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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • 'Rabbit Holding Doll'Artist photographs Hmong-American experience
    A new photo exhibit in St. Paul showcases the Hmong-American experience through the eyes of Pao Her, a pioneer in the world of contemporary photography who, as a child, often felt smothered by her Hmong culture.4:53 p.m.
  • Volunteers working the phonesVoter ID, marriage amendment opponents outraising supporters
    If dollars equaled votes, it would seem that separate campaigns to defeat two proposed constitutional amendments on this fall's ballot would be winning by a landslide. But polls show both amendments are on track to pass.5:16 p.m.
  • Town supports mining8th District candidates compete to show who is stronger supporter of mining
    The United Steelworkers Union's endorsement is a major victory for Rick Nolan in the 8th District battle, and could help him unseat Chip Cravaack. The two candidates disagree on much. But both are quick to say that to win, they'll need to carry the Iron Range, where mining tops the list of important issues for many voters.5:20 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Ahmadinejad Rails Against Israel In U.N. Speech
    Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's addressed the UN General Assembly on Wednesday. His speech came at a time when Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is urging the United States to join it in drawing clear lines that Iran's nuclear program can't cross.
  • Ahmadinejad's Last Speech To U.N. Milder Than Usual
    Melissa Block speaks with Karim Sadjadpour, a Middle East expert with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. They discuss Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's final speech at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday and what the future holds for him. Ahmadinejad's second term as president ends next year.
  • Badger Battle: British Animal Lovers Protest Cull
    This month, the British government issued licenses allowing trained marksmen in southwest England to shoot badgers. Farmers — and many scientists — say the animals pose a health threat to cattle. But the decision has outraged British animal lovers.
  • Young Illegal Immigrants Seek Work Permits
    It's been more than a month since the government began accepting requests for its Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, a new policy for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children. It means that for two years they can avoid deportation and get a work permit.
  • A Midcentury Romance, With 'Sunlight' And 'Shadow'
    When aspiring Broadway actress Catherine and World War II vet Harry first lock eyes on the Staten Island Ferry, everything changes — but their lives together won't be easy. Mark Helprin delivers an old-fashioned love story, and an ode to 1940s New York, in his novel In Sunlight and in Shadow.
  • Citizen's United Ruling Benefits Union Campaigners
    Corporations weren't the only ones to benefit from the Citizens United ruling. The decision lets union activists mobilize non-union workers for the elections — something that had been illegal since 1947. The beleaguered labor movement hopes it will help in November.
  • NFL Ref Lockout Brings Union Fights Back To Wis.
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker made his national name attacking unions. Vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan — another Wisconsinite — is also not a fan of organized labor. But after the Green Bay Packers lost a game due to a bad call by replacement NFL referees, how does a labor dispute play in this political environment?
  • Tokyo's Governor Stokes The Island Feud With China
    Tokyo's flamboyant and ultraconservative governor, Shintaro Ishihara, said last spring that his city would buy some islands in the East China Sea. Today, China and Japan are caught in a war of words over who controls those islands. Some observers call Ishihara's move a power play that has sparked a crisis.
  • CEOs May Find It Lonely At The Top, But Not Stressful
    It's lonely at the top — and we often assume it's stressful too. Golf outings and retreats are designed to help executives unwind, but it turns out their underlings may be far more stressed out. A new study has found that as leadership rank increases, stress levels decline. Melissa Block speaks with Jennifer Lerner of Harvard University, the study's lead author.
  • Mammalian Surprise: African Mouse Can Regrow Skin
    Scientists have discovered that a mouse found in Africa can lose large patches of skin and then grow it back without scarring, perhaps as a way of escaping the clutches of a predator. It's a finding that challenges the conventional view that mammals have an extremely limited ability to replace injured body parts.

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