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Monday, April 26, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Lake BemidjiPlanned meeting between tribe, DNR canceled
    Officials with the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe have canceled a meeting planned for Tuesday morning with the head of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.4:50 p.m.
  • Marimba movementThe biggest marimba event ever unfolds in Minnesota
    That sound you may hear all over the Twin Cities in coming days is marimba - or maybe many marimbas. Percussion performers from around the world are descending on Minnesota for "Marimba 2010" - maybe the biggest marimba event ever.4:54 p.m.
  • Kelliher in MankatoKelliher takes her campaign on the road
    As Margaret Anderson Kelliher, the newly endorsed DFL candidate for governor started her first statewide campaign swing Monday, the field of candidates challenging her in the primary election narrowed.5:20 p.m.
  • Remembering victimsPassenger in fatal crash was on probation for DUI
    The teen driver had received her license just three weeks before and was subject to Minnesota's Graduated License rules, meaning she shouldn't have been driving at that time of night. The teens who died apparently weren't wearing seat belts.5:24 p.m.
  • Lake BemidjiPlanned meeting between tribe, DNR canceled
    Officials with the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe have canceled a meeting planned for Tuesday morning with the head of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.6:20 p.m.
  • Marimba movementThe biggest marimba event ever unfolds in Minnesota
    That sound you may hear all over the Twin Cities in coming days is marimba - or maybe many marimbas. Percussion performers from around the world are descending on Minnesota for "Marimba 2010" - maybe the biggest marimba event ever.6:24 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Geithner Weighs In On Financial Overhaul
    Melissa Block talks to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner about financial reform, and the broader economy.
  • Adventures In Hockey Dentistry
    The quarterfinals of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs are under way. On Friday night, in a game against the Montreal Canadiens, Washington Capitals veteran forward Eric Belanger lost several teeth in a collision at the end of the first period. He missed just a few shifts and returned to play the rest of the game as soon as the team dentist could get him stitched up.
  • Letters: Media Bias
    Listeners respond to a story on trust in the media. Melissa Block and Michele Norris read from listeners' e-mails.
  • Check It Out: Get Your Groceries At The Library
    Baltimore's health department launched the Virtual Supermarket Project last month as part of a push to make healthy food more accessible where supermarkets are scarce. Under the program, patrons order groceries online, wait for the orders to be filled by longtime Baltimore grocer Santoni's and pick them up at one of two library branches.
  • Visions Of The Future, From The Past
    Matt Novak started the Paleo-Future blog in 2007. Since then, he has become an expert on past visions of the future, and has amassed an enormous library of media related to the study of retro-futurism. Michele Norris talks to Novak about futuristic technology, as envisioned from the past.
  • Using Virtual Reality To Make Nuclear Reality Safer
    Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico are using video-game technology to enhance training for the inspectors who monitor civilian nuclear activities around the world. The goal is to use virtual models of nuclear facilities to provide more realistic training.
  • Traffic Stop Fuels French Debate Over The Burqa
    After police fined a French woman for wearing a face-covering veil while driving, she said they infringed upon her rights. Now officials say her husband is a polygamist with four wives all on welfare. The uproar could aid President Nicolas Sarkozy's effort to ban the full veil in public places.
  • Chimps May Mourn Lost Ones, Study Suggests
    Deciphering what death means to chimpanzees has always been difficult, as they usually die without a human witness. Two new papers in Current Biology offer a glimpse into the minds of chimps as they confront death. In one case, when an older matriarch died, the researcher says the chimps were subdued for several weeks after she passed.
  • Georgia Seeks Sponsors For State Parks
    Across the country, state parks are closing or reducing hours because of budget cuts. But Georgia wants to turn to the private sector for help. State leaders want Georgia's parks to be sponsored by advertisers in order to keep them open.
  • Fiddling With An American Alternative To Suzuki
    American violinist Mark O'Connor has been a sideman for country stars and a soloist with symphony orchestras. He has made 36 albums. Now comes his biggest project yet: He wants to change the way young people learn how to play his instrument.

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