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Friday, May 30, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Sen. ColemanLive from the Republican State Convention
    Midday broadcasts live from the Republican State Convention in Rochester, featuring interviews with Republican candidates for Congresss, a look ahead to the Senate race for incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman, and a look back at 1978's "Minnesota Massacre," when Republicans took the state by storm.3:06 p.m.
  • Masked BanditsHow Tarsem Singh's obsession became a movie
    Film director Tarsem Singh admits he's been obsessed by the idea of telling a story about storytelling for 27 years. The resulting film called "The Fall" opens in the Twin Cities this weekend.4:50 p.m.
  • Hot Tub with boardReporter's Notebook: The Hugo tornado
    Minnesota Public Radio's Tom Weber considers his week of covering the tragic tornado in Hugo, in this slideshow on MPR's News Cut blog.4:54 p.m.
  • Coleman accepts endorsementA pause in Hugo
    Republicans meeting for their state convention in Rochester endorsed incumbent U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman to run for a second term.5:20 p.m.
  • Al FrankenFranken worries ripple through DFL
    A week before DFLers meet to endorse a challenger to U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman, concerns ripple through the party over potential fallout from candidate Al Franken's past.5:24 p.m.
  • New Shubert planWhat's up with the Shubert Theater?
    The Shubert Theater renovation project in downtown Minneapolis undergoes more modifications. It's also pushing back its opening date by more than a year.5:54 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama, McCain Tussle over Western States
    Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama spent much of this week out West — visiting states his campaign says he can win in November. But Sen. John McCain won't let them go without a fight.
  • Politics: McClellan's Book; Delegate Battle
    Big stories in politics this week include criticism of the Bush administration in a memoir by former White House spokesman Scott McClellan — and a battle among Democrats over seating delegates from the states of Florida and Michigan.
  • Senate Girds for Debate on Carbon Cap Bill
    The Senate is beginning debate on a bill that would put a national cap on greenhouse gases. But some say this would make the U.S. less competitive on the global market.
  • 'City' Girls, Talking Love and Marriage — At Length
    New York's favorite femmes are back — just in time for Carrie and Big to get hitched. Director Michael Patrick King knows what fans want — and serves up plenty, with a Sex romp that clocks in just shy of two-and-a-half hours.
  • Parents to Sue Government for School's Collapse
    Parents are still standing in the ruins of Juyuan Middle School in Sichuan province and asking what went wrong. In a meeting Friday, they discussed suing the local education bureau. But there's no guarantee that the parents will find justice under the communist-controlled legal system.
  • After Earthquake, Animal Lovers to the Rescue
    The massive earthquake that hit China earlier this month has spurred many civic groups into action, including animal lovers. Chen Yunlian, who runs an animal shelter, has saved more than 70 cats and dogs from the quake zone with the help of volunteers.
  • Organizer of 'Bodies' Exhibit Offers Refunds
    People who paid to see "Bodies: The Exhibition" in New York City can get their money back as the result of a legal deal. Some visitors complained that they didn't know beforehand about the origins of the cadavers used in the exhibit.
  • Letters: Formaldehyde, Space Toilets
    Listeners respond to recent coverage, including a story on formaldehyde in FEMA trailers, and the use of "slang" in a story about the ongoing toilet problems aboard the international space station.
  • Battles over Party Nominees Are Old Hat, Bad News
    This year's fight for the Democratic presidential nomination may seem dramatic and unprecedented. But history offers several examples of nomination battles that lasted until the parties' conventions; most ended badly.
  • Obama Tops Clinton, in a Manner of Speaking
    Commentator Daniel Pinkwater says Barack Obama has the advantage over Hillary Clinton in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, because Obama talks in public as if he were talking in private. She doesn't.

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