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Friday, May 10, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Rep. Joe RadinovichLegislators brace for marriage vote fallout
    Same-sex marriage is a big step closer to being legal in Minnesota, with Thursday's state House vote 75-59 in favor. But groups on both sides of the issue are already measuring the political fallout from the vote and what it will mean for next year's election.5:40 a.m.
  • Same-sex marriage supportersHistoric same-sex marriage vote brings emotional crowd to Capitol
    Same sex-marriage, an issue that's dominated Minnesota politics for two years, may soon become a reality after a state House vote on Thursday. And as lawmakers debated the issue, thousands of people representing opposing views filled the Capitol rotunda, hoping to influence the historic moment.5:45 a.m.
  • Linda Eno in Lake Mills LacsIcy lakes put chill on business for walleye opener
    The walleye season is expected to get off to a slower than usual start this weekend. The walleye opener is typically one of the busiest weekends for resort communities. But this year many of the lakes in northern Minnesota still have ice on them.6:45 a.m.
  • MPR meteorologist Mark SeeleyClimatologist says fishing opener to be windy and cold
    MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about the weather for the walleye fishing opener in Minnesota this weekend. He also reviews some snowfall records set in parts of southeastern Minnesota earlier in May.6:50 a.m.
  • Mark Thoson and Juliet Branca wore black armbandsSPCO returns to the stage after a bitter lockout
    After a punishing contract dispute and a five-month lockout, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra returned to the stage last night for the first time since musicians and management reached a labor settlement. On the surface the concert was all about the music, but underneath, raw emotions remain.7:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Lawmakers Want Answers About Flaws In Terrorism Task Force
    Congress has held the first hearing into last month's Boston Marathon bombing. It reinforced the narrative that the federal government failed to share information with Boston area authorities.
  • Cleveland Case Brings To Mind Jaycee Dugard's Kidnapping
    Ally Jacobs is a retired police officer, who was one of two women who helped crack the Jaycee Dugard case after an odd meeting with the man who turned out to be Dugard's kidnapper. She talks to Steve Inskeep about the importance of following one's intuition and acting on it.
  • How Does NBC Plan To Climb Back Up Rating's Ladder?
    NBC was once must-see TV. Now, the network's ratings have slipped behind Spanish Language TV. What happened to this once mighty TV network?
  • Baz Luhrmann's Style Suffocates 'Gatsby'
    The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic, has been turned into a film five times. Morning Edition's reviewer says the latest version is nothing to brag about.
  • What Does 'Sexual Coercion' Say About A Society?
    Anthropologists have long documented the differences in the extent of sexual coercion — including rape — in different human societies. But is it a vestige of evolutionary history, indicative of cultural activity or governed by power dynamics between females and males?
  • U.S. Point Man On Syria Meets With Rebels Inside Syria
    Ambassador Robert Ford crossed into northern Syria on Wednesday. The secret visit was confirmed by Syrian activists at the media office at the Bab al-Salama crossing on the Turkish frontier.
  • Why (Almost) No One In Myanmar Wanted My Money
    Like people in other countries that have gone through economic turmoil, people in Myanmar want U.S. dollars that look like they just rolled off the presses.
  • U.S. Dollar Hits A Four-Year High Against Japan's Yen
    Japan's currency, the yen, is falling like crazy against the U.S. dollar — just the way the central bank there planned. Japan's economy has been stagnant for nearly two decades, and a weak yen makes Japan more attractive to tourists and foreign investors.
  • Cybercriminals Drain $45 Million From ATMs Around The World
    Prosecutors in New York have announced charges against eight men for their roles in a "massive, 21st century bank heist." The operation stole more than $45 million from ATMs around the world in a matter of hours. Prosecutors declined to comment on who organized the heist, or where the hackers may be located.
  • Peers Find Less Pressure Borrowing From Each Other
    The Internet has managed to disrupt many industries, from publishing to music. So why not lending? Google's recent investment in Lending Club has raised the profile of peer-to-peer lending, which gets borrowers and lenders together outside the conventional banking system.

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