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Friday, January 6, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • 'Back door' to MinneapolisEyes on Linden Ave. as possible stadium site
    Supporters call the intersection of Linden Avenue and 16th Street the "back door" to downtown Minneapolis, and say a stadium there would make a great portal to the city.7:20 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Romney Hopes For A 'Great Day In South Carolina'
    Almost all of the Republican presidential candidates trying to unseat front-runner Mitt Romney are in New Hampshire ahead of Tuesday's primary. But Romney is campaigning in South Carolina — the state that votes after New Hampshire.
  • Rick Santorum: The Underdog With A Loud Bark
    Rick Santorum's surprisingly strong showing in the Iowa caucuses was less of a surprise in his home state of Pennsylvania. There he's known as a master-campaigner who's at his best when he's an underdog. But his conservative social views have hurt him with voters in the past.
  • The Turkish Model: Can It Be Replicated?
    As a number of Arab states go through dramatic transitions, many are looking to Turkey as an example of a modern, moderate Islamic country that has a working democracy. But it's not clear whether Turkey's successes can be duplicated elsewhere.
  • Music To Make You Move: Help NPR Create The Ultimate Workout Mix
    It's time to get in shape, and nothing motivates like music. We need your go-to workout tunes.
  • Sanctions On Iran Effect Ordinary Iranians Psyche
    European Union countries are considering a ban on importing Iranian oil. That debate follows new U.S. sanctions against Iran's central bank. Writer Hooman Majd, who has recently returned from Tehran, tells Steve Inskeep that Iranians are concerned about their economy.
  • Nations Want Korean Peninsula To Remain Stable
    The death of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Il and the elevation of his son Kim Jong Un could create new strategic policies in the region. China and the U.S. have vital interests in the Korean peninsula, but they are trying to compete and cooperate at the same time — all while worried about North Korea's nuclear weapons program.
  • Predictions Disagree On Euro's Future
    IMF Director Christine Lagarde says 2012 will not be the end of the euro currency, despite the debt crisis. But billionaire investor George Soros isn't as optimistic. He was quoted as saying that what's happening in Europe "is more serious and more threatening" than the crash of 2008.
  • Barnes & Noble Explores Separating Nook Business
    Barnes & Noble's stock took a tumble Thursday after the bookseller announced that it is thinking about separating its Nook e-readers from the rest of its business. Separation could be a good thing if it just means the tablet business will be independently managed.
  • FDA Agrees To Limit Antibiotics In Livestock
    The FDA is increasing regulations on a class of antibiotic drugs commonly used by livestock producers. The drugs are great for treating infections in animals and humans. Food safety advocates say the over-use of cephalosporin in animals has contributed to the development of diseases that tolerate the antibiotic.
  • China Issues Year Of The Dragon Stamp
    According to the traditional Chinese calendar, the Year of the Rabbit gives way to the Year of the Dragon later this month. The government started selling stamps to commemorate the New Year. After months of cute bunny stamps, some Chinese say the dragon stamp is too ferocious.

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