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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • PhotographersPhotographer Alec Soth mounts storyteller's summer camp awkwardly
    Until now, there's never been a Summer Camp for Socially Awkward Storytellers. No one -- particularly its creator, St. Paul photographer Alec Soth, claims to know how it will turn out.4:52 p.m.
  • Looking for footprintsDivisions among House Republicans on immigration bill
    The fate of the immigration overhaul in Congress rests with Republicans in the U.S. House, where Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that the vast majority of GOP lawmakers want to tackle the immigration issue piece by piece, largely focusing on border security.5:20 p.m.
  • No one word: Latino identity in MinnesotaNo one word: Latino identity in Minnesota
    The demographics of Minnesota are changing and the growing Latino community is an important part of that change. We collected the stories of more than 125 Latinos in Minnesota and asked them to choose five words or phrases that describe their identities.5:24 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • U.S. Wants Egypt To Have An Inclusive Political Transition
    As the Obama administration slow-walks a decision on whether to call the ousting of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi a coup, which would lead to an aid cut off, U.S. officials are also in the awkward position of trying to encourage the Muslim Brotherhood to accept Morsi's ouster and return to the political process. President Obama has spoken by phone to the leader of Qatar, which had bankrolled the Morsi government. He's also been talking to Gulf leaders who were quick to step in to help Egypt after the Islamist government was toppled. The message to all is to back an inclusive and stable Egyptian system, though there are competing interests from regional players.
  • After Promising Military Aid, U.S. Sends Little To Syrian Rebels
    Weeks have passed since President Obama promised aid to the Syrian rebels on a heightened scale, but there's been little evidence of such aid so far and most Americans remain opposed to a broader U.S. role in the conflict.
  • Russia Convicts Dead Man Of Tax Evasion In Symbolic Case
    A Moscow judge has found Sergei Magnitsky and his boss, investor William Browder, guilty of evading about $17 million in taxes. Trouble is, Magnitsky died in jail in 2009 and Browder is safe in Britain. The unusual exercise of trying a dead man seems to be an effort to rebut Browder's claims that Magnitsky was jailed in revenge for uncovering a $230 million tax fraud perpetrated by Russian officials. Magnitsky's supporters say he was beaten and mistreated during his year in pre-trial detention, and that he died from medical neglect.
  • Twister Inventor Created Thousands Of Awkward Party Moments
    The Minnesota man who invited the party game Twister has died. Charles "Chuck" Foley was 82.
  • 'Innovation Districts' May Be Cornerstones Of New Urban Economy
    Robert Siegel talks with Brookings Institution vice president Bruce Katz, founding director of the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, about his new book, The Metropolitan Revolution: How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy. Katz and his co-author Jennifer Bradley argue that "innovation districts," combining office space, residential buildings, and mixed-use retail, will be epicenters of the new urban economy.
  • Some House Republicans Optimistic About Passing Immigration Reform
    The prospects for a sweeping immigration overhaul dimmed as House Republican leaders said they would not take up a comprehensive bill passed by the Senate last month. Instead, they argued for a slower, step-by-step approach. Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R, Fla.) tells Audie Cornish that he remains optimistic that the House can still pass a bill to fix the immigration system.
  • Are Antibiotics On The Farm Risky Business?
    Farmers give antibiotics routinely to pigs, beef cattle and poultry. They say the drugs help keep animals healthy and get them to market faster. Others say this practice practically guarantees that bacteria will develop resistance to these antibiotics more quickly, endangering human lives and the long-term viability of the drugs.
  • Wastewater Wells, Geothermal Power Triggering Earthquakes
    Pumping industrial wastewater into storage wells deep underground can prime nearby faults for an earthquake. And studies show that a large quake — even one on the other side of the planet — can also push faults over the edge and set off a swarm of mini-earthquakes.
  • Toshi Seeger, Wife Of Folk Singer Pete Seeger, Dies At 91
    The couple shared a lifetime of collaboration. She died Tuesday, just shy of their 70th wedding anniversary.
  • George Zimmerman Trial Winds Down As Closing Arguments Begin
    The closing arguments in the murder trial of George Zimmerman have begun. Zimmerman is accused of shooting Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

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