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Friday, March 9, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Ali KhameneiOn Iran, signs of bipartisanship among MN's delegation
    Though President Barack Obama isn't getting any credit from his GOP rivals over sanctions on Iran, his plan has at least a few fans among Minnesota's congressional delegation -- on both sides of the aisle.5:20 a.m.
  • Hennepin County Library buildingHenn. Co. courthouse screening plan draws criticism
    The plan would close one suburban courthouse and spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on temporary security measures at the others.5:25 a.m.
  • Jack JablonskiJablonski cheers as Benilde-St. Margaret's beats Edina
    The boys high school hockey tournament in St. Paul is down to four teams in the class 2A semi-finals. One team fans have been keeping an especially close eye on is Benilde-St. Margaret's. That's because one of the players - 16-year-old Jack Jablonski - was paralyzed after he was checked from behind during a game in December. Last night Benilde's Red Knights upset Edina 3-2. And Jablonski was there to cheer them on.6:45 a.m.
  • Rental snowmobilesMild winter melts profits at N Minn. tourism businesses
    For many small business owners in northeast Minnesota, winter typically brings the sound of money. Not this year.6:50 a.m.

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  • U of M study: Can rock music make you racist?
    A University of Minnesota study finds that when people listen to music that is culturally relevant to them, it conjures warm feelings about their own racial or ethnic group.8:40 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • A Year On, Japan Is Still Looking For The Road Ahead
    A new independent report on the Fukushima nuclear accident found that a far worse meltdown — one that could have forced the evacuation of Tokyo's 30 million people — was narrowly avoided. It also suggests that Japan also suffered a failure of government regulation, supervision and response.
  • Trauma, Not Radiation, Is Key Concern In Japan
    Experts say health effects from the radiation released by last year's nuclear disaster will be minimal. But the lasting psychological trauma from the tsunami, including the loss of life and livelihoods, will be an ongoing struggle.
  • Pace Of Iran's Nuclear Program Is 'Overestimated'
    Iranians have agreed to meet with Western officials to discuss their nuclear program, amid increasing Western concern about its purpose. Steve Inskeep talks to Paul Pillar about his article in The Washington Monthly entitled "We Can Live with a Nuclear Iran." Pillar teaches in the security studies program at Georgetown University.
  • Review: 'Salmon Fishing In The Yemen'
    The new film Salmon Fishing in the Yemen stars Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor. It's a pleasant fantasy whose few attempts at seriousness are best forgotten.
  • Kansas Is Up Next With GOP Nominating Contest
    Kansas is the first state with a Republican presidential contest after this week's mixed results in Super Tuesday races. Mitt Romney is coming off a big win in the important swing state of Ohio. But Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum are hoping they can pull off a victory in Saturday'ss caucuses to give their campaigns more momentum.
  • Girl Scouts: 100 Years Of Blazing New Trails
    One hundred years ago Juliette Gordon Low gathered together a group of girls to take them out of their isolated home environments and introduce them to community service and the open air. A few things have changed since then for today's girls.
  • Meet Claudia, The High-Tech Cow
    At a modern dairy farm, the high-tech advances aren't in machinery. They're inside the cow.
  • Wal-Mart Ads Target Regional Grocer Harris Teeter
    In North Carolina, Wal-Mart has unveiled a new ad campaign in the Charlotte area. The ads are unusual because they target the small, regional grocery chain Harris Teeter. Wal-Mart is the largest retailer in the world. Harris Teeter is 207th. In the commercials, Wal-Mart says it sells the same items as the local chain, but for less.
  • Gamer Double Fine Works Around Publishers
    Game-makers are in San Francisco this week for the industry's largest global event. Roughly 20,000 people from 100 countries are there. And a game that hasn't even been created yet is getting lots of attention. It's also exposing the rift between the creative and business minds in this $33 billion industry.
  • Legendary Guitar Maker Fender Files For IPO
    Fender is looking to raise some $200 million. The California-based company wants to pay down debt, and get into new markets like India and China. Fender was founded in 1946.

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