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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Bob Dodds of Rosemount, Minn.Minnesota still prosperous, but falls in median income surveys
    Minnesota has outpaced the nation in job growth during the recovery and remains among the most prosperous states, but its strength is waning and has dropped out of the top 10 states in two surveys of highest median income.4:19 p.m.
  • Russell Rathbun'Luke the Drifter' shows how to remember troubled lives
    Conducting funerals for wayward men and women was the inspiration for the Twin Cities pastor behind "The Funereal Remembrance of Luke the Drifter," a play opening this weekend.4:49 p.m.
  • Concerned about tax changesTax hike saddles business, property owners
    Business owners are just beginning to learn how changes lawmakers and the governor made last summer are going to affect them. Many property owners are just learning of the tax hike enacted last summer.5:15 p.m.

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National Public Radio Stories

  • In Spartanburg, S.C., Jobs Are Especially Scarce
    At 11.1 percent, South Carolina is tied for the fourth-highest unemployment rate in the country. Its small, conservative town of Spartanburg was hit hard in the past few years when the textile industry moved overseas. Now residents are seeking ways to make ends meet — from going to the food bank to getting their GEDs.
  • A Labor Mismatch Means Trucking Jobs Go Unfilled
    Even with many looking for work, some employers say they just can't find the right people to hire. The problem hit the trucking industry, prompting one company to offer driving schools with the promise of a job upon completion. But other open jobs require more training, making them harder to fill.
  • A Look At Slovakia's Vote To Approve The Bailout Deal
    Robert Siegel speaks with Lucia Virostkova, a Slovak journalist based in Bratislava. She blogs for the She describes how the Slovakian parliamentary vote to join the eurozone bailout of banks brought the Slovakian government down — and caused the 2014 elections be moved to March.
  • Naked Mole Rat's Genetic Code Laid Bare
    The piggy-nosed, coldblooded animals are neither rats nor moles. But scientists hope the naked mole rat's newly sequenced genome may offer insights into not only aging but also cancer and other diseases.
  • Saudi Arabia's Delicate Dance On The Fate Of Yemen
    The Saudis are demanding that Yemen's president step aside after months of protest against his rule. Yet last month, the Saudis didn't stop Ali Abduallah Saleh from leaving Saudi Arabia, where he received extensive medical treatment, and returning to Yemen.
  • Egypt Helped Broker Israel-Hamas Prisoner Swap
    Robert Siegel talks to Samer Shehata, assistant professor of Arab politics at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, about Egypt's role in the prisoner swap of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
  • Blackberry Manufacturer Faces Major Problems
    After a major service outage this week, Research In Motion, or RIM, the company that makes Blackberries, faces major problems. The outage, which left millions of customers all over the world without service for up to three days, comes on the heels of a tablet flop and an embarrassing role in this summer's U.K. riots. Guy Raz talks with Chip Cummins of the Wall Street Journal about the future of the company.
  • Dennis Ritchie, A Hero Of The Computer World, Dies
    An unsung hero of the computer world has died. Dennis Ritchie created the C language — which is the foundation for most computers, including the iPad and iPhone.
  • 'The Mountaintop' Opens On Broadway
    Thursday is opening night for Katori Hall's Olivier Award-winning play about Martin Luther King Jr. and his encounter with a chamber maid in Memphis the night before his assassination. Starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, The Mountaintop is probably the most anticipated play of the fall season.
  • Obama Fundraising Outpaces GOP Challengers
    President Obama had a tough summer in the polls, but not in the fundraising world. His campaign and the Democratic National Committee say they raised $70 million for the quarter that ended Sept. 30. Meanwhile, former pizza CEO Herman Cain leads the GOP field in the latest polling. Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Mara Liasson, who analyzes the numbers.

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