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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Missing Somali men: What's next in the investigation?
    Federal authorities say they've reached the "tipping point" in an investigation into the departures of about 20 young Twin Cities men who left for their native Somalia, allegedly to fight with a terrorist group.6:20 a.m.
  • Tom PettersPetters' fate in the hands of jury
    Attorneys painted drastically different pictures of Tom Petters as they presented their closing arguments this morning in Petters' multi-billion-dollar fraud trial.6:25 a.m.

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  • Valeria SilvaSt. Paul board picks Silva as new supt.
    The St. Paul School Board has named Valeria Silva, the current chief academic officer of St. Paul Schools, as its new superintendent.7:20 a.m.
  • Mauer media blitzSome wonder if MVP Mauer will remain a Twin
    The award caps a season for Joe Mauer in which he led the league in most major hitting categories, and posted career-high totals for home runs and runs batted in. However, Mauer's long list of achievements has sparked more talk about his future with the team.7:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama Honors India's Singh With State Visit
    The White House hosts India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the first formal state visit of Barack Obama's presidency. There are talks between the two leaders Tuesday, and later a state dinner. India is becoming a major player in global affairs — one that the U.S. needs on its side when it comes to issues like climate change, trade and countering extremism in South Asia.
  • Prime Minister Singh Described As 'Concensus Man'
    Sanjaya Baru knows India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh well. He is the prime minister's former media adviser, and is now editor-in-chief of India's leading business newspaper the Business Standard. Baru tells Renee Montagne that he would describe Singh as a "consensus man" because the prime minister learned early that he was leading a very fractious coalition, so he spent a lot of time listening to people who disagreed with him.
  • Pass The Dessert: America's Thanksgiving Recipes
    For many of us, Thanksgiving is linked to memories of turkey, stuffing and cranberry dressing. But a culinary history of the "other" American holiday shows that a rich variety of desserts have been in and out of fashion over the decades. Chris Kimball of America's Test Kitchen features Thanksgiving favorites from days gone by.
  • Paying Ransom, Does It Exacerbate Pirate Issue?
    Spanish leaders are scheduled to appear in Parliament Wednesday to defend their handling of the hijacking of a Spanish fishing boat off the coast of Somalia. The hijacking ended last week after Somali pirates reportedly were paid $3.5 million in ransom. Some people are wondering if Spanish fishing boats are in even more danger now.
  • For Disney's New Princess, Short Courtiers Swarm
    Lots of young fans — and many of their moms and dads — are excited about the arrival of Tiana, the heroine of The Princess and the Frog, the latest animated Walt Disney film. It's more than just a new movie to many: Tiana is Disney's first African-American princess, a role model many parents have been waiting for for a long time.
  • Turkey, Lamb On Greek Restaurant Chef's Table
    Thanksgiving is perhaps the most American holiday; for immigrants, the feast is often a fusion of old and new culture. Chef Michael Psilakis talks to Renee Montagne about what he will be putting on his Thanksgiving table. He's the chef of the New York restaurant Anthos and author of a new cookbook, How to Roast a Lamb.
  • Popular Tax Credit Boosts October Home Sales
    The National Association of Realtors said home sales rose 10.1 percent in October. That's the highest level in two and a half years, spurred by a tax credit for first-time home buyers. Figures also released on Monday indicate an increasing number of Americans owe more on their home than it is worth.
  • HP's Profits Up 14 Percent Despite Sales Drop
    Hewlett-Packard's profits jumped 14 percent in the latest quarter. HP says profits were up primarily due to aggressive cost-cutting and better results from its technology services division. That helped balance deep declines in the high tech firm's other major businesses. Sales of personal computers, servers, software and printers all dropped from a year ago. HP's overall revenue fell 8 percent.
  • Children's Furniture Store Struggles To Survive
    Sales at That's My Room in Salt Lake City have slowed to less than $5,000 a month. Despite making cutbacks, the owners say, they haven't taken a paycheck since the store opened a year and a half ago — right when the recession hit.
  • McDonald's Makes Its Logo More 'Green' In Europe
    McDonald's logo is going green to promote a more eco-friendly image in Europe. It is swapping its traditional red backdrop for a deep green. The company says about 100 German McDonald's will make the change by the end of the year. Some franchises in Great Britain and France already have started using the new color scheme.

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