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Monday, September 20, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Capitol cleaningGOP hopes for surge, DFL hopes to keep control at Capitol
    Most of the political discussion in Minnesota this year has focused on the wide-open race for governor, but all 201 seats in the Legislature are also up for grabs.7:20 a.m.
  • Group fighting to restore voting rights to felons on probation
    As the November election gets closer, there's a push underway to restore voting rights to the nearly 46,000 adults living and working in the state that are disqualified from voting because they're on probation for a felony conviction.7:25 a.m.
  • Checking Horner's unfunded mandate statements
    MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Minnesota Public Radio News politics reporter Tom Scheck about Independence Party gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner's plans for eliminating unfunded mandates. It's the next installment in a regular feature on Morning Edition where we put a statement from one of the candidates for governor into context for you. We're calling it: "What they're NOT saying."7:35 a.m.
  • Fed meeting key economic event of the week
    Minnesota Public Radio's Chief Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell talks with MPR's Phil Picardi about this week's meeting of the Federal Reserve. He says he'll be looking for innovative ways the Fed could act to get the economy moving. Plus, he previews the week ahead on Wall Street, including new housing numbers expected this week.8:25 a.m.
  • Eagledale ferry dockYouth Radio: Japanese-American granddaughter questions internment
    As part of our Youth Radio series, Mara Kumagai Fink reports on her experience visiting the camps where her Japanese American family members and over 100,000 others were held during World War II.8:40 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Afghan Election Not A Sign Of The Government's Sustainability
    Irregularities uncovered by election observers across the country, further damages Afghanistan's beleaguered voting system.
  • Roald Dahl: The Story Of The 'Storyteller'
    Readers know Roald Dahl through his books, specifically his children's stories. But Donald Sturrock's Storyteller: The Authorized Biography of Roald Dahl delves much deeper into the life of the famed author.
  • Armenian Christians Celebrate Rare Mass In Turkey
    In a rare show of goodwill between neighbors, Armenian worshipers gathered at an ancient island cathedral in eastern Turkey Sunday. It had been 95 years since the last Mass was held there. People on both sides say it will take more than a single religious service to heal grievances that have festered for nearly a century.
  • The Fading Art Of The Physical Exam
    Doctors used to make their diagnoses based partly on the patient's history and a physical exam, but with the increasing use of high-tech medical tests, some doctors worry that the art of the medical exam is being lost.
  • Human Connections Start With A Friendly Touch
    A simple, supportive touch leads to a surge of events in the heart, head and hormones. Studies suggest that touch can improve performance in students and athletes, make patients like their doctors more, and earn waitresses larger tips.
  • Indian Conglomerate Could Buy MGM
    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, known to millions of movie fans as MGM, is near bankruptcy after taking on too much debt. But the studio may have a white knight in the form of the Indian media conglomerate Sahara India Pariwar. Published reports say the company is in talks to take over MGM, which was founded in 1924 and produced such classics as The Wizard of Oz.
  • The ChangingĀ Economics Of TV Reruns
    TV studios make big bucks reselling their hit shows to cable networks, but the business model for syndication has been shifting over the last few years as cable networks produce more original programming.
  • Will It Cost More Bread To Make Bread?
    A bad harvest and fires in Russia have pushed wheat prices in this country higher. While that's good news for farmers, it's bad news for food producers. Bakeries and other businesses are facing higher costs -- costs they may not be able to pass on to consumers.
  • Vanilla Ice's New Series Is On DIY Network
    Vanilla Ice, the 90s rapper also known as Rob Van Winkle, has renovated his career several times. Now he's renovating a house on a new TV show starting next month. "The Vanilla Ice Project" airs on the DIY Network. The show follows him and a crew as they renovate a mansion in Florida.
  • Ambitious 'Young Guns' Shake Up GOP
    A group called the Young Guns is poised for a new kind of Republican majority if the GOP takes the House in November. The group's top brass say they're bringing much-needed new ideas, but insist they don't aim to overthrow established leaders like John Boehner. Others warn the veterans to look out.

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