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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Ron Mickus and Don EddyNew campaign hopes to rebrand the Twin Cities
    Before the spotlight shines on the Twin Cities for the Republican National Convention, the people who live here need to shed their stoic Midwestern ways and start bragging. At least, that is the message of a new branding campaign intended to "reposition" the Twin Cities as a national destination.7:20 a.m.
  • Panhandling downtownMpls program promises housing for long-term homeless
    Money from Minneapolis and other sources is being used to hire outreach workers who offer homeless people on the street a place to live.7:25 a.m.
  • Stock marketFederal Reserve makes surprise interest rate cut
    The Federal Reserve this morning cut a key interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point. The move came on the heels of a sharp plunge in global markets on Monday. Minnesota Public Radio's chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell discusses the situation with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Clinton, Obama Trade Blows in South Carolina
    Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama sparred Monday night at a Democratic debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Each accused the other of deliberately distorting the truth for political gain.
  • GOP Hopefuls Fight over Wide-Open Florida
    Republican presidential candidates are trying new tactics in the run-up to Florida's GOP primary. Polls show a tight four-way race between John McCain, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee and Rudy Giuliani.
  • Muslim Activist Critical of 'Multicultural Mistake'
    Women's rights lawyer Seyran Ates, a Turk who grew up in Berlin, blames the rise of political Islam in Europe in part on what she calls excessive tolerance of repressive traditions in minority cultures and a widespread resistance to integration.
  • Oscar Nods Arrive; Will a Show Follow?
    As Oscar nominees are announced, uncertainty remains over the fate of the annual ceremony. The ongoing writers' strike could short-circuit the awards show.
  • Former U.N. Chief Tackles Kenya's Crisis
    Kofi Annan, the one-time U.N. secretary-general, arrives in Kenya on Tuesday to address deadly post-election violence. President Mwai Kibaki returned to power last month amid cries from the opposition that the election was rigged.
  • Climate Change Fuels Debate over Hurricane Threat
    Members of the American Meteorological Society are meeting in New Orleans. There is a debate over whether warmer water, caused by climate change, will cause more destructive hurricanes like Katrina.
  • Asian Markets Continue Alarming Fall
    For the second day in a row, fears of a U.S. recession are driving stock prices lower in Asia. Japan's stock index fell more steeply than at any time since the Sept. 11 attacks. European markets, hit hard Monday, were showing mixed results Tuesday.
  • Plan Approved for Rescue of U.K. Bank
    The British Treasury guarantees a $50 billion bond offer by troubled mortgage lender Northern Rock. But the government's plan is not without critics.
  • Solving the Subprime Mess
    How did the nation make its way into the subprime mortgage debacle? How might the crisis be addressed? David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal, offers his insights.
  • Anheuser-Busch Leads Super Bowl Advertisers
    The nation's beer giant will once again grab the most Super Bowl ad time. Anheuser-Busch will reportedly spend $16 million for four minutes. Its seven ads will feature comedians Will Ferrell and Carlos Mencia as well as the Clydesdales.

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