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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Proposed Vikings stadium siteRamsey County approves deal to buy failed Vikings stadium land
    Ramsey County has decided to buy 427 acres of the most polluted land in the county, hoping to spark long-delayed redevelopment in Arden Hills. Commissioners voted 5-2 today to pledge $30 million toward the purchase of a portion of the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant site.3:20 p.m.
  • Proposed Vikings stadium siteRamsey County approves deal to buy failed Vikings stadium land
    Ramsey County has decided to buy 427 acres of the most polluted land in the county, hoping to spark long-delayed redevelopment in Arden Hills. Commissioners voted 5-2 today to pledge $30 million toward the purchase of a portion of the Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant site.5:20 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • 'Achieve Act' A Republican Answer To Dream Act
    Republican Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison and Jon Kyl held a news conference urging immigration reform on Tuesday. Both are retiring from the Senate next month and both are from red states that could turn blue in the next decade as more and more Latinos become citizens and voters.
  • Puerto Rico Could Change Congress If Made A State
    Robert Siegel talks with Pedro Pierluisi, Puerto Rico's resident commissioner in Washington, D.C., about support swelling on the island for U.S. statehood.
  • Social Security Numbers Found In Parade Confetti
    While watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, a college student noticed that the confetti dropping on him and his friends had easy-to-see personal information. Most if it was from the Nassau Long Island Police Department and included Social Security numbers, names of police, and even information about Mitt Romney's motorcade. The Nassau Police Department says it's investigating.
  • Do Orchestras Really Need Conductors?
    A computer science study shows that when an orchestra's musicians closely follow the lead of the conductor, rather than one another, they produce better music.
  • Modern Offices No Longer Mechanical Orchestras
    Robert Siegel and Audie Cornish have more on the music of the office environment.
  • As Colleges Retool Aid, Can Entry Stay Need-Blind?
    For years, colleges have competed to attract diverse student bodies by offering students admission without considering their ability to pay. But as costs rise and student need increases, even schools with big endowments are beginning to acknowledge that their generosity is unsustainable.
  • Battle Lines Drawn Over Old 'Miami Herald' Building
    The Miami Herald's old headquarters on Biscayne Bay have been sold to a developer who wants to tear it down. Historic preservationists are working to stop the demolition, saying the hulking, boxy building is a prime example of Miami modernism architecture from the 50's and 60's. Demolition proponents — which include some prominent architects — say it's a clumsy building with no sense of style and not a "MiMo" design worth saving.
  • For Cyprus' North And South, A Reversal Of Fortunes
    For decades, the Turkish-occupied north lagged far behind the independent nation to the south, with its strong ties to Greece. Now, it's the Turks in northern Cyprus who have the roaring economy, as Greek Cypriots await the terms of an EU bailout.
  • R. Kelly's Queer, Campy 'Closet' Reopens
    The R&B singer recently unveiled new chapters in his Trapped in the Closet series, a hybrid of music video and soap opera whose narrative is powered by sexual secrets.
  • Cadillacs Singer Split Time As Custodian, Musician
    Robert Siegel and Melissa Block remember Earl Carroll, the lead singer of the 1950s doo-wop group, The Cadillacs. Carroll died Sunday at the age of 75.

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