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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • FarmfestFarmfest clouded by congressional farm bill gridlock
    Farmer discontent with Congress seems to be growing almost as quickly as Minnesota's corn and soybean fields. The unhappiness is aimed at lawmakers' inability to pass the central piece of the nation's agricultural policy, the farm bill.7:20 a.m.
  • 'Love and Rockets'Thirty years of 'Love and Rockets' explode in Minneapolis
    When many people think of comic-book heroes, they likely picture a pantheon of ultra-muscled superheroes. But some hard core fans of the comics prefer "Love and Rockets," which portrays real people and is considered by some to be the pinnacle of the art form.8:25 a.m.
  • Clean and messy desksStudy: Messy desks get creative juices flowing
    New research shows that the decisions you make and your creativity are influenced by the relative neatness of your workspace.8:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Security Heightened In Yemeni Capital Sanaa
    Tanks and troops are in the streets of Yemen's capital, Sanaa, as reports of possible terrorist strikes closed the U.S. and British embassies there. On Tuesday, the U.S. government advised American citizens in Yemen to leave immediately. For a view inside the capital, Renee Montagne talks to Iona Craig, a correspondent for The Times of London and one of the few remaining western journalists still there.
  • Culture War Rages In Egypt
    What is the cultural impact of a revolution? Egyptian artists, writers and comedians are sorting through what they can and can't express now that the Morsi government has been pushed from power and the military is in charge.
  • Boston Hopes Red Sox Owner Can Turn Around 'Globe'
    In Boston, a billionaire entrepreneur is buying the Boston Globe. John Henry is currently the owner of the Red Sox baseball team. He says he isn't interest in trying to influence the news — including the baseball coverage.
  • Derrick Hodge: Finding Music In Unexpected Moments
    From church services to arguments at the table, the jazz musician finds himself drawn to the music of the everyday. His debut album, Live Today, is anchored in jazz grooves and layered with influences from hip-hop to gospel.
  • Want To Be A Chicken Farmer? Try It Before You Commit
    The idea of raising backyard chickens has become very popular. But people who follow through on the idea don't always know what they are getting into. So a few companies are letting would-be chicken farmers try out the experience — for a fee.
  • Fort Hood Trial: Hasan Acknowledges Evidence Against Him
    Day 1 of the court martial of Major Nidal Hasan featured a statement from the former Army psychiatrist. He acknowledged that he was the shooter in the attack that killed 13 and wounded more than 30. The military jury also heard testimony from one of those soldiers wounded.
  • With Holder In The Lead, Sentencing Reform Gains Momentum
    Eric Holder, the nation's top law enforcement officer, is calling for a sea change in the criminal justice system. The attorney general is joined by a bipartisan group of lawmakers who want to overhaul prison sentencing policies.
  • Virgin America Announces Earnings Win
    The company has been hit by a lot of losses since it was founded in 2007. But for the second quarter of this year, it says it earned nearly $9 million. Virgin America seems to be reaping the benefits of falling fuel prices and an increase in people traveling.
  • Tensions Flare Over Rock Of Gibraltar
    Once again, Spain and Britain are at odds over a tiny limestone peninsula at Europe's southern tip — Gibraltar. It's physically attached to Spain but has been a British territory for 300 years. Now some Spaniards want it back.
  • Amazon Enters Art World; Galleries Say They Aren't Worried
    Will the local gallery go the way of the local bookstore or record store? In the past few years, there's been a growth in sites that sell fine art on the Internet. On Tuesday, Amazon joined that market.

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