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Friday, September 20, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Terrance FranklinPolice describe details of Terrance Franklin shooting
    Police presented a multimedia account of the shooting death of Terrance Franklin after a grand jury cleared officers of wrongdoing in the May 10 incident. Until Thursday, Minneapolis Chief of Police Janee Harteau said little about what happened.5:40 a.m.
  • St. Paul residentsEast Siders concerned crime will return as St. Paul cuts back on extra police patrols
    Operation Blue Wave was the the St. Paul Police Department's response to the deadly shooting in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood of a teen boy and a group beating of a young man that nearly killed him. Extra patrols are beginning to recede as summer ends, and that has some residents worried.5:45 a.m.
  • Rep. John Kline, R-Minn.Congress headed toward another staredown over budget
    The U.S. House is set to approve a Republican-backed measure today that will keep the federal government funded but defund the 2010 federal healthcare overhaul.6:50 a.m.
  • MPR meteorologist Mark SeeleyRollercoaster temperatures to go on upswing next week
    MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about the up-and-down temperatures for much of Minnesota in the past week. He also talks about recent storms that have improved drought conditions. And he says next week looks warmer than normal for the Twin Cities.6:55 a.m.
  • Nancy Barnes in a panel discussionStar Tribune editor Barnes looks ahead to what's next in Texas
    Nancy Barnes has been editor of the Star Tribune for six years. This week, she introduced herself to the staff of the Houston Chronicle, where she will take over as editor and executive vice president next month. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Nancy Barnes.7:40 a.m.
  • A scene from 'Informant.''Informant' documentary goes inside 2008 RNC protest
    A new documentary that opens tonight at the Film Society of Minneapolis/St. Paul takes us inside the protests that took place during the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul. Morning Edition producer Jim Bickal talked to the director of "Informant," Jamie Meltzer.7:45 a.m.
  • Spoonbridge and Cherry'Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties' maps road to the Spoonbridge
    If you have ever looked at the "Spoonbridge and Cherry" sculpture and wondered what it's about, you might now get an answer. The Walker Art Center this weekend opens a show of the early work of the artist who gave Minneapolis one of its landmarks.8:25 a.m.
  • Taj McWilliams-Franklin, Tamika CatchingsLynx look to avenge last year's loss in WNBA Finals
    The WNBA's Minnesota Lynx play the Seattle Storm tonight in the first game of their first round playoff series tonight at Target Center. We take a look at their prospects.8:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • House Nears Vote To Fund Government, Defund Obamacare
    The Republican-controlled House is set to vote Friday on a stopgap spending bill to keep the government open for business through the middle of December. And the White House has already said if it makes it to the president's desk, he'll veto it. That's because the bill also would defund the Affordable Care Act.
  • On Monday, 'Morning Edition' To Hear From IMF Chief Lagarde
    Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are debating the budget, and another pressing issue: whether to raise the debt ceiling. Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, told David Greene that those unresolved issues pose a risk to the global economy. On Monday, Morning Edition will air the interview with Lagarde.
  • Repairing Flooded Infrastructure Is A Big Task In Colorado
    Search and rescue efforts have slowed to a trickle in Colorado's flood-ravaged Front Range. The number of unaccounted for has fallen to around a hundred, while the number of presumed dead has grown to 10. After more than a week of flooding, the state faces massive challenges.
  • Pope Calls For 'New Balance' On Hot-Button Social Issues
    In an interview published Thursday, Pope Francis criticized the Catholic Church for being "obsessed" with anti-gay, anti-abortion and anti-contraception doctrine. He said the Church needs a "new balance" or it could "fall like a house of cards, losing the freshness and fragrance of the Gospel."
  • German Voters Expected To Elect Merkel To Third Term
    If she wins on Sunday, it will put German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the path to becoming the longest-serving female head of government in Europe. But the prospect of another four years with Merkel doesn't appeal to many Europeans outside Germany.
  • EPA Wants To Limit Greenhouse Gases From New Coal Power Plants
    Under the proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency, new plants that run on coal would be permitted to emit only about half as much carbon dioxide as the average coal plant puts into the air today. Emissions from the electricity industry are already declining as utilities turn to natural gas and wind farms.
  • Cashing In On The Fantasy-Sports Economy
    People paid $1.7 billion to play in fantasy leagues last year. Real businesses are springing up to try to profit from the fantasy economy.
  • Female Fans Love New Grand Theft Auto Despite Demeaning Content
    Grand Theft Auto V took in more than $800 million in sales on its first day in stores. The edgy and violent adventure game series isn't just a hit with young men: A significant number of women play, though some of them are disappointed the new release doesn't feature prominent female characters.
  • Nation's Largest Mortgage Provider Downsizes
    Wells Fargo has told 1,800 employees their services will no longer be needed in the bank's mortgage unit. The bank already cut more than 2,000 jobs in that unit last month. Wells Fargo cites lower demand for refinancing because of higher mortgage rates.
  • Why Companies And CEOs Rarely Admit To Wrongdoing
    JPMorgan Chase revealed last year that some traders in London concealed losing $6 billion. The company has agreed to pay $900 million in fines, but federal regulators also forced the bank to admit to wrongdoing. One analyst says admitting mistakes tarnishes your reputation.

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