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Friday, June 1, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Brian Szott talks about 'New Deal Art''A New Deal for Artists' offers a fresh look at the Great Depression
    A new exhibit at the Minnesota History Center offers a fresh look at America during the Great Depression. "1934: A New Deal for Artists" features 56 paintings created as part of the Public Works Art Project.7:45 a.m.
  • Mark SeeleyWeather with Mark Seeley
    University of Minnesota Meteorologist and Climatologist Mark Seeley looks back at a warm and wet May.7:50 a.m.
  • Barack Obama, Al Franken, Amy KlobucharPresidential race off to a quiet start in Minn.
    Unlike four years ago when Obama and his Republican opponent visited Minnesota frequently, it looks like the state may not draw as much attention from the presidential candidates -- in part because Mitt Romney has not started an active campaign here.8:20 a.m.
  • Target PRIDE shirtTarget's t-shirt fundraiser riles marriage amendment supporters
    Ten t-shirts for sale on Target's retail website, featuring slogans like "Harmony," "Pride" and "Love is Love," are causing some disharmony: They're being sold as a fundraiser supporting a marriage equality group.8:25 a.m.
  • Jauch, MilroyUnion stronghold Superior, Wis. mobilizes for Tom Barrett
    The effort to recall Wis. Republican Gov. Scott Walker has bitterly divided many towns and families. In Superior, a union stronghold just across the Duluth harbor, Walker's opponent Tom Barrett enjoys strong support.8:40 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Draghi Warns Euro Framework Is 'Unsustainable'
    Head of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi says the financial crisis has exposed the inadequacy of the euro monetary union. The head of the European Central Bank says flaws in the system need to be fixed.
  • Ignoring Critics, Iraq's Leader Consolidates Power
    Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has angered many political groups in Iraq that say he's concentrating too much power in his hands. There's talk of a no-confidence motion, but at least for now, there's no clear rival to replace him.
  • Schilling Blames Rhode Island For Company's Troubles
    Rhode Island officials are wrestling with the meltdown of a video game company that was meant to bolster the economically depressed state. Former Red Sox star Curt Schilling blames the state for not keeping his company afloat. About 400 workers lost their jobs, and taxpayers are on the hook for close to $100 million.
  • 'Call Of Duty' Creators, Activision Settle Lawsuit
    Ben Fritz, a business reporter for the Los Angeles Times, talks to David Greene about what was gearing up to be the biggest lawsuit in the history of the video game industry. The creators of the Call of Duty franchise and the games' publisher were suing each other in suits totaling more than $2 billion. The trial was to start Friday in Los Angeles, but the parties settled at the last minute.
  • Is Michigan Rebounding? Depends Who You Ask
    The unemployment in Michigan is dropping as the auto industry rebounds, and the state has a budget surplus for the first time in many years. But many local leaders say they're not seeing a comeback. They believe state leaders are helping themselves — and the business community — at the expense of the well-being of cities.
  • Court Rules Against Part Of Marriage Act
    A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act discriminates by denying federal benefits to gay married couples. The case is likely to end up being decided by the Supreme Court.
  • Gubernatorial Recall Election Polarizes Wis. Voters
    Above average voter turnout is expected for next week's gubernatorial recall election in Wisconsin. Passions have run high in the state ever since Republican Governor Scott Walker launched an effort to curb the collective bargaining power of public employee unions.
  • Exxon Mobil Plans Huge Chemical Facility In Texas
    The announcement reverses a company statement last year that said it had no plans for new chemical factories in the United States. According to Reuters, decades-low natural gas prices made the move too enticing to pass over.
  • Chesapeake Energy Drives Oklahoma City's Economy
    Oklahoma City is enjoying a rebound. The city's pro basketball team is in the playoffs and the unemployment rate is one of the lowest in the country. But one of the city's leading companies, Chesapeake Energy, is in a tough spot because of falling natural gas prices. Local officials worry about what the fall of the company might mean to the Oklahoma capital.
  • New Owner Wants To Rescue Struggling Talbots
    The private equity firm Sycamore Partners plans to turn around the 65-year-old retailer Talbots. Sycamore is buying the company for around 10 percent of the stock value five years ago.

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