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Friday, November 8, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Probe: MNsure data breach was unintentional
    An investigation by the Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor has found that a data breach at MNsure earlier this year was unintentional and that there was "no evidence of malicious intent."5:40 a.m.
  • Mike McFaddenFor Republicans, an expensive fight to pick challenger to Sen. Franken
    If being the Republican candidate nominee for U.S. Senate next year has anything to do with the size of a candidate's bank account and campaign headquarters, businessman Mike McFadden would have it wrapped up.5:45 a.m.
  • Steve Allison of DuluthDeer hunt mixes tradition, wildlife management
    Nearly 500,000 orange-clad hunters will head for the woods Saturday for the opening of Minnesota's deer hunting season, and for the state's second managed wolf hunt.6:20 a.m.
  • MPR meteorologist Mark SeeleyClimatologist leads conference on adapting to climate change
    MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about a conference on adapting to climate change in Minnesota. It attracted a wide variety of attendees from across the state. Seeley also reviews the first big snow storm of the year to hit the state earlier this week.6:55 a.m.
  • Matthew McConaughey as Ron WoodroofThe Minnesota writer behind the Cowboy of 'Dallas Buyers Club'
    "Dallas Buyers Club" is the extraordinary account of a hard-living, hard-partying Texas cowboy with a death sentence from AIDS hanging over his head. The way he dealt with the disease inspired Wayzata native Melisa Wallack's to write her first film script.7:25 a.m.
  • Gopher football looks for for historic win versus Penn State
    The University of Minnesota football team will go for its fourth straight win against Penn State tomorrow at home. The last season when the Gophers won four straight Big Ten games was 1973. MPR's Phil Picardi spoke with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, about why the team has played so well lately.8:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Expectations Grow For Deal On Iran's Nuclear Program
    Secretary of State John Kerry is headed to Geneva to join other major powers involved in nuclear negotiations with Iran. Iran hopes the international community will ease crippling economic sanctions in exchange for capping some of its atomic activities.
  • Powerful Typhoon Batters Philippines
    A massive typhoon is crossing the Philippines. It is expected to maintain its Category 5 status as it crosses the entire country, and may be one of the strongest storms in history.
  • Ex-Ambassador Examines U.S., Pakistan Relations
    Steve Inskeep talks to former Pakistan Ambassador to the U.S. Hussain Haqqani about his new book: Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States and an Epic History of Misunderstanding.
  • Outside Money Plays Big Role In Va. Race For Governor
    Far-flung billionaires played a big role in the Virginia gubernatorial race. San Francisco environmentalist Tom Steyer and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent more than $2 million each to help elect Democrat Terry McAuliffe as governor.
  • Saudi Soldier Questions Authority With Art (And Plastic Wrap)
    Abdulnasser Gharem is revolutionizing the contemporary art scene in Saudi Arabia with performance art and installations that chafe against his country's bureaucracy. A lieutenant colonel in the army, Gharem skirts potential censorship by exhibiting his boldest, most critical pieces outside Saudi borders.
  • Animator Hayao Miyazaki's 'Wind Rises' Is 'Special'
    "To see The Wind Rises is to both marvel at the work of Hayao Miyazaki and regret that this film is likely his last," says critic Kenneth Turan. Inspired by the life of a brilliant aircraft designer, it's quintessential Miyazaki: stunningly beautiful and completely idiosyncratic.
  • Twitter's Value Soars To Nearly $25 Billion
    Shares of Twitter stock went on sale to the public on Thursday. They immediately climbed more than 70 percent above the offering price of $26 a share.
  • Budget Office Examines Cost Of Partial Government Shutdown
    You might think shutting down the government would save money, but you'd be wrong. According to the White House budget office, during the 16-day partial shutdown, federal employees were paid roughly $2 billion not to work.
  • Neflix To Stream Original Series Based On Marvel Characters
    Netflix and Disney have announced a deal that calls for Marvel Television to develop four original live-action series. The new series will star relatively minor characters from Marvel's catalog.
  • Job Applicants Find Position Titles Confusing
    One of the many challenges in finding the right job these days can be just figuring out what recruiters are actually offering. A website compiled a list of the most ridiculous job titles, after a number of applicants complained that they didn't understand what the positions entailed. You can't blame them for being confused. A paper boy is now a "media distribution officer."

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