Minnesota Public Radio features by Tom Crann http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=13 en-us Copyright 2014 Minnesota Public Radio Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:04:28 -0500 Minnesota Public Radio features by Tom Crann http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Friday Festivals: Smokefest in Marshall, Minn. This week's festival takes us to Southwest Minnesota State University for the annual "Smoke-fest" competition. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/15/friday-festivals?refid=0 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:32:36 -0500 Appetites: What to make with fresh grapes (besides wine) Chef Amy Thielen, author of "The New Midwestern Table," joined MPR's Tom Crann to talk about grapes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/13/appetites-grapes?refid=0 Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:47:27 -0500 Minneapolis law firm joins growing chorus of complaints against NCAA The suit alleges student athletes are not fairly compensated for their work. It claims the NCAA violates federal anti-trust law, and says students should be able to seek profit from activities such as product endorsements, film appearances and autograph signings. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/12/ncaa-suit?refid=0 Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:57:49 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Treating depression Following recent news that actor Robin Williams took his own life after battling depression, Tom Crann talks with Dr. Jon Hallberg about treatment of depression and how to discuss the illness with loved ones who may be suffering. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/12/hallberg-depression?refid=0 Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:41:18 -0500 6 things to know about voting in Tuesday's primary Secretary of State Mark Ritchie answers common questions for primary election day. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/11/primary-faq?refid=0 Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Friday Festivals: Garlic in Hutchinson Minnesota's winter can be a challenge for many crops, but not for garlic. Every August, Minnesotans celebrate the hearty crop with its own festival in Hutchinson. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/08/garlic-festival?refid=0 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 16:13:22 -0500 Marty Seifert on why he's running for governor In the final interview of the series, Tom Crann talks with Marty Seifert of Marshall. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/08/marty-seifert?refid=0 Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:41:01 -0500 Scott Honour on why he's running for governor MPR News' Tom Crann talks with former investment banker Scott Honour of Orono. This is his first political campaign. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/07/scott-honour?refid=0 Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:09:20 -0500 Kurt Zellers on why he's running for governor There are four Republicans on the ballot Tuesday, as voters in Minnesota decide who will get the nomination to run against DFL Gov. Mark Dayton in November. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/06/kurt-zellers-on-why-hes-running-for-governor?refid=0 Wed, 06 Aug 2014 13:47:53 -0500 Appetites: Preserving homegrown tomatoes Amy Thielen joined MPR's Tom Crann to talk tomatoes -- from preserving to recipes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/06/appetites-tomatoes?refid=0 Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:23:54 -0500 Jeff Johnson on why he's running for governor In the first of a series, Tom Crann talks with Detroit Lakes native Jeff Johnson. He's an attorney, a Hennepin County commissioner and the endorsed Republican candidate for governor. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/05/jeff-johnson?refid=0 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:20:43 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Ebola in Minnesota Hennepin County sent an alert to Twin Cities health professionals this week asking them to be aware of the travel history of their patients, but the threat of the disease spreading to Minnesota is still very low. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/05/dr-hallberg-ebola?refid=0 Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:17:02 -0500 Do fish have ears? Frequencies used to stop the spread of Asian carp Researchers at the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Center at the University of Minnesota recently unveiled what they hope will be a potent weapon against the spread of Asian carp. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/04/asian-carp-sorenson?refid=0 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 15:30:33 -0500 Friday Festivals: Riverfest in Thief River Falls It's Friday afternoon and this weekend we are stealing away to Thief River Falls, five hours northwest of the Twin Cities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/08/01/friday-festival?refid=0 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:17:29 -0500 Sebastian Gomes on the relationship between the Archdiocese and Vatican Journalist Sebastian Gomes joined MPR News' Tom Crann to talk about how the Twin Cities' Archdiocese fits into the larger Catholic Church. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/31/sebastian-gomes?refid=0 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:00:54 -0500 Appetites: The intersection of ice cream and life from the author of 'Scoop' The author of "Scoop" joined MPR's Tom Crann to talk about the intersection of ice cream and life. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/30/appetites-ice-cream?refid=0 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:06:45 -0500 State minimum wage to increase Aug. 1 The state minimum wage will increase Friday to $8.00 an hour for large Minnesota employers. That's the first of three increases scheduled to roll out by August 2016. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/30/minimum-wage?refid=0 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0500 How to make the Vikings stadium more bird-friendly Sharon Stiteler, who blogs at BirdChick.com, joined MPR News' Tom Crann to discuss the concerns of the Audubon Society about the new Vikings stadium and possible solutions. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/29/sharon-stiteler?refid=0 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:04:31 -0500 Abdi Aynte on the death of Saado Ali Warsame The Somali community is still trying to come to grips with the death of Saado Ali Warsame. The internationally renowned Somali singer and lawmaker was assasinated this week in Mogadishu by the militant group al-Shabab. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/25/abdi-aynte?refid=0 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:18:56 -0500 Massoud Amin explains how a solar storm could knock out the world's power In the next ten years there is a twelve percent chance that a solar storm could knock out the world's power grids resulting in a "post-apocalypic nightmare," according to NASA scientists. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/25/massoud-amin?refid=0 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:54:21 -0500 Friday Festivals: Kolacky Days This weekend we're headed south (and a little west) of the Twin Cities to Montgomery, where the town's Czech heritage is the inspiration for their annual Kolacky Days. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/25/friday-festivals?refid=0 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:36:51 -0500 Green Party returns to Macalester College, 30 years later This weekend, the Green Party is returning to Macalester for the 30th anniversary of that founding meeting. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/25/green-party-returns-to-macalester-college-30-years-later?refid=0 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:14:45 -0500 Appetites: Mapping restaurants along the Green Line Rachel Hutton, editor of Minnesota Monthly magazine, spoke to MPR News' Tom Crann about some of the unique restaurants along the route between the downtowns. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/23/appetites-green-line-dining?refid=0 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:20:35 -0500 Friday Festivals: Karner Blue Butterfly Festival This week's Friday festival brings us to Black River Falls, Wis. to celebrate the Karner blue butterfly. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/17/friday-festivals-karner-blue-butterfly-festival?refid=0 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:00:00 -0500 Appetites: Hmong influence strong in Minnesota farmers markets Beth Dooley, author of Minnesota's Bounty: The Farmers Market Cookbook, joined MPR's Tom Crann to talk about Hmong growers at farmers markets in the Twin Cities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/15/appetites-hmong-farmers-markets?refid=0 Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:18:39 -0500 Dr. Hallberg on rising use of antibiotics Antibiotic use is up substantially around the world, according to a new study. Dr. Jon Hallberg joined MPR News' Tom Crann to talk more about the study. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/15/hallberg-antibiotics?refid=0 Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:27:27 -0500 Andrew Litton pays tribute to Oscar Peterson The Minnesota Orchestra's Sommerfest is underway. One of the highlights of the festival will be a tribute to the late jazz pianist Oscar Peterson by Andrew Litton, who is in his 11th season as artistic director of the festival. He spoke with MPR's All Things Considered host, Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/11/litton-peterson?refid=0 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:19:44 -0500 Friday Festivals: Pelican Fest Jennifer Hams from the Pelican Rapids Chamber of Commerce spoke to MPR News' Tom Crann about the interesting history of the festival -- and pelicans, of course. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/11/friday-festivals-pelican-fest-?refid=0 Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:08:17 -0500 Appetites: 'Thoughtful twist' sets Tiny Diner apart This week the Heavy Table's James Norton reviewed Kim Bartmann's newest venture, a South Minneapolis restaurant called Tiny Diner. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/09/appetites-tiny-diner?refid=0 Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:46:20 -0500 Rainy June a setback for many of Minnesota's birds The rain has led to more black flies and a shortened nesting season for many of the state's birds. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/08/carrol-henderson?refid=0 Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:43:01 -0500 Appetites: Those pickles are ... alive If you've ever eaten sauerkraut, sipped kvass, or enjoyed kimchi, you've enjoyed the fruits of lacto-fermentation, the oldest form of food preservation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/07/02/appetites-lacto-fermentation?refid=0 Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:28:30 -0500 Appetites: Doughnuts are the new cupcakes From Bogart's Doughnut Co. to Mojo Monkey, the doughnut craze continues in the Twin Cities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/18/appetites-donuts?refid=0 Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:27:36 -0500 Everything old is new again: Trolley motorman rides the new light rail line Bob Stevenson, 85, was a trolley motorman from 1953 until 1954, when the streetcar lines were shut down. He recently rode the new Green Line for the first time, which he describes as a "pretty fancy streetcar." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/13/bob-stevenson-minnesota-streetcars?refid=0 Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:19:56 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Can bacteria be good for you? A study published in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology suggests exposing children to certain kinds of dust and bacteria early in their lives may be good for them. