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Thursday, November 4, 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.4:44 p.m.
  • North High SchoolNorth High could reopen in new form in 2012
    Minneapolis School Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson's new plan rests on members of the community getting involved.4:48 p.m.
  • Dr. Jon HallbergAsk Dr. Hallberg: New CPR guidelines
    Anyone who's qualified to give CPR is getting accustomed to yet another new set of guidelines. Experts from the American heart Association now say chest compressions, the simplest step, should be given first. Our regular medical analyst, Dr. Jon Hallberg, has more on the guidelines and why they've changed.4:54 p.m.
  • Hennepin County poll errorPawlenty vows to work with both parties during transition, possible recount
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty vowed to assist both DFLer Mark Dayton and Republican Tom Emmer in planning for the gubernatorial transition during a press conference held Thursday.5:20 p.m.
  • Tom BakkBakk elected new Senate minority leader; GOP ponders leadership
    It's the first in a series of leadership moves forced by Tuesday's historic election that switched control of both the Minnesota House and Senate to Republicans for the first time.5:24 p.m.
  • Chip CravaackCravaack finds appeal in the 8th to unseat Oberstar
    Chip Cravaack seemed to come out of nowhere to defeat Jim Oberstar, the longest serving member of Congress in Minnesota history.5:45 p.m.
  • Don KakaygeesickOjibwe family fights land sale for tribal casino
    Some members of an Ojibwe family in Warroad say the Red Lake Band of Ojibwe is evicting them from land they've lived on for generations, so the tribe can use the property for its casino.5:54 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Tea Party Clout: How Will It Affect Congress, 2012?
    During this election cycle, the Tea Party has been the Republican Party's most important group. But there's a debate about how big the movement's impact will be inside Congress -- and whether it will be positive or negative for the GOP in the 2012 cycle, which, of course, is already under way.
  • State Legislatures See Big Changes
    Republicans now control a majority of the country's governors' seats and state legislatures. This will have an enormous impact in the redrawing of congressional districts. NPR's Michele Norris talks to Tim Storey, elections analyst at the National Conference of State Legislatures, about the big changes in numerous state legislatures throughout the country.
  • Potentially Devastating Storm Bears Down On Haiti
    Haitians still living in tent cities or squatter camps nearly 10 months after an earthquake devastated the capital now are gearing up to face down a possible hurricane. Tropical Storm Tomas is bearing down on the Caribbean nation.
  • U.S. Uncovers Major Cross-Border Drug Tunnel
    Federal authorities have found an 1,800-foot tunnel connecting Tijuana and San Diego. Immigration and Customs Enforcement also seized about 30 tons of marijuana as part of the bust.
  • Battle Of The Volga Alive In Russian Memory
    Nowhere is the Volga River more hallowed than in the city named after it: Volgograd, better known as Stalingrad, site of one of World War II's most important, and bloodiest, battles. Today, Volgograd residents are still adjusting to the post-Soviet changes that have altered Russia.
  • The Fed's Latest Move, And What It Means
    The Federal Reserve on Wednesday unveiled a new plan to pump more money into the economy, announcing it would buy $600 billion worth of long-term Treasury Bonds. The Fed's move was sufficiently dramatic that Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke took to the op-ed page of The Washington Post to explain what the Fed did -- and why.
  • Planet Money Steals A T-Shirt
    What do you do when you can't decide whether to make a red t-shirt or a blue t-shirt? Figure out what everybody else is doing, and copy that. That's the Planet Money team's plan.
  • A Look At Governors' Races Across The Country
    Republicans not only did well in Tuesday's congressional races, they also picked up more than 10 governors' seats that had been held by Democrats. The two parties have differing interpretations of Tuesday's outcome.But one thing is clear; President Obama's potential path to re-election in 2012 was not made any easier.
  • 'Made In Dagenham' Chronicles A Fight For Equal Pay
    The new film brings to life a little-known chapter of the struggle for equal pay for equal work. British actress Sally Hawkins, who plays Rita O'Grady -- a mild-mannered mother and wife who leads a strike at the Ford factory in Dagenham, England, in 1968 -- says the movie is about the power of speaking the truth.
  • McConnell: GOP Plans To Stop 'Liberal Onslaught'
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says he's not apologizing for saying his top priority is making President Obama a one-term president. He says that since the president has veto power, he has to go -- if Republicans are to achieve their goals of repealing health care and shrinking the government.

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