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Friday, May 4, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Court rules in favor of U of M's academic freedom claim
    The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that a University of Minnesota academic department had the right to list the Turkish Council of America's website as a source of unreliable information on the Armenian Genocide of the early 20th Century.4:24 p.m.
  • Phanthavong familySenser, victim's family announce lawsuit settlement
    Amy Senser has settled a civil lawsuit brought by family members of a man who died in a hit-and-run accident involving Senser.4:49 p.m.
  • Mitt RomneyPoliGraph: Romney's unemployment claim only part right
    Romney's claim implies that the reason so many young people are out of work is because of Obama's policies. In fact, the labor market for youth has become weaker over the last decade for an array of reasons, a trend exacerbated by the recession.4:55 p.m.
  • Dayton vetoes the tax billDayton vetoes GOP-backed tax bill
    Gov. Mark Dayton has vetoed a package of business tax breaks, including a freeze on statewide property taxes for businesses.5:20 p.m.
  • The Cube CriticsCube Critics: 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,' 'The Avengers'
    The Cube Critics chat about two films in which some aging Britons take a trip and a conglomeration of super heroes decide that several is better than one.5:25 p.m.
  • School pairing 40th anniversary40 years later, Minneapolis parents recall busing's start
    Four decades ago, cities across the country were being forced by the courts to desegregate their schools through busing. At the same time, a group of parents in south Minneapolis, some black, some white, persuaded the city's school board to voluntarily bus students between two schools to make both schools more diverse.5:35 p.m.
  • Stadium conceptStadium supporters warm up for legislative face-off
    Supporters of a new Vikings stadium opened their campaign today to win Monday's vote in the Minnesota Legislature. They plan a weekend-long drive aimed at the getting the public to convince lawmakers to vote for the stadium bill.5:50 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Jobs Report: More Are Dropping Out Of Workforce
    The Labor Department issued its monthly employment report on Friday and the news wasn't good. Payrolls did increase with 115,000 positions but that was less than the month before and far less than what most economists were expecting.
  • Week In Politics: Jobs Report, A Year Since Bin Laden
    Audie Cornish speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the jobs numbers and the anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death.
  • White House Unveils New Fracking Regulations
    The Interior Department released new rules for companies that drill on federal or tribal lands.
  • At Sept. 11 Trial, Military Commissions Face Scrutiny
    In the main trial in the Sept. 11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other defendants are set to be arraigned Saturday before a military commission. The military commissions have been revised over the past several years, but there's still debate about their fairness.
  • Five Philly Priests Removed For Sex Abuse Allegations
    The Archbishop of Philadelphia announced on Friday that five priests were unsuitable for ministry because of substantiated sexual abuse allegations — or other inappropriate conduct. Those named on Friday were among some two dozen suspended last year, pending the Archbishop's investigation into abuse accusations.
  • A Need For Speed: Inside Jamaica's Sprint Factory
    When it comes to sprinting, Jamaica reigns supreme. And what, exactly, makes Jamaicans so fast? Some say it's in the food; others point to genetics. But let's start with the obvious: In Jamaica, kids really like to run.
  • Hazing Hard To Prosecute In Fla. Despite Tough Laws
    The culture of hazing is back in the national spotlight after charges were filed against 13 people in connection with the hazing death of a Florida A&M University student. Florida has one of the toughest anti-hazing laws in the country, but legal experts say prosecuting the crime is tricky.
  • Adam Yauch, Co-Founder Of The Beastie Boys, Dies
    The gruff-voiced rapper known as MCA was diagnosed with cancer in 2009. He died Friday in New York at the age of 47.
  • U.S. Supports Chinese Activist's Bid To Study Abroad
    News of a possible way out of the diplomatic impasse over Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng has again overshadowed other events in Beijing. The Chinese Foreign ministry says Chen might be allowed to leave China to study abroad. Meanwhile about 200 U.S. officials from the State Department and the U.S. Treasury are in China to discuss other matters vital to the U.S.-China relationship.
  • In An Angry Mood, Greek Voters Prepare For Poll
    Debt-burdened Greeks go to the polls Sunday in the most crucial vote in decades. After two years of cutbacks and recession, voters are angry and frightened about the future. There's also a desire to punish the country's two leading parties in a vote that is widely seen as a referendum on austerity.

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