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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • TurnipsDining with Dara: Turnips are trendy again
    The lowy turnip has turned trendy, turning up on high-end menus and embraced by celebrity chefs. The root vegtable that is a sturdy part of so many northern cultures is now in the spotlight. Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl from Minnesota Monthly talks with MPR's Tom Crann about the new turnip trend.3:54 p.m.
  • Gary Van Den HeuvelHealthy diets necessary for fighting HIV
    About 6,800 people in Minnesota live with HIV or AIDS. Many of them also are poor, which makes it difficult to maintain healthy diets necessary for fighting the disease.4:54 p.m.
  • Gov. Mark DaytonState leaders temper surprising economic forecast with skepticism
    Many state leaders are reluctant to celebrate today's surprising economic forecast projecting of an $876 million budget surplus, — possibly because the forecast also shows a likely return to red ink in the following cycle.5:20 p.m.
  • American Crystal Sugar Co. President David BergManagement, locked-out workers dig in at Crystal Sugar annual meeting
    The president of American Crystal Sugar Co. said company shareholders are telling management to not back down in a labor dispute with union workers.5:24 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Photo Of Clinton, Suu Kyi, Says It All
    It speaks volumes about the purpose and meaning of the first visit to Myanmar by an American secretary of state in more than five decades. Aung San Suu Kyi is a living symbol of the struggle there for human rights and democracy.
  • Shakira And Collective Soul's Hits, With A Burmese Twist
    Despite decades of repression, and even isolation, the pop music scene in Myanmar is thriving.
  • Whether 'Burma' Or 'Myanmar,' The Root Is The Same
    Melissa Block and Guy Raz note that not all news outlets have accepted the name Myanmar for the country also known as Burma. They describe the issue of accepting a name chosen by a brutal regime — and how, in the end, it doesn't matter because the root word is the same.
  • Why Networks Split The Seasons Of Popular Shows
    Fans of one of cable's highest rated series The Walking Dead might be disappointed next Sunday to find that their show has vanished from AMC after just seven episodes. What is the point of pulling a show from the air while it's running hot — only to bring it back months later when you may have forgotten about it?
  • Obama Embraces 'End of AIDS,' Promises To Accelerate HIV Treatment
    Many activists praised President Obama's plans to expand U.S. efforts to fight AIDS at home and abroad. The announcement comes at a time when experts and activists believe that the goal of an "AIDS-free generation" may be achievable.
  • How World AIDS Day Began
    Melissa Block speaks with Jim Bunn, president of Global Health Communications and one of the co-founders of World AIDS Day, about helping to create one of the longest running public health campaigns.
  • Former Ivory Coast President Held By ICC
    Laurent Gbagbo, the former Ivory Coast president, was taken into custody by the International Criminal Court. Gbagbo faces charges of murder, rape and other crimes following an outbreak of violence in that country after last year's elections. Guy Raz talks with NPR West Africa correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton about the latest.
  • Bahrain Responds To Criticism Of Reform Efforts
    Last week, the Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain released a report examining its own handling of the Arab Spring uprisings that happened there earlier this year. More than 5,000 protesters were interviewed in the investigation, an unprecedented move in the region. Yet, opposition members say the government isn't going far enough in its efforts to reform. Melissa Block speaks with Bahraini government spokesman Abdulaziz bin Mubarek Khalifa, who responds to those accusations.
  • Controversy Surrounds N.C. 'Racial Justice Act'
    Lawmakers in North Carolina have passed a bill that would repeal the state's "Racial Justice Act." That act allows death row inmates to use statistical evidence of racial bias to challenge their sentences. But since the state passed the measure in 2009, all but three of North Carolina's death row inmates have filed appeals. Now some lawmakers say it's time to revamp the law.
  • Steady Diet Of Everything: The Fugazi Live Vault
    MP3s of every show the iconic punk band ever played — all 850 shows, all 1,300 hours — will be available to buy off the Internet. Listeners can decide how much to pay for these hyper-authentic recordings.

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