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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Kathy Lausche at workAmerican Indian products selling big on the Web
    The Red Lake Band of Ojibwe in northern Minnesota has developed a booming business on the Internet. The band sells wild rice, jellies and traditional handmade crafts to customers worldwide.6:50 a.m.
  • Job applicantsMinnesotans try to weather the economic downturn
    Between rising unemployment, falling interest rates, precipitous market swings and proposals for stimulus, the economy has been prominent in the headlines for the past couple of weeks, and Minnesotans of all walks of life are feeling the affects in different ways.7:20 a.m.
  • Kaywin FeldmanKaywin Feldman looks to the MIA's future
    The state's two internationally known art museums, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Walker Art Center, are launching new eras under new leadership.7:40 a.m.
  • Kevin GarnettTimberwolves to take on Kevin Garnett
    The Minnesota Timberwolves will be in Boston Friday night to play the Celtics. It's the first time the team will take on its former star, Kevin Garnett. Morning Edition substitute host Perry Finelli talked with Brit Robson, who covers the Wolves for The Rake.7:55 a.m.
  • Minnesota Opera opens "Romeo and Juliet"
    The Minnesota Opera opens its production of "Romeo and Juliet" this weekend at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul. Morning Edition arts commentator and St. Pioneer Press theater critic Dominic Papatola discusses opera in Minnesota and across the nation.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Black and White in the South Carolina Race
    Conversations with voters in South Carolina reinforce suspicions that Sen. Barack Obama is having trouble attracting support from white Democrats. He has strong support among blacks, who make up about half the state's Democrats.
  • Obama Takes Heat from the Other Clinton
    Former President Bill Clinton is brushing off criticism that his campaign-trail rhetoric unfairly targets Sen. Barack Obama. Obama has complained that he's not sure who he is running against: Sen. Hillary Clinton, her husband, or both.
  • British Warn of Growing Female Islamic Radicalism
    British authorities are warning that a form of militant Islamist feminism is beginning to emerge, and that some Muslim women could begin to pose a security threat. The Islamic reawakening comes at a time when the British government is trying to enlist Muslim women to combat extremism.
  • New Orleans Inspector Struggles to Get Started
    The man in charge of auditing city finances and uncovering local corruption in New Orleans is off to a slow start. Bob Cerasoli, who made a name for himself investigating Boston's "Big Dig" project, is fighting the city's slow bureaucracy.
  • Officials Urge More Adult Vaccinations
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants adults to remember that vaccines aren't just for kids. Whooping cough, shingles, tetanus, and several other illnesses are still big problems in the U.S., mostly because adults aren't getting the shots they need.
  • Choosing a Doctor in the Digital Age
    A growing number of people are finding doctors through online review sites like Yelp, which post patient appraisals of a doctor's practice. But experts warn these patient reviews can be skewed.
  • When America Sneezes, Cliches Spread
    As stock markets around the world respond to turbulence in the U.S., variations on a dusty old theme are heard over and over in the media and elsewhere: "When America sneezes, the world catches cold."
  • Whitman to Give Up eBay CEO Post
    Meg Whitman, who guided the online auction company eBay from a startup to an e-commerce colossus, says she will step down in March. Now 51, Whitman has been at eBay for 10 years. Her departure comes as the company faces slower sales growth.
  • Toyota Trims GM's Lead in Vehicle Sales
    General Motors is still the world's No. 1 automaker, but only barely. Toyota is now just 3,000 vehicles behind. The two companies have been fighting a long battle for the top spot in global sales.
  • Seattle Investor Group Calm as Markets Swing
    As financial markets went on a roller-coaster ride this week, individual investors watched with growing anxiety. In Seattle, members of a women's investment club say they had a good year in 2007 and won't let 2008's rocky start cause panic.

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