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Friday, May 20, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • PoliGraph: Zellers wrong on professor pay
    During a discussion about cuts to the state's higher education budget, Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Zellers said that college professors have seen their pay rise while other workers are getting paid less. That's not correct.4:46 p.m.
  • PoliGraph: Simon misses on voting claim
    The Legislature is weighing a controversial bill that would require voters to present a state-issued photo identification to vote. Among the opponents is Rep. Steve Simon, DFL - St. Louis Park, who frequently says that, "25 percent of seniors don't even have a photo ID." That's the case in Wisconsin -- but not in Minnesota.4:48 p.m.
  • No home sweet homeDepression haunts homeless children, Wilder study finds
    New research from the Wilder Foundation shows the number of homeless children in Minnesota is increasing. About half of all homeless children in Minnesota are younger than the age of 6. The organization found that children who grow up under this kind of stress have lasting physical and emotional problems that are hard to overcome.4:49 p.m.
  • Bryan NicholsJazz improv a team effort for The Bryan Nichols Quintet
    Bryan Nichols leads an unusually large jazz band with a forte for improvisation that is celebrating its new CD with shows in St. Paul this weekend.4:53 p.m.
  • Budget caucusTalks pick up at Capitol, but still no budget deal in sight
    DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican leaders said their private talks were cordial, but they're still no closer to a deal to erase a projected $5 billion state budget deficit.5:15 p.m.
  • Nita KillebrewTeammates, family honor Hall of Famer Killebrew
    Teammates, family and friends will gather Friday for funeral services for Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew, who died Tuesday of esophageal cancer. He was 74.5:25 p.m.
  • Vote on same-sex marriage less certain after appearance by anti-gay pastor
    A freshman GOP legislator apologized Friday for inviting a pastor who has frequently spoken out against homosexuality to deliver a prayer -- an appearance legislators of both parties denounced.5:50 p.m.
  • The Stand Still parade in SE Minnesota
    Dave Aronstein, an organizer of Whalan's 16th-annual Stand Still Parade, joined MPR's Tom Crann to talk about the idea behind the unusual parade.5:54 p.m.
  • Anton YelchinDinner Party Download featuring Anton Yelchin
    On this week's Dinner Party Download, actor Anton Yelchin can't let go of legos, Spider-Dan climbs the wall, and Del the Funky Homosapien talks balls.6:20 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama, Netanyahu Meet At White House
    At the White House Friday, there was what looked to be a quite frosty meeting between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The Israeli leader is angry with the way Obama has tried to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Both men put on their game faces Friday as they sat in front of the cameras — acknowledging their differences and the difficulties that lie ahead.
  • What Are The 1967 Borders?
    Robert Siegel interviews Aaron David Miller, a former Middle East negotiator for the State Department. Miller is now at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and he's the author of The Much Too Promised Land: America's Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace. They discuss what it would mean to make the 1967 borders a starting point.
  • Pastor Weighs In On Doomsday Prediction
    A radio host named Harold Camping says the world is going to end Saturday. Other Christian leaders are mostly dismissing this idea. Michele Norris speaks to one such pastor, the Rev. Brooks Morton of First United Methodist Church in Idalou, Texas. He once believed in a previous judgment day prediction, but this time around, he's prepping a sermon for Sunday.
  • Week In Politics: Middle East Peace; Deficit
    Robert Siegel reviews the week in politics with our regular commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times.
  • Park Or Ride: A Bike Lane Divides Brooklyn
    New York City has added miles of bike lanes to its congested streets in recent years, boosting bike ridership in the city. But it's also left some New Yorkers frustrated with lost parking spots and traffic lanes. And a few residents are suing the city over a bike lane in Brooklyn.
  • Why Is May 20 The Worst Day For Teen Drivers?
    For the past five years, May 20 has been the day with the most fatalities for teen drivers. That statement comes from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Michele Norris speaks with Anne McCartt, vice president of research at IIHS about what about that date is so dangerous for teenage drivers.
  • Preakness Stakes Gets New Mascot
    The Preakness Stakes is the second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown. Robert Siegel talks to sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about this weekend's race — and its new mascot.
  • For The First Time Since 1918, Cubs To Play At Fenway
    On Friday, the Chicago Cubs play in Boston's Fenway Park for the first time since the 1918 World Series. Robert Siegel and Michele Norris have more.
  • The Baby Project: Share Your Story
    This summer, we're looking for expectant mothers to be part of a special project where we document that final, dramatic month leading up to delivery. If your due date is mid-July and you'd like to be part of our baby project, tell us about yourself. We hope to share your birthing story with the NPR audience.
  • Corey Stoll Takes On Literary Voice Of Hemingway
    Woody Allen's new film, Midnight in Paris, is a romantic comedy starring Owen Wilson. He plays Gil Pender, a Hollywood screenwriter, on a trip to Paris with his fiancee. He yearns for what he considers the city's golden age, Paris of the 1920s, when American writers like Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald lived there. One night while wandering the streets, Gil is transported back in time and finds himself face to face with those literary giants. Robert Siegel talks with actor Corey Stoll about playing Hemingway on the screen.

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