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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • 'Controversial topics' meetingProposed Anoka-Hennepin policy draws fire
    The state's largest school district is considering whether to abolish the sexual orientation language and replace it with a policy instructing teachers how to address controversial topics in the classroom.6:55 a.m.
  • U of M graduate school gradsCanada tempts MN college students with tuition reciprocity
    University educators from Canada are bringing attention to a little-known program that lets students from Minnesota attend universities in Manitoba with the promise of inexpensive tuition and an international experience.7:25 a.m.
  • JoaAnn VerburgLarge-format photos come to life on small screen
    Famed for her large, sumptuous photographs which hang in art museums around the world, JoAnn Verburg is trying something much smaller.8:25 a.m.
  • New coach has Wild on top of NHL
    The Minnesota Wild will attempt to win their eighth straight road game when they take on the Jets tonight in Winnipeg. The Wild have already set a franchise record by winning seven straight away from home. The Wild have been the surprise team in the NHL this season, compiling the league's best record after missing the playoffs for the last three years.8:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Airplane Mechanics: A Farm Team For Everyone Else?
    It can be expensive to learn to be an airplane mechanic, but once you become one, there are higher-paying opportunities in places like the military or the natural gas industry. For one airplane maintenance facility in Oklahoma City, that means hundreds of jobs go unfilled.
  • Congress At Impasse Over Must-Pass Measures
    The thing Democrats really want is the thing Republicans hate. And the thing Republicans want is the thing Democrats are against. And yet, somehow between now and Christmas, most political watchers believe the partisan differences will quietly be worked out.
  • Funny Honey? Bringing Trust To A Sector Full Of Suspicion
    More than half of the honey that Americans consume today is imported from abroad, but some say the industry is plagued by forgery and illicit products from Asia. Five of the biggest American honey retailers are now setting up a system that they hope will clear away suspicion that illegal Chinese honey has infiltrated the honey supply.
  • Insecticide Destroys 2,300 Beehives In Florida
    State and local authorities in Florida are investigating the loss of more than 2,300 beehives in Brevard County. Officials have identified an insecticide that is commonly used to kill roaches, ticks and fleas. It was found in a container used to feed the bees in the hives. Now officials need to find the culprit who fed the bees the poison.
  • Contested Congo Election Fuels Fears Of Violence
    A disputed election in the Democratic Republic of Congo has returned sitting President Joseph Kabila to power for the next five years. The opposition claims there was election fraud. Congo's influential Catholic church has voiced reservations about the conduct of the elections.
  • N.H. Primary Nears; GOP Candidates Storm The State
    It was a busy day for presidential politicking in New Hampshire Monday. Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich traded barbs over Romney's proposed $10,000 bet with Texas Gov. Rick Perry, as well as Gingrich's consulting fees earned working for mortgage giant Freddie Mac.
  • Iowa Evangelicals Are Divided Over GOP Candidates
    A spirited fight is on in Iowa for the evangelical vote in the Republican race for president. So far, Christian conservatives have not coalesced behind one candidate, the way they did four years ago for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
  • Former WaMu Execs To Settle FDIC Suit
    A group of former executives at Washington Mutual has settled a civil lawsuit with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, according to The Wall Street Journal. That move will help pull the bank out of bankruptcy which was file for in September 2008.
  • Smartphone Maker Waits For Patent Decision
    The world's No. 4 smartphone maker HTC may have to pull most of its phones from the U.S. market. That's because of Apple's ongoing patent battle with the makers of smartphones that use Google's Android operating system. The International Trade Commission is set to rule on the case Wednesday.
  • Hot This Season: Getting In Touch With A Tablet
    Black Friday sales for Apple's iPad were up 70 percent from last year, and the newly introduced Kindle Fire has shot to the top of Amazon's sales charts. And with more than 30 different tablets on the market at varying prices this holiday season, the barrier to entry to the tablet market has been considerably lowered.

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