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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Former New York Mayor Rudy GiulianiRudy Giuliani campaigns in Minnesota for Sen. Norm Coleman
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was in the Twin Cities today to campaigning for Republican Senator Norm Coleman.4:35 p.m.
  • Barack Obama speaks at the American Legion MallBlack voters say issues draw them to Obama
    Questions about how the issue of race will affect support for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama have so far centered on white voters. But what about how race is influencing black voters?5:17 p.m.
  • Pickett and PreuerFilm festival celebrates bad video
    For the last 15 years Nick Preuer and Joe Pickett have scoured garage sales, thrift shops and even garbage cans looking for bad videos. They present the best of the worst, complete with commentary, in the Found Footage Festival.5:47 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • To Stem Foreclosures, FDIC Chief Mulls Guarantees
    The Bush administration is reportedly considering a new program aimed at helping individual homeowners stay in their homes and avoid foreclosure. Sheila Bair, chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., has told lawmakers the government should provide loan guarantees as an incentive to get loan-servicers to modify existing mortgages.
  • Foreclosures Hit Condo Associations Hard
    As the housing crisis continues, foreclosures have disrupted condominium communities in Florida and other states. Many condo associations are now facing insolvency. No place has been harder hit by the bust than Miami Beach.
  • Recordings Capture Writers' Voices Off The Page
    Rare recordings featuring the voices of famous authors have just been released on two collections from the British Library. The CD sets include the only recording of Virginia Woolf, as well as the sound of dozens of other writers, both British and American.
  • How McCain Shed Pariah Status Among Evangelicals
    John McCain's relationship with evangelicals became strained during his 2000 presidential bid. But he has boosted his standing by selecting Sarah Palin as his running mate and by making appearances at places such as Southern California's Saddleback Church.
  • Amid Slump, New York Real Estate Suffers
    The economic downturn is affecting the New York City real estate market. Many Manhattan building projects are not progressing as they normally would. Dana Rubinstein of the New York Observer newspaper and Steve Siegel of the global brokerage CB Richard Ellis offer their insight.
  • Little House On The Prairie Museum Sued
    The Little House on the Prairie Museum, located near Independence, Kan., on the site where the Ingalls family once settled, has been sued by the production company behind the Little House on the Prairie TV series. At issue is who really owns the rights to the name "Little House on the Prairie."
  • Economic Summit Could be Short On Substance
    World leaders will meet in the U.S. next month for a summit examining the global financial crisis. President Bush will host the gathering. The president's lame-duck status means it will likely be superficial rather than substantive.
  • The Stage Is A World In 'Synecdoche, New York'
    Philip Seymour Hoffman stars as a troubled theater director who decides his next production will be a re-creation of his own life. Hoffman talks with Melissa Block about how an actor must become an "advocate" for the imperfect characters he plays.
  • Greenspan: U.S. Will Take Months To Recover
    Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan told House lawmakers the financial damage done to date means an unavoidable rise in unemployment in the U.S. Greenspan said the U.S. had been hit by a "once-in-a-lifetime credit tsunami" and that it will take many months for the situation to improve.
  • 'Dr. Doom' Calls U.S. Economy Worst Since WWII
    Henry Kaufman, also known as "Dr. Doom" for his bearish forecasts in the 1970s, says the economy is in the "worst recession in the post-World War II period." The way to protect the economy from outright disaster, he says, is to protect the middle class.

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