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Friday, October 14, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • PromenadeThe hidden messages of a Renaissance master
    Considered one of the greats of his time, Renaissance artist Albrecht Durer created iconic engravings and woodcuts in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. It turns out the story behind the collection is as fascinating as the pictures themselves.6:50 a.m.
  • Mark SeeleyOctober is unseasonably warm so far
    Many Minnesota weather observers have reported the warmest first two weeks of October, averaging from 12 to 14 degrees warmer than normal. University of Minnesota meteorologist Mark Seeley talks about the warm weather with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.6:55 a.m.
  • MN Republicans in Congress join fight against regulations, but strategy raises doubts
    Republicans in Congress, including the Minnesota delegation, contend that government regulations are holding back job creation, and there are GOP efforts in both the House and Senate to move legislation cutting red tape.7:20 a.m.
  • GOP Reform 2.0 initiativeOn tour of state, GOP legislators seek ideas, affirmation
    State Republicans are touring the state to hear from constituents and seek affirmation for the ideas they have in mind for the 2012 session.7:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Ala. Needs Workers, Law Chases Away Immigrants
    Alabama business owners are furious about the state's new immigration law. They say it is costing them business. Some wonder if the state will ultimately change the law, which is leading legal and illegal immigrants to flee the state.
  • College Students Join Occupy Wall Street Protests
    Students at more than 100 colleges across the country rallied Thursday to show solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protesters. Demonstrators, both on and off campus, are voicing increasing frustration with the high cost of college, mounting student debt loads and the lousy job market for recent graduates.
  • Despite Doubts, Support For Eurozone Is 'Strong'
    The 27 nations in the European Union are feeling pressured to help solve the debt crisis. Seventeen of those nations share the euro. Joao Vale de Almeida, the European Union's ambassador to the U.S., tells Steve Inskeep the crisis has made them realize they are not fully equipped to handle difficult times, but they are moving forward.
  • Can Obama Campaign Reignite Small Donors' Passion
    The Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee jointly raised $70 million in the third quarter for the president's re-election. The announcement came from President Obama's campaign manager Jim Messina just days ahead of the filing deadline.
  • In African Cave, An Early Human Paint Shop
    Scientists have unearthed a tool kit for making paint in a South African cave. At 100,000 years old, it looks to be the oldest evidence of paint-making to date, and indicates higher-order thinking. "I think we're going to find that these early people were smarter than we think," an anthropologist says.
  • Syrians, Not The Regime, Feel The Sting Of Sanctions
    This week, the European Union imposed new sanctions against Syria's government, freezing the assets of the Commercial Bank of Syria. But despite how economic pressure is hurting ordinary Syrians, many say the sanctions are unlikely to change government policy.
  • How Will Cleric's Death Affect Al-Qaida Branch?
    A new report says last month's killing of a radical cleric in Yemen by an American drone may do little to weaken the al-Qaida affiliate to which he belonged. Anwar al-Awlaki, an American with Yemeni roots, had been on the U.S. capture or kill list for more than a year. Intelligence officials deemed he was working with al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, which is one of the deadliest al-Qaida affiliates.
  • Google 3rd Quarter Earnings Beat Expectations
    Google made $2.7 billion, or $8.33 per share, in the three months ending in September. If not for expenses covering employee stock compensation, Google would have earned $9.72 per share.
  • Romney Pledges To Take On Unfair Business Practices
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took on U.S. trade policy during a speech at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Wash., Thursday. Romney told Microsoft employees he'd push for free trade "everywhere in the world."
  • A New Muesli Maker's Quest For The Cereal Aisle
    Ian Szalinski is trying to jump from a one-man mixing and packaging operation to a specialty foods company that could sell its cereal to major supermarket chains. The product and its packaging are key for bigger buyers, and with already small margins, he's feeling the pinch in the transition.

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