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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Art Hounds: Theater Unbound, Rain Taxi Reading Series, Oslo Chamber Choir
    This week's Art Hounds lead us to a female-focused theater company, a reading series featuring two women poets and a Norwegian vocal ensemble that contains -- women. No theme here though.4:44 p.m.
  • Kao Choua VueA new generation of Hmong women pursues college
    The number of Hmong women pursuing college is growing in Minnesota. But a college education can be hard won in families that traditionally encourage daughters to marry young and raise families.4:50 p.m.
  • Mayor R.T. RybakSupport for Mayor Rybak runs high as he aims for third term
    Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is expected to easily win his third term in office, but unlike previous election campaigns, this time Rybak has the support of the DFL machine as well as all 13 city council members.5:20 p.m.
  • The ringGym using boxing to keep kids out of gangs
    While officials in Rochester tackle an increase in violent crimes in the last year on the streets, one man is using the boxing ring to help at-risk kids stay off the streets and out of gangs.5:24 p.m.
  • Robert LipsyteRobert Lipsyte talks about 'Life (Part 2)'
    There has never been a population explosion like the Baby Boom in American history. It's been an especially turbulent year for this "biggest generation" with retirement funds disappearing, and a health care system in flux. That means there's plenty to talk about on the Twin Cities-produced TV program "Life (Part 2)".5:52 p.m.
  • Conductor and composerMN Orchestra gets Osmo Vanska for 4 more years
    Osmo Vanska is going ot be on the podium of the Minnesota Orchestra until 2015 and he talked to Tom Crann about his renewed contract with the organization.6:20 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Denver Suspect Charged In Bomb Plot
    A federal grand jury in New York has charged Najibullah Zazi, a 24-year-old Denver-area man, with conspiring to set off bombs in the United States. Zazi appeared in federal court in Denver Thursday. The new indictment raises the stakes in the terror case that first went public last week.
  • U.N. Commits To Nuclear-Free World
    The U.N. Security Council, in a session chaired for the first time by a U.S. president, adopted a U.S.-sponsored resolution committing all nations to work for a world free of nuclear weapons. The goal was laid out partly as a message to Iran and North Korea.
  • Inskeep Discusses Ahmadinejad Interview
    Diplomats from many nations walked out Wednesday when Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made his speech to the U.N. General Assembly. On more than one occasion, Ahmadinejad has questioned whether the Holocaust happened. NPR's Steve Inskeep spoke to the Iranian president. Inskeep discusses the interview.
  • Wall Streeters Weigh Life After 'Giant Pool Of Money'
    Glen Pizzolorusso and Jim Finkel each made a fortune in the mortgage industry. Then the bubble burst. The global economic crisis forced them to reconsider what they believed about life and the investment world they lived in. One is spending time in school, the other cleaning up the debris from toxic assets.
  • Police, G-20 Protesters Clash In Pittsburgh
    Protesters and police clashed Thursday in Pittsburgh after police tried to break up a march opposing the Group of 20 summit. Leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies are meeting in the city to discuss the world's economic recovery.
  • At G-20, U.S. Eyes Economic Imbalances
    The Obama administration hopes to discuss growing trade imbalances at the summit of the Group of 20 economic powers in Pittsburgh Thursday and Friday. The meeting is to discuss the global economy, which is slowly recovering from the worst recession since the Great Depression.
  • Professor: Smaller Class Sizes Optimal For Kids
    State budget cuts across the country have meant layoffs for teachers and larger class sizes. Some schools is Los Angeles have as many as 43 students in a class. Jeremy Finn, a professor of education at the State University of New York-Buffalo, says from kindergarten through third grade classes with fewer than 20 students are best.
  • U.K. Amateur Finds Massive Treasure Trove
    An amateur treasure hunter in England has stumbled upon the largest Anglo-Saxon treasure ever discovered. Using a metal detector, 55-year-old Terry Herbert found silver, gold and gems in the English countryside. The find is being called the biggest Anglo-Saxon treasure trove discovered.
  • Comedian Ansari Enjoys Playing Sleazebag On TV
    Aziz Ansari was doing stand-up the entire time he was studying business at New York University. Now, he plays public servant and jerk Tom Haverford on NBC's new sitcom Parks and Recreation. Ansari says it's "always fun to play a dude who's kind of a sleazebag."
  • AIDS Vaccine Prevents Some HIV Infections
    Researchers say that a new AIDS vaccine is somewhat protective against the strain of HIV that is circulating in Southeast Asia. The vaccine, which combines two earlier vaccines that failed to protect people, was 31 percent effective in a Thai study. Experts say the finding is significant progress toward developing a vaccine that might be successful one day.

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