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Friday, May 31, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Talking with employeesGraves drops out of race to replace Bachmann
    Just days after Republican Michele Bachmann said she would not run for a fifth term in Congress, her declared DFL opponent Jim Graves is ending his 2014 campaign. Graves sent a letter to his supporters Friday morning.3:21 p.m.
  • Stories We TellCube Critics: Skip 'After Earth,' see 'Stories We Tell'
    Arts reporter Euan Kerr says moviegoers might want to ignore "After Earth" and embrace "Stories We Tell."3:24 p.m.
  • UAV cameraEthical use of drones hot debate at Grand Forks summit
    In Grand Forks on Friday, industry officials and legal experts from around the country debated the appropriate and ethical uses for drones.4:50 p.m.
  • Broadway at CenterNew project part of Rochester's push to develop
    A mixed-used project is planned for development just a few blocks away from Mayo Clinic in Rochester. The downtown project will help diversify the dining, housing and recreational options that some say are needed to attract even more residents and visitors.4:54 p.m.
  • Talking with employeesGraves drops out of race to replace Bachmann
    Just days after Republican Michele Bachmann said she would not run for a fifth term in Congress, her declared DFL opponent Jim Graves is ending his 2014 campaign. Graves sent a letter to his supporters Friday morning.5:21 p.m.
  • Sen. Al FrankenFranken pushes back on GOP allegations about IRS
    Democrats and Republicans alike have condemned the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups that applied for nonprofit status. But if there's bipartisan condemnation, Republicans have begun to use the scandal to criticize Democrats who raised concerns about some groups that may have been abusing their nonprofit status. DFL Sen. Al Franken is one whom the right has criticized.5:24 p.m.
  • Stories We TellCube Critics: Skip 'After Earth,' see 'Stories We Tell'
    Arts reporter Euan Kerr says moviegoers might want to ignore "After Earth" and embrace "Stories We Tell."6:25 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Missile Shipment To Syria Complicates Kerry's Push For Peace
    Syrian President Bashar Assad says his country has received advanced missiles from Russia. The Russians say they are just fulfilling old contracts and argue that the S-300s are a defensive system that can't be used against rebels. But the timing of this shipment complicates Secretary of State John Kerry's work with Moscow on pushing for a peace conference. The U.S. and Russia seem to be working at cross purposes.
  • Week In Politics: Taking Stock Of Obama, GOP
    Robert Siegel speaks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the state of the GOP and President Obama's second term.
  • What Was Your Worst Vacation Ever?
    Robert Siegel and Melissa Block ask listeners to send us their personal vacation horror stories: tales of missed connections, rotten food, rainy beach visits and more. We want to hear how best-laid plans can collapse.
  • Movie Reviews: What 'After Earth' And 'Kings' Have In Common
    Bob Mondello reviews After Earth, which stars father and son Will and Jaden Smith as father and son a thousand years from now. Mondello also reviews the suburban indie comedy Kings of Summer.
  • Olympian Bestowed 9-Year-Old Gold Medal
    NPR's Tom Goldman reports on an elusive award for Olympian Adam Nelson. Thursday, he officially became the gold-medal winner for shot put in the 2004 Olympics. The International Olympic Committee stripped the medal from the original winner for doping violations.
  • Gizmo Uses Lung Cells To Sniff Out Health Hazards In Urban Air
    Scientists are trying to figure out how chemicals in the air interact with each other to make people sick. So they're building an instrument — a "lung in a box" — that goes way beyond the usual chemical monitors.
  • In Ohio Town, Okla. Twister Conjures Echoes Of 1974 Disaster
    A tornado destroyed much of the town of Xenia in April 1974. The storm killed 33 people and injured hundreds. There are few signs of the devastation in Xenia today, but many residents still have vivid memories of the twister and its aftermath.
  • Army Nurse Mildred Manning: An 'Angel' POW With A Job To Do
    Along with six dozen fellow U.S. Army nurses, Manning was captured while treating soldiers in the Philippines in 1942. The nurses, held prisoner for 33 months, were known as the "Angels of Bataan and Corregidor."
  • Baseball's 'Doc' Gooden Pitches A Cautionary Tale
    Dwight Gooden, blessed with a blazing fastball and knee-buckling curve, was the king of New York by the time he was 21 years old. Everyone expected the Mets phenom to be one of the best pitchers in baseball history.
  • Rio Goes High-Tech, With An Eye Toward Olympics, World Cup
    New technology is changing the way cities are run, with cutting-edge urban innovations around the globe. Sprawling, chaotic Rio de Janeiro has built a state-of-the-art operations center as it gears up for two major events.

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