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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • SPCO principal trumpeter and wifeOrchestra strife leads some musicians to leave
    Locked-out musicians at the Minnesota and St. Paul Chamber Orchestras have been warning of a dangerous decline in artistic quality if they accept new contracts sought by management. They say the severe cuts in salary and benefits will force many musicians to seek employment elsewhere. We hear from two of them who have already made that decision.3:49 p.m.
  • 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.
  • Packing up signsEven without photo ID, election system likely to see changes
    Voters defeated the Republican-backed measure but there's a big question about whether voter ID will come up again in the Legislature, which will now be under the control of DFLers who opposed it.5:20 p.m.
  • SPCO principal trumpeter and wifeOrchestra strife leads some musicians to leave
    Locked-out musicians at the Minnesota and St. Paul Chamber Orchestras have been warning of a dangerous decline in artistic quality if they accept new contracts sought by management. They say the severe cuts in salary and benefits will force many musicians to seek employment elsewhere. We hear from two of them who have already made that decision.5:51 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • 'Fiscal Cliff' Will Change Terms Of Debate In Congress
    Now that the election has passed, Washington, D.C., is looking ahead to forthcoming "fiscal cliff." Robert Siegel talks with Arizona Republican Congressman and Senator-elect Jeff Flake about the approaching cliff and the upcoming session of Congress.
  • 'Fiscal Cliff' Was Meant To Spur Compromise
    Robert Siegel and Melissa Block examine what makes up the so-called "fiscal cliff."
  • Elated Kenyans Revel In Obama Win
    Kenyans celebrated nationwide as the U.S. election results rolled in Wednesday morning, Kenyan time. President Obama's father was Kenyan, and many in the East African nation consider the president one of their own.
  • For Religious Conservatives, Election Was A 'Disaster'
    "Our message was rejected by millions of Americans who went to the polls," one leader says. He adds evangelicals now need to approach politics in a fundamentally different way.
  • Pot Legalization Could Cut Deeply Into Cartel Profits
    A Mexican think tank says the marijuana legalization measures that passed in Colorado and Washington state will cut into cartel drug profits, as high as 25 percent in some U.S. states.
  • Corn Belt Farmland: The Newest Real Estate Bubble?
    Investors looking for safer and more profitable investments have been buying farmland across the Midwest, and the price of land is rising fast. But some economists say cropland prices can't go up forever and that investors are turning farmland into a bubble.
  • You Can Thank A Whey Refinery For That Protein Smoothie
    Milk isn't just something you drink anymore. It's become a raw material, like crude oil, that's refined into more valuable products, such as sugar for infant formula and protein powder that's used in energy bars.
  • Syrian Opposition Movement Hampered By Fractures
    On Thursday, there were talks in Qatar aimed at restructuring and reinforcing Syria's opposition movement.
  • Bond Is Back And Living Up To His Reputation
    Film's most iconic superspy is back in his 23rd movie, Skyfall, and the franchise's 50th-anniversary release doesn't disappoint, says NPR's Bob Mondello: With director Sam Mendes' sleek vision and a superb supporting cast, Skyfall may be one of the best Bond films to date. (Recommended)
  • J.R. Ewing And A Found Recipe For Poppy Seed Cookies
    It's not morbid! Cookbook authors the Brass Sisters want you to ask your elders for recipes this holiday season, before it's too late and they're gone. And also, try their Aunt Ida's tasty Poppy Seed Cookies.

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