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Thursday, October 14, 2010

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.4:48 p.m.
  • Ask Dr. Hallberg: Traumatic brain injuries
    Football season is in full swing, and with it, we've seen more focus on concussions and traumatic brain injury. MPR News medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg talked with All Things Considered host Tom Crann about the issue.4:49 p.m.
  • Flooding in OwatonnaLawmakers to meet Monday on flood, tornado relief
    State lawmakers will return to St. Paul on Monday to act on flood relief legislation for southern Minnesota. Gov. Pawlenty called the Monday special session after President Obama issued a disaster declaration Wednesday night.5:06 p.m.
  • Medtronic headquartersMedtronic settlement: 'The price of doing business'
    Medtronic has agreed to pay nearly $270 million to settle thousands of lawsuits stemming from a defect in wires that connect some of the company's implantable devices to patients' hearts. Industry analysts say the settlement probably won't have a big impact on the company.5:19 p.m.
  • McInnis and KlimpHealth reform forces small-town hospital to look for partner
    A tiny hospital in New Prague, Minn., has decided it can no longer operate independently under the new federal health reform law. Queen of Peace hospital is looking to join a larger health system to ensure its survival.5:47 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Del. Senate Race Puts State At Political 'Epicenter'
    On Wednesday night, NPR's Robert Siegel attended the debate between Republican Christine O'Donnell and Democrat Chris Coons, running in Delaware's Senate race. We find out what some of their supporters are saying, and hear directly from Coons and from surrogates for O'Donnell. Coons has a double-digit lead over O'Donnell in every poll.
  • Answers Still Elusive In San Bruno Pipeline Blast
    A month after a fatal gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, Calif., survivors and investigators are still asking how it happened. Many victims continue to relive that night. Investigators are looking at everything from problems in the pipeline control room to transmission line maintenance.
  • Mortgage Paperwork Often Hard To Find
    With the foreclosure process grinding to a halt, reports of the banks' paperwork problems keep worsening. Banks and mortgage servicing firms sometimes can't prove who owns the title to the property in foreclosure.
  • Nevada's Reid, Angle To Face Off In Debate
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid faces off Thursday night against his Republican challenger, Sharron Angle. She's a Tea Party favorite and a hard-line conservative; he's deeply unpopular with Nevada voters. The polls show them neck and neck. Neither Reid nor Angle have had many public events during this campaign. Both are prone to controversial statements. Now they'll be on stage together, unscripted, for their one and only debate.
  • East Jerusalem Community Lives Divided Life
    Israel's security barrier in and around the West Bank is about 60 percent complete. Designed to thwart suicide bombers, Palestinians say it's a land grab. One east Jerusalem community has been essentially cut off from the rest of the city by a new barrier erected two weeks ago.
  • A Story Of Nonviolent Protest In The Mideast
    The new documentary film Budrus tells the story of a Palestinian village that was right in the path of a planned section of the Israeli security wall. As Israeli border security tried to clear the path for bulldozers, the people of the village mounted a sustained nonviolent protest to block the construction. Over the course of many months in 2003 and 2004, Palestinians of all political stripes were joined by Israeli demonstrators. Israelis finally did reroute the wall closer to the border and away from the town. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with the film's writer and director, Julia Bacha, about the movie and its message of nonviolent protest.
  • Book Review: Joyce Carol Oates' 'Sourland'
    Sourland, Joyce Carol Oates' new collection of short fiction, mingles violence and desire, the stories examine the meaning of loss in a variety of imaginative ways.
  • Foraging For Food: Recipes From 'The World's Best Restaurant'
    Chef Rene Redzepi will use only food that is native to the Nordic region. His restaurant's wildly complex recipes, often including ingredients from the wild, are found in a new photo-rich cookbook.
  • Voters Say They Want To Know Who Funds Ads
    Turn on a TV just about anywhere in the country right now, and you'll see tough political attack ads. In many cases, nonprofits are funding the ads and, therefore, do not have to disclose their donors. But does it matter who funds them? Voters in Pittsburgh say yes.
  • Analysis: Little Truth In Many Groups' Campaign Ads
    PolitiFact.com's analysis of more than 30 claims made in TV ads from liberal and conservative interest groups shows that the vast majority "earned a 'half true' or lower rating." Just two were rated "true."

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