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Friday, October 3, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Tyrone and RalphGuthrie and Rapson battle again
    This weekend the History Theatre in St. Paul will delve into one of the great tempestuous relationships of Minnesota theater history. "Tyrone and Ralph" is about the struggle in the early 1960s between architect Ralph Rapson and Sir Tyrone Guthrie, as they built the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.6:50 a.m.
  • University of Minnesota climatologist Mark SeeleyWeather with Mark Seeley
    University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley discusses Minnesota weather history and looks ahead to the weekend weather.6:55 a.m.
  • DebateAfter debate: undecided voters still unsure
    More than a hundred voters filled our UBS Forum here at Minnesota Public Radio to watch last night's vice presidential debate. Most of them had already made up their minds about the election. But there were a few who hadn't.7:20 a.m.
  • Mysterious painCampaign launches to prevent deadly blood clots
    Federal health officials say many blood clot deaths could be prevented if patients and doctors knew more about the problem.7:25 a.m.
  • Future Tense with Jon Gordon
    Microsoft offers perks in its search for searchers.8:20 a.m.
  • A preview of the new Talking Volumes season
    Talking Volumes host Kerry Miller talks with MPR's Cathy Wurzer about the authors and books that are included in the regional book club's new season.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • VP Debate: No Fury In Missouri
    They were civil, but the vice presidential debate in St. Louis featured plenty of clashes. Joe Biden and Sarah Palin met Thursday night for their only debate of the presidential campaign. They traded jabs for 90 minutes on topics as diverse as the current economic crisis, global warming and foreign policy.
  • Obama Has Michigan To Himself
    Democratic hopeful Barack Obama campaigned Thursday in Michigan. That's where he began the week. Michigan already seems to be a win for Obama. The McCain campaign confirmed Thursday that it is pulling out of Michigan.
  • McCain Campaign Abandons Efforts To Win Michigan
    Republican presidential candidate John McCain apparently has conceded Michigan to Democrat Barack Obama. The McCain campaign confirmed Thursday that it is pulling staff and advertising out of Michigan and diverting those resources to states that are more winnable for Republicans.
  • 'Rachel Getting Married': Wedding Movie Bliss
    In and out of rehab for a decade, a troubled young woman reunites with her family for her sister's wedding. Jonathan Demme's film dares to mix the bitter with the sweet, and it's suffused with both anxiety and joy.
  • Ford Kicks Off Production Of New F-150
    For decades, Ford's F-series pickup truck was the best selling vehicle in the country. But this year, high fuel costs and battered economy have caused pickup sales to plummet. Now, Ford has a new more fuel efficient version of its popular truck.
  • Viewers In Rural Virginia Impressed By VP Debate
    Viewers of Thursday night's debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden included a group gathered at University of Virginia in rural Wise County. Steve Inskeep watched the debate with them and talks with Renee Montagne about partygoers' impressions of the only debate between the vice presidential candidates.
  • 'Tax Extenders' Add To Cost Of Bailout Bill
    In addition to the initial $700 billion aimed at the Wall Street bailout, the measure the House takes up Friday is loaded with provisions to continue existing tax breaks that lawmakers and lobbyists worked out in past congresses.
  • Honda Takes Aim At Toyota With A New Hybrid
    Honda has unveiled a new five-door gasoline-electric hatchback to challenge rival Toyota's success with the Prius. Honda's latest hybrid offering was put on display at the Paris Auto Show. It's called Insight, and looks suspiciously like the Prius.
  • Checking Your Mutual Fund Returns? Better Sit First
    The third quarter of the financial year just ended, and investors are starting to get their latest mutual fund statements. "I wouldn't say any of the stock categories came out unscathed, except for probably real estate," one analyst says.
  • September Expected To Show More Job Losses
    The Labor Department releases monthly unemployment figures Friday. Figures released Thursday show first-time unemployment claims hit their highest level in seven years.

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