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Friday, October 2, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Metrodome constructionMetrodome: A quirky place to play baseball
    The Minnesota Twins will play their last home game at the Metrodome this Sunday. Over the last 28 years, the dome has been the setting for some of the most memorable games in Twins history -- and the site of some strange plays.4:20 p.m.
  • Kevin KlingBefore the dome, Minnesota always came in second
    Playwright Kevin Kling will always remember the Metrodome as the place where Minnesota went from being an also-ran to a champion.4:24 p.m.
  • Recreation areaMississippi River: An urban wilderness
    The newest of Minnesota's five national park sites, the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, sits right in the middle of the state's biggest population center.4:50 p.m.
  • Grain Belt Beer signHistoric Grain Belt Beer sign up for sale
    The historic Grain Belt beer sign may once again shine across the Mississippi River.4:58 p.m.
  • Commerce head doubts gubernatorial candidates' business expertise
    Although the economy and job creation are already key issues in the 2010 governor's race, the head of Minnesota's largest business group says he's concerned that none of the candidates have much of a business background.5:20 p.m.
  • Three deaths linked to H1N1 flu reported
    Three new H1N1-related deaths were announced Friday by the Minnesota Department of Health, bringing the total to six deaths since April.5:45 p.m.
  • Turbine bladesTribe turning greenbacks from casino into green energy
    Massive wind-turbine blades, above, will rise high over Scott County this weekend, as the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community continues its ongoing effort to build its sovereignty through energy independence.5:49 p.m.
  • LookbookSynth-pop duo Lookbook opens up to the '80s
    The shadow of the 1980s still looms over a lot of pop music these days and for some of us, it's a decade we'd like to forget, but for the Minneapolis synth-pop duo Lookbook, the '80s represent a musical goldmine.5:53 p.m.
  • Metrodome constructionMetrodome: A quirky place to play baseball
    The Minnesota Twins will play their last home game at the Metrodome this Sunday. Over the last 28 years, the dome has been the setting for some of the most memorable games in Twins history -- and the site of some strange plays.6:20 p.m.
  • Kevin KlingBefore the dome, Minnesota always came in second
    Playwright Kevin Kling will always remember the Metrodome as the place where Minnesota went from being an also-ran to a champion.6:27 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • New Jobs Numbers Point To Fragile Recovery
    The jobs market deteriorated in September as employers cut 263,000 jobs, far more than expected. The unemployment rate for the month was 9.8 percent, the highest since June 1983. The quickening pace of layoffs deals a blow to hopes for a solid economic recovery.
  • Economic Data, Olympic Bid, Afghanistan Examined
    The latest jobless figures, divisions within the Obama administration over U.S. policy in Afghanistan, and President Obama's unsuccessful bid to bring the 2016 Olympics to Chicago dominated the week in politics. E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss the events.
  • Letterman Extortion Suspect Pleads Not Guilty
    A CBS news producer indicted in connection with comedian David Letterman's revelation that he was the target of an extortion attempt has pleaded not guilty. On his show Thursday, Letterman revealed the attempted extortion was over affairs he had with women staffers.
  • New Video Shows Kidnapped Israeli Soldier Smiling
    An Israeli soldier held captive for three years by Hamas appeared healthy in a video that Israel received Friday in exchange for freeing 19 Palestinian women from prison. Gilad Shalit smiled in the video and read a statement saying he was being treated "excellently" by his captors. Steven Gutkin, Jerusalem bureau chief for The Associated Press, says the deal was brokered by German and Egyptian mediators.
  • Elevator Or The Stairs? In Israel, Rabbis Weigh In
    Some prominent rabbis in Israel have declared that Shabbat elevators — specially designed to run without the need for passengers to press buttons — must not be used. It has stoked the eternal debate about what an observant Jew may and may not do on the Sabbath.
  • CEO: Google Knows A Lot About You, Then Forgets
    The search engine giant knows what you're looking for and uses that information to help others find answers on the Web. But Google CEO Eric Schmidt says the company promises to respect your privacy and discard your searches after a while.
  • For Pete Dexter, Fiction Provides A Happy Ending
    The young boy in Pete Dexter's new novel, Spooner, bears a striking resemblance to the author himself. But Dexter insists that he hasn't written a memoir, only a novel with "a lot happier ending than life was."
  • Previewing Major League Baseball's Playoff Spots
    At the end of the regular Major League Baseball season, only one playoff spot is up for grabs this weekend. Although the National League West title is still undecided, both contenders — the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies will be in the playoffs, one as the division winner, the other as the National League Wildcard. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis offers his insight.
  • Ricky Gervais Discovers The Truth About 'Lying'
    The Invention of Lying imagines a world where untruths are unknown and art is almost impossible. Until Ricky Gervais discovers both. Although white lies can be a blessing, critic Bob Mondello observes that silence, also, has its virtues.
  • Rio To Host 2016 Olympic Games
    Rio de Janiero will host the 2016 Olympic Games, beating out the Spanish capital, Madrid, for the honors. Members of the International Olympic Committee earlier voted to deny Chicago and Tokyo the games.

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