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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Dara MoskowitzDining with Dara: Farmhouse brews
    Anyone drinking in the Twin Cities the last few years will have noticed that we've been in the midst of a craft- and micro-brew boom, but that boom is taking a new and fascinating twist: Brewers are heading back to the farm!3:54 p.m.
  • August: Osage CountyArt Hounds: 'August: Osage County'
    This week, the Art Hounds dug up "August: Osage County," a play about a dysfunctional family and two productions commemorating 9/11.4:44 p.m.
  • Ben BernankeCuts to government could hamper recovery, Bernanke says in Minn.
    The head of the Federal Reserve Bank told a crowd in Minneapolis Thursday that further reductions in state and local governments could create additional headwinds for the economic recovery.5:20 p.m.
  • Partners on the beatBeing Muslim in Minnesota
    Over the past decade, Muslims living in Minnesota have wrestled with the actions of the 9/11 hijackers, who they say distorted their religion in the worst possible way. At the same time, they're navigating a new terrain of terror alerts and fears about skin color, facial hair and clothing. Many Minnesota Muslims believe the state's vigilance has come at a price to their civil liberties.5:35 p.m.
  • "The Parade"'The Parade' at the Walker is an uncomfortably human flock of birds
    Many of us feel compelled to assign human characteristics to the wildlife around us. Now, a Swedish sculptor visiting the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis has taken this almost to extremes.5:54 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama Slated To Give Jobs Speech
    Thursday evening, President Obama presents his plan to create jobs to a joint session of Congress. Melissa Block talks to NPR's Mara Liasson for more on the president's speech.
  • Fact Check: Republican Debate
    Health care, Social Security and job creation records were all part of Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate in Simi Valley, Calif. Robert Siegel fact checks some of their statements with NPR's Tamara Keith, NPR's Julie Rovner and NPR's Richard Harris.
  • Libyan Rebels Vie For Key Posts In Tripoli
    Libya's rebels came from different parts of the country and had only limited contact as they battled Moammar Gadhafi's regime. But now they must work out their differences as they figure out how to split up key posts in the capital.
  • DOJ Accuses Puerto Rico Police Of Civil Rights Abuses
    The Justice Department released a report Thursday accusing the police in Puerto Rico of civil rights violations and other practices resulting in hundreds of injuries and some deaths. Much of the abuse had to do with illegal searches and seizures, use of excessive force, and discrimination against Dominicans.
  • Deficit Panel Meets, Vows To Get The Job Done
    The congressional "supercommittee" tasked with slashing more than $1 trillion from the deficit met Thursday for the first time. Should the bipartisan panel fail in its mission, there are stiff consequences.
  • A Decade After Sept. 11, Al-Qaida Has Morphed
    The United States has tracked down and killed many of the most important figures in al-Qaida. But since 2001, the group has established affiliates from North Africa to the Middle East to South Asia.
  • Amid Recruiting Crisis, Military Turns To Branding
    In the mid 2000s, as casualty counts grew for U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the armed forces faced a recruiting crisis. So, taking a page from the private sector, the military turned to branding as a solution to their image problem — to make the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps seem accessible and cool. Everything from Marine Corps hot sauce to Army paint ball guns hit the shelves. And Washington Post reporter Christian Davenport tells Robert Siegel the U.S. military is now doing a booming business.
  • 'Mosaic' Fossil Could Be Bridge From Apes To Humans
    A fossil find in a South African cave has scientists both excited and puzzled: It could be the missing link between our ape-like ancestors and modern humans. The mix of primitive and modern traits is also forcing scientists to re-examine the process of human evolution.
  • Look Up! It's A Star In The Midst Of A Violent, Bright Death
    The supernova is the closest and brightest explosion of its kind in decades. And you might be able to see it with a pair of binoculars.
  • Federal Court Rejects Two Challenges To Health Law
    A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed cases brought by Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli and Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.

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