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Monday, December 6, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Comcast customers use social network to cope with outage
    Many Twin Cities customers of Comcast's Internet service found an effective workaround to a widespread outage that lasted about four hours Sunday night.4:50 p.m.
  • Cassette tapesTale of the tapes: cassettes make a comeback
    Though the digital revolution has transformed music, the old formats aren't going down without a fight. In the last five years there's been resurgence of vinyl records. Now, another nearly forgotten music delivery system is making a comeback.4:54 p.m.
  • New Gopher coach Jerry KillNew Gopher football coach faces skeptics
    Jerry Kill, the new head football coach at the University of Minnesota calls himself a small-town guy who likes to work hard. Kill, currently coaching at Northern Illinois, will have to work very hard to convince skeptical fans that he's the right choice to lead the Gophers. Many were hoping a big-name coach would get the job.5:20 p.m.
  • Family, friends remember young family killed in car crash
    A 29-year-old Edina man is due in court Tuesday in connection with the fatal car crash that killed a young mother and both of her children early Sunday morning. Friends say Amanda Thomas was making a good life for herself and her boys, after a rough time growing up.5:24 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Trafficked Teen Girls Describe Life In 'The Game'
    According to the FBI, more than 100,000 children are sold for sex each year in the U.S. Many are brutalized by pimps and exploited by men who seek out young sex partners. In a Youth Radio investigation, two young women who recently escaped what they call "the game" share their stories.
  • Google Makes A Play For A Piece Of The E-Books Market
    The search giant's foray into the market lets users read its electronic books on any Internet-connected device -- except Amazon's Kindle.
  • Hackathon: 2 Days, 1,000 Developers, Lots Of Caffeine
    This past weekend, software engineers met in 21 locations around the world to take part in a humanitarian effort called Random Hacks of Kindness. In 30 hours, teams of software developers competed by trying to solve problems that arise during humanitarian crises.
  • U.S., Allies Discuss N. Korea In 'Landmark' Meeting
    At the State Department on Monday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is holding what she calls landmark talks with her counterparts from Japan and South Korea. For more, guest host Guy Raz speaks to NPR's Michele Kelemen.
  • World Powers Press Iran On Nuclear Issues
    NPR's Melissa Block talks to Leonard Spector, of the Monterey Institute's James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, about Iran's announcement over the weekend that it had successfully made yellowcake, or uranium concentrate. Spector also talks about what might be achieved at the diplomatic talks Monday in Geneva about Iran's nuclear ambitions.
  • Fed Chief Bernanke Defends Fed Policies
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke appeared on 60 Minutes on Sunday to defend the Fed's efforts to revive the economy. He said the Fed would do more in the future if it has to and rejected the notion the Fed is simply printing money and will eventually reignite inflation.
  • Letters: WikiLeaks; The Most Boring Day
    Melissa Block and Guy Raz read from listeners' e-mails about our coverage of WikiLeaks and April 11, 1954 -- allegedly the most boring day in modern history.
  • Howard Jacobson: Finding Humor In Jewish Nerves
    Literary critics have called him the British Philip Roth, but Howard Jacobson prefers to think of himself as a "Jewish Jane Austen." His books are renowned for their biting social commentary — and his Booker prize-winning novel, The Finkler Question, is no exception.
  • Gay Marriage Hearing Begins In Calif. Court
    Same-sex marriage was before a federal appeals court in California on Monday. Judges from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments about whether the state's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage violates federal equal protection laws. Reporter Scott Shafer of member station KQED was in the courtroom during Monday's hearing and talks with NPR's Melissa Block about the arguments.
  • Expect More Legal Twists In Battle Over Prop. 8
    The common wisdom is that the U.S. Supreme Court will ultimately rule on the constitutionality of California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. But there's no straight path to the high court, and the case might not get that far -- at least not very soon.

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