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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • 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.4:44 p.m.
  • Mario FernandezNew Medicare rules tighten screening for home health care services
    The federal health care law requires most Medicare patients seeking home health care to meet with a physician or a nurse practitioner face to face, to prove they need those services. It's an attempt to cut down on Medicare fraud. Some doctors, however, may not be ready to comply with the change.5:20 p.m.
  • Vikings stadium proposalHennepin Co. not interested in new Vikings stadium
    Hennepin County officials are the folks most likely to make a new Vikings stadium in Minneapolis happen, but they are still on the sidelines because of the money the host county would have to pony up.5:24 p.m.
  • Michele BachmannBachmann joins elite crowd on Time's 100
    She's joins the president, first lady, Oprah and founder of Facebook on the magazine's list of the world's most influential people.5:55 p.m.
  • Capt. William BowellBill Bowell, legendary St. Paul riverboat captain, dies at 90
    Bowell started the Padelford Packet Boat Company, a St. Paul-based river cruise business that carried thousands of people on trips up and down the Mississippi.6:20 p.m.
  • Kerr, CurtisThe Cube Critics: Books to the big screen
    Kerr and Curtis discuss how to turn good novels into good movies.6:25 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Donald Trump Is Thinking About Running For President ... Or Maybe Not
    Donald Trump keeps telling everyone he's thinking about running for president, and the polls will tell you that at least some voters are ready to take him seriously. But he's said this before. Is all of him running, or just his hype machine?
  • What Impact Do 'Birthers' Have On GOP's 2012 Field?
    NPR's Mara Liasson talks to Robert Siegel about how the 2012 campaign is shaping up — what the "birther" movement means for the GOP and what deficit fears, unemployment and gas prices mean for the president.
  • Pakistan Frees All But 1 Accused In Gang Rape
    The Supreme Court's ruling Thursday came five years after a lower court found that Mukhtar Mai had been raped by a half-dozen men. The Pakistani woman had refused to remain silent about the crime committed in 2002 and won international acclaim for her courage.
  • Why We Left The Gold Standard
    A key moment in economic history includes a nervous breakdown, a global panic, and a presidential adviser who was an expert on cows and chickens.
  • Some Britons Flee U.K. For Royal Wedding
    The British travel agency Thomas Cook says it's offering an extra 100,000 vacation packages at Mediterranean resorts and elsewhere, to meet a sudden demand for flights and hotels over the next two weekends. Easter is always a busy travel time for Britons, but next Friday is a public holiday to mark the Royal wedding — and it appears many Britons would rather take an overseas vacation than stay in the U.K. to watch it.
  • Fla. GOP Pushes Controversial Voting Law Changes
    In the 2008 presidential election, early voting in Florida helped Barack Obama carry the state. Now, Florida's Republican-controlled Legislature is considering a bill that would slash the number of days allowed for early voting. Says one Florida Democrat: "It's Machiavellian."
  • In Canada, Is Tweeting Election Results Illegal?
    Robert Siegel talks to Robert MacDermid, political science professor at York University in Toronto. He was an expert witness for the prosecution of blogger Paul Bryan for posting election results before polls closed in the 2000 election.
  • One Marine's Journey: War, Activism, Then Tragedy
    Clay W. Hunt, 28, a decorated combat veteran in both Iraq and Afghanistan and an advocate for combat troops suffering from depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, killed himself in his apartment outside Houston last month.
  • Los Angeles Anticipates Light Rail Line
    Los Angeles is working on a long-awaited light rail line that would eventually take passengers all the way to the beach. After numerous delays and cost overruns, the first phase of the project will run from downtown to L.A.'s West Side. The new Expo Line hearkens back to the days when L.A. residents took "Red Car" trolleys from downtown to the ocean.
  • Baseball's First Player To Take Paternity Leave Faces Criticism
    The Texas Rangers' Colby Lewis became the first player in Major League Baseball history to take paternity leave but the milestone was met with some criticism.

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