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Thursday, October 17, 2013

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.4:43 p.m.
  • Fate of Minn. renewable energy law in judge's hands
    A federal judge could soon decide the fate of Minnesota's six-year-old renewable energy law, which North Dakota officials say is an unconstitutional overreach.4:48 p.m.
  • Federal workers head back to their jobs as shutdown ends
    The latest temporary budget fix in Washington means hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal workers are back on the job.5:18 p.m.
  • Five MNsure promises: Has the agency delivered?
    MPR News went back into the archives to find five of the biggest promises MNsure officials made about the future site before its launch -- and gauged whether they've delivered on them.5:22 p.m.
  • Wolf hunt protestState wolf hunt continues to divide
    The Department of Natural Resources has cut the number of wolves that hunters can kill this year, which frustrates hunters and trappers. But Native American groups and the Humane Society want to see the hunt stopped altogether.5:52 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • With One Pair Of Crises Behind Him, Obama Looks Forward
    As the government reopened Thursday morning, President Obama had a simple message for its workers: Thank you. For Congress he had another message: Let's not do this again. Obama tried to rise above the fracas of the past few weeks and talk about his view on the role of government.
  • Wilted Reputations Left By Shutdown And Default Threat
    There was a sense of relief Thursday as the U.S. government went back to work and once again skipped past default. But around the world, many investors wonder whether the U.S. is going to be in fiscal crisis mode for some time to come, and how the country's currency and creditworthiness will be viewed by others.
  • Did Turkey Sell Out Israeli Agents To Iran?
    Once, Israel and Turkey were covert allies but ties between the two countries have been shaky for a few years now. And Washington Post columnist David Ignatius reported Thursday on a new twist in the complex relationship. Ignatius joins Robert Siegel to talk about the latest developments.
  • Businesses, City Relieved By Return Of Federal Workers
    It was back to work Thursday for thousands of federal employees in Washington, D.C., following the end of the 16-day government shutdown. The return to work was also a relief for business owners and city officials, who have been hurt by the loss of income from federal workers and tourists.
  • Puberty Is Coming Earlier, But That Doesn't Mean Sex Ed Is
    Scientists are still trying to understand why more children are reaching puberty earlier than previous generations. Whatever the cause, many young people find they have questions about their changing bodies long before their teachers broach the topic.
  • Health Exchange Websites Show Improvements, But Still Spotty
    With the government shutdown over, attention is turning back to the rollout of the federal health law, which has federal and state officials working to fix software glitches on the health exchanges.
  • NFL Fans Weigh Impact Of Players' Head Injuries
    It's been a week since the documentary League of Denial and the book by the same name revealed how the NFL denied and tried to cover up evidence connecting football and brain damage. As the news about concussions mounts, and the NFL faces the issue, this country's love of football may be challenged.
  • Fossil Find Points To A Streamlined Human Lineage
    Conventional wisdom about early human evolution is that several species arose in Africa. But a skull found in the former Soviet state of Georgia could upend this idea. The discovery suggests that there may have been more variety in a single species than previously suspected.
  • Moms Petition Mars To Remove Artificial Dyes From M&M's
    The petition to candy-maker Mars is motivated by concerns that artificial colorings can make some kids hyperactive. In Europe, natural dyes have now outstripped their artificial counterparts.
  • Found Recipes: Dr. Klaw's Authentic New England Lobster Roll
    A dozen years ago in Brooklyn, N.Y., a Cape Cod surfer dude created a secret identity to sell simple and delicious lobster rolls.

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