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Friday, October 26, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Michael ObermuellerPoliGraph: Some caveats, but Obermueller's ad holds up
    Mike Obermueller bases a new ad on reasonable estimates and data, but fails to point out the differences between the budgets he's talking about.3:50 p.m.
  • PoliGraph: Kline debt ad scores
    In his latest television ad, 2nd Congressional District Republican Rep. John Kline uses a familiar Minnesota landmark to emphasize how dire the nation's debt problems are. Kline's numbers are right, but his ad deserves some context.3:52 p.m.
  • The Cube Critics: 'Cloud Atlas'
    "The Cube Critics" focuses on a sprawling, epic movie based on an equally ambitious novel about how human actions and connections reverberate across generations.3:54 p.m.
  • Making a soda bottle bomb'Unbored' a field guide for old-fashioned fun with modern twist
    Minnesota writer Elizabeth Foy Larsen has co-authored a huge new volume called "Unbored: An Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun."4:44 p.m.
  • J. Chris WarrnerTerrorist pipeline continues to flow from Minn. to Somalia
    Four years after federal authorities in the Twin Cities began investigating homegrown recruitment for the terrorist group al-Shabab, at least two additional men slipped away to Somalia as recently as July.5:18 p.m.
  • Klobuchar campaignKlobuchar running hard despite lead in polls
    With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is traveling the state urging her supporters to vote.5:24 p.m.
  • Michael ObermuellerPoliGraph: Some caveats, but Obermueller's ad holds up
    Mike Obermueller bases a new ad on reasonable estimates and data, but fails to point out the differences between the budgets he's talking about.5:54 p.m.
  • PoliGraph: Kline debt ad scores
    In his latest television ad, 2nd Congressional District Republican Rep. John Kline uses a familiar Minnesota landmark to emphasize how dire the nation's debt problems are. Kline's numbers are right, but his ad deserves some context.5:56 p.m.
  • The Cube Critics: 'Cloud Atlas'
    "The Cube Critics" focuses on a sprawling, epic movie based on an equally ambitious novel about how human actions and connections reverberate across generations.6:24 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Romney: Obama's Policies Slowed The Recovery
    After a week full of campaigning across several battleground states, Mitt Romney delivered an economic policy address in Ames, Iowa, on Friday.
  • Week In Politics: Economy, Foreign Policy
    Audie Cornish talks to regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Mitt Romney and President Obama's positions on the economy and foreign policy. They also cover racial divisions in the election.
  • Muslim And Buddhist Fighting In Myanmar Kills 67
    At least 67 people are dead and hundreds of homes have been burned, in a new outbreak of inter-communal violence in Myanmar, the country also known as Burma. It's the second bout of violence between Buddhists and Muslims in northwest Myanmar, near the border with Bangladesh. More than 80 people died in June, and tens of thousands of Muslims have been living in squalid conditions in refugee camps since then.
  • Family Of China's Premier Is Really, Really Rich - China Doesn't Want People To Know
    A surprising New York Times report says the family of Chinese premier Wen Jiaboa has amasssed extraordinary wealth - about $2.7 billion dollars, while Wen presents himself as a modest leader with a common touch.
  • Surfer Takayama Was An Innovator In Board Design
    Melissa Block and Audie Cornish remember Donald Takayama, a dominant surfer in the '60s and '70s and a giant of surfboard shaping. He died Monday at the age of 68.
  • In A Shift From 2008 Race, Obama's Hush On Climate
    In sharp contrast to his 2008 campaign, President Obama hasn't mentioned climate change on the campaign trail this time around, instead choosing to focus on the economic side of clean energy rather than the climate change side.
  • Economists: Romney's 12 Million Jobs Target Realistic, Even If He Loses
    Mitt Romney's pledge to add 12 million jobs to the economy over four years may sound like a very big number, especially coming out of a deep recession followed by three years of lackluster job growth. But some economists say it's realistic, and even if President Obama wins re-election.
  • Time Is Running Out To File Suits Over 2008 Crisis
    The $1 billion lawsuit the Justice Department filed against Bank of America over mortgage fraud allegations may be the most accountability taxpayers ever see from the 2008 crisis. The statute of limitations is expiring, and no major Wall Street bank or banker has been charged with a crime.
  • History Inspired Travel Tales Of Donoghue's 'Astray'
    Emma Donoghue's new book voyages from Ireland to Canada, then into the Yukon and away from a plantation. The best-selling author says Astray may just be 14 stories, but they were informed by about 40 real-life historical events.
  • Syria's Cease-Fire Barely Lasts A Few Hours
    The guns have fallen silent in some areas of Aleppo, but there are still reports of scattered fighting in several parts of Syria. The military and Syrian rebels had agreed to a temporary cease-fire during the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice.

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