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Friday, February 12, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Cleaning up sports, but at what price?
    The head of the International Olympic Committee says the games are getting cleaner and he says he's confident that cheaters will be caught in Vancouver. But some critics suggest efforts to stop doping are becoming heavy handed and may be infringing on athletes civil liberties.9:06 a.m.
    Brian Alexander: is a contributing writer for Outside Magazine and MSNBC.com. His article "Good Cop, Bad Cop" appears in the most recent issue of Outside.
    Brian Derwin: Former chair of the U.S. Olympic Committee's anti-doping commission, and a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic weightlifting team.
  • Iran defiant amid turmoil
    Iranian reformists participated in a rally Thursday celebrating the 31st anniversary of the Islamic revolution and protesting the ruling Iranian regime. Midmorning discusses the political future of Iran and the tensions created by Iran's committment to nuclear enrichment.9:45 a.m.
    Fariborz Ghadar: Distinguished scholar and senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is also professor of Global Management, Policies, and Planning at Penn State University.
    Robin Wright: Author of four books on Iran and a senior fellow at the U.S. Institute for Peace in Washington. She has been covering Iran since 1973.
  • When "good enough" will do
    Single at age 40, writer Lori Gottlieb started to wonder if looking for the perfect mate was the best approach to dating. Her new book examines the case for settling and chronicles her attempts to find Mr. "good enough."10:06 a.m.
    Lori Gottlieb: Author of "Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough."

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