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Monday, February 7, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Carnage and DesdamonaVeteran Minneapolis rapper tells his own story
    On his new CD, "Worth the Wait," Minneapolis emcee 'Carnage the Executioner' repeatedly asserts his superiority. But based on the hardships he's overcome in his personal life and his sheer vocal prowess, he has earned those bragging rights.4:49 p.m.
  • Watching in the rangeBackground checks are latest gun rights battleground
    If some state legislators have their way, Minnesota will soon eliminate the local background checks now required. Republican proponents say they duplicate the federal background check and impose a burden on local police.5:17 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Many Egyptian Protesters Say They Fear Retaliation
    The protesters in Cairo and elsewhere say the world has largely turned a blind eye to the brutality of the regime of President Hosni Mubarak over the years — and that they worry about what's next if the international media shifts their attention elsewhere.
  • Diplomatic Reality: As In Egypt, U.S. Often Relies On 'Useful Autocrats'
    Once again, an American president and his diplomatic aides are walking a difficult line. They're caught between the desire to support the aspirations of demonstrators demanding democracy and freedom, and long-standing U.S. support for an autocrat.
  • In Green Bay, Packers Fans Are 'Owners,' Too
    Cheeseheads unite — the Packers are the new Super Bowl victors. We'll look at just what makes this team unique — especially its ownership structure. Instead of one owner with a billion dollars, the joke is, they have a billion owners with one dollar. Stock is offered at $25 apiece; no one may hold more than 200 shares; shareholders have no voting rights and receive no dividends.
  • Why The Internet Is Running Out Of Addresses
    It's been called the I-Pocalyspe. Some headlines have been equally ominous: Internet Officially Runs Out of Addresses; The End of the Internet As We Know It; The Web's Well Goes Dry. To decipher these headlines, host Melissa Block speaks to Stephen Shankland, a senior writer for CNET.com.
  • iPad Storybook Apps And The Kids Who Love Them
    In November, technology reporter Omar Gallaga began reviewing iPad apps for children. Since then, he and his 3-year-old daughter have become hooked. They've plowed through more than 50 apps, and they've discovered a whole new world of content for kids.
  • With China Treasures Under Wraps, Pa. Museum Takes 'Dummy Mummy' Route
    Some of China's most treasured antiquities were meant to headline a Philadelphia exhibition. A last-minute bureaucratic snag meant the understudies had to go on.
  • Groupon's 'Tibet' Super Bowl Ad: Harmless Fun Or Offensive?
    It didn't come even close to the top of USA Today's annual "Super Bowl Ad Meter," but Groupon's Save the Money - Tibet commercial appears to have won the distinction of being this year's most controversial Super Bowl spot.
  • A Growing Risk? Endangered Plants For Sale Online
    Many plants listed as endangered species are available for sale online, a new study reports. This is encouraging for DIY environmentalists who want to save plants like the Florida torreya. But experts warn that moving plants to new habitats could create ecological problems and spread plant diseases.
  • Can Arab Leaders Spend Their Way Out Of Discontent?
    In response to Tunisia and Egypt, many Arab governments have rolled back subsidies to keep food prices low. Economics as well as freedom play a role in the Arab world's turmoil. However, buying their way out is a short-term solution that will be costly. Algeria, Syria, Morocco and Jordan will have budget shortfalls, and the World Bank will not look kindly. Kuwait gave every citizen $3,000 and still, protests are called for this week. Unemployment among the young is one of the fundamental problems fueling unrest. In Saudi Arabia, a new study shows that 70 percent of crimes are committed by unemployed college graduates.
  • Egyptian Protests May Not Be Help To Al-Qaida
    The terrorist movement that got its start in Egypt's prisons during the early days of the Hosni Mubarak regime has been caught off guard by the revolution now under way.

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