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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • School discipline at a crossroads
    A new study examines harsh punishments leveled against school-age children. While it's legal in 20 states to paddle a child, we examine the best methods to address behavioral issues facing our schools.9:06 a.m.
    Dr. Ross Greene: Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and author of "Lost At School: Why Our Kids With Behavioral Problems are Falling Through The Cracks and How We Can Help Them"
    Michael Thompson: Psychologist for children and families and co-author of "Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys"
  • The Fall of Summer
    As predicted, temperatures have dipped and will get close to freezing tonight in some parts of Minnesota. At the same time, fires are raging in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.9:40 a.m.
    Paul Huttner: MPR Chief Meteorologist
  • Birds of Paradise
    In her newest book, author Diana Abu-Jaber tells the story of a runaway daughter, Felice, and the effect of her absence on her mother, father, and brother. Abu-Jaber explores the issues of adolescent cruelty, parental self-absorption, and hidden histories of political violence and tragedy. She joins us to discuss the novel.10:06 a.m.
    Diana Abu-Jaber: Author and professor at Portland State University. Her books include The Language of Baklava, Origin, and Crescent, which was awarded the 2004 PEN Center USA Award for Literary Fiction and the American Book Award. Birds of Paradise is her latest book.
  • Life in a Day
    How can a filmmaker capture a day in the life of everyone around the planet? Kevin Macdonald used the power of the internet, YouTube specifically. With help from a team of researchers, he pieced together real-life footage selected from more than 80,000 video submissions, all shot on July 24, 2010, from people all over the globe. He joins us to discuss his documentary "Life in a Day."10:40 a.m.
    Kevin Macdonald: Oscar-winning director of Life in a Day. His films include One Day in September, State of Play, The Last King of Scotland and Touching the Void.

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