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Friday, October 18, 2013

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  • Commander NashSt. Paul police urge any victims of clergy abuse to come forward
    The call was prompted by an ongoing criminal investigation, said Police Commander Mary Nash of the department's family and sexual violence unit. She declined to provide any details.6:20 a.m.
  • Gary Schiff, Taser AxonWearable cameras for Minneapolis police could provide accountability, protection from lawsuits
    Minneapolis city officials are considering whether to issue wearable cameras to police officers as a way to increase police officer accountability and help defeat frivolous brutality complaints and lawsuits.6:50 a.m.
  • MPR meteorologist Mark SeeleyOctober a wet month so far
    MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about above normal moisture for much of Minnesota this month. He also says snow is in the forecast.6:55 a.m.
  • Sen. Klobuchar says new factors at play in next round of budget talks
    Now that the federal government is open and the debt ceiling has been raised, Congress will attempt once again to figure out a way to reach a long term budget deal. The agreement reached Wednesday is a temporary fix. The government is financed through January 15th and the debt ceiling will need to be addressed again by February 7th. If Congress can't work out a compromise by early next year, the U.S. could be back in the same crisis situation again. One of the lawmakers who helped craft this week's deal was Minnesota DFL Senator Amy Klobuchar. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Sen. Klobuchar on Morning Edition.7:20 a.m.
  • Somali Artifact and Cultural MuseumSomali Artifact and Cultural Museum fills void for those who left country
    A national gallery once existed in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. But years of war led to its destruction. The new Twin Cities museum aims to fill the void.7:25 a.m.
  • Claeys faces tough task as Gopher football's acting head coach
    The University of Minnesota Gopher football team will be in Evanston, Illinois tomorrow to take on Northwestern. This will be the first game with Tracy Claeys as the acting head coach. He is filling in for Jerry Kill who is taking time off to concentrate on treating his epilepsy. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about the outlook for the Gophers.8:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Conference Committee Charged With Budget Compromise
    One of the two items Republicans can claim credit for in the fiscal deal is the agreement for House and Senate negotiators to meet in a budget conference committee. But what happens if this committee does not produce a result by its December 13th deadline? Probably nothing. There is no consequence beyond having to abide by spending levels already set by the 2011 debt-limit deal — a level Republicans say they want to preserve, anyway.
  • In Flooded Colorado, Immigrants' Livelihoods Washed Away
    After last month's disastrous floods, much of the recovery has focused on repairing roads and bridges to mountain towns. But a whole new set of staggering problems unfolds for the immigrant workers who had flocked to agricultural jobs in Colorado farm country.
  • Students At Harvard's Kennedy School Weigh In On Shutdown
    The Kennedy School of Government in Boston is where aspiring politicians and civil servants prepare for a life in politics. How has the recent government shutdown impacted students' thinking about their future?
  • Saguaro National Park Welcomes Return Of Visitors
    Now that the partial government has ended, National Parks are being reopened. On Thursday, rangers at Saguaro National Park in Arizona let visitors in to bike and hike the trails. Open during the shutdown was the sector headquarters for the Border Patrol in Tucson.
  • Post Shutdown, Tourists Are Back In Line To See Liberty Bell
    In Philadelphia, tourists in line to see the Liberty Bell are happy the partial government shutdown is over. But they are not looking forward to the possibility of another debt ceiling showdown early next year.
  • Declining Gas Prices Pump Up A Shaky Economy
    The federal shutdown had economists worried, but consumers have had something to smile about. Gasoline prices are the lowest in three years — under $3 a gallon in some places. Analysts credit greater supplies, lower demand, the easing of Middle East tensions and even a slow hurricane season.
  • The Whitest Historically Black College In America
    Bluefield State College in Bluefield, W.Va., is 90 percent white. Its alumni association is all black, and it still gets federal money as a historically black institution.
  • 'Fifth Estate' An 'Ambitious Film' About Julian Assange
    The new movie The Fifth Estate wants to create a viable portrait of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. It dramatize the complex moral questions his work raises, and blend those themes with the personal dramas that are Hollywood's bread and butter.
  • AOL Takes No. 1 Spot For Online Video Ads
    AOL, an online company many had given up for dead, is making a comeback. It recently acquired Adap.TV, a company that automates the purchase of video ads. And in September, it topped Google in one category: it had the most video ads watched, with 3.7 billion views.
  • Apple Hires Burberry CEO To Improve Customer Experience
    Earlier this week, it was announced that Apple hired Burberry's CEO Angela Ahrendts to revive its network of Apple stores. Those stores used to provide unique, highly efficient customer service but are struggling now because of competition from other computer stores that have adopted Apple's retail business model.

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