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Monday, September 23, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Curtis WehmeyerArchdiocese knew of priest's sexual misbehavior yet kept him in ministry
    Curtis Wehmeyer's eight years as a St. Paul priest are dotted with episodes of risky, sex-fueled behavior -- and the leaders of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis knew all about it. Last year, the parish of Blessed Sacrament faced a horror: Wehmeyer was convicted for his sexual abuse of two teenage boys.7:35 a.m.
  • Stingless waspsStingless wasps: How much do they help in the fight to save ash trees?
    A new study will help researchers determine whether to continue releasing stingless wasps as a strategy in the battle against the emerald ash borer, a tiny invasive beetle that's posing a dire threat to Minnesota's ash trees.8:20 a.m.
  • More losing puts Twins manager Gardenhire's future in doubt
    The Minnesota Twins watched Oakland celebrate winning the AL West title yesterday after the A's beat the Twins 11-7. Just a few years ago, the Twins were regularly celebrating playoff berths, but the team has fallen on hard times of late. And there is growing speculation that as a result manager Ron Gardenhire will be replaced after the season ends. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, to talk about Gardenhire's future.8:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Mall Siege In Kenya Enters Its Third Day
    In Nairobi, the military says it has rescued "most" of the remaining people trapped inside the high-end shopping mall. At least 68 people have been killed and 175 injured. The militant group al-Shabab from neighboring Somalia has claimed responsibility.
  • Obama Comforts Families Of Navy Yard Shooting
    President Obama spoke at a memorial service Sunday for the victims of last week's shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. The president and first lady also met with families of the dead. Twelve people were killed in addition to the gunman, who died in a shootout with police.
  • A Check On The Global Economy With IMF Head Lagarde
    David Greene talks to IMF chief Christine Lagarde, who has advocated for what some people have labeled "harsh" austerity measures that forced struggling European nations to slash government payrolls and reduce public services.
  • 'Rush' Gets Points For Style, Doesn't Win Our Hearts
    Formula 1 racing is having its moment in the sun on American movie screens. The new movie Rush attempts to combine Hollywood style with an independent film's sensibility. Rush is directed by Ron Howard.
  • Germany's Chancellor Leads Conservative Party To Victory
    Official election results confirm that German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives have won — but they finished short of an absolute majority. The likeliest outcome is a Merkel-led coalition with the Social Democrats.
  • How A Pregnant Woman's Choices Could Shape A Child's Health
    Pregnant women are told not to drink, smoke or stress out. But it hasn't been clear how those choices may affect a fetus. By studying how genes are turned on and off, scientists say they are getting closer to understanding what experiences in the womb really affect a child's health.
  • Smart Teenage Brains May Get Some Extra Learning Time
    It used to be that neuroscientists thought smart people were all alike. But now they think that some very smart people retain the ability to learn rapidly, like a child, well into adolescence. That means they have a longer period of time to learn from their environment — and maybe learn Chinese.
  • 'House Of Cards' Wins Emmy's Director Award
    The video streaming service Netflix claimed a victory at the Emmy Awards Sunday night as David Fincher took the Best Director prize for his work on the political drama House of Cards. It was the first time an online video distributor won in a major category.
  • Wonder Bread To Reappear On Grocers' Shelves
    After a 10 month hiatus, Wonder Bread is back and it could be on store shelves in some areas on Monday. Production of the bread stopped when Hostess went out of business.
  • Got Baguettes? Bakers' Lobby Tells France To Eat More Bread
    The French bakers' lobby has launched a campaign to keep bread on people's minds. Their slogan, which is plastered on billboards and inscribed on bread bags, is "Cou cou, tu as pris le pain?" which translates roughly as, "Hi there, did ya pick up the bread?"

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