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Friday, September 21, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Charles Howell, NASA research engineerNASA, UND test new sensing technology for unmanned aircraft
    NASA and the University of North Dakota are testing new technology that allows unmanned aircraft to sense and avoid other aircraft in flight. The Federal Aviation Administration says effective sense-and-avoid technology is a critical requirement before unmanned aircraft will be allowed to fly in the national air space. The new technology will be demonstrated using an unmanned aircraft and a specially outfitted research aircraft.6:45 a.m.
  • Bon Iver Justin VernonThe Current explores the music of Eau Claire
    Justin Vernon of Bon Iver is just one of many artists to come out of the vibrant Eau Claire music scene, which is the subject of a special edition of The Local Show on our sister station The Current this Sunday. DJ David Campbell discussed the show with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.6:50 a.m.
  • Mark SeeleyPrediction center forecasts a warmer than usual fall
    The Climate Predection Center is forecasting a warmer than usual fall for most of the United States this year. University of Minnesota Meteorologist and Climatologist Mark Seeley talks about that and other weather topics with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.6:55 a.m.
  • SPCO Concertmaster Stephen CopesTwin Cities orchestras make public appeal amid contract negotiations
    With time running out for contract negotiations at the Minnesota Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, all sides are trying to make their cases to the public.7:20 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama Pressed On Slow Changes To Immigration Law
    President Obama says he hasn't given up on overhauling immigration law despite opposition from Republicans in Congress. Obama faced some tough questions during a forum on Univision including what would be different if he won four more years in the White House.
  • Romney Argues For The Proper Role Of Government
    Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has been busy after a tape emerged of him telling wealthy donors that nearly half of Americans see themselves as victims dependent on the federal government. Now he's trying to make those remarks part of a broader argument: What is the proper role of government and who should pay for it?
  • Smaller Audience, Bigger Payoff For Glenn Beck
    At his new venture, The Blaze, Beck has far fewer audience members soaking in his commentary than he did at Fox News. But the numbers don't tell the whole story. Fox helped amplify Beck's voice, whereas now, Beck projects his message on his own terms.
  • Eastwood Returns To Acting With A Baseball Drama
    In Trouble with the Curve, Clint Eastwood plays Gus Lobel, a venerable scout for the Atlanta Braves who finds it increasingly difficult to mask the creeping ravages of old age. Gus is a cantankerous coot who trips over furniture because he is on the way to going blind, a condition he understandably tries to hide from his boss Pete, played by John Goodman.
  • Swedes Perform Pioneering Uterine Transplants; Americans Not Far Behind
    The Swedish team transplanted uteruses from two women in their 50s to their daughters, and an Indiana group is recruiting women willing to undergo womb transplants in this country. It's the latest frontier in a field launched in 1954 with a successful kidney transplant. But one expert cautions against premature enthusiasm.
  • Colombian Drug Kingpin 'Crazy Berrara' Captured
    This week brought news of the arrest of Colombia's "last great drug kingpin." Renee Montagne talks to to former U.S. Ambassador to Colombia Myles Frechette about the capture of drug lord Daniel "El Loco" Barrera in neighboring Venezuela.
  • A Stiletto, A Lamppost And The Soul Of Berlin
    If you need help in ultramodern Berlin, the low-tech tradition of posting a note on a lamppost may yield the best results. Just ask Maira Becke, who has turned to the city's many avid lamppost readers for help recovering a beloved stiletto shoe.
  • Are New Rules Needed For High-Speed Stock Trading?
    On Capitol Hill, some members of Congress are asking whether new rules are needed to reign in high-speed stock market trading. Democratic Senator Jack Reed told a conference of traders that there is enough evidence to warrant a closer look.
  • Trulia's IPO Tests Appetite For Tech Start-Ups
    The residential real estate listing website Trulia is riding the recovery in the housing market. Trulia's initial public stock offering is the first real test of the market's appetite for technology start-ups since Facebook's rocky debut.
  • Want An iPhone 5 But Don't Want To Stand In Line?
    American consumers will likely go to great lengths to get the iPhone 5, which goes on sale Friday. People are lining up in front of Apple stores. Time is money which explains why some people are paying others to stand in line for them. On man in San Francisco is getting $55 to stand in line for four hours.

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