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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Apple pie from Bars BakeryDining with Dara: The best Thanksgiving to-go pies in Minn.
    Are you making your own pie this year for Thanksgiving dinner, or getting yours from a bakery? Minnesota Monthly food critic Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl has compiled her list of the best pies to go in Minnesota, from Cold Spring to Duluth to Rochester, and from plain old apple to Surly beer-chocolate-pecan.3:54 p.m.
  • 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.4:44 p.m.
  • Esko Industrial ParkPaying for past choices: Cities struggle with infrastructure
    Many Minnesota cities are stuck with unfinished housing projects and empty industrial parks and infrastructure expansions that once looked promising but now feel burdensome.4:45 p.m.
  • University of MinnesotaNew web tool helps prospective students estimate college costs
    A new online calculator is meant to help prospective college students estimate the cost of college, but the tool is getting mixed reviews.5:24 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Occupy Protesters Fan Out Across New York
    Occupy Wall Street protesters march to mark the movement's second month.
  • Boston Occupy Movement Reaches Second Phase
    Melissa Block checks back in with Jason Potteiger with the Occupy Boston movement. The recent college graduate was unemployed when we first talked to him last month. Now he's got a job, but he continues to work with the movement on various projects.
  • Obama Learns 'Lazy' Is A Four-Letter Word
    Republicans are attacking President Obama for calling Americans "lazy." Is that really what the president said?
  • U.S. Behind The Curve In Drunk Driving, Author Finds
    Barron Lerner, a professor of medicine and public health at Columbia University, wrote One for the Road, about the history of drunk driving in America. And what he found was that the legal limit is very lenient, especially compared with other countries. And there is little political will to change it.
  • Van Hollen: Deficit Panel Acting In Good Faith
    A special deficit-reduction supercommittee has less than a week to go before a deadline to vote on a plan cutting the nation's deficits. Melissa Block talks to one of the members of the bipartisan panel, Democratic Congressman Chris Van Hollen of Maryland.
  • Congressional Stock Trades Get Scrutiny
    The STOCK Act, a bill that would ban members of Congress from trading stock based on nonpublic information they get because they're lawmakers, has 61 co-sponsors and counting. What's remarkable about this is the STOCK Act had just nine co-sponsors last week.
  • Pelosi, Perry Trade Jabs
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi poked fun at GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry when she responded to his challenge to debate her next Monday. Pelosi said she had three other engagements that day — but forgot the third. In response, Perry's campaign referenced a recent 60 Minutes piece, tweeting that perhaps she had forgotten about ongoing insider trading.
  • An Ancient Mariner's Tales Of Adventure
    A new work of fiction is populated by historical characters. Tales of the New World by Sabina Murray takes as its template the adventures of some of the greatest world explorers and uses their stories to investigate the known and unknown. Alan Cheuse, who teaches writing at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., has a review.
  • Lululemon Customers Asked 'Who Is John Galt?'
    Yoga sports apparel store Lululemon has sparked controversy with new shopping bags that promote a novel by Ayn Rand. The bags have the words "Who is John Galt" on them — a phrase from the book Atlas Shrugged. Lululemon founder Chip Wilson is a fan of the book. Guy Raz speaks with Globe and Mail reporter Simon Houpt, who is covering the response to the bags.
  • Dead Sea Scrolls On Display In Times Square
    The ancient texts can be seen up close — right in the middle of New York City. There are some theatrics, but the exhibit is happily understated.

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