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/10/ask-dr-hallberg-bacteria?refid=0 Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:26:46 -0500 Weekend festival: Rhubarb Festival in Lanesboro Everything's coming up rhubarb this weekend in Lanesboro. They're hosting the 10th annual Rhubarb Festival this Saturday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/06/06/rhubarb-festival?refid=0 Fri, 06 Jun 2014 14:59:10 -0500 Q&A: The future of Minnesota's med tech industry Shaye Mandle took over this month as the new CEO of LifeScience Alley, a trade association that represents the state's medical technology and life sciences companies. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/29/life-science-alley-med-tech-industry?refid=0 Thu, 29 May 2014 17:31:08 -0500 Klobuchar pushing Mexico on heroin, human trafficking Sen. Amy Klobuchar is in Mexico City as part of a U.S. delegation meeting on issues of drugs and the illegal sex trade. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/15/klobuchar-mexico-drugs?refid=0 Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:33:47 -0500 Lake Minnetonka canoe is nearly 1,000 years old A dugout canoe discovered 80 years ago in Lake Minnetonka is hundreds of years older than previously thought and is one of the oldest of its kind ever found in Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/10/lake-minnetonka-canoe-is-nearly-1000-years-old?refid=0 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:42:48 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Documenting death a tricky task Dr. Jon Hallberg told MPR News that determining the cause of death is the biggest challenge when filling out the death certificate. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/08/hallberg-death-certificates?refid=0 Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:13:09 -0500 Taylor: Star Tribune bid a 'long-term investment' The billionaire owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves made a cash offer for the newspaper but declined to say how much he offered. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/04/01/glen-taylor-qa?refid=0 Tue, 01 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Author: Don't ignore the 'Lost' Midwest's history Those of us who live here know that it's not true, but the Midwest has long fought the cultural stereotype of "fly-over" land. A new book by historian Jon Lauck argues historians should work against that. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/28/midwest-history?refid=0 Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:18:55 -0500 Vanska negotiating possible return to Minnesota Orchestra "We started negotiations last Saturday, and I think that the purpose of those negotiations is to try to find out if there is a way for me to come back," former Minnesota Orchestra Music Director Osmo Vanska said on Wednesday http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/26/arts/vanska-negotiating-possible-return-to-minnesota-orchestra?refid=0 Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:00:00 -0500 Ronald K. Brown on the dance of "Porgy and Bess" Renowned dancer Ronald K. Brown signed on as choreographer even though he'd never seen "Porgy and Bess" before. But, it so happened, he had walked the same Carolina beaches that inspired George Gershwin to write the opera. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/25/arts/ronald-k-brown-porgy-and-bess?refid=0 Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:43:06 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Checking in from spring training Dr. Jon Hallberg, a physician in family medicine at the University of Minnesota, spoke with All Things Considered about how repetitive motions can lead to injuries and Joe Mauer's move from catcher to first base and http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/25/health/hallberg-spring-training?refid=0 Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:58:33 -0500 Appetites: Local chefs, foodies, pitch in to save pollinators Minnesota chefs and other foodies who don't want to live in a world without fruit, seeds, and nuts, are determined to do something about it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/12/appetites/saving-pollinators?refid=0 Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:30:13 -0500 Bill Eddins on the Minnesota Orchestra's next move Minnesota Orchestra musicians and fans are still waiting to learn who will become music director of the ensemble. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/11/bill-eddins-minnesota-orchestra?refid=0 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:31:53 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Research limited on medical marijuana Dr. Jon Hallberg, a family physician at the Mill City Clinic, told MPR News' All Things Considered that it's difficult to formulate an opinion on the medical benefits of marijuana when research is so limited. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/11/health/hallberg-medical-marijuana?refid=0 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:17:39 -0500 Sleepy Eye superintendent: Our community is grieving Cselovszki said Sleepy Eye is having a hard time dealing with the tragedy. "I'll be honest with you -- it's very tragic and unique. We have students and the students' parents are our staff. So we have two staff members that are grieving -- as well as we've lost two former students." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/10/sleepy-eye-superintendent?refid=0 Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:42:20 -0500 Doctors Without Borders' Marchbein speaks at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum The President of the Board of Directors of Doctors Without Borders, Dr. Deane Marchbein, is in Minneapolis this week to speak at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum at Augsburg College. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/07/deane-marchbein?refid=0 Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:14:38 -0600 Mental health advocates rally at Capitol More than 30 organizations held their annual rally for mental health today at the state Capitol. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/06/mental-health-advocates-rally-at-capitol?refid=0 Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:56:49 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Compassion in the exam room An essay written by a doctor in family medicine has social media buzzing, especially in the medical world. It's raised some questions about doctors and compassion. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/04/health/hallberg-compassion?refid=0 Tue, 04 Mar 2014 15:00:45 -0600 Minn. married same-sex couples file first income taxes This will be the first year that Minnesota same-sex couples will be able to file both federal and state income taxes as legally married couples. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/03/03/same-sex-couples-income-tax-minnesota?refid=0 Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:14:30 -0600 Appetites: Local food now includes prosciutto, injera and more Here in the country's heartland, when it comes to local food, we often think of our excellent beef and dairy. But you can also find locally produced versions of more foreign delicacies. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/02/26/appetites/local-food?refid=0 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 10:07:12 -0600 Pothole season off to a bumpy start Pothole season has begun and it's a bad one. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/02/25/pothole-season-minnesota?refid=0 Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:16:09 -0600 Appetites: Local food movement reaches suburbs New restaurants are popping up in the suburbs that offer important contributions to the area's mix of gastronomic offerings. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/02/19/appetites/local-food-suburbs?refid=0 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:19:24 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: How important is patient satisfaction? Patient or customer satisfaction is becoming increasingly important at hospital and clinics. But this also must be balanced with making informed expert decisions, despite what patients might want. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/02/18/health/hallberg-patient-satisfation?refid=0 Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:01:39 -0600 Hoeven: Approve the Keystone XL pipeline to aid rail safety U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., has welcomed new federal safety recommendations in the wake of an accident that caused the evacuation of much of the town of Casselton, N.D., in December. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/02/13/politics/hoeven-interview?refid=0 Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:01:55 -0600 Remembering Swedish singer Alice Babs Babs was one of Sweden's most celebrated artists, and was appointed Royal Court Singer by the King. She found her voice later in Jazz, and in her collaborations with jazz musician Duke Ellington. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/02/12/alice-babs?refid=0 Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:30:24 -0600 Appetites: Kitchen biography gives fresh-baked insight to Abe Lincoln Author Rae Katherine Eighmey explains how learning about Abe Lincoln's favorite dishes humanizes a legendary president. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/02/12/appetites/abraham-lincoln-food-biography?refid=0 Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:24:22 -0600 Ski jumping in the U.S. owes a debt to Minnesota Ski jumping in Minnesota can trace its history back to 1883, when Norwegian brothers Torjus and Mikkel Hemmestvedt brought the sport to the bluffs of southern Minnesota. It then spread to the hills of western Wisconsin, the North Shore and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/02/11/ski-jump-history?refid=0 Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:29:55 -0600 New guidelines: Women face higher stroke risk New guidelines from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association call for women to monitor their risk for stroke more carefully than men. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/02/11/health/stroke-risk?refid=0 Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:15:37 -0600 Minnesota Orchestra flutist reflects on return Wendy Williams, who has played second flute for the Minnesota Orchestra since 1992, is preparing to play tonight's first concert since the 16-month lockout ended in January. "It's bittersweet, complicated," she said, "but I'm thrilled to be back here." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/02/07/wendy-williams-minnesota-orchestra?refid=0 Fri, 07 Feb 2014 14:59:11 -0600 Appetites: 'Heritage wheat' gives rise to tasty breads Old strains of wheat, vigorous plants that don't require petrochemicals, are making a comeback, especially the one that made the upper Midwest the bread basket of the world http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/02/05/news/heritage-wheat?refid=0 Wed, 05 Feb 2014 11:46:52 -0600 Jimmy Carter: Joan Mondale a fervent champion of the arts Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that Joan Mondale was "as fervent and as effective a champion for the arts as anyone I have ever known." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/02/04/politics/jimmy-carter-joan-mondale?refid=0 Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:01:22 -0600 How you can track the thousands of crows that roost nightly near downtown Mpls. Have you every driven up I-35W in south Minneapolis on a winter evening and seen what, at first glance, looks like a dark cloud overhead? It could actually be a murder of crows flying home to their roosts near downtown Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/02/04/environment/minneapolis-crows?refid=0 Tue, 04 Feb 2014 10:52:41 -0600 Mayo Clinic CEO John Noseworthy on the State of the Union Minnesota got a brief shout-out in the State of the Union speech last night when President Obama pointed to the founder of Punch Pizza for the company's minimum wage practices. But Dr. John Noseworthy, President and CEO of the Mayo Clinic, was also at the address. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/01/29/john-noseworthy?refid=0 Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:01:06 -0600 How to help fussy kids discover new cuisines It's cold and money might be tight. Still, you can take your family on a global culinary adventure that won't break the bank. