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Friday, November 11, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Veteran's MuseumVeterans museum shares soldiers' stories in their own words
    On this Veterans' Day we travel to Perham, Minn. The small town just off Highway 10, near Detroit Lakes, is home to the "In Their Own Words" Veterans Museum.6:20 a.m.
  • Documentary Explores History of North Minneapolis
    A new documentary about a unique Minnesota community airs Sunday on Twin Cities Public Television. "Cornerstones: a History of North Minneapolis" explores the people and places that shaped the area.6:50 a.m.

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  • Property taxes are rising for most, early estimates show
    Will the budget agreement the Legislature and Gov. Mark Dayton reached last summer leave Minnesota's property taxes higher next year? In a word, yes. But a caution: This is Minnesota, and when you talk property taxes, things get complicated.7:20 a.m.
  • Kevin LindseyHuman rights commissioner promises quicker investigation, resolution
    The Minnesota Department of Human Rights commissioner told community leaders that his new policy is to investigate every charge of discrimination filed with the agency with faster response and resolution to complaints.7:25 a.m.
  • Silent Night'Silent Night' recounts Christmas Truce across no man's land
    Based on the 2005 French movie "Joyeux Noel," the Minnesota Opera's "Silent Night" is the retelling of the World War I Christmas Truce of 1914 when soldiers in Europe put down their rifles and walked across no man's land to celebrate the season together. The production opens to its world premiere on Saturday.7:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Romney Campaigns In Michigan Against Car Bailout
    Michigan is expected to be a battleground in next year's presidential election. The state has a double-digit jobless rate but also has an auto industry that's being revived after getting federal help in 2009. President Obama points to that as a success story. But Republican candidates maintain the bailout was a bad idea. Among them, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney — a Michigan native whose father once ran a car company.
  • Senate OKs Bill To Boost Hiring Of Veterans
    The measure is the first sliver of President Obama's $447 billion jobs package to win bipartisan approval in the Senate. And it couldn't come soon enough: Nearly 1 in 8 veterans who left the service in the past decade is unemployed — a higher jobless rate than the national average.
  • In Myanmar, A Wary Welcome For Signs Of Change
    In March, the Myanmar military installed a new government that says it's sincere about reforming its repressive rule. It's loosened media restrictions and suspended work on a controversial dam. But skeptics fear that the changes are merely a way to placate the people and preserve the status quo.
  • How To Put A Value On Oil Damaged Life In The Gulf
    A law passed after the Exxon Valdez oil spill requires the government to assess the biological damage from big spills so fines can be fixed and damage paid for. The National Academy of Sciences has a report describing the methods and metrics of determining the "ecosystem services" that have been lost due to the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Tough Economy Hurts Veterans Looking For Work
    On this Veterans Day, a day to recognize those who have served in the military, Morning Edition considers the reality of what veterans face when they come home. Veteran Affairs Secretary Gen. Eric Shinseki talks to Steve Inskeep about veterans who return from Iraq and Afghanistan to find the economy hurts their chances of finding work.
  • Clint Eastwood Takes On FBI Legend 'J. Edgar'
    The new movie J. Edgar is directed by Clint Eastwood and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover who headed the FBI for 48 years. Hoover championed scientific crime fighting in general and the use of fingerprints in particular.
  • Investors Rattled By Standard & Poor's Alert
    The rating agency Standard and Poor's sent out an alert downgrading France's debt on Thursday. It turned out to be a false alarm, but it took nearly two hours for S&P to clarify that. S&P says it's investigating the mistake.
  • Australia Passes 'Plain Package' Law For Cigarettes
    The Australian Parliament has passed legislation that outlaws attractive cigarette packaging. Each pack will carry drab colors and images of disease. Gone will be some of the more iconic images companies have relied on to market their products.
  • Addressing The Shortage Of Women In Silicon Valley
    The problem is not only the small number of women with bachelor's degrees in computer science coming in the door; it's also the industry's inability to retain them. Women leave their technical jobs far more often than men.
  • Thanksgiving Dinner Will Cost More This Year
    The American Farm Bureau Federation has released its 26th annual price survey on the cost of the classic Thanksgiving dinner. That includes the turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberries and pumpkin pie. This year, the average cost for a feast for 10 people is $49.20. That's up almost $6 from last year.

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