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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Art HoundsArt Hounds: Week of April 16
    Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside our own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on this weekend.4:45 p.m.
  • Home constructionNearly all sectors saw job cuts last month in Minn.
    The Minnesota unemployment rate edged up to 8.2 percent in March, as employers in the state eliminated another 23,200 jobs.5:20 p.m.
  • Target's CEOTarget CEO sees 'encouraging signs'
    The CEO of Target Corp. Gregg Steinhafel, talked with MPR's Tom Crann today about the recession and how it's impacting the retailing giant's financial situation.5:25 p.m.
  • The monument gateway atop the new bridge35W settlement the first of many
    As of today, all 179 victims who sued the state for the 35W bridge collapse have agreed to settlements with the state of Minnesota. MPR's Tom Crann asked Susan Holden, who headed up the panel that oversaw the settlement process, about the terms of the settlement.5:51 p.m.
  • Map: Potential power linesState approves massive power line project
    A controversial power line project that will stretch across southern and central Minnesota has been approved by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission.5:56 p.m.
  • Lindbergh houseMinn. Historical Society faces drastic budget cuts
    The Minnesota Historical Society said today it may lay off nearly 100 employees, cut the hours of another 220, and close some historic sites in the state as a result of cuts in its state funding and the poor economy.6:20 p.m.
  • Robert BlyConference celebrates poet Robert Bly
    Tonight the University of Minnesota is launching a three-day, international conference celebrating the work of Minnesota poet Robert Bly. The 82-year-old's legacy includes not just his poetry, but his work as a translator, an editor, and the leader of the men's movement.6:24 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Drug War Tops Obama's Mexico Agenda
    President Obama is in Mexico to meet with Mexican President Felipe Calderon. They will be talking about how to combat drug cartels. Bruce Bagley of the University of Miami talks about the rise of the cartels and how to stop them.
  • Mexicans Weigh In On Obama's Visit
    As President Obama visits Mexico, what do Mexicans think about him? And how do they see Mexico's relationship with the United States?
  • A Safe Driver Who Keeps On Trucking
    Deb Davis, a long-haul truck driver with Frito-Lay, was recently honored by the company for having driven 2 million miles without an accident. Davis says "paying attention" is the key to road safety.
  • Bam! Football Analyst Madden Retires
    Hall of Fame football coach John Madden, one of the sport's most popular game analysts, says he will leave the broadcast booth after three decades. Madden, 73, says his health is fine but he wants more time with family.
  • The Stimulus Bill And Construction
    It's been more than two months since President Obama signed the economic stimulus bill into law. How has the measure affected the construction industry?
  • The Stimulus Bill And Energy
    The stimulus bill set aside $43 billion for energy, and the Department of Energy has doled out $2.4 billion so far. The money is working its way through the system, paying for things ranging from home weatherization to green power.
  • The Stimulus Bill And Government Services
    State and local governments are using money from the stimulus bill to keep services running, as they fight to deal with massive budget shortfalls of their own.
  • Chaucer's Cheek Returns To Britain
    Modern Britain is no less diverse than in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, and sometimes even bawdier. The walk along the modern-day route from London to Canterbury reveals characters who embrace the earthy sexuality from Chaucer's day, along with more staid British traditions like foxhunting.
  • North Korea Still Holding Two U.S. Journalists
    Two American journalists from Current TV — Euna Lee and Laura Ling — were arrested along the China/North Korea border last month and indicted by North Korea on charges of perpetrating "hostile acts."
  • Letters And A China Preview
    Listeners respond to stories about tax-day tea parties, singing sensation Susan Boyle and the popularity of "A Whiter Shade of Pale" in Great Britain. And we preview the upcoming All Things Considered trip to China on the anniversary of the massive earthquake in Sichuan province.

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