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Thursday, March 18, 2010

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.
  • An unidentified manGroups launch contest to address obesity in Minn.
    A coalition of community groups launched a new Web site Thursday that urges Minnesotans to contribute their ideas for addressing obesity.4:50 p.m.
  • VeteransVeterans fight back over funding criticism
    Military veterans came out in full force at a Capitol hearing Thursday to defend Gov. Pawlenty's use of the Support Our Troops license plate fund to pay the salary of one of his office staffers.4:54 p.m.
  • Checking the dike's heightGroup supports Red River flood diversion on ND side
    A group studying permanent flood protection for the Fargo-Moorhead area is recommending a Red River diversion project on the North Dakota side.5:19 p.m.
  • ElectriciansState's labor market stuck in neutral
    Minnesota's job market showed more signs of stabilizing last month. The state lost several thousand jobs in February, but the jobless rate didn't change.5:24 p.m.
  • Spalding GraySpalding Gray's stories live on through his wife
    When writer and performer Spalding Gray committed suicide in 2004, fans mourned both him and the loss of his monologues. Many believed only he could perform them. Now a new show, "Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell," proves that is not true.5:50 p.m.
  • VeteransVeterans fight back over funding criticism
    Military veterans came out in full force at a Capitol hearing Thursday to defend Gov. Pawlenty's use of the Support Our Troops license plate fund to pay the salary of one of his office staffers.6:20 p.m.
  • An unidentified manGroups launch contest to address obesity in Minn.
    A coalition of community groups launched a new Web site Thursday that urges Minnesotans to contribute their ideas for addressing obesity.6:24 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • With Health Bill Unveiled, House Digs For Votes
    Democrats unveiled what they hope will be the final version of their health care overhaul bill after days of closed-door meetings, setting the stage for a showdown vote in the House on Sunday. With his top domestic priority hanging in the balance, President Obama again postponed an overseas trip that has already been pushed back once.
  • Voters Press Indiana Democrat For Health Bill Decision
    Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-IN) voted for health care reform once. But now he is undecided. His biggest concern is language in the bill about abortion. Some in his conservative district have mixed opinions regarding Ellsworth's best course of action.
  • As Red River Rises, Residents Prepare
    The Red River, which separates Minnesota and North Dakota, is forecast to crest at 38 feet this weekend — only slightly lower than last year, when the river rose to record levels. Greg Haney, a photographer from Fargo, N.D., discusses the flood preparations Fargo and neighboring Moorhead, Minn., have made this week.
  • Rains, Flooding Threaten Haiti's Most Vulnerable
    In Haiti, heavy rains are expected to begin soon, and aid groups and the government are in a race against time to move hundreds of thousands of tent-camp residents who could be at particular risk. Yet the process of relocating the quake victims has been extremely slow.
  • Hug For Haitian Goalie Shows U.S. Team's Spirit
    Soccer blowouts are usually a cause for celebration, but when the U.S. under-17 women's soccer team recently beat their Haitian counterparts 9-0, the victory was bittersweet. The players were aware that most of the Haitian team had been made homeless by the devastating earthquake.
  • Cleric Calls On American Muslims To Reject U.S.
    U.S.-born radical imam Anwar al-Awlaki released an audio message in which he calls on American Muslims to question their loyalty to the U.S. government "that is leading the war on Islam." Officials say it is the first time Awlaki has combined his propaganda efforts with a call to action.
  • GAO: Scanners Wouldn't Have Prevented Detroit Plot
    The Government Accountability Office said recently that had body scanners been used at airports, they may not have thwarted the attempted Christmas Day bombing on a Detroit-bound flight. Spencer Hsu, who covers homeland security for The Washington Post, offers his insight.
  • The Late Alex Chilton, An Uncompromising Rocker
    The influential musician and producer, of The Box Tops and Big Star fame, died this week after a sudden heart attack at age 59. Neda Ulaby looks back on Chilton's varied career.
  • Tech Innovations At SXSW
    South by Southwest Interactive, the tech portion of the music and media conference in Austin, Texas, finished up earlier this week. Omar Gallaga of the Austin America-Statesman, shares the highlights.
  • Is Your Office Pool Legal?
    Each year, millions of college basketball fans watch March Madness play out. Not only do they watch, they participate by making a friendly wager in the office pool. But there may be legal ramifications.

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