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Monday, January 21, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Subzero temperaturesMinn-Arctica: Extreme cold across state on MLK holiday
    Subzero temperatures across the state made for a bitterly cold Martin Luther King Day.4:45 p.m.
  • Fergus Falls HS band plays in parade
    The Fergus Falls High School marching band played before President Obama for his second inauguration in Washington, DC. They played and sang their signature rendition of, "Yankee Doodle Dandy," repeating their performance from Obama's first inaugural parade in 2009.5:19 p.m.
  • Marian Wright EdelmanKing Day speaker urges better care for children
    About 2,000 community and business leaders and other people gathered this morning at the Minneapolis Convention Center for the 23rd annual breakfast honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.5:22 p.m.
  • Valerie JonesJob seekers want feedback that many employers aren't giving
    Many unemployed people crave feedback from employers who turn them down for jobs. But most applicants only get a rejection form letter, if they receive any communication at all. Hiring professionals say companies are trying to do a better job responding to job applicants. But many remain overwhelmed by the flood of candidates knocking on their door.5:25 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama's Inaugural Address Rooted In Fundamental American Texts
    President Obama was ceremonially sworn in for a second term on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Monday. Robert Siegel has some highlights of the ceremony and the president's speech.
  • Obama's Speech Acts Like Preamble To State Of The Union Address
    Robert Siegel talks to national political correspondent Mara Liasson for analysis of the president's speech on Inauguration Day.
  • Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson Among Inauguration Performers
    Melissa Block and Robert Siegel share some of the music from Monday's inauguration festivities.
  • Gun Background Checks Need Fixes, Experts Say
    One of President Obama's gun control proposals appears to have widespread support — universal background checks for gun purchases. Some experts on mental health and gun violence find problems with the current laws, and they say the system doesn't do a very good job of predicting and preventing gun crime.
  • New Opera Immortalizes Spat Between Paul Krugman, Estonian President
    A new opera immortalizes the online spat between New York Times columnist Paul Krugman and the president of Estonia. Robert Siegel speaks with Eugene Birman, the composer, about his new work and the debate over austerity and stimulus.
  • How Large Does President Obama Stand In Black History?
    Robert Siegel talks to several prominent African-Americans for their thoughts on what it has meant to have the first black president. We hear from Roger Wilkins, a civil rights activist, history professor, and journalist; Washington, D.C., Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton; writer Shelby Steele of the Hoover Institution of Stanford University; and civil rights lawyer Sherrilyn Ifill, the new head of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
  • In Kentucky's Coal Country, A Resentment For Obama
    If the voters in Louisa, Ky., had their wish, Mitt Romney would have taken the oath of office Monday. The local coal-fired power plant is due to close amid a push for cleaner-burning plants. Local residents blame Obama for the pending job losses.
  • Lincoln Memorial A Doubly Powerful Place On Inauguration Day
    For many inauguration attendees without tickets to official viewing areas, there was a historic alternative all the way on the other side of the National Mall at the Lincoln Memorial. Lincoln is often invoked by President Obama and the memorial's role in the civil rights movement also made it a powerful draw on a day that was not only Inauguration Day, but also Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.
  • WATCH: 'One Today,' An Inaugural Poem
    Richard Blanco became the fifth poet to read at the inauguration of a United States president.
  • Hundreds Of Thousands Gather On National Mall For Inauguration Ceremony
    President Obama was ceremonially sworn in for a second term on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Monday. Melissa Block has highlights of the ceremony and the president's speech.

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