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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Rick CrowBrown winter shuts out snowmobile recreation, businesses
    Each January, snowmobiles are typically everywhere in much of the state. But this year is different. The machines that are a big part of winter tourism in Minnesota have been mostly idle.6:20 a.m.
  • Bullying pledgeAnoka-Hennepin's 'controversial topics' proposal draws more criticism
    Leaders of Minnesota's largest school district are still wrestling with whether to replace a controversial sexual orientation policy with a new policy that has also drawn plenty of criticism.6:55 a.m.
  • Analyst: Target and Apple a good match
    Twenty-five Target stores around the U.S. could be home to small-scale Apple stores later this year. At least that's the rumor swirling around the internet. Apple and Target have not confirmed the partnership. If true, the selected Target stores would host an Apple "store-within-a-store."7:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • New Hampshire Hosts First-In-The-Nation Primary
    Five candidates spent Monday campaigning in the state. And we now hear from five NPR reporters, covering those candidates. They include: Ari Shapiro on Mitt Romney, Robert Smith on Ron Paul, Andrea Seabrook on Newt Gingrich, Don Gonyea on Rick Santorum and Tovia Smith on Jon Huntsman.
  • Mara Brock Akil On Playing 'The Game' In Hollywood
    One of the most powerful writers and producers in Hollywood is black, female, middle-aged and Muslim. Along with her husband, Mara Brock Akil produces The Game -- one of the biggest hits on cable TV. Last year, the couple collaborated on the comedy-drama film Jumping the Broom.
  • What Makes Newton-John Get 'Physical' At The Gym
    No, Olivia Newton-John doesn't work out to her own anthem about exercise. That would be weird.
  • Hard Day's Delight: A School Of Rock, At The Office
    There's no better way to build a team than to start a band, say the executives of one telecom firm who met while playing music. Soon, their employees will play against each other in a companywide battle of the bands. The only rule is they have to pick an instrument they don't already know how to play.
  • Rivals Attack Romney's Record At Bain Capital
    The Republican presidential candidate has claimed that the private equity firm he founded helped to create more than 100,000 jobs. But that's only part of the story.
  • $5 Million Check From Casino Magnate Gives Pro-Gingrich SuperPAC A Big Boost
    The pro-Gingrich Winning Our Future received the contribution from Sheldon Adelson. He'd already given the legal limit to Gingrich's campaign, but under the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, and other recent changes in the law, he can give as much as he wants to a SuperPAC like Winning Our Future.
  • Chrysler Is Bringing Back The Dodge Dart
    The company unveiled the new version of its 1960s era compact car Monday. Chrysler's hoping the Dart will keep the reinvented car company on a roll. The company has started regaining some traction after a near collapse and a government bailout. It's now part of the Italian car company Fiat.
  • News From CES: Some Ford Vehicles Will Give Drivers Voice Control Of NPR's App
    The latest version of NPR's mobile news application can be controlled using your voice in some Ford vehicles.
  • CES: 35 Football Fields of Gizmos Galore
    You can never be too thin seems to be the mantra at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Ultra-thin laptops and slender next-generation TVs are being showcased along with thousands of other gadgets and gizmos. The show is so massive that if you walked from booth to booth you would travel more than 15 miles.
  • Yahoo To Show Original Animated Sci-Fi Series
    Electric City is the name of a new animated science-fiction series created by — and starring — Tom Hanks. It's being promoted at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in part because it'll be shown on the Internet site Yahoo this spring.

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