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Thursday, July 26, 2012

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.4:45 p.m.
  • Fond du Lac homeFEMA: State would need new evidence to overturn aid denial
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency says that Minnesota will have to present compelling new information if it's to be successful in appealing the decision to deny individual assistance to flood victims.5:20 p.m.
  • Obvious signs of the labor disputeNo sign of breakthrough in Crystal Sugar lockout
    A year after American Crystal Sugar locked out 1,300 union workers over a contract dispute, there is still no resolution, a stalemate that has put the union members in a tough spot.5:24 p.m.
  • Karen Thompson WalkerAnticipated novel describes a gentle apocalypse
    One of this summer's most anticipated titles at the bookstore is the debut novel by Karen Thompson Walker, "The Age of Miracles," a disturbingly gripping story of a gently unfolding apocalypse.5:54 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Wife Of Fallen Chinese Leader Charged With Murder
    The wife of a former Chinese Communist Party leader has been charged with the murder of a British businessman. Bo Xilai's wife Gu Kailai and a family aide are accused of poisoning Neil Heywood.
  • Romney Aims Tough Talk At China, And Obama
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been drawing sharp contrasts with President Obama on the U.S. approach to China. But the reality may be that some things won't change no matter who is in charge.
  • A Different Road To Work, Bypassing College Dreams
    With college costs rising and student debt mounting, some high school graduates in Charlotte, N.C., are opting for an alternative route: European-style apprenticeships. One straight-A student has shifted her sights from an international relations degree to becoming an engineer.
  • Amid An AIDS Epidemic, South Africa Battles Another Foe: Tuberculosis
    Some parts of the province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa have HIV rates that are more than twice the national average. And clinics in the region are seeing another major problem: thousands of cases yearly of multi-drug-resistant TB.
  • Letters: Reining In College Sports
    Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel read emails from listeners about colleges under pressure to rein in their football programs.
  • Reports Paint Two Pictures Of Syrian Mass Killing
    At least 100 people were killed in the Syrian village of Tremseh earlier this month. Activists called it a massacre of innocent civilians by government forces, but later reports suggested something different. (This piece initially aired July 26, 2012, on Morning Edition.)
  • Fallout From Syrian Conflict Lands In Iraq, Lebanon
    Robert Siegel speaks with Tamara Cofman Wittes of the Saban Center at the Brookings Institution about the fallout from the Syrian conflict in neighboring Iraq and Lebanon.
  • Pa. Town Chases New Energy Dream After Oil Bails
    Marcus Hook, Pa., had been a refinery town for 109 years. But caught in big changes to the world of energy, the plant shut down last winter. Now the community's young mayor wants to reinvent the community as a hub for the natural gas industry.
  • From Scorn For Zevon, A Father-Daughter Moment Is Born
    A listener grew up hating her dad's musical taste, especially Warren Zevon's "Werewolves in London."
  • Romney Scrambles After Doubting London's Olympics
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is in the United Kingdom for the first leg of a foreign trip that also takes him to Israel and Poland. Audie Cornish talks with Philip Reeves about Romney's meetings today with current and former British officials.

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