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Friday, October 13, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • The Clothes Make the ManRevealing dress
    A new exhibit at the Weisman Art Museum explores how our clothing can reveal as much as it conceals.6:48 a.m.
  • Coast Guard training exerciseControversial Coast Guard plan gets hearing in Duluth
    The Coast Guard will hold a public meeting Monday on a proposal to use live ammunition fire on the Great Lakes. Some Duluth residents, including the mayor, are voicing their opposition.7:24 a.m.
  • Reintegration meetingBack from the battlefield
    As many as 3,000 National Guard troops are scheduled to return to Minnesota next March from Iraq and Afghanistan. The Minnesota National Guard is preparing them for that transition but the guard is also telling employers that they play a major role in helping soldiers reintegrate into society.7:54 a.m.
  • Prairie family at homeStarting a new life "900 Miles from Nowhere"
    A new book blows some dust off the history of the Great Plains. "900 Miles from Nowhere" reveals the lives of early homesteaders through their own letters and photos.8:22 a.m.
  • Gas metersCenterPoint working to restore heat to homes in Buffalo
    CenterPoint Energy is working to restore natural gas to thousands of customers near Buffalo, Minn. The utility shut off service yesterday because of a problem with its delivery system.8:53 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Intelligence Veteran Focuses on North Korea
    Former CIA agent Joe DeTrani took over this year as the point man for U.S. intelligence efforts on North Korea. He is the new "mission manager" for the country, working for U.S. intelligence chief John Negroponte. He is highly regarded. But there are questions about whether he can make much of a difference.
  • Graphic Novel Depicts Surreal North Korea
    Guy Delisle's new graphic novel Pyongyang documents the two months he spent overseeing cartoon production in North Korea. Delisle's images depict his sense of the obedience of North Korean citizens to their government and the bleakness of his surroundings.
  • Not All Turks Admire New Nobel Literature Winner
    Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk's Nobel win is viewed with ambivalence in his native country. While he has his supporters, Pamuk is viewed by many Turks as a sell-out to the West. Pamuk's controversial public profile is rooted in his comments on the disputed Armenian genocide of 1915.
  • 'Infamous' Fails Where 'Capote' Succeeded
    Infamous tells the story of Truman Capote as he wrote In Cold Blood. If that sounds familiar, it's because a movie about the exact same thing came out a year ago, and it was a better film.
  • Virulent Intestinal Bug Migrates to the Public
    A bacterium called C. difficile used to be found mainly in hospitals. It causes intestinal distress and can be fatal. Now a potent new strain is appearing across the country among people who have not been hospitalized.
  • U.S., European Subsidies Undercut African Farmers
    African governments have long complained that U.S. and European agricultural subsidies are undercutting African farmers. Western farm-support programs and cheap cotton dumped on the world market are impeding efforts to end Africa's cycle of poverty.
  • Zimbabwe Chases Lost Tourism Dollars
    Zimbabwe is trying to recapture its share of the tourism industry. Thursday, it opened an international tourism fair to promote resorts that have largely been deserted under the rule of President Robert Mugabe. Tourism income has dropped more than 70 percent in the past six years, to $98 million.
  • Orange Futures Rise on Crop Report
    Florida's orange crop will be the smallest in 16 years. The Agriculture Department said Thursday that the small crop is due in part to natural disasters, disease and development. The forecast sent orange futures soaring.
  • New Law Suppresses Bankruptcy, for Now
    It's been a year since the nation's bankruptcy laws were overhauled. Since then, the number of people filing for bankruptcy has dropped off dramatically. But neither creditors nor bankruptcy attorneys expect the numbers to stay down.
  • Venture Capital Fund Strikes it Rich with YouTube
    Sequoia Capital made a large, early bet on the video-sharing Web site YouTube. The Silicon Valley venture capital company has won big in the past with early stakes in Apple, Electronic Arts and Google. This time around, its return on investment is astronomical.

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