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/01/29/appetites/kids-ethnic-foods?refid=0 Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:45:29 -0600 Sochi next stop for Afton ski phenom Jessie Diggins Cross country skier Jessie Diggins has won three Minnesota state championships, five U.S. championships and last year won gold in the world championships. She's in the Italian Alps right now preparing to compete in the Sochi Winter Olympics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/01/28/olympics-jessie-diggins?refid=0 Tue, 28 Jan 2014 16:35:32 -0600 Doctors learning the art of negotiation Agents, car salesmen and lawyers all have to be good negotiators. But what about your doctor? Do you ever find yourself negotiating with him or her? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/01/28/health/hallberg-negotiation?refid=0 Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:55:25 -0600 Punch Pizza CEO is Michelle Obama's State of Union guest The chief executive and co-owner of Minnesota-based Punch Pizza was recognized at the State of the Union address. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/01/28/politics/punch-pizza-state-of-the-union?refid=0 Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:38:50 -0600 Matthew Little, 1921-2014: The civil rights leader in his own words Matthew Little grew up in the segregated South where, he said, his father impressed on him and his seven siblings the importance of getting an education and getting out of the South. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/01/27/news/matthew-little-own-words?refid=0 Mon, 27 Jan 2014 18:59:38 -0600 The Arrowhead 135 will go on, despite the bitter cold Temperatures are expected to plummet again over the weekend and into next week, but that won't stop racers in the Annual Arrowhead 135. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/01/24/arrowhead-135-lessard?refid=0 Fri, 24 Jan 2014 18:43:50 -0600 Appetites: Here's where to find the best comfort food in the Twin Cities We are in the depths of another cold snap here in Minnesota, and if that snowy landscape reminds you of mashed potatoes it means you're craving a hearty, nostalgic meal. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/01/22/appetites/twin-cities-comfort-food?refid=0 Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:10:35 -0600 More on Target's decision to stop offering health insurance to part-time workers Steve Parente, finance professor at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management, joined MPR News' Tom Crann to discuss Target's recent decision to stop offering health insurance to its part-time employees. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/01/22/parente?refid=0 Wed, 22 Jan 2014 04:58:08 -0600 New report links smoking to more cancers, diseases The surgeon general's office and the Centers for Disease Control have taken a big look at recent studies, and have released a new report, linking smoking to many more cancers and diseases than commonly thought. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/01/21/health/hallberg-smoking?refid=0 Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:58:57 -0600 Franken: FCC needs to act quickly to preserve net neutrality Sen. Al Franken joined MPR News' Tom Crann to discuss this week's ruling on Internet neutrality rules and other issues. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/01/16/franken?refid=0 Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:14:58 -0600 Appetites: For restaurant reviewers, a delicate dance to be fair The process of a reviewing a restaurant is as much art as it is craft or science, and the ethics of when -- and how -- to review are fair game for critics and diners alike. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/01/15/appetites/restaurant-reviews?refid=0 Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:25:06 -0600 Teenage tanning habits worry health officials A new survey reports that 34 percent of 11th-grade girls in Minnesota have used indoor tanning facilities in the last year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/01/14/health/tanning-beds-survey?refid=0 Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:35:12 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: A doctor's right hand, the medical scribe It's increasingly likely that there may be another person in your examine room, hanging on your every word, and typing away on a keyboard -- and the doctor may not mind at all. That person is a medical scribe. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/01/14/health/hallberh-medical-scribes?refid=0 Tue, 14 Jan 2014 14:23:07 -0600 Cold may have killed ash borers, giving trees a break It got so cold for such an extended period that up to 80 percent of invasive emerald ash borers may have died. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/01/10/ashborer-death?refid=0 Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:19:31 -0600 Hennepin County shelters took in thousands of homeless people this week Hundreds of others slept in lobbies and other emergency centers and the county opened a warming center for homeless young people. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/01/08/thousands-sought-shelter-in-hennepin-county?refid=0 Wed, 08 Jan 2014 18:52:05 -0600 Appetites: 2014 set to be a busy year for Twin Cities dining A number of 300-seat restaurants are opening in the metro, which means many restauranteurs are hoping a lot of people are willing to go out and pay to sit down in one of those seats. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/01/08/appetites/2014-twin-cities-dining?refid=0 Wed, 08 Jan 2014 13:42:33 -0600 Fire marshal: Recent explosions, fires inline with seasonal trends MPR News' Tom Crann spoke with Minnesota Fire Marshal Bruce West about the uptick in fires in the region. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/01/07/news/fire-marshal-bruce-west?refid=0 Tue, 07 Jan 2014 16:17:48 -0600 How to prepare your car for the cold AAA Minnesota/Iowa is expecting three to four times the normal call volume and drivers seeking non-emergency help can expect to wait three to six hours for someone to respond. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/01/03/cold-weather-car-care-tips?refid=0 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 19:06:38 -0600 South Sudanese in U.S. warn against ignoring conflict in their homeland Minnesota is among a handful of states with large populations of people with roots in South Sudan. That community here is mobilizing to speak out against the violence erupting in South Sudan. Tom Crann spoke to Augustino Ting Mayai, who came to the U.S. as one of the so-called "lost boys" -- children displaced by the civil war there. Ting Mayai is Director of Research at the Sudd Institute, which advises the South Sudanese government on a variety of topics. He's a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and he's spent the last two years living and working in South Sudan's capital. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/12/20/south_sudan_concerns?refid=0 Fri, 20 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Prominent same-sex marriage activist Richard Carlbom on an eventful 2013, and his plans for the future Richard Carlbom, the architect behind the political movement that supported the legalization of same-sex marriage in Minnesota, is now working in other states to do the same thing. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/12/18/politics/carlbom-newsmaker-interview?refid=0 Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:45:46 -0600 Appetites: The essential do's and don'ts of holiday entertaining The Splendid Table's Lynne Rossetto Kasper shares some tips to make your holiday party a relaxed, warm affair. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/12/18/appetites-holiday-dos-and-donts?refid=0 Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:57:49 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Drug maker to stop paying physicians to promote products GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world's biggest drug makers, has decided to stop paying physicians who promote or speak on behalf of their products. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/12/17/health/hallberg-glaxosmithkline?refid=0 Tue, 17 Dec 2013 15:23:18 -0600 Appetites: Chef Isaac Becker's influence set new course for Twin Cities dining Naming the year's best of everything is as natural as snow in December. "Minnesota Monthly" magazine recently named Isaac Becker its "Restaurateur of the Year," based on his launch of 2013's hottest eatery, Burch Steakhouse and Pizza Bar. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/12/11/appetites-isaac-becker?refid=0 Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:47:38 -0600 Aid worker says safe housing is biggest medical need in Philippines A Duluth medical aid worker says safe housing is the biggest medical need in the Philippines one month after Typhoon Haiyan. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/12/09/news/aid-worker-says-safe-housing-is-biggest-medical-need-in-philippines?refid=0 Mon, 09 Dec 2013 19:58:34 -0600 Shelter operators, homeless search for places out of cold Shelter directors, like Jan Eliassen in Fargo, say they usually coordinate to find places to sleep for people who need them. But that effort becomes more intense when the weather turns bitterly cold. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/12/06/homeless-qa?refid=0 Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:09:50 -0600 Q & A: Winter cold dangerous for homeless in Fargo Jan Eliassen, director of the city of Fargo's Gladys Rae Shelter and veteran drop-in center, spoke with MPR News' Tom Crann about what shelters are doing to help people who are homeless stay safe in the bitterly cold weather. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/12/06/news/homeless-fargo?refid=0 Fri, 06 Dec 2013 16:51:07 -0600 Appetites: Cranberries, chestnuts for your holiday table As we are right now in the heart of the holiday season, we've got a little twist on traditional cranberries and chestnuts. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/12/04/appetites?refid=0 Wed, 04 Dec 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Appetites: Roadside food gems for your Thanksgiving travels Many of us will be covering long stretches of bleak Midwestern terrain this Thanksgiving without anything but fast food to eat. Luckily, the creators of the Heavy Table website share their best bets for North Coast road food. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/11/27/appetites-roadside-food-gems-for-your-thanksgiving-travels?refid=0 Wed, 27 Nov 2013 13:16:57 -0600 Gap wide between home-owning minorities and whites Although Minnesota leads the nation in rates of home ownership, a recent report found that people of color are much less likely to own houses than whites. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/11/26/home-disparities?refid=0 Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:52:44 -0600 Ask Dr. Jon Hallberg: Are vitamin supplements actually necessary? Federal estimates indicate about half of the American people take a multivitamin supplement. Despite the wide use, the effects of multivitamins can still be controversial. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/11/26/health/hallberg-vitamin-supplements?refid=0 Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:52:08 -0600 Triple-0? Enough of 'vanity sizing' As the holiday shopping season approaches, commentator Sarah Lemanczyk says there is a ploy among the clothing racks of which she has grown weary. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/11/26/business/vanitysizingqa?refid=0 Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:41:18 -0600 American Refugee Committee delivers relief in rural Philippines MPR News speaks with a Minnesota man who is in Tacloban, Philippines to assess the needs of those affected by the recent typhoon. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/11/20/news/american-refugee-committee-philippines?refid=0 Wed, 20 Nov 2013 19:49:54 -0600 Appetites: Local food movement goes back -- way back We talk about the local food movement as if it is a relatively recently phenomenon. But one Minnesota poet and writer argues in a new book that the local food movement goes back, way back, to the indigenous populations of our region. