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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Art HoundsArt Hounds
    Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside their own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on in local arts.4:47 p.m.
  • Keith BasinskiOutpouring of grief for UPS driver killed at Accent Signage
    A memorial service was held Thursday afternoon for UPS driver Keith Basinski, one of the five victims killed by a former employee of Accent Signage Systems in Minneapolis last week.4:51 p.m.
  • Parry, NewmanGOP senators file complaint against secretary of state
    Two Republican lawmakers say they think DFL Secretary of State Mark Ritchie has gone too far in his criticism of Minnesota's voter ID constitutional amendment, which is on the November ballot.5:17 p.m.
  • Abdifatah IsseMinn. man tells of al-Shabab recruitment
    A Minnesota man who pleaded guilty to providing material support to terrorists testified Wednesday afternoon in the terror trial of a man charged with facilitating a pipeline of fighters to Somalia.5:22 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Republicans Thrilled With Romney's Debate Showing
    Audie Cornish speaks with Mara Liasson about Wednesday night's first presidential debate in Denver.
  • Romney's Tax Policy Still Has Holes After Debate
    In Wednesday night's debate, President Obama said Mitt Romney's tax plan would cut government revenues by $5 trillion. Romney said that wasn't true and that he wouldn't propose any tax cut that would add to the deficit. Audie Cornish talks with John Ydstie about an exchange that left many people scratching their heads.
  • Ketamine Relieves Depression By Restoring Brain Connections
    A few years ago, scientists discovered that the club drug ketamine worked as a quick and effective treatment for people depression who didn't respond to other treatments. New research goes further in explaining just how it works.
  • The Accountant Who Changed The World
    The birth of accounting rocked the world 500 years ago. And it involves a man who was a magician, a mathematician, and possibly the boyfriend of Leonardo da Vinci.
  • Michelle Obama Bests Ann Romney In Cookie Contest
    Michelle Obama has bested Ann Romney in Family Circle magazine's latest "First Lady Cookie Contest." It's been held for 20 years, since Hillary Rodham Clinton tweaked cookie bakers everywhere with a derisive comment to her own critics that she "could have stayed home and baked cookies" rather than pursue her career." And while it's meant as good, tasty fun, it does have its critics, who wonder if a potential First Gentlemen would be asked to prove himself by baking cookies. Audie Cornish and Melissa Block have more.
  • Syria Apologizes For Turkey Strike That Leaves 5 Dead
    Tensions remain high along the Turkish-Syrian border, a day after an exchange of artillery fire that left five Turkish civilians dead. The Turkish parliament has authorized cross-border operations if there are any further provocations from the Syrian side. Damascus is appealing for restraint and says it is investigating Wednesday's mortar attack on Turkey. Peter Kenyon talks to Audie Cornish.
  • Egypt's State TV At A Crossroads After Mubarak
    Change is in the air at Egypt's state-run television. It is no longer the mouthpiece of a dictator, but there's a fight for leadership and editorial direction.
  • Voter Registration Deadlines Begin Passing This Week
    If you want to vote in the November elections and you aren't registered yet — you'd better hurry. The registration deadline in five states is this weekend. By the following weekend, the deadline will have passed in more than half the states.
  • Google, Publishers Reach Deal On Book-Scanning Plan
    There is a settlement between Google and the major publishers over Google's initiative to scan the world's books.
  • Book Review: 'The Round House'
    Alan Cheuse reviews Louise Erdrich's latest novel "The Round House." Cheuse teaches creative writing at George Mason University.

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