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Friday, September 7, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Sheldon WolfchildSheldon Wolfchild's view of the US-Dakota War: Minnesota Sounds and Voices
    Sheldon Wolfchild from the Lower Sioux Agency in southern Minnesota says few Americans understand what caused the US-Dakota War of 1862. And he said he recognizes that emotions run high on all sides. Still, he's firm on this: The Dakota people didn't cause the war.4:54 p.m.
  • SPCO stringsSPCO proposes new contract for musicians
    The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra today released the details of its latest contract proposal for its musicians.5:20 p.m.
  • Folk dancesPhotos: A cultural camp for young, adopted Latinos
    La Semana is a Minnesota-based summer camp created specifically for children adopted from Latin America. Campers, ranging from kindergartners to high schoolers, explore the cultures and traditions of their birth countries and bond with those whose backgrounds are similar to their own. While at La Semana, which is Spanish for "the week," attendees learn Latin American dances and, on the final night of camp, they put on a formal performance for friends and family.6:20 p.m.
  • Cube CriticsThe Cube Critics: 'The Inbetweeners'
    Two stars from the British sitcom and movie "The Inbetweeners" stopped by the cubicles of Movie Maven Stephanie Curtis and arts reporter Euan Kerr to share their deep English accents, self deprecating senses of humor, and a little movie talk.6:25 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama, Romney Spin New Jobs Report Differently
    With the conventions over and the latest jobs report out, both President Obama and Mitt Romney were on the road Friday. Mr. Obama began in New Hampshire and ended in Iowa, and his Republican challenger did just the opposite.
  • Week In Politics: Democratic National Convention
    Audie Cornish talks to regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the Democratic National Convention.
  • A Year After War Wound, Vet Wins Paralympic Gold
    Navy Lt. Brad Snyder lost his sight to an explosion in Afghanistan exactly one year ago. On the anniversary Friday, he won the 400-meter freestyle at the Paralympics in London, capturing his second gold medal.
  • 'Keep The Lights On': Nuanced Take On Doomed Love
    Ira Sachs' reportedly semi-autobiographical romantic drama, Keep the Lights On, follows the nine-year relationship between a filmmaker and a drug-addicted lawyer. The couple on screen is falling apart, but the film itself is sure-footed and satisfying, says critic Bob Mondello.
  • U.S. Adds Haqqani Network To Terrorism Blacklist
    The U.S. has decided to add one of the main Afghan insurgent groups to its terrorism list. The decision targets the Haqqani network, which has staged many attacks on Western interests in Afghanistan from its bases in northwestern Pakistan. The State Department announcement could also affect relations with Pakistan.
  • Russia Talk Throws DNC And RNC Back To Cold War
    Robert Siegel speaks with Susan Glasser, editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy magazine, about Russia. Speakers at both the Republican and Democratic conventions brought up America's relations with the country.
  • Beard-Cutting Trial Focuses New Attention On Amish
    A curious legal case is playing out in a Cleveland courtroom. Sixteen members of a conservative Amish church group are charged with attacking spiritual transgressors by cutting off their beards. The trial has brought international news coverage to the Amish --- a reclusive population better known as a quaint tourist attraction. So far testimony has mixed allegations of sex and interstate crime, with the religious significance of facial hair.
  • 'American Pie' And The Box Of Records A Father Left Behind
    Don McLean's song helped a listener "bridge a gap between [her] long-deceased father and baby boy."
  • New Unemployment Report Weaker Than Expected
    The jobs report released Friday morning came in weaker than expected. Employers added 96,000 jobs to payrolls. The unemployment rate did fall to 8.1 percent, but that was because so many people left the workforce.
  • Obama Administration: 'Recovery Has Been Resilient'
    Robert Siegel talks to Alan Krueger, chairman of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, about Friday's new jobs report. It was weaker than expected, with only 96,000 jobs added to payrolls.

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