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/11/20/arts/appetites-indigenous-food-movement?refid=0 Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:57:39 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: What has changed with new cholesterol guidelines? Medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg speaks with MPR News about the newly released cholesterol guidelines and what has changed with regards to treatment with statin drugs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/11/19/health/hallberg-cholesterol-guidelines?refid=0 Tue, 19 Nov 2013 15:25:18 -0600 Bill would spend $30B to expand early childhood ed A plan introduced in Congress would expand early childhood education opportunities across the country. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/11/13/politics/bill-early-childhood-ed?refid=0 Wed, 13 Nov 2013 18:38:57 -0600 Appetites: Get a head start on Thanksgiving cooking The thought of the big Thanksgiving dinner, with all of the shimmering side dishes, can be overwhelming for many. But it is not to early to start planning, and even cooking, parts of your Thanksgiving dinner. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/11/13/appetites/thanksgiving-cooking?refid=0 Wed, 13 Nov 2013 13:37:31 -0600 Could criminal charges follow priest abuse revelations? Tribal authorities on the Rosebud Sioux reservation in South Dakota are opening a criminal investigation into alleged sexual abuse of several boys and a teenager by the Rev. Clarence Vavra. The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis kept the priest in ministry after he admitted to abuse on the reservation in the 1970s. MPR News reporter Madeleine Baran talked to All Things Considered host Tom Crann about the potential legal ramifications of Monday's report. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/11/12/priests-admission-of-sexually-abusing-kids-comes-to-light-what-happens-next?refid=0 Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:55:13 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg; Rickets makes a comeback Rickets -- a disease many of us thought was long gone -- is back in the news. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/11/12/health/hallberg-rickets?refid=0 Tue, 12 Nov 2013 14:49:24 -0600 Fond du Lac band's Diver named to White House climate panel Karen Diver of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is the only Minnesotan on the task force, and the only tribal representative from the lower 48 states. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/11/01/climate-panel?refid=0 Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:18:20 -0500 Duluth discusses fate of homeless in 'graffiti graveyard' The fate of an encampment of homeless people in the city of Duluth has become the heart of a community discussion about a growing homelessness problem there. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/11/01/news/duluth-graffiti-graveyard?refid=0 Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:02:21 -0500 Winter birdwatching tips from the 'Birdchick' Even though birds are starting to head south for the winter, there's plenty to interest birdwatchers as the temperatures fall. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/10/31/birdchick-winter-birding?refid=0 Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:53:29 -0500 Appetites: The decline of bees could change the way we eat Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl joined MPR's Tom Crann about what she learned writing about the decline of bees for Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/10/30/appetites-bees-the-way-we-eat?refid=0 Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:11:11 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Why do we sleep? Dr. Jon Hallberg spoke with Tom Crann about a recent study showing that brains sweep themselves clean of toxins during sleep. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/10/29/health/hallberg-sleep?refid=0 Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:47:56 -0500 Installation of $16 million project to contain Asian carp begins this week Workers are installing huge steel gates at the Coon Rapids Dam this week in an effort to stop Asian carp from moving further upstream. The $16 million project is just one of several that biologists and conservationists are working on to stop the spread of this invasive species. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/10/22/environment/asian-carp-coon-rapids-dam?refid=0 Tue, 22 Oct 2013 16:17:34 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: The pneumonia vaccine Dr. Jon Hallberg joined MPR's Tom Crann to discuss the pneumonia vaccine. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/10/22/health/hallberg-pneumonia-vaccine?refid=0 Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:55:43 -0500 Appetites: Amy Thielen brings a national audience to the 'Midwestern Table' Chef Amy Thielen, author of the cookbook "The New Midwestern Table"</a> and host of the new Food Network show "Heartland Table," is part of the movement bringing Midwestern food into the national spotlight. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/10/16/appetities-midwestern-cuisine?refid=0 Wed, 16 Oct 2013 12:19:40 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: The basics of chronic pain Dr. Jon Hallberg joined Tom Crann to discuss the basics of pain -- the cause, purpose and treatments for it -- and what a new study about the brain can teach us about chronic pain. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/10/15/health/jon-hallberg-chronic-pain?refid=0 Tue, 15 Oct 2013 15:58:10 -0500 Appetites: Preparing duck and geese, whether wild or domesticated James Beard award-winning food blogger Hank Shaw is a waterfowl expert. His new book is a lavishly illustrated guide to preparing duck and geese, whether wild or domesticated. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/10/11/appetites-duck-duck-goose?refid=0 Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:00:00 -0500 Appetites: Heirloom squash bring color to the fall table Beth Dooley, author of Minnesota's Bounty: The Farmers Market Cookbook, shares ideas for how to use the different varieties of squash in season right now. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/10/09/appetites-squash-beth-dooley?refid=0 Wed, 09 Oct 2013 14:24:41 -0500 A conversation with the Star Tribune's new editor The Star Tribune has a new editor. Just three weeks after Nancy Barnes left Minnesota's biggest newsroom, the paper promoted managing editor Rene Sanchez to the top editorial spot. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/10/09/star_tribune_editor?refid=0 Wed, 09 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Islamic Center president says plan for new facility is not abandoned Plans for a new Islamic Center in St. Cloud are on hold after the center's president withdrew the proposal at a City Council meeting Monday. Islamic Center of St. Cloud President Abdulrashid Salad joined Tom Crann to discuss what's next for his organization. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/10/08/islamic-center-st-cloud?refid=0 Tue, 08 Oct 2013 17:08:29 -0500 Women's Health Initiative releases final report Dr. Jon Hallberg joined Tom Crann to discuss the 20-year-long Women's Health Initiative and its impact. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/10/08/womens-health-initiative?refid=0 Tue, 08 Oct 2013 16:42:43 -0500 Union Depot performance recalls the 'Orphan Trains' St. Paul's Union Depot will host a multi-media performance about the history of the orphan trains. Thousands of orphans rode on trains from the east coast to find homes in the towns and farms of the Midwest. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/10/03/union-depot-orphan-train?refid=0 Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:58:14 -0500 How the health exchange rollout is going in Wisconsin None of Minnesota's neighbors &mdash; Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsins &mdash; have set up their own health insurance exchange like MNsure. All of these states are relying on the federal exchange, which was overwhelmed by demand yesterday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/10/02/stein-wisconsin-rollout?refid=0 Wed, 02 Oct 2013 16:43:18 -0500 Appetites: Tiki drinks get a 'Minnesota Exotic' twist Once cool, then decidedly out of fashion, the loosely Polynesian-inspired lounge lizard tiki bar scene is experiencing a national and local revival. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/10/02/appetites-tiki?refid=0 Wed, 02 Oct 2013 13:18:08 -0500 Appetites: Lynne Rosetto Kasper shares her favorite Asian market recipes The Splendid Table host shares her recipes for Filipino-style chicken adobo and ginger hoisin summer shrimp. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/09/25/appetites-asian-markets?refid=0 Wed, 25 Sep 2013 15:14:00 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: U.S. ranks 11th in plague cases Although the U.S. ranks 11th for plague worldwide, the disease is highly treatable and relatively rare. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/09/24/hallberg-plague?refid=0 Tue, 24 Sep 2013 17:11:42 -0500 Honeydogs founder, Adam Levy, speaks out about mental health and the creative mind September is Suicide Prevention Month and some local musicians are discussing their own struggles with mental health and experience with suicide. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/09/20/health/adam-levy-mental-health?refid=0 Fri, 20 Sep 2013 17:36:42 -0500 NAACP marks civil rights milestone in St. Paul In August, the nation marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. The St. Paul chapter of the NAACP today is marking it's 100th anniversary. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/09/19/news/naacp-civil-rights-milestone?refid=0 Thu, 19 Sep 2013 19:06:34 -0500 Refugee of Bosnia civil war among White House honorees Nineteen years ago, Fatima Said fled the civil war in Bosnia and found herself a refugee in the United States. Today, she was at the White House being honored for her work helping thousands of immigrants and refugees. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/09/19/news/fatima-said?refid=0 Thu, 19 Sep 2013 19:00:35 -0500 Former Gov. Al Quie reflects on career, celebrates milestone birthday Former Minnesota governor and congressman Al Quie is celebrating a milestone. The Republican and 35th governor of the state turns 90 years old. Quie served in congress for over 20 years, then in 1978, was elected to the office of governor where he served one term. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/09/18/news/gov-al-quie?refid=0 Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:59:30 -0500 Appetites: River road restaurants worth the drive Rachel Hutton, senior editor of Minnesota Monthly magazine, recently took a road trip south along the Mississippi River in search of the area's best destination restaurants. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/09/18/appetites-fall-drives?refid=0 Wed, 18 Sep 2013 12:48:42 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: Epilepsy in the news With epilepsy and seizures in the news, Dr. Jon Hallberg shares information on the condition with MPR News' Tom Crann of All Things Considered. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/09/17/health/hallberg-epilepsy?refid=0 Tue, 17 Sep 2013 17:29:44 -0500 Appetites: Local companies drive bitters trend Bitters, which are made by dissolving spices in alcohol, are now being made by three local companies. This trendy and versatile ingredient is being used in both drinks and food. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/09/11/appetites-bitters-dara-moskowitz-grumdahl?refid=0 Wed, 11 Sep 2013 13:04:23 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: What is sarin gas? Dr. Jon Hallberg, All Things Considered's medical analyst, explains what sarin gas is and how it affects the body. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/09/10/hallberg-sarin-gas?refid=0 Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:48:02 -0500 Weekend festivals: Prairie Pothole Day, Nordic Music Festival, Defeat of Jesse James Days Weekend festivals across Minnesota include the 31st annual Prairie Pothole Day, a celebration of the outdoors and education about the small bodies of water and marsh along the prairie. