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Friday, September 11, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • TCF Stadium brings football back to U of M campus
    For some the new TCF Bank stadium has brought back memories of Big 10 football on crisp, fall days in Minnesota. For others, it's the beginning of a new era.6:50 a.m.
  • Mark SeeleyWeather with Mark Seeley
    University of Minnesota climatologist Mark Seeley discusses Minnesota weather history and looks ahead to the weekend forecast.6:55 a.m.
  • Traffic to spike when Obama visits
    President Obama is coming to Target Center in Minneapolis tomorrow. His visit is just one of the big events the city is hosting that day: the Minnesota Twins are playing a game at the Metrodome, and the University of Minnesota having its first football game at the new TCF Bank Stadium.7:20 a.m.
  • Barack ObamaGroups dispute Obama's abortion statements
    People on all sides of the abortion debate are weighing in on President Obama's health care reform plan and the belief that it could use taxpayer money to pay for abortions.7:25 a.m.
  • Richard CrittendenTreating and intervening on domestic abusers
    The Aldrich Arena in Maplewood hosts funeral services today for North St. Paul police officer Richard Crittenden. Crittenden was killed Monday while responding to a domestic disturbance call.7:35 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Jobs Shrink Faster Than Stimulus Creates New Ones
    The Obama administration says the government's stimulus program and other actions aimed at jump-starting the economy have saved or created more than a million jobs so far. Republicans, who generally voted against the stimulus, are skeptical of that number.
  • New Jersey Town's Ex-Brokers Adjust To The Times
    Ridgewood, N.J., is a bedroom community full of former New York City stockbrokers, bankers and executives. A neighborhood Episcopal church offers them a support group where they can help one another cope with their industry's recent downturn. NPR returns to check in on the group, first visited in June.
  • Ancient Mongolian Competition Ties Past To Present
    Described as the Kentucky Derby, the Olympics and Christmas all rolled into one, Mongolia's Naadam is an 8-centuries-old celebration of heroism and masculinity. The festival's horse-racing, wrestling and archery competitions are a unifying force for the country.
  • 'Big Fan': The Defeat Of A Football Fantasy
    Big Fan explores the passion and obsession of those who live on the fringes of professional sports. Patton Oswalt gives a powerful performance as a die-hard Giants fan who has an unexpected brush with football fame.
  • Are Post-Sept. 11 Airport Screens Just 'Security Theater'?
    While the technology to screen passengers has become more advanced and the check-in lines a little shorter, the question of whether flying is terrorism-proof remains. Some critics claim much security screening is needless.
  • Ex-Manager: More Excesses By U.S. Embassy Guards
    A week after photographs emerged of U.S. Embassy guards in Afghanistan taking part in raucous, drunken parties, there is a new allegation that some may have been involved in sex trafficking.
  • Chinese Criticize Government's Handling Of Unrest
    It's been more than two months since ethnic riots killed hundreds in Northwest China. And while the street clashes have subsided, tensions among ethnic groups remain high. There also is anger at the government's handling of the conflict.
  • General Motors To Offer Money-Back Guarantee
    The new, post-bankruptcy General Motors is launching its first big marketing campaign. To get more consumers behind the wheels of GM cars, the company is offering a money-back guarantee if consumers aren't satisfied. Customers have 60 days to return the car for a full refund.
  • Is The Recession Over?
    It was a year ago that the financial crisis took a devastating turn for the worse with the collapse of Lehman Brothers. A lot has happened since then. David Wessel of The Wall Street Journal tells Steve Inskeep that he believes the recession is over, but there are still some effects from the financial crisis.
  • Frank Batten Sr., Weather Channel Founder Dies
    People scoffed when Frank Batten Sr. said people would watch a 24-hour TV channel devoted to rain, sleet and low pressure systems. He was accurate in his forecast. The Weather Channel is now a staple of cable television. Batten died Thursday at the age of 82.

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