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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Should research on man-made viruses be published?
    Federal officials have asked two scientific journals not to publish the details of how researchers in two labs created a highly contagious bird-flu virus, for fear that the research could potentially be used by terrorists. But scientists are concerned that important public health information is being withheld from responsible researchers.9:06 a.m.
    Michael Osterholm: Director of the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP). He has been a national leader detailing the growing concern regarding the use of biological agents as catastrophic weapons targeting civilian populations.
  • State GOP looks for stability
    The Minnesota GOP will elect a new Majority Leader today. Midmorning speaks with a veteran political analyst about who could be elected and what kind of shift in policy direction could occur.9:45 a.m.
    Sarah Janecek: Republican analyst and former publisher of Politics in Minnesota.
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  • Fairy tales in prime time
    Fairy Tales are often used as the basis for modern day story lines. But recently we've seen a real upsurge in the number of television and movie projects based on these favorite story lines. Why are these historic tales making such a comeback now? And are the re-tellings any good?10:06 a.m.
    Jack Zipes: Professor Emeritus of German and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota. Author of the recent book "The Enchanted Screen" and his next book "The Irresistible Fairy Tale" is scheduled for release this April.
    Eric Deggans: Media Critic for the St. Petersburg Times.
    David Kaplan: Writer/director of several films based on fairy tales, including the 2008 film Year of the Fish.

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