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/09/06/arts/weekend-festivals?refid=0 Fri, 06 Sep 2013 20:28:33 -0500 Appetites: Pickling and freezing preserves the season's bounty Beth Dooley shares her tips and recipes for making the season's bounty last all year round through pickling and freezing. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/09/04/appetites-pickling?refid=0 Wed, 04 Sep 2013 15:41:45 -0500 Weekend festivals: Box Car Days, Farmer Day, Voyageur Days It's been a hot week, and MPR News jumps into this weekend festivals. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/08/30/arts/weekend-festivals?refid=0 Fri, 30 Aug 2013 19:36:57 -0500 Appetites: The best and worst of this year's fair fare The Heavy Table's James Norton and his 14-person Wrecking Crew tried more than 50 new food items at the Minnesota State Fair and reported back on the best &mdash; and the worst. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/08/28/appetites-james-norton-minnesota-state-fair-food?refid=0 Wed, 28 Aug 2013 16:20:18 -0500 City mouse vs. country mouse: Study finds urban animals develop larger brains Researchers at the University of Minnesota have found evidence that some wild animals living in urban areas develop larger brains than their rural counterparts. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/08/26/environment/city-mouse-vs-country-mouse?refid=0 Mon, 26 Aug 2013 20:23:56 -0500 Appetites: Prairie cuisine on the cutting edge The southern Great Plains is a great place to eat, says Appetites contributor Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl of Minneapolis-St. Paul magazine. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/08/21/appetites-prairie-food?refid=0 Wed, 21 Aug 2013 10:07:58 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Patients taking charge A new story you may have seen about doctors washing their hands got the attention of Dr. Jon Hallberg recently. Hallberg is a family physician at the University of Minnesota and medical analyst for All Things Considered on MPR News. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/08/20/dr-jon-hallberg-patients-in-charge?refid=0 Tue, 20 Aug 2013 15:37:58 -0500 DNR: Wolves, bald eagles no longer endangered; lynx & pocket gopher on watchlist The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has added 180 species to the state's list of endangered or threatened plants and animals, many of which have struggled to survive as native habitat disappeared. The DNR added eight mammals to the list. Moose, big brown bat and Canada lynx are now considered species of special concern. And one, the Northern pocket gopher, was newly listed as threatened. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/08/19/environment/endangered-species-list-changing?refid=0 Mon, 19 Aug 2013 17:54:05 -0500 Appetites: Food topics for summer reading Lynn Rossetto Kasper discusses books on some provocative topics, such as food deserts, as well as an interesting cookbook. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/08/14/appetites/summer-food-topics?refid=0 Wed, 14 Aug 2013 15:50:00 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Using incentives to promote health Cash incentives are increasingly being used to entice patients to lose weight, stop smoking, or otherwise get healthy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/08/13/health/hallberg-health-incentives?refid=0 Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:15:18 -0500 NBA player Royce White speaks on fight for workplace accommodations MPR News' focus on mental health continues with a conversation with NBA player Royce White about fighting for accommodations in the workplace. fight for workplace accommodations http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/08/02/health/royce-white?refid=0 Fri, 02 Aug 2013 16:28:15 -0500 Weekend festivals: Tall Timber Days, Pola-Czesky Days, Derby Days This week MPR News looks north to Grand Rapids for its Tall Timber Days. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/08/02/arts/weekend-festival?refid=0 Fri, 02 Aug 2013 16:22:13 -0500 Appetites: Summer berries burst with flavor, color In a normal season, the berry harvest is like a parade. This year, harvests are progressing a little differently. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/07/31/appetites/beth-dooley-summer-berries?refid=0 Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:50:00 -0500 Why Lilydale Regional Park is a good place for fossils What draws so many school groups, families and researchers to Lilydale Regional Park along St. Paul's Mississippi River bluff? Fossils. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/07/25/lilydale-fossil-hunting?refid=0 Thu, 25 Jul 2013 15:19:09 -0500 Personal 'quarterback' vital to Minn. man's succesful mental health treatment About four years ago, Marlin Ivey's symptoms led him to an attempted suicide, but he says he's come a long way now from where he was then. He credits his improvement to a health insurance case manager who was assigned to help him. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/07/24/health/mental-health-success-story?refid=0 Wed, 24 Jul 2013 11:22:09 -0500 Appetites: Top local chefs pilot new food offerings at MSP Air travel and good food don't always fly together. So when airport concessionaire OTG Management set out to overhaul dining options at the Delta Air Lines G Concourse in the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, it set it sights high. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/07/24/appetites/local-airport-food?refid=0 Wed, 24 Jul 2013 10:09:57 -0500 Psychiatric emergency room a 'bottleneck' for mental health care One of the busiest entry points into Minnesota's mental health system is the psychiatric emergency room. Sometimes they walk in off the street or are brought in by police or EMS. Nearly always they are in need of treatment for mental illness. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/07/23/health/psychiatric-er?refid=0 Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:30:29 -0500 Minnesota's Mental State A special report takes you inside the state's mental health services for perspectives on what's working what is not. /projects/2013/07/mental-health-series/?refid=0 Tue, 23 Jul 2013 09:55:04 -0500 Weekend festivals: Bavarian Blast, Chalk-A-Lot, Rondo Days, Highland Fest, Minneapolis Aquatennial Bavarian Blastin New Ulm features a number of big polka acts, dachshund races, bay rolling contest and a sauerkraut-eating contest. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/07/19/arts/weekend-festivals?refid=0 Fri, 19 Jul 2013 20:53:00 -0500 Appetites: Foie gras continues to divide You may have noticed or read about a protest by the Animal Rights Coalition against foie gras. MPR News Appetites discusses the controversy of foie gras, which is becoming one of the most divisive debates in the food world. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/07/17/arts/appetites-foie-gras?refid=0 Wed, 17 Jul 2013 15:50:00 -0500 Weekend festivals: Agate Days, Pie Extravaganza and Tomato Fest The 44th annual Moose Lake Agate Days takes place Saturday and Sunday and features rocks and much more. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/07/12/arts/weekend-festivals?refid=0 Fri, 12 Jul 2013 19:22:27 -0500 Appetites: The tomatoes of summer If you planted tomatoes this year, chances are you got a late start, and ripe fruit might seem a long time away. But we are beginning to see sure signs of summer with ripe and interesting tomatoes at the farmers market. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/07/10/appetites/lrk-tomatoes?refid=0 Wed, 10 Jul 2013 14:45:36 -0500 Weekend festivals: Deer River Wild Rice Festival, Nevis Pig Races, Pequot Lakes Beanhole Days MPR News' Tom Crann speaks with festival co-chairman Brad Box about the 65th annual Deer River Wild Rice Festival. Also this weekend: the Nevis Pig Races, and Pequot Lakes Beanhole Days. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/07/05/arts/weekend-festivals?refid=0 Fri, 05 Jul 2013 17:05:22 -0500 Appetites: Pack local food for your next trip "Eating out" this time of year means something different than heading to the corner restaurant. Packing for the big picnic, whether it be at home or up north, has evolved a bit with the proliferation of local foods. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/07/03/appetites/local-food-farmers-market?refid=0 Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:38:08 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Making the most of wellness visits Last week's discussion about wellness visits prompted some questions about how things actually work in medical clinics, and following up on how to make the most of wellness visits. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/07/02/health/hallberg?refid=0 Tue, 02 Jul 2013 18:56:53 -0500 Plymouth Church's summer home: Temple Israel A Minneapolis Christian congregation that's over 150 years old is worshiping at one of the city's most-established synagogues this summer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/07/02/news/temple-israel-hosting-plymouth-church-this-summer?refid=0 Tue, 02 Jul 2013 16:12:46 -0500 100-year-old wreck of Henry B. Smith found A few months shy of the 100th anniversary of the ship's disappearance on Lake Superior, shipwreck hunters say they have identified the lost freighter S S Henry B. Smith. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/07/01/news/henry-b-smith-shipwreck?refid=0 Mon, 01 Jul 2013 17:13:40 -0500 Weekend festivals: Sauerkraut Days, Paul Bunyan Days, Pride Meghan Graham, an organizer of Henderson Sauerkraut Days tells MPR News about the festival, including a kraut eating contest. Find out more about this and other festivals. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/06/28/arts/weekend-festivals?refid=0 Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:13:08 -0500 Somali Independence Day celebration in Twin Cities Somali Independence Day will be commemorated this weekend in the Twin Cities as Somalis in Minnesota celebrate the 52nd anniversary of their country's struggle for independence. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/06/28/culture/somali-independence-day?refid=0 Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:58:32 -0500 Q&A: Justice David Lillehaug prepares for Minn. Supreme Court David Lillehaug will be officially installed as Minnesota's newest Supreme Court justice on Friday. Lillehaug spoke with Tom Crann of MPR News' All Things Considered. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/06/27/news/qa-david-lillehaug?refid=0 Thu, 27 Jun 2013 16:30:23 -0500 Appetites: Expanding food and beverage pairing to cocktails Wine has been served with food for as long as vintners have been fermenting grape juice, but pairing a specific wine with a particular dish is a more contemporary practice. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/06/26/appetites/rachel-hutton-food-cocktails?refid=0 Wed, 26 Jun 2013 15:09:51 -0500 Duluth mayor: A year after flood, some residents still struggling Duluth sustained more than $60 million worth of damage in the June, 2012 flood. Duluth Mayor Don Ness provided a status report today to Tom Crann of MPR News' All Things Considered. http://blogs.mprnews.org/updraft/2013/06/duluth-mayor-a-year-after-flood-some-residents-still-struggling/?refid=0 Thu, 20 Jun 2013 15:50:41 -0500 Appetites: The Buttered Tin restaurateurs turn to crowd-sourced funding A new crowd-sourced restaurant has opened in downtown St. Paul. The owners of the bakery and restaurant, The Buttered Tin, have set out to change the culture of lowertown. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/06/19/appetites/buttered-tin-crowd-sourced?refid=0 Wed, 19 Jun 2013 16:04:11 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Baseball players (and you) should avoid drugs Baseball players would be wise to avoid any health product promising enhanced performance, warns Dr. Jon Hallberg. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/06/18/health/hallberg-spring-training?refid=0 Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:29:44 -0500 Health care providers, advocates launch campaign to stop elder abuse A coalition of health care providers and advocates have launched a campaign to stop the abuse of the elderly. