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Friday, August 29, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Photograph of John F. KennedyI'm not a delegate - or even a Republican - is there any special entertainment for me?
    I'm not a delegate - or even a Republican - is there any special entertainment for me?6:45 a.m.
  • 'Little Margaret'If Stone Could Speak
    If you have ever wondered at the magnificent stonework at the St Paul Cathedral, local documentary filmmaker Randy Croce has a story for you.6:47 a.m.
  • Mark SeeleyWeather with Mark Seeley
    University of Minnesota climatologist and meteorologist Mark Seeley discusses Minnesota weather history and looks ahead to the forecast during the Repubican National Convention.6:55 a.m.
  • Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty in Denver at the DNCPawlenty not McCain's choice for VP
    Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty was not chosen by presidential candidate John McCain to be his running mate. Instead, McCain chose Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Pawlenty hosted his weekly radio show from the Minnesota State Fair this morning.7:20 a.m.
  • Audit says Minnesota DNR misspent $300,000
    A state audit finds that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources misspent $300,000 in state money when it helped host a wildlife enforcement officers conference last year.7:53 a.m.
  • Jon GordonFuture Tense with Jon Gordon
    Podcasting has far to go before entering mainstream.8:20 a.m.
  • Gov. Tim Pawlenty in DenverWhy not Pawlenty?
    Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talks with New York University professor Paul Light, author of "Vice-Presidential Power," about why McCain did not choose Pawlenty.8:25 a.m.
  • First AvenueWhere can I see famous people?
    I'm not a delegate. Where can I go to see famous people?8:40 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama: 'We Are Better Than These Last 8 Years'
    Barack Obama accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for president in a speech Thursday night that fired hard at his rival John McCain. Portraying a McCain administration as a continuation of the current Bush White House, Obama said, "On Nov. 4, we must stand up and say: 'Eight is enough.' "
  • Attendees Find Obama Passionate, Inspiring, Feisty
    More than 80,000 people were on hand for Barack Obama's history-making speech at Denver's Invesco Field. People in the crowd said they were impressed by his passion, his ability to inspire and his feistiness.
  • Georgia's Clayton County Schools Lose Accreditation
    The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools revoked accreditation for the Clayton County School District south of Atlanta. This is only the second time in 40 years that an entire district has lost accreditation. That means the district's 50,000 students might not be able to qualify for scholarships or attend the college they've chosen.
  • Flies In Danger Escape With Safety Dance
    High-speed cameras reveal that flies perform an elegant little ballet with their legs. In less than a 10th of a second, flies perceive the direction of the threat and use their legs to angle their bodies for the quickest escape route.
  • Food Program Gets Rare Access In North Korea
    North Korea recently allowed foreigners to visit parts of the country that aren't usually seen. Tony Banbury, the World Food Program's regional director for Asia, is there now and has visited several locations close to the border with China.
  • Two Udalls Work To Expand Democrats' Senate Turf
    Congressmen Tom Udall of New Mexico and Mark Udall of Colorado not only are cousins, but they're also running for U.S. Senate seats. Tom is the son of Stuart Udall, a former secretary of the interior. Mark is the son of Mo Udall, an Arizona Congressman who ran for president in 1976. The cousins are two of the most-likely-to-succeed Democrats running for Republican seats.
  • Imitators Profiting From Artist's Obama Design
    An image of Barack Obama by artist Shepard Fairey has become one of the most popular images of the campaign. But Fairey, whose posters have helped raise money for the campaign, says he has little patience for people who have copied the image for personal profit or resold his posters — at huge markups — on eBay.
  • One Person's Trash Is Obama Supporters' Treasure
    As soon as Barack Obama's speech was over, scavengers got to work. More than 80,000 people had jammed Denver's football stadium to watch Obama make history by becoming the first black man to be nominated for president by a major political party. Speech-goers picked up anything they could get their hands on — political signs, plastic cups and confetti.
  • China, Iraq Aim To Team Up To Develop Oil Field
    A pending deal with the state-run China National Petroleum Corp. calls for China to help develop an oil field south of Baghdad, Iraq. It would be the first contract Iraq has signed with a big foreign oil company since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003. Iraq needs help to develop its oil fields, and China needs energy for its fast growing economy.
  • Justice Department's New Rules On Corporate Crime
    The Justice Department on Thursday announced new guidelines for investigating corporate crime cases. The changes follow criticism that prosecutors went too far in pressuring companies to cooperate with criminal probes, and restricted individual defendants' rights.

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