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Friday, May 27, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Weather station photoTornado shows how a few seconds can save a life
    In the case of the tornado that hit north Minneapolis on Sunday, residents had at most eight minutes to find shelter after officials activated the first tornado sirens.4:20 p.m.
  • Arsenic and Old LaceActress Sally Wingert a Twin Cities favorite
    Critics gave Wingert's performance in the Guthrie's "Arsenic and Old Lace" rave reviews and note her ability to draw a crowd on name recognition alone.4:53 p.m.
  • Waiting in line for suppliesTornado recovery center running more smoothly
    Operations proceeded more smoothly at the Tornado Recovery Center in north Minneapolis today. About 2,500 storm victims showed up on the first two days of operations Wednesday and Thursday. By today, incident commanders and residents agreed they had worked out many of the kinks.5:20 p.m.
  • Robin PecknoldDinner Party Download with guest Robin Pecknold
    This week's Dinner Party Download features guest of honor Robin Pecknold of the band Fleet Foxes.6:20 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama Wraps Up G8 Summit, Heads To Poland
    At the G8 summit in France Friday, President Obama vowed to "finish the job" of ousting Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. He got some unexpected encouragement from Russia. That country now agrees that Gadhafi must step down. G8 leaders also discussed the broader changes taking place in the Middle East.
  • Week In Politics: N.Y. Special Election; 2012 Presidential Race
    Michele Norris 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.
  • Obama Wields His ... Autopen?
    The long-distance signature machine has its critics, but it had a great admirer in Thomas Jefferson and was found to produce a valid presidential signature during the George W. Bush administration. Now, it has signed an extension of the USA Patriot Act into law.
  • Review: 'Miss New India'
    Novelist Bharati Mukherjee offers a view of modern India in her new novel Miss New India.
  • Karsh Kale: Up In The Air
    The Indian-American composer discusses writing for film, and explains how traveling alone from New York to India and back helped inspire his newest album.
  • Creator Of Psychopathy Test Worries About Its Use
    Psychologist Robert Hare created a test that measures whether someone is a psychopath. The test is used extensively in our criminal justice system to help decide whether inmates should get parole — and even to determine whether or not someone should be put to death. But Hare is now worried that his test isn't being properly used.
  • Et Tu, Austin? Locals Start To Doubt Lance Armstrong
    New allegations emerged late last week that cycling superstar Lance Armstrong used illegal performance-enhancing drugs. In Armstrong's hometown of Austin, Texas, the newest accusations are beginning to tear at his reputation as the world's most famous cyclist.
  • A Look At The NBA Finals
    The finals of the NBA are set: The Miami Heat will face the Dallas Mavericks to determine who will be national champion. Michele Norris speaks with sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about the match up — and how the teams made it to the finals.
  • In Syria, Forces Open Fire On Demonstrators
    Thousands of protesters took to the streets of towns and cities across Syria Friday — despite a fierce government crackdown. Early reports said at least eight protesters were killed.
  • Attack On Pakistani Base Renews Nuclear Qualms
    Amid a wave of retaliatory attacks in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death, militants with the Pakistani Taliban stormed a naval base earlier this week. The sophistication of the attack has analysts worried about Pakistan's ability to keep its nuclear arsenal secure.

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