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/06/14/health/mnsafe?refid=0 Fri, 14 Jun 2013 19:58:24 -0500 Weekend festivals: Civil War Days, Duck Days and the Perham Turtle Fest In Dodge County the Friends of Wasioja present Civil War Days with battle reenactments, living history presentation, a performance of the "1812 Overture" with cannons, and more. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/06/14/arts/weekend-festival?refid=0 Fri, 14 Jun 2013 19:44:26 -0500 Music writer Jim Walsh on The Replacements: 'Probably the greatest American rock and roll band' The local music scene is buzzing about the news that the Minnesota '80s band The Replacements plans to reunite for several concertts later this year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/06/13/arts/music-jim-walsh-replacements-reunion?refid=0 Thu, 13 Jun 2013 15:55:58 -0500 Appetites: Condiments can make all the difference The trick to a dish is often just the right twist of flavor. And that can come from just the right condiment. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/06/12/appetites/summer-condiments?refid=0 Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:51:51 -0500 Appetites: Stars of the spring harvest It's been a slow start to the growing season, but now we're in the swing of things at farmers markets around the region. Two stars of the spring harvest are asparagus and morel mushrooms. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/06/05/appetites/beth-dooley-farmers-markets?refid=0 Wed, 05 Jun 2013 15:31:38 -0500 Weekend festivals Festivals big and small highlight this weekend's events. One of the biggest is St. Paul's Grand Old Day, which celebrates its 40th year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/05/31/arts/weekend-festivals?refid=0 Fri, 31 May 2013 18:58:22 -0500 Appetites: Go beyond burgers and brats this grilling season Unless you relish brushing snow off your grill, our outdoor cooking season is pretty much a flash in the pan. Go beyond the usual burgers and brats with these ideas. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/05/29/appetites/grilling-season?refid=0 Wed, 29 May 2013 15:00:00 -0500 Memorial Day weekend festivals Memorial Day is generally the weekend when many Minnesotans head north. Here's a few communities that are holding celebrations this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/05/24/arts/weekend-festivals?refid=0 Fri, 24 May 2013 16:02:31 -0500 North Minneapolis still recovering two years after tornado It's been two years since a tornado hit the north side of Minneapolis, killing two people and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to homes, businesses and infrastructure. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/05/22/news/north-minneapolis-still-recovering-two-years-after-tornado?refid=0 Wed, 22 May 2013 18:51:30 -0500 Q&A: The Heavy Table tries to kickstart a regional food book The HeavyTable.com is using crowdfunding site Kickstarter to try to fund a new book focused on Upper Midwestern food. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/05/22/news/appetites-heavy-table-book?refid=0 Wed, 22 May 2013 13:29:32 -0500 Appetites: Inside the newly expanded Cossetta's Cossetta's has long been one of the biggest names in Italian food in the Twin Cities, and it has just gotten a lot bigger. The new pastry shop is the new crown jewel of the expansion, says the Heavy Table's James Norton. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/05/22/news/appetites-cossettas?refid=0 Wed, 22 May 2013 13:17:21 -0500 Ask Dr. Jon Hallberg: The price we pay for drugs American spend over $325 billion annually on drugs, but lately there's been a dip in pharmaceutical spending. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/05/21/health/hallberg?refid=0 Tue, 21 May 2013 16:14:52 -0500 Festival season is assuredly heating up This weekend: Minnesota River History Paddling Theater, Art-a-Whirl, Preston Trout Days and the Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/05/17/arts/weekend-festivals?refid=0 Fri, 17 May 2013 20:39:56 -0500 Appetites: It's cool NOT to cook The pressure to cook is enormous. For people who don't cook, it can be shaming. Hold your head high, non-cooks. You fulfill a role not yet acknowledged in this country. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/05/15/appetites/lynne-rosetto-kasper-non-cooks?refid=0 Wed, 15 May 2013 14:50:21 -0500 FAQ: Same-sex marriage law Minnesota's law allowing same-sex marriage goes into effect Aug. 1. On that day, same-sex couples can apply for a marriage license in Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/05/14/news/faq-samesex-marriage-law?refid=0 Tue, 14 May 2013 18:17:45 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: Fighting polio around the world A disease that's almost eradicated is still in the news. There were 223 cases of polio last year worldwide. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/05/14/health/hallberg-polio?refid=0 Tue, 14 May 2013 17:15:23 -0500 This weekend's festivals in Minnesota It's a big weekend for festivals in Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/05/10/arts/weekend-festivals?refid=0 Fri, 10 May 2013 20:07:16 -0500 Q&A: Bringing focus to children's mental health The issue of mental health is often brought up after a crisis, and even in the gun debate at the Capitol. But discussion of mental health in children is less focused on. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/05/08/health/mental-health-children?refid=0 Wed, 08 May 2013 17:28:01 -0500 Appetites: Hot restaurant designs transform mere meals into dining experience Restaurants design in many ways is like service: when it's good, you don't notice the nuances. But when it's bad, it can be glaring. Good restaurant design can turn a mere meal into a dining experience. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/05/08/appetites/restaurant-design?refid=0 Wed, 08 May 2013 15:35:54 -0500 Appetites: Twin Cities home to numerous vibrant farmers markets It's time to talk farmers markets with Beth Dooley here on Appetites. She is the author of "Minnesota's Bounty: The Farmers' Market Cookbook." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/05/01/appetites/beth-dooley-farmers-market?refid=0 Wed, 01 May 2013 15:30:00 -0500 Ask Dr. Jon Hallberg: Creativity in medicine A call more creativity in medicine is all well and good for doctors and nurses for their own satisfaction, but how could it work in the clinic? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/04/30/health/hallberg-creativity-in-medicine?refid=0 Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:45:00 -0500 Friday Festival: Cheese shop raises money for cheesemonger scholarship Local cheesemonger Benjamin Roberts is raising money for a cheesemonger education fund this weekend at the two cheese shops he runs -- France 44 in Minneapolis and St. Paul Cheese Shop in St. Paul. A portion of the proceeds will go for a cheese scholarship in honor of the woman he describes as his "cheese mentor." Benjamin Roberts spoke with MPR's Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/04/26/lifestyle/cheese-maker-scholarships?refid=0 Fri, 26 Apr 2013 13:56:33 -0500 Communities prepare for Red River flooding As the accumulated snow begins to melt, attention turns to the Red River and the potential for flooding. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/04/25/environment/communities-prepare-red-river-flooding?refid=0 Thu, 25 Apr 2013 20:37:49 -0500 Appetites: Snow puts a freeze on spring dining Unrelenting snow and sleet have made late April feel like February, and that means a seemingly endless winter for local diners who seek out seasonal food from our region. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/04/24/appetites/james-norton-spring-dining?refid=0 Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:46:33 -0500 Q&A: Why the anti-bullying bill faces opposition The Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act, A statewide anti-bullying bill, is awaiting a floor vote in the Minnesota House and moving its way through the Senate. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/04/24/news/qa-why-the-antibullying-bill-faces-opposition?refid=0 Wed, 24 Apr 2013 00:00:00 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: Diabetes treatment goals missed Fewer than half of Americans diagnosed with diabetes are meeting key treatment goals, according to a study in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Our medical analyst, Dr. Jon Hallberg, talked with MPR's Tom Crann about the reasons behind those results. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/04/23/health/dr-jon-hallberg-diabetes-research?refid=0 Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:58:59 -0500 Students travel to Arctic to collect stories of climate change A Minnesota group is traveling across the Arctic region of Canada this month to gather stories about the effects of climate change. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/04/23/news/students-arctic-climate-change?refid=0 Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:50:24 -0500 'The Birdchick' offers '1001 Secrets Every Birder Should Know' MPR's Tom Crann went out last week, just north of Minneapolis to New Hope, to meet Sharon Stiteler. The blogger behind Birdchick.com, and a National Park ranger, Stiteler is about to publish a new book: "1001 Secrets Every Birder Should Know: Tips and Trivia for the Backyard and Beyond." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/04/22/environment/the-bird-chick-offers-1001-secrets-every-birder-should-know?refid=0 Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:30:08 -0500 Critic of expanded background checks says enforce the laws in place An angry president Obama said Wednesday that it was a shameful day in Washington after the U.S. Senate failed to take up the issue of expanded background checks. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/04/18/news/kevin-vick?refid=0 Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:24:29 -0500 Appetites: What's new in concessions in Minneapolis parks It used to be that snack options at local parks were limited to popcorn and ice cream. Now, concessionaires at several city parks offer various goods from lattes and lemon-ginger scones, to tap beer and fresh oysters. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/04/17/appetites/rachel-hutton-concessions-season?refid=0 Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:30:00 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Chlamydia cases rising in Minn. MPR's regular medical analyst Jon Hallberg joined Tom Crann on All Things Considered to discuss the rising number of chlamydia cases in Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/04/16/health/hallberg-chlamydia?refid=0 Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:47:24 -0500 Minn. Justice Alan Page's foundation celebrates 25th year Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page's foundation has supported the work of more than 5,000 scholars of all academic levels. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/04/05/news/alan-page-foundation-gala?refid=0 Fri, 05 Apr 2013 14:32:24 -0500 Legislative first-termers long for bipartisanship First-term Representatives Marion O'Neil of Buffalo and Raymond Dehn of Minneapolis speak with MPR News about their experiences at the Capitol as freshmen legislators. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/04/04/politics/legislative-first-termers?refid=0 Thu, 04 Apr 2013 20:34:13 -0500 Minn. ranks 3rd for quality of life in U.S. The quality of life in Minnesota is above average, ranking third in the nation according to a national comparison of social and economic factors measuring opportunity. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/04/04/news/minn-ranks-3rd-for-quality-of-life-in-us?refid=0 Thu, 04 Apr 2013 17:43:02 -0500 Rep. Jim Davnie discusses tax relief package Minnesota's House Democrats unveiled a $250 million property tax reduction package. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/04/03/politics/rep-jim-davnie-tax-relief-package?refid=0 Wed, 03 Apr 2013 18:31:39 -0500 Appetites: Food taboos determine icky morsel or prized delicacy Recent news of horse meat being mistakenly mixed into ground beef in Europe got us thinking about cultures that frown on eating horse meat, and why some foods are considered taboo -- or even "icky" in some cultures -- while other morsels are prized delicacies. