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Monday, November 4, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • One in five school districts asking voters for money Tuesday
    The districts are asking for more local taxpayer support even after they received a nearly half a billion dollar boost in funding from the legislature.6:50 a.m.
  • John and Becky ShockleyHere comes Minneapolis ranked-choice voting, and not everyone's ready
    When they step into the voting booth, Minneapolis voters will choose among 35 candidates for mayor. On the ballot, each of those candidates will be listed three times, so voters can pick their first, second, and third choice. Are voters ready to cast their ballots?7:20 a.m.
  • Ranked choice voting explained
    MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Minnesota Public Radio News reporter Curtis Gilbert, who explained ranked-choice voting, and the long ballot with 35 candidates on it in Minneapolis.7:25 a.m.
  • Kevin LovveMinnesota Timberwolves race to 3-0 start
    The Minnesota Timberwolves beat the New York Knicks Sunday night 109-100 in Madison Square Garden and are off to their first 3-0 start in a dozen years. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor with the Minneapolis Star Tribune, about the teams' fast start to the season.8:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Va. Governor's Race May Be Proxy For Broader National Debate
    The partial government shutdown could deliver its first political victim in Tuesday's elections. Republican Ken Cuccinelli is trailing in the Virginia governor's race. Opponents have tried to tar Cuccinelli with the shutdown and other unpopular Tea Party policies. Cuccinelli is linking Democratic opponent Terry McAuliffe to the troubled rollout of Obamacare.
  • Veteran Pennsylvania Congressman Can't Escape GOP Civil War
    Bill Shuster, a seven-term Republican congressman from rural, central Pennsylvania, has long been considered a social and fiscal conservative. But his vote to end the government shutdown and close alliance with Speaker John Boehner has put him on the list of GOP incumbents facing Tea Party-backed primary challenges next year.
  • U.N. Warns Of Possible Genocide In Central African Republic
    Conditions are deteriorating in the Central African Republic, where Islamist militants overthrew the government last spring. There's been sectarian violence and a growing humanitarian crisis. Reporter Kristen van Schie of South Africa's Star newspaper has just returned from a reporting trip to the republic, and talks to David Greene about what she has learned.
  • Study Sheds Light On Criminal Activity During Time Change
    Over the weekend, most areas of the U.S. observed Daylight Saving Time. The clocks were turned back one hour, and an hour of daylight was moved from the evening to the morning. New research indicates the time change has a big downside: an apparent increase in crimes.
  • Prime-Time TV Shows Need Winning Time Slot
    Viewers are a few weeks into the fall television season and the axe has already fallen on some new shows — while others are starting to demonstrate star power. Morning Edition's Renee Montagne talks to NPR TV critic Eric Deggans about fall TV winners and losers.
  • Getting Your Microbes Analyzed Raises Big Privacy Issues
    Scientists are asking people to contribute samples of their gut microbes to help figure out how those microbes affect human health. But ethicists say sharing that information, as well as the personal health data that make it useful to researchers, poses risks. That's especially true for children.
  • Online Gambling To Be Allowed In Delaware
    Starting this week, Delaware gamblers will be able to play poker, roulette, blackjack and slots from the comfort of their homes — as long as they're registered through one of the state's three casinos and are physically in Delaware.
  • iPhone Users Face Dilemma Of When To Upgrade
    David Greene talks to Bloomberg technology columnist Rich Jaroslovsky about when to update an Apple smartphone. Jaroslovsky explains why if you own an older model iPhone and upgrade to the new operating system, your experience can be much slower than if you have the newest iPhone.
  • German Officials Locate Lost Artwork
    It's been publicly announced that authorities in Munich uncovered a huge art collection in 2011 that was thought to have been lost forever. Seized by the Nazis in the 1930s and 40s, the collection reportedly includes more than 1,500 pieces — by masters like Picasso, Matisse and Chagall. The collection could be worth more than a billion dollars.
  • On U.S. Embassy Takeover Anniversary, Iran's Hardliners Rally
    A group of hardliners in Iran plans a "Grand Day of Death to America" on Monday, which is the 34th anniversary of the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Steve Inskeep talks to New York Times Tehran Bureau Chief Thomas Erdbrink about the conservative effort to dampen a new wave of openness and optimism ushered in by President Hassan Rouhani.

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