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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • GOP debateHow Bachmann and Pawlenty performed in the GOP debate
    Minnesota Republicans Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty got varied reviews of their performance in Monday night's GOP presidential debate in New Hampshire. Eric Ostermeier, a research associate at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and write of the Smart Politics blog, shares his opinions on the debate in a conversation with MPR's Tom Crann.4:44 p.m.
  • U of M receives $51 million NIH grant to fund disease, treatment research
    The University of Minnesota has been awarded a $51 million federal grant to help doctors and researchers collaborate so they can speed up the process of finding new disease treatments or cures.5:20 p.m.
  • Vote delayed on corporate donation disclosure change
    The state Campaign Finance board has delayed a vote on whether corporations that contribute to ballot measure campaigns have to disclose large individual donors.5:25 p.m.
  • Great blue heronSt. Paul announces plan for riverfront makeover
    The city of St. Paul has unveiled a sweeping plan for redeveloping the city's Mississippi riverfront. The renovation plan calls for a dramatic makeover that would make the area more natural, more urban and more connected. Don Ganje, the city's projects manager, talked with MPR's Tom Crann about the plan.5:41 p.m.
  • Bob MouldBob Mould looks back on Hüsker Dü with 'rage and melody'
    Bob Mould, co-founder of the seminal Minneapolis punk band Husker Du, as well as the hit-making alt rock group Sugar, has written an autobiography. It's called "See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody," and it chronicles a turbulent time in Mould's life.5:48 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • At P.R. Visit, Obama Pledges Economic Support
    President Obama made a quick trip to Puerto Rico Tuesday. The visit was long on symbolism but short on substance. Puerto Rico suffered more than most of the country during the recent recession, and Obama pledged to continue economic support for the island. The president's message was also aimed, at least in part, at the growing number of Puerto Rican voters on the mainland — especially in Florida.
  • In GOP Debate, Hopefuls Take Aim At Obama
    The Republican candidates for president met in a debate in New Hampshire Monday night. Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Mara Liasson about what the debate means.
  • Hate-Crime Arrests Signal 'Victory' For California City
    A gang in Azusa is accused of waging a two-decade campaign of violence to drive out the city's black residents. Now dozens of alleged Varrio Azusa 13 members are charged with racketeering and civil rights violations. One resident calls the arrests "an amazing victory."
  • Duncan Develops 'Plan B' For Some Failing Schools
    The Obama administration wants Congress to come up with a new version of No Child Left Behind by the beginning of next school year. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is warning that as many as 80 percent of schools could be labeled as "failing" under the definition in the old law. Lawmakers seem in no hurry to act, so Duncan says he's come up with a "Plan B" to keep some districts from that fate.
  • N.Y. Legislature Looks For Common Ground On Property Taxes
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo appears close to getting one of his top legislative priorities for the year: a cap on property taxes. Cuomo and legislative leaders announced the tentative deal a few weeks ago, to the delight of business leaders in New York. But lawmakers have yet to vote on it. That's given hope to opponents of the cap, who say it will cripple poor school districts without providing meaningful relief to most homeowners.
  • Analyst Assigned To Compile Pentagon Papers Discusses Their Release
    On Monday, Robert Siegel spoke with Daniel Ellsberg, the former analyst who leaked the Pentagon Papers to the press in 1971. On Tuesday, he hears from Leslie Gelb, the man who Ellsberg worked for at the time. Gelb directed the secret study of the Vietnam War for Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara.
  • 'Hell Of A Leader': Marines Remember Sgt. Garrison
    On Friday, Marines will gather to remember Sgt. Joseph Garrison at a small combat outpost in Afghanistan's Helmand province. Garrison, 27, was killed earlier this month on his fourth combat tour. Two years ago, he told NPR about his fellow Marines: "We're brothers. ... We'll die for each other."
  • Papa Don't Preach: 3 Dads Who Are Out Of Reach
    As Father's Day approaches, writer Jim Axelrod turns to literature to probe the relationship between fathers and sons — and make sense of his own. His three selections portray fathers and sons at their best, and at their heartbreaking worst.
  • This Is Your Brain On Ads: An Internal 'Battle'
    Youth Radio's Maya Cueva says her mother always taught her to never surrender to the manipulative ways of advertising. But recently, she had been wondering how much control she has over her thoughts. So she went to the corporate headquarters of NeuroFocus, a pioneer in the business of neuromarketing, to find out.
  • Summer Sounds: Heartbeat On A Quiet Night
    Los Angeles screenwriter Clifford Green contributes to our series "Summer Sounds" with the story of the quiet night on a lonely country lake where he heard nothing but his heartbeat.

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