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Friday, April 24, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Omar Jamal prepares for a TV appearanceWhen Somalis are in the news, so is Omar Jamal
    Somali community activist Omar Jamal is in the news again, this time for finding a lawyer for a Somali pirate. Jamal has made a comeback following his own high-profile problems with the law, but he remains controversial.3:50 p.m.
  • A scene from 'Wounded Knee''Wounded Knee' gets big-screen preview at film festival
    Part of a new PBS series about American Indians is getting a big-screen preview this weekend at the Minneapolis-St Paul International Film Festival. "Wounded Knee" depicts the 1973 siege that took place on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.4:50 p.m.
  • Minnesota Supreme CourtSupreme Court recount timeline called reasonable
    Minnesota will head into summer without a second U.S. senator under the Supreme Court's schedule for hearing Republican Norm Coleman's appeal. While the timeline might seem long, legal observers say it's reasonable considering the gravity of the case.5:20 p.m.
  • Prepping treesArtist's goal: Plant 1,000 trees in St. Paul neighborhood
    Today is Arbor Day, and there several tree planting ceremonies happening around Minnesota. One such ceremony is going on in St. Paul's Frogtown neighborhood.5:24 p.m.
  • Julie FowlisJulie Fowlis sings songs with a Gaelic point of view
    Julie Fowlis sings in a language which even in her native Scotland only about 60,000 people understand, yet she's a national star. Now she's bringing her music to Minneapolis6:20 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • More Bombings Rock Baghdad
    There were more deadly bombings in Iraq Friday. Back-to-back suicide bombers struck at a Shiite shrine in Baghdad, leaving around 60 dead. What's behind this latest surge in violence?
  • Week In Politics
    Michele Norris talks to regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They'll talk about the week in politics.
  • Selling Kettle Corn In Kansas City
    The economy may be bad, but that apparently doesn't tame the urge to snack. So when Brent Voepel had trouble finding a new job in advertising, he went back to his college gig, selling kettle corn in a Kansas City suburb.
  • New Reno Ballpark Offers Escape From Troubles
    The new baseball stadium in downtown Reno — and the arrival of the Aces, a Triple A team playing its first season there — has been seen as a local stimulus package of sorts. The stadium, with all those classic minor league trappings, has created several hundred new jobs and a sense of optimism.
  • Sounds Of Silence At Seattle Port
    A drop in economic activity can literally be heard at the port of Seattle. The silence is deafening.
  • Congress Prepares For War Funding Debate
    Congress is getting ready to act on President Obama's request for $83.4 billion in supplemental spending for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. That includes money for equipment, training and foreign aid.
  • AIDS Study Marks 25th Year
    A quarter-century ago, more than 6,000 gay men volunteered to participate in a landmark study of what came to be called AIDS. The study has allowed researchers to learn much about how HIV is spread, how it destroys the immune system and how some people have natural immunity to HIV.
  • Your Brain On Twitter: No Hands Necessary
    Adam Wilson, a biomedical engineering graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has figured out how to "tweet" using the power of his brain. A cap with electrodes scans the brain, while a person concentrates on one letter at a time to create a message on a computer.
  • Sean Avery, Hockey's Latest Bad Boy
    Sean Avery is by far the most hated player in the National Hockey League, according to a player poll. But he has helped the New York Rangers to a surprising 3-1 lead over the favored Washington Capitals in the first round of the playoffs.
  • At Scrabble Championship, It's All About The Q
    It's hip to be square this weekend at the annual National School Scrabble Competition in Providence, R.I., where middle schoolers are facing off. The team that makes the highest play using the letter Q wins a signed Shaquille O'Neal basketball jersey.

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