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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Bleachers in Waite ParkDance hits rock bottom with unique setting of 'Ocean'
    If you are a modern dance lover, the place to be this weekend is the bottom of a quarry in central Minnesota. Thousands of people will travel to St. Cloud to see the Merce Cunningham Dance Company perform "Ocean" on a specially constructed-stage, 150-feet below ground level.6:50 a.m.
  • A temporary memorial for 9/11 victimsHow to memorialize major events
    America's first major memorial to the Sept. 11 terror attacks opens at the Pentagon on Thursday.7:20 a.m.
  • Valeria CristianiLatino voters share thoughts on election
    Both presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama started courting Latino voters months before officially becoming their parties' nominees and that's invigorated Latino voters.7:45 a.m.
  • Demolishing the last propertyMinneapolis clears vacant, dilapidated homes to curb dangers
    As the number of home foreclosures continues to rise, so does the number of properties that are vacant and boarded. The city of Minneapolis has started demolishing 100 of the most dangerous, and residents in neighborhoods with mulitple vacant homes are welcoming the sight of bulldozers.7:54 a.m.
  • Jon GordonFuture Tense with Jon Gordon
    It's a long-shot, but alien civilizations could be sending us a kind of wireless email.8:20 a.m.
  • Dominic PapatolaFall theater season is underway
    The fall theater season is beginning to heat up stages both in the Twin Cities and across the country. St. Paul Pioneer Press theater critic and Morning Edition arts commentator Dominic Papatola made a pilgrimage to New York City to see what's up and coming on the Broadway scene, and what's likely to visit Minnesota in the months to come.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Voters Confront Race And Politics In York, Pa.
    Morning Edition and All Things Considered traveled to York, Pa., for a series of conversations with residents about race. The goal? To dig a little bit deeper than election polls about race and its role in the 2008 election.
  • A Mother Brings Perspective To Flight 93 Crash Site
    Deborah Borza, mother of United Flight 93 passenger Deora Bodley, is one of the thousands of people to visit the field where the plane crashed on Sept. 11, 2001. But Borza has become a regular at the Shanksville, Pa., site.
  • Pentagon's 'Contemplative' Memorial Opens
    A permanent memorial to the victims of the Sept. 11 attack at the Pentagon was dedicated Thursday morning and opens to the public in the evening. The memorial's designer, Julie Beckman, says the benches, reflecting pools and paper-bark maple trees make it a "contemplative, beautiful place."
  • Media Call Foul, But Palin Sticks With Bridge Claim
    Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has said numerous times that her stance on Alaska's "Bridge to Nowhere" proves she can stand up to Washington, D.C. But some critics say her remarks don't tell the whole story.
  • An Autistic Student's Journey To College
    Roger Diehl has battled learning disabilities and depression all his life. As a child, he had the constant support of his parents. Now as a college freshman, it's an anxious time for him and his parents. But they are well-prepared for the transition.
  • Imclone's Success Sparks Bidding War
    Imclone's cancer drug, Erbitux, is doing well and now the company seems to be the target of a bidding war. Earlier, pharmaceutical company Bristol Myers Squibb made an offer of more than $4 billion for Imclone.
  • Tailoring Treatments To Patients' Genetics
    Since it turns out that genes play a big role in how an individual responds to certain drugs, the pharmaceutical industry is looking at genetics. Entrepreneurs are developing and marketing products to try to determine whether a particular drug will work for a patient.
  • Fannie Mae Raises Billions In Debt Offering
    Fannie Mae was able to raise $7 billion Wednesday without having to pay a big premium. Analysts call this an indication that the federal government's decision to take over the troubled mortgage company has helped the housing market.
  • German Hospital Adds Porsches To Emergency Fleet
    Two custom-made, luxury Porsche SUVs have been outfitted with defibrillators, oxygen and other medical equipment. The cars also have special sirens that Porsche claims are more easily heard by drivers and pedestrians.
  • Alaska Welcomes Palin Back Home
    Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin returned to Alaska Wednesday for the first time since the GOP convention. She was greeted by an enthusiastic crowd. Palin has built a reputation as a political reformer in the state.

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