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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Art Hounds: The Fringe, Kevin Cannon & Paolo Nutini
    This week's Art Hounds talk up the Minnesota Fringe Festival, celebrate Minnesota cartoonist Kevin Cannon's first graphic novel and describe the awe felt when seeing Scottish soul sensation for the first time.4:44 p.m.
  • Kyle BednarMinnesota teens survive cardiac arrest
    Four Minnesota teenagers have suffered cardiac arrests this year -- and survived. Three of the teenagers were stricken within a few weeks of each other. A Minnesota cardiologist says that's unusual.5:20 p.m.
  • Jason HowardMy first recession: Jason Howard
    This week, we've been highlighting the stories of teenagers experiencing their first recession. One of the people we heard from is Jason Howard. He's a sales rep who lives in Minneapolis and he has some vivid memories of the early 1980s.5:24 p.m.
  • Department of AngelsFringe continues to challenge actors, audiences alike
    The 16th annual Minnesota Fringe, an 11-day performing arts festival, launches tonight.5:50 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • New Wave Of Political Unrest, Violence Hits Iran
    Riot police clashed Thursday with demonstrators and mourners in Tehran commemorating those who have been killed since Iran's disputed presidential election in June.
  • Iraq Cracks Down On Iranian Dissident Group
    Members of an Iranian opposition group have been complaining of a deadly crackdown by Iraqi authorities. The People's Mujahideen, known by its initials MEK, has lived in a cloistered camp inside Iraq for decades and been under U.S. military protection until the beginning of this year. This week, some members of the group were killed when Iraqi police tried to enter the camp.
  • Imperiled Fisheries Make A Comeback, Study Shows
    In many areas, fishermen are pulling fish out of the seas faster than the populations can withstand, and some fisheries are heading toward collapse. But a major new study shows that all fisheries aren't doomed. In fact, some are on the mend.
  • Police Split On What To Learn From Gates Case
    Police departments are divided about what lessons can be drawn from the arrest of Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. Is it about abusing authority? Misusing the disorderly conduct statute? Or do people need to learn how to respect authority?
  • Commentator On Living While Black
    King Anyi Howell has been pulled over many times in Los Angeles. He says he is paying close attention to the White House beer invitational. Howell discusses being racially profiled several times for what he calls "Living While Black."
  • Horrors Of Camps Overshadow Killings By German SS
    Historian Timothy Snyder says 70 percent of Jews killed in the Holocaust died before Auschwitz was even operational — a fact that he says many in the West don't realize. The estimated 1.5 million Jews were killed by special forces of the German SS, who roamed through Poland, Ukraine and Belarus killing Soviet citizens.
  • A Writer Who Can Fit Your Entire Life On A Postcard
    Michael Kimball has been writing people's life stories in 600 words or less since April 2008. The writer, who lives in Baltimore, says he was inspired to start the postcard project on his blog by a friend who was curating a performance art festival. Kimball tells NPR the exercise has changed him.
  • Bradbury's Fiction Reignites An Author's Faith
    Author Alice Hoffman says the world rendered in Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 "is a place of great heart and wisdom, a universe of huge imagination where nothing is off-limits."
  • Reimagining 'Fahrenheit 451' As A Graphic Novel
    Ray Bradbury's 1953 classic has been adapted for a new medium. Graphic novelist Tim Hamilton reimagines the book in a classic comic book visual style.
  • Talks Continue On Health As Support Falters
    The health care negotiations continue Thursday on Capitol Hill, and Democrats remain hopeful that all of the congressional committees involved will agree on legislation in the next few days. Public opinion about the effort has faltered in recent weeks.

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