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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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  • Jack Sutin after World War IILife as a Jewish partisan
    The new film, "Defiance," tells the story of the Bielski brothers, who led a group of Jewish partisans living in the forests of Belarus during World War II. The film mirrors the experience of a Minnesota couple who fought in another Jewish partisan group in the same forest.6:55 a.m.
  • Minn. likely to keep its 8 US House seats
    The U.S. Census Bureau will release new population figures for the nation Tuesday that will determine whether Minnesota will keep its eight seats in the U.S. House or lose clout in Washington for the next 10 years.7:20 a.m.
  • Fans at Vikings gameVikings fans enjoy 'Snow Bowl,' despite frigid loss
    The game gave the fans a taste of what they might experience if the Vikings build an outdoor stadium, but it seemed like the Vikings faithful dug the new venue more than the Vikings players did.7:25 a.m.
  • R. Winston WallinBill George remembers Win Wallin
    Former CEO Bill George offers his remembrance of Win Wallin, who succeeded him at the helm of Medtronic. Wallin died Monday. He was 84.7:45 a.m.
  • No-tillWithout climate legislation, carbon market collapses
    Farmers in our region are losing a cash crop. Until recently farmers who employ environmentally friendly tillage practices could sell carbon credits. When Congress failed to pass legislation to regulate greenhouse gases, the carbon market collapsed.8:20 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • 'Human Factor' Proves Key Obstacle To Terrorism
    In the past year, there have been at least three potential terrorist attacks that have failed because the plotters bungled the job. But analysts say the U.S. shouldn't take solace in the fact that plots fell flat; somewhere down the line someone may succeed.
  • Senate Looks To Restrict Guantanamo Prosecutions
    The Senate is poised to approve a measure that would bar prosecutions of Guantanamo detainees inside the U.S. and impose new restrictions on sending terrorism suspects overseas. Attorney General Eric Holder says the bill represents "risky" and unprecedented meddling into the business of the executive branch.
  • A.G. Gaston: From Log Cabin To Funeral Home Mogul
    Arthur George Gaston overcame his humble beginnings to become a multimillionaire in the funeral home business and a huge financial backer of the civil rights movement. Biographer Suzanne Smith explains Gaston's lasting legacy on black entrepreneurship in America.
  • UConn Could Break UCLA's Winning Streak Tuesday
    The University of Connecticut women's basketball team will go for their 89th straight win Tuesday night. That would break the record set by John Wooden's legendary UCLA men's teams of the early 1970s.
  • Fresh Snow Contributes To European Travel Delays
    Much of Europe is in a deep freeze. Fresh snowfall in Germany has forced the closure of the country's biggest airport at Frankfort. And in Great Britain, travelers are stranded by the thousands as air and train travel has come to a standstill.
  • Ethanol Gets A Boost; Will It Return The Favor?
    Everyone from Al Gore to Glenn Beck says that making ethanol requires more energy than it produces. Some researchers say the energy-losing equation is a myth -- but others say that ethanol gets too much preferential treatment.
  • SEC Probes Hurd's Ouster As Hewlett-Packard's CEO
    Government regulators are taking a closer look at the sudden departure of Hewlett Packard CEO Mark Hurd. Last summer, Hurd resigned amid questions surrounding his relationship with a female contractor at HP. Security regulators are investigating a claim that Hurd leaked inside information, according to The Wall Street Journal and other media reports.
  • FCC Set To Back Internet Traffic Rules
    The Federal Communications Commission is expected to pass proposed "net neutrality" rules Tuesday. Critics say the FCC's proposal is "a solution in search of a problem." Public interest groups say new rules are necessary to prevent Internet providers from interfering with web traffic.
  • Tablet Computers Are The Next Big Thing
    At the beginning of the year, Apple unveiled the iPad. Rivals have since announced their own tablet computers. To find out more about the iPad's competition, Steve Inskeep talks to Matt Buchanan, a tech writer at
  • Merriam-Webster's Word Of The Year: 'Austerity'
    The word austerity has been used quite a bit this year when it comes to debt crises. Dictionary editors at Merriam-Webster say enough online searches for the word made it the word of the year. The words "shellacking" and "furtive" also made the list.

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