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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Sheikh Abdirahman AhmadMinneapolis imam pleased to be off no-fly list
    The imam of a Minneapolis mosque that has been associated with the disappearances of nearly 20 Somali men is relieved to be off of the government's no-fly list after being banned from air travel a year ago.5:20 p.m.
  • Officials present draft U of M ethics policy
    A nearly two-year effort to rewrite a conflict-of-interest policy at the University of Minnesota's medical school has resulted in a document that would cover all employees at the university.5:24 p.m.
  • Gov. Tim PawlentyPawlenty, senators mark Veterans Day in Minn.
    State political and military leaders offered words of praise and thanks to Minnesota veterans Wednesday during a Veterans Day ceremony in Inver Grove Heights. They also pledged to continue working on public policies aimed at helping veterans and their families.5:50 p.m.
  • Armistice Day stormCommentary: Remembering Armistice Day
    A commentary by Rev. Gordon Stewart on the Armistice Day, now known as Veterans Day, of his youth.5:54 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama Nears Decision On Afghanistan Troops
    NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to Michele Norris about President Obama's upcoming decision on whether to add tens of thousands of additional troops to Afghanistan.
  • A Familiar Enemy For Platoon In Afghanistan
    When a roadside bomb last week destroyed an American armored vehicle in southern Afghanistan, it was an all-too-familiar scene for the soldiers of 2nd Platoon — an explosion, a firefight, a Medevac helicopter and a prayer. The Army platoon, part of the 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, has lost 11 soldiers, about one-third of the force.
  • From The Vaults, A Look At Early Indie-Movie History
    Independent cinema is as old as movies themselves: For as long there have been major studios, there have been smaller rivals pushing back against the conventions of the system. Most of those little startup studios are all but forgotten — but one man has spent the past quarter-century trying to salvage that part of his family's history.
  • Veterans' Voices: Coming Home From Korea
    Ray Kalil served in the Army during the Korean War — also known as "The Forgotten War." His experience returning from an unpopular conflict was a low-key affair compared to his older brother, who fought in World War II.
  • Does Long-Term Research Stimulate The Economy?
    The federal stimulus put people to work building roads and bridges, but it also allocated about $18 billion for research that could lead to important discoveries. But some analysts don't see a quick payoff from the longer-term projects.
  • Calif. Officials Scrambling After Bay Bridge Crashes
    In the early morning hours on Monday, a truck swerved off a new corner on the Oakland Bay Bridge and crashed through the barriers, plummeting down to land on Yerba Buena Island below. This new S-curve on the bridge was installed with repairs last Labor Day weekend, and has already been the site of at least 40 crashes or fender benders. The California Department of Transportation says speed is the problem, but it's just the latest setback as engineers and officials scramble to repair and update this crucial transportation link.
  • American Scientists To Help Restore Tut's Tomb
    The tomb of Egypt's Tutankhamen — more commonly referred to as King Tut — needs a little attention. Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities and the U.S.-based Getty Conservation Institute are teaming up to restore the wall paintings that line the tomb's underground chamber. Michele Norris talks to Jeanne Marie Teutonico, who will serve as the project's team leader.
  • 'The Red Book': A Window Into Jung's Dreams
    The journal — 16 years in the making — in which psychoanalyst Carl Jung documented his inner life was long hidden. Now, after a painstaking process of translation and reproduction, Jung's journal is finally available to the public.
  • Letters: Parenting In The Age Of 'Gossip Girl'
    Listeners respond to an interview about Gossip Girl. Melissa Block and Michele Norris read from your e-mails.
  • Walter Reed Officials Raised Concerns About Hasan
    Many advisers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center had concerns about Nidal Hasan's job performance and behavior, yet time and time again, officials gave him another chance. NPR's Daniel Zwerdling has spoken with top officials there, and tells host Melissa Block new details about Hasan's work at Walter Reed.

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