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Friday, October 24, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Jeane and Jeff Cassellius  hold their new twinsMinneapolis doctors save twins with new procedure
    A pair of babies born in Minneapolis this week are among the first in the Midwest to undergo a new procedure to fix a rare, but often fatal condition shared by twins.4:46 p.m.
  • Zaloom with an audience memberAward-winning puppeteer brings unique show to Twin Cities
    Award-winning puppeteer Paul Zaloom, also known as science guy Beakman, is performing in Minneapolis. From spraying the audience with toilet paper and other science tricks, Zaloom both entertains and educates in his live shows.4:50 p.m.
  • Elwyn Tinklenberg and Michele BachmannPoll: Dead heat in the 6th District race
    A new MPR News-University of Minnesota poll shows voter concerns over Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's recent comments have put her re-election bid into a statistical dead heat.5:20 p.m.
  • Drowning, not wavingMIA exhibit showcases modern art from India
    We've all heard about India as a burgeoning economic power, but what do we really know about its people and its culture? This weekend the Minneapolis Institute of Arts is opening an exhibition of photography and video from the fast-developing country.5:51 p.m.
  • Louis SacharLouis Sachar celebrates 10 years of 'Holes'
    Louis Sachar has written many books for children in his career that have been enjoyed by adults too.6:15 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Recession Fears Drive Stocks Down Globally
    It has been a bad day for stocks all over the world. Markets lost ground in Asia, Europe and the United States. Recession fears have spread, and investors are pulling their money from stocks at a frightening pace.
  • York Voters Express Post-Election Hopes, Fears
    In a conversation about race and the election with 15 voters from York, Pa., Michele Norris and Steve Inskeep talk about what could happen after the election. Regardless of who wins, the voters expressed fears about riots, chaos and racial distrust.
  • What's Next In The Presidential Race?
    With about 10 days to go until the election, political commentators E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times talk about how they think the rest of the race will play out.
  • Md. Police Listed Green Group As Terrorist
    Three staff members of a Chesapeake environmental group were surprised to learn they were spied on by Maryland State Police and named as suspected terrorists on a state list. The state police has acknowledged it spied on anti-death penalty and anti-war activists.
  • In Deep-Red Miss., Senate Seat Up For Grabs
    Mississippi's Republican Sen. Roger Wicker finds himself facing former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, who is pro-gun and anti-abortion rights, in the race to fill the seat Republican Trent Lott easily held for years. Wicker says he is running against "Obama-Musgrove." Debbie Elliott
  • Alphabet-Soup Cinema: A Letter-Perfect Watch List
    In his review of W., critic Bob Mondello suggested that if someone had made a movie about the presidents Adams, it could have been called Q. That got us thinking: Could you make a Netflix queue's worth of one-letter movies? As it turns out ...
  • Letters: Voices In Political Ads
    The conversation with two of the voices behind many negative campaign ads sparked much feedback, most of it negative.
  • Director Back For Act 3 Of 'High School Musical'
    Kenny Ortega returns for High School Musical 3: Senior Year. He says he shared many of the same experiences as the characters in the hit Disney series and that the message of believing in yourself is empowering.
  • State Of Credit Markets, Stocks Examined
    The credit market and stocks have borne the brunt of the financial meltdown. Will Aston-Reese, vice president of money-market sales at Tradition Asiel Securities, discusses the thawing credit market. Ted Weisberg, president of Seaport Securities and a floor trader at the New York Stock Exchange, talks about the turbulent stock exchange.
  • Deleveraging May Be Driving Stock Sell-Off
    Stocks have sold off sharply in Europe, Asia and the U.S. One analyst says much of the decline stems from a global "deleveraging" that will continue for a while.

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