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Monday, October 1, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Minnesota Orchestra locks out musicians, cancels concerts
    Minnesota Orchestra management locked out its musicians at midnight Sunday, and has canceled concerts through November, after the two sides failed to reach a contract agreement.7:20 a.m.
  • Tour of Accent SignageMinneapolis shooting: Remembering the victims
    Reuven Rahamim was among the six people who died in Thursday's shooting rampage on the western edge of Minneapols. A UPS driver making a delivery to Rahamin's business, where the shooting took place, was also one of the victims.7:25 a.m.
  • Debra HolmgrenIn new health exchange, human element of customer service is up for debate
    Minnesota and other states are developing health exchanges: an online, one-stop shop for consumers to compare competing health plans. The law provides for assistance from humans as well, but there is a big debate about who should provide that help.7:40 a.m.
  • Northern Metals Inc.Outcry as MPCA considers allowing more emissions by Mpls. metal shredder
    The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will vote Monday on whether to require an environmental impact study for a north Minneapolis metal shredding company that wants to increase emissions. Over the objections of some neighbors and several concerned agencies, the MPCA staff has recommended against the impact study.8:25 a.m.
  • Brandi Sargent and studentsMinn. Education Dept. to unveil schools' plans to improve performance
    The state Department of Education will release plans by the state's lowest-performing schools to improve student performance. The plans, which require the state's 130 lowest-performing schools to show how they intend to turn things around, represent another step in how the state has changed its system to evaluate schools' performance.8:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Syria Experiences More Bloody Weekend Fighting
    In the country's largest city Aleppo, large swaths of a historic market were burned to the ground as government troops battled rebels for control of the city. And a bomb struck a largely Kurdish city in the country's northeast.
  • Syrian-American Doctors Head To The Battle Zone
    The Syrian American Medical Society is quietly providing aid inside the embattled country. Some doctors see a series of "relatively safe" towns along the Turkish border as a place to begin rebuilding Syria's decimated health care system.
  • High Court Preps For Another Headline-Making Term
    Decisions are expected this term on affirmative action in higher education, same-sex marriage, the Voting Rights Act and a lot of privacy issues. The court opens the term Monday by taking a look at a case brought against Shell Oil by 12 Nigerians granted political asylum in the U.S.
  • For High Earners, Expiring Tax Cuts Would Hit Hard
    About 80 percent of Americans will see their tax bills rise if the Bush-era tax cuts are allowed to expire at the end of this year. But those who will take the largest hit are those with the highest incomes.
  • After Dramatic Comeback, Europe Wins Ryder Cup
    Martin Kaymer delivered the crucial point with a 1-up victory over Steve Stricker on Sunday, and Tiger Woods missed from inside four feet to halve his match with Francesco Molinari. The Europeans finished with 14 1/2 points while the Americans had 13 1/2.
  • Nail Biting: Mental Disorder Or Just A Bad Habit?
    The next version of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders proposes to lump nail biters and other pathological groomers with people who have obsessive compulsive disorder. But some psychiatrists see nail biting as a much more benign habit.
  • WTO Projects Slow Economic Growth In 2012
    The World Trade Organization projects that global trade in goods will grow by only 2.5 percent this year. That's down from last year's 5 percent growth, and much lower than the nearly 14 percent in 2010.
  • Maker Faire Celebrates Do-It-Yourself-Culture
    On the weekend, artists, scientists and tinkerers, who call themselves makers, came from around the world to New York City for the third annual World Maker Faire. It was one part science fair and one part world's fair.
  • Retro Products For The Digital Age
    The Impossible Project saved Polaroid film before it went off the market. It bought the last remaining factory and restarted production. And a gadget called the Instant Lab prints Polaroids from your iPhone.
  • Obama Preps For 1st Debate With Romney In Nevada
    President Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney are busy cramming for their first debate. The face-off Wednesday night in Denver could be their best opportunity to sway undecided voters. The two men are squeezing in a bit of campaigning between practice sessions. Romney holds a campaign rally in Denver Monday, while Obama rallied with supporters in Las Vegas Sunday.

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