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Friday, November 23, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Is Minnesota still the nation's icebox?
    Meteorologist Mark Seeley answers a listener's question: You have said that we report the nation's lowest temperature dozens of times each year. With this year being so consistently warmer than normal, how many times have we reported the nation's low so far?6:55 a.m.
  • A cold oneA shortage of hops has beer makers and beer drinkers worried
    A shortage of hops means it's more expensive for brewers to make beer. That cost is expected to be passed on to beer drinkers in the coming year.7:25 a.m.
  • workshopToy safety scare is a boon to Minnesota toymakers
    Some Minnesota toymakers say business is booming this holiday season thanks in large part to concerns about the safety of imported toys.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Iran's Rise Prompts New Push for Mideast Peace
    President Bush is trying to revive the Middle East peace process with a conference early next week in Annapolis, Md. Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk says that Iran's growing influence in the region has led Bush's to restart Middle East talks.
  • Impasse over President Sparks Crisis in Lebanon
    Lebanon faces a new political crisis after its parliament postponed a session to elect a new president. The delay is meant to allow more time for lawmakers from rival factions to reach a consensus on a new head of state.
  • Counting Down on MSNBC's Keith Olbermann
    A numbered list of things worth knowing about one of cable's most talked-about talkers — and one of TV's most prominent Bush-administration critics.
  • 'Enchanted,' a Spellbinding Self-Parody from Disney
    The film, about an animated princess thrust unprepared into the gritty reality of New York City, is what happens when wised-up meets happily-ever-after. Amy Adams is the indispensable star.
  • Scandal Plagues Oral Roberts University
    The Christian university in Tulsa, Okla., founded by evangelist Oral Roberts is the target of several lawsuits. Some of the suits raise allegations that the current university president, son of Oral Roberts, and his family used school money for personal use.
  • Study: Adoption Not Harmful to Child's Self-Esteem
    New research challenges the common perception that adoption negatively impacts a child's self-esteem. A study by a Dutch researcher shows that adopted children tend to overcome developmental and emotional problems, and achieve a normal level of self-esteem.
  • Giving Thanks and Becoming an American
    After 18 years in the United States, this Thanksgiving was commentator Sandip Roy's first as an American citizen. Roy took his oath of citizenship earlier in November. He describes the process he went through, and the reactions he received from friends and family back in India.
  • Wall Street Open for Business, For a Bit
    Traders are back on Wall Street after the Thanksgiving holiday, but it will be a short trading day. Stock markets close early Friday afternoon as do the bond markets.
  • Retailers Brace for Bleak News on Black Friday
    Friday marks the start of the holiday shopping season. It's the biggest shopping day of the year. But retailers are bracing for a difficult battle this year. Retail analyst Howard Davidowitz talks to Renee Montagne about what to expect.
  • Gift Cards: Gift for Consumers or Retailers?
    How big are gift cards this time of year? According to one study, sales of gift cards will soon top $100 billion. But for some people, gift cards are the gift that is rarely used.

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