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Thursday, October 24, 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.4:45 p.m.
  • Minneapolis mayoral candidate bio: Stephanie Woodruff
    Minneapolis mayoral candidate Stephanie Woodruff has seen both sides of the economic divide. She has been a high-level corporate executive and a victim of the foreclosure crisis.5:20 p.m.
  • Test results storageState takes hands-off approach to test cheating
    When it comes to uncovering cheating by students or teachers on statewide assessment tests, Minnesota takes a less rigorous approach than most other states, relying on school districts to police themselves.5:23 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • U.S. Spying Takes Center Stage At EU Summit
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is furious about the U.S. eavesdropping on her calls. She is the latest to protest loudly to the U.S. as the EU gathers for a regular summit. The meeting should have focused on immigration and the economy, but will be sidetracked by the continued NSA spying anger.
  • All's Fair In Friendship And Spying But U.S. Upped The Ante
    In light of new NSA spying revelations — this time, on European leaders — Audie Cornish talks to Charles Kupchan, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, about why allies spy on each other.
  • Almonds For Skinny Snackers? Yes, They Help Curb Your Appetite
    The nuts are calorie dense and rich in fat, but munching on them seems to help curb appetites, fresh research shows. Why? The protein, unsaturated fat composition and fiber in almonds all very likely play a role.
  • Feds Recast Child Prostitutes As Victims, Not Criminals
    For years, many police departments have dealt with child prostitutes by putting them in juvenile detention centers. But federal agencies say that minors are often sex trafficking victims in need of help — and who can, in turn, help put their pimps in jail.
  • Jury Finds Bank Of America Liable For Mortgages Fraud
    A jury has found Bank of America liable for fraud for shoddy mortgages sold by its Countrywide unit. The rare win by the government in a jury trial against a financial institution could open the door to more lawsuits against banks.
  • Detroit Bankruptcy Trial Pits City Against Its Creditors
    In Detroit, a trial continues to determine whether the cash-strapped city is eligible for the largest Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection in U.S. history. But hundreds of creditors Detroit owes money to argue the city did not explore all the options if had to avoid bankruptcy and simply focused on Chapter 9 as its only salvation.
  • Saudi Women Go For A Spin In Latest Challenge To Driving Ban
    Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that effectively bars women from driving. Women are making a renewed challenge to the ban by getting behind the wheel and posting videos in advance of a national drive-in set for Saturday.
  • For 'Blue,' The Palme d'Or Was Only The Beginning
    Blue Is the Warmest Color won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival this year. Now the French drama is arriving in U.S. theaters amid controversy over its explicit sex scenes — and public difficulties between the director and his stars.
  • Symphonies Show Their Brass In World Series Smackdown Video
    Talking smack is practically a right of passage for baseball fans. As the St. Louis Cardinals face off against the Boston Red Sox in the World Series this week, members of the two cities' symphonies — the brass sections, to be exact — took their rivalry to YouTube with a video smackdown.
  • Obamacare Contractors Head To Capitol Hill For House Hearing
    House lawmakers got their first chance to grill government contractors Thursday about the botched rollout of the health insurance website under the Affordable Care Act. Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle wanted to know what went wrong and why. For the most part, the contractors pointed fingers back at the federal government.

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