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Thursday, December 26, 2013

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.4:44 p.m.
  • Detroit Symphony OrchestraOther orchestras see bright future despite Minn. lockout
    If you're a Minnesota Orchestra lover needing a little holiday hope, here's some: Struggling orchestras elsewhere in the country are seeing light at the end of the tunnel. Even in Detroit.5:19 p.m.
  • Newtown prayer vigilFor African-Americans, gun statistics paint a bleak picture
    The mass shootings in Aurora, Colo., and especially Newtown, Conn., last year inspired new efforts toward gun control. In the ensuing debate about guns, questions of race have been a complicating factor.5:35 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • In Gas-Rich And Fast-Growing Qatar, A Focus On Food Security
    The Gulf nation of Qatar has nearly depleted its groundwater, and will increasingly need to import food. Some farms still operates on ground water, but in the long haul, Qatar is counting on desalination and using money to import food.
  • Quiet As Kept, Women Dominated Country Music In 2013
    As the year comes to a close, NPR's Neda Ulaby takes a look at a particular category of artists that has had an outstanding year in music. While female country musicians have had a banner year, their work also went against prevailing radio and industry trends — for better or worse.
  • With More Online Shopping, Expect More Holiday Shipping Delays
    As the volume of online orders surged, some retailers and package delivery companies were unable to fulfill promises to deliver gifts by Christmas. UPS acknowledged it was overwhelmed by all the late traffic. In response to complaints, Amazon says it is offering gift cards and refunds for shipping charges.
  • Manufacturing 2.0: Old Industry Creating New High-Tech Jobs
    As the U.S. economy continues to recover, it has been getting some help from an unexpected place. After decades of massive job losses, manufacturing firms have been steadily creating jobs — many of them well-paying. One particularly bright spot is a new generation of high-tech manufacturers.
  • The Tragic Number That Got Us All Talking About Our Clothing
    As 2013 wraps up, NPR is looking at the numbers that tell this year's story. The number 1,134 got us all talking about where our clothes come from, who's making it, and under what conditions. It's the official death toll of the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh.
  • Syria's War Creates A Demand For Artificial Legs
    Before Syria's civil war, there was no real need for a clinic that could teach the disabled how to walk on artificial legs. Now there's huge demand, not only for the legs, but also for training.
  • J.R. Ewing And A Found Recipe For Poppy Seed Cookies
    Cookbook authors the Brass Sisters want you to ask your elders for recipes this holiday season, before it's too late and they're gone. And also, try their Aunt Ida's tasty Poppy Seed Cookies.
  • West Coast's Early Warning System For Quakes Still Spotty
    Japan already relies on a system that helps prevent industrial accidents and train derailments by sending warnings as much as a minute before the ground starts shaking. That much time could save lives after a major earthquake in California, but seismologists say a prototype system there lacks funding and has big gaps.
  • Supercamera: More Pixels Than You Know What To Do With
    Scientists are developing new gigapixel cameras that take extremely high-resolution images with astonishing detail. Who needs to see the world with this kind of super-eye?
  • How 2013 Became The 'Gayest Year Ever'
    Utah's surprise decision to legalize same-sex marriage caps a landmark year for gay rights. The last 12 months saw a huge string of victories, from state legislatures, to Congress, to the Supreme Court.

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