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Friday, May 10, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • PlantingMinn. farmers behind schedule, but expect good growing season
    After a summer of drought and a winter that seemed endless, Minnesota farmers welcomed some decent planting weather over the past week. Even though planting is now running behind, farmers still believe they will see a good crop.3:20 p.m.
  • Great GatsbyCube Critics movie review: 'The Great Gatsby' a great bromance
    Minnesota Public Radio's Stephanie Curtis discusses the bromance between Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire, the use of current music and the need for 2D with the movie "The Great Gatsby" in this week's Cube Critics video.3:52 p.m.
  • Minneapolis police2 Minneapolis officers shot, suspect dead
    Two Minneapolis police officers were shot this afternoon while searching for a suspect in the 2700 block of Bryant Avenue South, and the suspect has died, according to police. The officers are in stable condition, and their names have not been released.4:13 p.m.
  • Brother Willie's pubNew drinking laws prompt civic action by college students
    College students in central Minnesota are learning a few life lessons on how government works, after three new ordinances designed to control underage drinking went into effect in the city of St. Joseph. Students were caught off guard by the new rules. In this installment of our Young Reporters series, St. John's University senior Will Moore tells us students are becoming more active in city lawmaking.4:45 p.m.
  • Kristi RendahlWhat Mother's Day means to me: A second chance, unconditional love and a life-saving hug
    It turns out that just one hug doesn't save a life. It takes a village to hug. A village of unconditional love and second chances.4:50 p.m.
  • Minneapolis police2 Minneapolis officers shot, suspect dead
    Two Minneapolis police officers were shot this afternoon while searching for a suspect in the 2700 block of Bryant Avenue South, and the suspect has died, according to police. The officers are in stable condition, and their names have not been released.5:15 p.m.
  • Doug Benson of RobbinsdaleFor Minn., big changes on same-sex marriage in short amount of time
    With Minnesota now poised to become the 12th state to legalize same sex marriage it's worth pausing a moment to consider how we got here.5:19 p.m.
  • PlantingMinn. farmers behind schedule, but expect good growing season
    After a summer of drought and a winter that seemed endless, Minnesota farmers welcomed some decent planting weather over the past week. Even though planting is now running behind, farmers still believe they will see a good crop.5:41 p.m.
  • Great GatsbyCube Critics movie review: 'The Great Gatsby' a great bromance
    Minnesota Public Radio's Stephanie Curtis discusses the bromance between Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire, the use of current music and the need for 2D with the movie "The Great Gatsby" in this week's Cube Critics video.6:22 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • President Asks Moms For Help Promoting Obamacare
    President Obama met with a group of mothers on Friday to talk about selling relevant aspects of Obamacare to a young generation that often takes its healthy condition for granted and avoids the cost of insurance.
  • Week In Politics: Immigration & Benghazi
    Robert Siegel speaks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and Reihan Salam of National Review Online's The Agenda blog. They discuss immigration and the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
  • Polley's 'Stories': A Family Saga Strikingly Spun
    A director's film memoir of her theatrical family is transformed by surprising discoveries about her parents' past — and her own heritage. Sarah Polley's film becomes a superb meditation on how we dramatize memory. (Recommended)
  • Benghazi Investigator Reacts To Criticism Of His Report
    Robert Siegel speaks with former top diplomat Thomas Pickering, who led the State Department's investigation into the September 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Pickering's report was criticized by witnesses at this week's congressional oversight hearing about the administration's handling of the attacks.
  • After Targeting Conservative Groups, IRS Apologizes
    On Friday, the IRS officer in charge of tax-exempt groups apologized for the agency's use of the terms "tea party" and "patriot" on paperwork as a reason for giving applicants additional scrutiny. Conservative groups say the admission validates their complaints from last year that they were being singled out by the Obama administration.
  • Teenage Diaries Revisited: Mother And Son Listen To The Past
    In 1996, after 12 years living in the foster care system, Melissa Rodriguez recorded a diary about getting pregnant and becoming a mother. Now, her son Issaiah is a teenager, and she shares her teenage diary with him and reveals things about her past that she's never mentioned.
  • With Rebels In Disarray, Syrian Regime Appears Confident
    Analysts explain that Assad defines victory as holding on to key territory, including Damascus, and they say Assad's goal is to stay in place until 2014, as he said he would, to run in a presidential election. The overall commander of the Free Syrian Army says his rebels are getting hammered by the regime in the south because arms shipments stopped over a month ago.
  • Two Years In, A Look At Obama's Syrian Civil War Record
    Syria's civil war is becoming the defining foreign policy challenge of President Obama's second term.
  • The Search Is Over: Boston Bombing Suspect Has Been Buried
    Audie Cornish talks to Martha Mullen, who spearheaded the effort to find a place to bury the body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
  • 'Dangerous Territory': Carbon Dioxide Levels Reach Milestone
    The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has crossed the "psychological threshold" of 400 parts per million. That number is one of the clearest measures of how humans are changing the planet by burning fossil fuels.

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