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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Understanding the Electoral College
    University of Minnesota Political Science Professor Kathryn Pearson talked with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer about how the Electoral College could factor into the upcoming Presidential election.6:35 a.m.
  • GOP Rep. Doug WardlowFierce battle for control of the Minnesota Legislature
    The races for president and U.S. Senate and the proposed constitutional amendments on the Minnesota ballot have received plenty of attention this year.6:50 a.m.
  • Attorney Jim FlemingHoffner says 'nothing inappropriate' in videos of his children
    Attorneys in the child pornography case involving a Minnesota football coach have a couple of more weeks to submit further arguments to a judge.7:20 a.m.
  • Wolf in woodsMost wolf-hunt permits going to hunters in northern Minnesota
    When Minnesota's wolf-hunt season opens on Saturday, many of the permitted hunters will likely have seen a wolf before. Some have even felt the impact of the growing number of wolves. That's because wolves and most of the hunters with wolf permits call the northern half of the state home.7:40 a.m.
  • Wolf in woodsHunter looks forward to first wolf hunt
    One of the people in northern Minnesota who has a license to hunt wolves starting Saturday is Joel Treat. He works as a customs officer in International Falls. Joel spoke with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer what he's expecting.7:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • In North Jersey, Still A State Of Emergency
    Much of New York City and the surrounding area remain in a state of emergency. More than two days after a powerful storm, entire neighborhoods remain dark, without electricity and in need of basic supplies. Just across the Hudson River from Manhattan, the mayor of Hoboken is trying to get help for thousands of people in the city.
  • Sandy Leaves Long List Of Health Threats
    Public health officials are warning that people in areas devastated by Sandy face many risks in the storm's aftermath. They are urging people to protect themselves from health threats in the water, air and even their refrigerators.
  • Obama Gets A Bird's-Eye View Of Sandy's Damage
    On Wednesday, President Obama toured some of the hardest-hit parts of New Jersey, along with Republican Gov. Chris Christie. The two have become a political odd couple since the storm — each offering praise for the other's leadership.
  • Romney Returns To The Campaign Trail In Florida
    Mitt Romney returned to the campaign trail Wednesday, in a state that has some experience with damaging storms: He made three stops across the state of Florida.
  • Russia Set To Redefine Treason, Sparking Fears
    The current law says treason is spying or helping a foreign state to harm Russia's national security. The new definition would include consulting for or advising foreign countries or organizations. Opponents say the language is so vague that it could potentially be used to punish anyone who has contacts with foreigners.
  • Wireless Carriers Under Scrutiny After Sandy
    T-Mobile and AT&T have cut an emergency deal to share their cellphone networks in areas affected by Superstorm Sandy. They're trying to make it a little easier for customers to get a signal as carriers restore their networks. Some say companies should be forced to make their networks more resilient.
  • Older Voters Could Decide Outcome In Volatile Wis.
    The battleground state of Wisconsin has a higher percentage of older voters than the national average. Recently, it's also had a volatile political history, including an effort to recall the governor. Older voters at the Middleton Senior Center discuss their experiences and the issues driving their decisions now.
  • The Little Girl Who's Had Enough Of Politics
    Abigael Evans, 4, of Fort Collins, Colo., started crying on the way to the grocery store as she and her mother listened to NPR in the car. NPR editors issued an immediate apology online, and later in the afternoon, Abbie cheered up when she got an NPR Politics pin from member station KUNC.
  • Japanese TV Maker Sharp Doubles Expected Net Loss
    Japanese TV maker Sharp on Thursday doubled its expected net loss for the year to more than $5 billion. The company also raised concerns about its ability to survive on its own. The news comes a day after another Japanese tech giant, Panasonic, forecast a nearly $10 billion loss for the year.
  • GM Quarterly Earnings Exceed Expectations
    Even facing economic headwinds in Europe and South America, GM's quarterly earnings came in well above analysts' estimates, and its stock soared.

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