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/04/03/appetites/lynne-rossetto-kasper-food-taboos?refid=0 Wed, 03 Apr 2013 14:50:07 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: Still not enough med students specializing in primary care After dipping slightly in 2012, the share of fourth-year U.S. medical students opting for residencies in primary care specialties rose in 2013. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/04/02/health/hallberg-primary-care-specialists?refid=0 Tue, 02 Apr 2013 14:02:13 -0500 '30 Days of Biking' pledgers bike, boast and post daily in April The 30 Days of Biking movement is back for a fourth year. Already this year, thousands pledged to ride their bikes every day in April, and report on the experience online. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/03/29/lifestyle/30-days-of-biking-pledge?refid=0 Fri, 29 Mar 2013 15:10:50 -0500 'More Than They Bargained For' examines Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's Act 10 A new book covers the developments in Madison when Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker passed Act 10, which curtailed almost all collective bargaining rights for public employees. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/03/28/arts/qa-more-than-they-bargained-for-wisconsin?refid=0 Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:44:35 -0500 Appetites: Crave Brothers make a mean, green cheese It's easy to think of local cheese as an old-fashioned, traditional food but the face of upper Midwestern cheese-making is changing to catch some new waves of flavor... and green energy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/03/27/appetites/crave-brothers-cheese?refid=0 Wed, 27 Mar 2013 14:00:00 -0500 Indian child-welfare lawsuit filed against South Dakota The ACLU is joining two Indian tribes and three parents in class-action lawsuit against South Dakota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/03/22/social-issue/indian-child-welfare-lawsuit-filed-against-south-dakota?refid=0 Fri, 22 Mar 2013 18:15:05 -0500 Clean water: life changing for 5 million Haitians Friday is World Water Day. The United Nations hopes you are thinking about how we manage freshwater resources to make sure people around the world have fair access to clean water. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/03/22/social-issue/clean-water-life-changing-for-5-million-haitians?refid=0 Fri, 22 Mar 2013 15:21:44 -0500 Iraq War changed the Minnesota National Guard's training, role and return home From the moment bombs flew over Baghdad 10 years ago, Minnesota's National Guard played a significant role in the War in Iraq. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/03/21/news/larry-shellito-minnesota-department-of-veterans-affairs-commissioner?refid=0 Thu, 21 Mar 2013 20:12:14 -0500 Appetites: Restaurants with a side of retail There's a new restaurant trend in the Twin Cities that does not involve foie gras-topped hamburgers, heirloom beet foams, or anything served on a plate. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/03/20/appetites/rachel-hutton-retail-restaurant?refid=0 Wed, 20 Mar 2013 15:00:00 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: Too few kids getting HPV vaccine Despite recommendations by doctors, fewer parents are actually getting their children vaccinated against human papillomavirus. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/03/19/health/hallberg-hpv?refid=0 Tue, 19 Mar 2013 17:43:59 -0500 Somali-American businessman hopes to preserve homeland's culture in museum A Minneapolis restaurant owner and businessman hopes to build a museum to preserve the culture of his homeland. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/03/15/human-interest/somali-american-businessman-museum-?refid=0 Fri, 15 Mar 2013 17:37:59 -0500 Appetites: Food developments in unlikely places There's a cavalcade of new food developments in the Twin Cities: a new burger bar that also serves elk Wellington, an ambitious attempt at serving sushi in the Minneapolis Skyway and a 21st century approach to food delivery. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/03/13/appetites/james-norton-food-development?refid=0 Wed, 13 Mar 2013 15:00:00 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: IBM's Watson tackling health care data analysis If "Watson" the IBM computer can win a few rounds of Jeopardy, it can certainly crunch piles of data. But can it diagnose your illness? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/03/12/health/ask-dr-hallberg-robots-could-upend-health-care?refid=0 Tue, 12 Mar 2013 14:51:10 -0500 Mayor Ardell Brede talks about future of Rochester Rochester has recently become a political and economic focal point for Minnesota. Mayor Ardell Brede speaks on the future of the city. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/03/11/economy/rochester-mayor-ardell-brede?refid=0 Mon, 11 Mar 2013 18:32:00 -0500 A good week for economic reports in Minn., US Reports released this week show an improving economy in Minnesota and the nation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/03/08/business/economic-reports-rolnick?refid=0 Fri, 08 Mar 2013 15:32:51 -0600 Voter fraud prosecution of woman, 86, raises questions An 86-year-old St. Peter woman with Parkinson's disease and some dementia is facing charges of voter fraud, rasing a number of questions. MPR News speaks with Secretary of State Mark Ritchie for answers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/03/07/law/voter-fraud-prosecution?refid=0 Thu, 07 Mar 2013 17:35:07 -0600 Homeless youth find refuge at Safe House in St. Paul From the outside, Safe House is just a non-descript home in a residential neighborhood in St. Paul. On the inside though, what is accomplished goes beyond four walls. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/03/07/news/homeless-youth-safe-house?refid=0 Thu, 07 Mar 2013 14:44:38 -0600 Appetites: When it comes to spices, spend more and save a lot A little extra money spent on good quality spices make a huge difference in our food. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/03/06/appetites-lynne-rossetto-kasper-spices?refid=0 Wed, 06 Mar 2013 14:00:00 -0600 Festival celebrates, demystifies owls The 11th International Festival of Owls takes place this weekend in Houston in southeastern Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/03/01/environment/owl-festival?refid=0 Fri, 01 Mar 2013 16:47:08 -0600 Data breach prosecutions 'very rare,' expert says Criminal charges have been dismissed against a Minneapolis city employee who allegedly used driver's license information inappropriately. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/02/28/law/data-privacy-qa?refid=0 Thu, 28 Feb 2013 18:25:56 -0600 Appetites: North Washington Avenue, the Twin Cities' newest foodie hot spot The Star Tribune's Tom Horgen told MPR's Tom Crann about one of his favorite food corridors downtown Minneapolis, suddenly busy with new restaurants and bars: North Washington Avenue. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/02/27/arts_culture/appetites-north-washington-avenue-new-foodie-hotspot?refid=0 Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:30:00 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Obesity facts and fiction MPR's Tom Crann spoke with All Things Considered's regular medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg about a recent obesity study. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/02/26/health/hallberg-obesity-facts-fiction?refid=0 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 15:13:55 -0600 Birdchick: Eagles and owls in the Twin Cities Winter can be a pretty interesting time for bird watchers, said National Park Ranger and bird expert Sharon Stiteler. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/02/20/enviroment/birdchick?refid=0 Wed, 20 Feb 2013 18:26:01 -0600 Appetites: 5 things you should know about the James Beard Awards Rachel Hutton, senior editor of Minnesota Monthly magazine, told MPR's Tom Crann five things you should know about the James Beards Awards -- including the chances of a local nominee winning. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/02/20/appetites/5-things-to-know-about-james-beard-awards?refid=0 Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:04:04 -0600 Freshmen lawmakers get a feel for the Capitol To get a sense of how Minnesota's newest legislators see the action at the Capitol, MPR News speaks with a pair of freshmen lawmakers throughout the session. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/02/19/politics/freshman-lawmakers?refid=0 Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:22:49 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Problems with DMAA use DMAA is a popular supplement with athletes, or people looking for a edge in their workout. But some side effects have the U.S. Food and Drug Administration looking into it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/02/19/health/hallberg-dmaa?refid=0 Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:10:32 -0600 Mary Jo Copeland: Presidential award a 'humble honor' Mary Jo Copeland, founder and director of Sharing and Caring Hands, says she is humbled by her choice as a recipient of the Presidential Citizens Medal, one of the nation's highest civilian honors. Copeland will receive the award at the White House tomorrow. She spoke with MPR's Tom Crann about her charitable work providing meals and shelter to thousands of people in the Twin Cities every year since 1985. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/02/14/mary-jo-copeland?refid=0 Thu, 14 Feb 2013 14:50:07 -0600 Appetites: Couples and romance in the restaurant Restaurant kitchens aren't exactly romantic environments. Between the sweltering temperatures, the fast pace, and the stress, they're more like literal pressure cookers. And yet, it's an environment that has bonded more than one local culinary couple. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/02/13/appetites/restaurant-couples?refid=0 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:24:30 -0600 Dr. Jon Hallberg: Heart health On this week of St. Valentine's Day, Dr. Jon Hallberg about the central role the heart plays in our health. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/02/12/health/hallberg-heart?refid=0 Tue, 12 Feb 2013 15:03:52 -0600 Finding local flavor in Ely's dark winter months If you love ice fishing or other winter spots, or just looking to embrace winter and have a good time in the deep freeze, Ely's the place to be. Here are some tasty options for when you get there. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/02/06/appetites/ely-road-trip?refid=0 Wed, 06 Feb 2013 13:55:43 -0600 Journalist documents 'black gold' oil boom in N.D. The oil boom in North Dakota can be seen from space. Recent satellite images have captured the light at night from the oil fields. It's the gold rush of our times. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/01/31/human-interest/north-dakota-black-gold-oil-boom?refid=0 Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:55:08 -0600 Competitive challenges face Mayo Clinic, says health finance expert Mayo Clinic unveiled a proposal yesterday to invest $3.5 billion to expand its Rochester campus over the next 20 years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/01/31/business/qa-steve-parente-mayo-expansion?refid=0 Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:08:53 -0600 Soldier's memoir touches on a different fight Lt. Col. Mark Weber has been called a hero by people who hardly ever use that word. His penned memoir called "Tell My Sons..." touches on his family life, military career and the ever-present, sometimes graphic challenge of fighting cancer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/01/30/human-interest?refid=0 Wed, 30 Jan 2013 19:13:35 -0600 Head of Mayo Clinic describes plans for 'destination medical center' Mayo Clinic president and CEO John Noseworthy announced a plan to invest and expand in Minnesota, building a "destination medical center." Noseworthy speaks with MPR's Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/01/30/business/qa-mayo-john-noseworthy?refid=0 Wed, 30 Jan 2013 18:50:06 -0600 Appetites: Predicting food trends for 2013 Rachel Hutton talks about the hottest food trends in the upcoming year and where to taste them around the Twin Cities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/01/30/appetites/rachel-hutton-food-trends?refid=0 Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:37:17 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: After hospital discharge, many patients ultimately return At least 1 in 10 patients are readmitted after a hospital stay. As more hospitals are rated on their readmissions, the current issue of JAMA is focused on their prevention. ATC medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg talks about the factors that lead to return hospital stays, and what could change to decrease their occurrence. