 20 percent of the time." Now, the city must decide whether to submit to court-supervised reforms or risk being sued by the federal government.
  • Barbie And Her Toy Box Pals Go Bald For A Cause
    After beating non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a Philadelphia woman used a Facebook campaign to persuade Mattel to make a bald Barbie. The toymaker will only distribute the dolls to sick children, but another company has agreed to roll out bald versions of Bratz dolls nationwide.
  • Doctor Blazed Trails For Women In Medicine
    Dr. Leila Denmark worked as a pediatrician in Georgia for 73 years until she retired at the age of 103. She died this week at age 114.
  • Not Your Average Prom Portraits
    Photographer Mary Ellen Mark has taken a kitschy tradition and made it artful.

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