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/01/29/health/hallberg-hospital-admission?refid=0 Tue, 29 Jan 2013 16:26:26 -0600 Kevin McDonough: Brother Denis, new Obama chief of staff, leads by 'building the team' President Barack Obama's choice for chief of staff, Denis McDonough, is a native Minnesotan. MPR's Tom Crann spoke with his brother Fr. Kevin McDonough, a pastor at St. Peter Claver, Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, and Incarnation Churches in St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/01/25/politics/kevin-mcdonough-on-brother-denis?refid=0 Fri, 25 Jan 2013 15:14:49 -0600 'Somalis in Minnesota' a story of war, violence and refuge A new book called "Somalis in Minnesota" takes a look at how some of our newest neighbors are settling, and the ways they're contributing to their new home. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/01/24/news/somalis-in-minnesota-book?refid=0 Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:41:48 -0600 Q & A: Miami's superintendent on education issues in Fla. and Minn. Miami-Dade School District Superintendent Alberto Carvalho spoke earlier Wednesday at the United Way's Education Forum on the State of Education in Minnesota, and he joins MPR's Tom Crann on All Things Considered. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/01/23/education/miami-dade-superintendent?refid=0 Wed, 23 Jan 2013 17:40:17 -0600 Appetites: Pass the creamy, fresh, seasonal butter On the table this week: butter, and plenty of it. The Splendid Table's Lynne Rosetto Kasper is here to convince us that, when it comes to butter, different really can be better. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/01/23/appetites/pass-the-creamy-fresh-seasonal-butter?refid=0 Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:25:16 -0600 Q & A: Local government aid, property tax changes in Dayton's budget proposal Among the proposals in Gov. Mark Dayton's budget plan are of number of changes to the state's local government aid formula and local governments' collection of property tax. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/01/22/politics/dayton-budget-local-government-aid?refid=0 Tue, 22 Jan 2013 18:43:51 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: 'Self-diagnosing' using the Internet More than 35 percent of Americans have tried to diagnose an ache or pain using the Internet, according to a new study by the Pew Internet and American Life project. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/01/22/health/hallberg-internet-diagnosing?refid=0 Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:08:39 -0600 State Sen. Ron Latz discusses guns laws, executive orders State Sen. Ron Latz responds to points made by Pine County Sheriff Robin Cole, who told MPR News that because a legislative body has not approved President Barack Obama's executive orders, it's not a law he can enforce. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/01/17/law/pine-county-sheriff-executive-order?refid=0 Thu, 17 Jan 2013 17:54:08 -0600 Fergus Falls High School band to march in inauguration parade The Fergus Falls High School marching band is on its way to Washington, where the band will march in the Inaugural Day Parade on Monday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/01/17/human-interest/fergus-falls-band-inauguration-parade?refid=0 Thu, 17 Jan 2013 17:46:46 -0600 Appetites: New batch of taprooms serving up in NE Minneapolis 'brew district' There's something serious brewing in northeast Minneapolis. The bar story of 2012 was the explosion of taprooms in the Twin Cities. As the New Year begins the pace isn't slowing. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/01/16/appetites/tom-horgen-northeast-brew-district?refid=0 Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:39:05 -0600 Dr. Jon Hallberg: questions about flu season 2013 Flu season has arrived. Since late last year, the Minnesota Department of Health has classified influenza as "widespread" here in the state. Some are questioning the effectiveness and availability of the flu vaccine. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/01/15/health/hallberg-flu?refid=0 Tue, 15 Jan 2013 17:41:01 -0600 Fiscal cliff debate: what happens next on Capitol Hill? After voting to avert tax hikes for most Americans while raising them on the wealthiest, the 112th Congress is nearly over. MPR News' Washington reporter Brett Neely discusses the aftermath of the fiscal cliff debate and what happens next on Capitol Hill. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/01/02/politics/fiscal-cliff-dbf?refid=0 Wed, 02 Jan 2013 18:35:06 -0600 Appetites: Hidden ethnic gems When looking for authentic food from around the world, it is easy to think about the urban options -- an eating tour of University Avenue or a trip to Eat Street. But there are good global eats hiding out in the suburbs and beyond. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/01/02/appetites/james-norton-hidden-ethnic-gems?refid=0 Wed, 02 Jan 2013 00:00:00 -0600 Q&A with 'Birdchick' Sharon Stiteler Now that we're officially into the winter, we wondered how Minnesota's birds are faring &mdash; the ones that stick around. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/12/27/environment/birdchick?refid=0 Thu, 27 Dec 2012 15:20:44 -0600 Appetites: A 'golden decade' for the Twin Cities' dining scene We have long known that the Twin Cities are great restaurant towns. Rachel Hutton, senior editor of Minnesota Monthly magazine is here to help us trace the evolution of the Twin Cities' foodie "cred." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/12/26/appetites/rachel-hutton-golden-decade?refid=0 Wed, 26 Dec 2012 16:31:18 -0600 Rep. Peterson not too concerned about fiscal cliff deadline U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, a DFLer who represents Minnesota's 7th Congressional District in western Minnesota, said it won't be catastrophic if Congress fails to meet the January 1, 2013 deadline to pass a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/12/26/politics/collin-peterson-fiscal-cliff?refid=0 Wed, 26 Dec 2012 00:00:00 -0600 Red Lake shooting survivors travel to support Newtown community Survivors of the 2005 shooting at Red Lake Senior High School traveled to Connecticut this week to offer support to residents of Newtown. Twenty-six people died in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School a week ago Friday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/12/21/news/red-lake-shooting-survivors-qa?refid=0 Fri, 21 Dec 2012 19:22:05 -0600 SPCO former director optimistic on labor dispute Amid a contentious labor dispute, locked-out musicians of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra are bringing their former music director back for a performance of Handel's Messiah on Thursday and Friday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/12/20/arts/spco-hugh-wolff?refid=0 Fri, 21 Dec 2012 06:19:29 -0600 Hennepin County Sheriff Stanek, Biden huddle on gun violence Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek was among a group of law enforcement officials that met with Vice President Joe Biden to talk about gun violence on Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/12/20/news/hennepin-county-sheriff-talks-with-vp-biden-about-gun-violence?refid=0 Fri, 21 Dec 2012 06:12:08 -0600 Law professor: few exceptions to ban guns in schools Although guns are typically banned in Minnesota's public schools, there are a few exceptions. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/12/20/law-professor-few-exceptions-to-ban-on-guns-in-schools?refid=0 Thu, 20 Dec 2012 18:34:15 -0600 Appetites: Local, artisan chocolates make for great gifts Even the most creative people sometimes find it difficult to find the right gifts for the holidays. But very few people would decline artisan chocolates. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/12/19/arts-culture/appetites-artisan-chocolate?refid=0 Wed, 19 Dec 2012 10:26:10 -0600 Appetites: Foodie gifts for the holidays Consider edible gifts that recipients can enjoy until gone. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/12/12/appetites/rachel-hutton-foodie-holiday-gifts?refid=0 Wed, 12 Dec 2012 15:45:00 -0600 Keith Ellison: End the Senate filibuster Democratic U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, of Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, is among those asking a federal judge to end the Senate filibuster. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/12/12/politics/keith-ellison-sues-over-senate-filibuster?refid=0 Wed, 12 Dec 2012 15:28:15 -0600 '38 Nooses' author discusses seminal event in Minn. history This year marks the 150th anniversary of not only the battles of the Civil War, but one of the most important episodes in Minnesota's history. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/12/05/arts/scott-berg-38-nooses?refid=0 Wed, 05 Dec 2012 20:43:53 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: New tests, treatments for HIV/AIDS Dr. Jon Hallberg, a physician in family medicine at the University of Minnesota, spoke on All Things Considered about some of the latest thinking on HIV/AIDS. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/12/04/health/hallberg-hiv-aids?refid=0 Tue, 04 Dec 2012 12:45:10 -0600 Slavic Wonders with the Rose Ensemble Slavic Wonders is a stunning celebration of the season featuring some truly brilliant gems from the libraries and monasteries of Krakow, Prague and Moscow. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/12/04/slavic-wonders-with-the-rose-ensemble?refid=0 Tue, 04 Dec 2012 00:00:00 -0600 Q&A with author of essential 'Minnesota Book of Skills' In Chris Niskanen's new book, "The Minnesota Book of Skills," he shares some of his wisdom on skills from smoking whitefish to tick extraction. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/11/29/arts/author-minnesota-book-of-skills?refid=0 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 16:55:38 -0600 Q&A: U.S. Rep Tim Walz discusses the upcoming session in Congress U.S. Rep. Tim Walz says he is frustrated by the lack of action on the farm bill and other major pieces of legislation in the lame-duck session of Congress. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/11/28/politics/tim-walz-qa?refid=0 Wed, 28 Nov 2012 20:43:35 -0600 Appetites: 'Third wave' of coffee evolution brings new level of artisanship The revolution in local food has a potable component. Craft brewing and locally roasted coffee are rising in popularity, not just in the Twin Cities, but also in other parts of the state, such as Duluth. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/11/28/appetites/james-norton-coffee-third-wave?refid=0 Wed, 28 Nov 2012 15:00:00 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Early cancer detection outpaces cancer differentiation A new report found routine mammograms have led more than one million women to receive unnecessary breast cancer treatment. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/11/27/health/hallberg-cancer-detection?refid=0 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 18:43:59 -0600 Appetites: Simple truths you are not hearing about cooking Thanksgiving dinner Thanksgiving dinner can bring a lot of pressure and high expectations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/11/21/appetites/lynne-rosetto-kasper-thanksgiving?refid=0 Wed, 21 Nov 2012 15:30:00 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Arts and health in the military Dr. Jon Hallberg, MPR's medical analyst and a physician in family medicine at the U of M, speaks on initiatives in the military to use the arts to help soldiers heal. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/11/20/health/hallberg?refid=0 Tue, 20 Nov 2012 20:32:42 -0600 Appetites: Thanksgiving bring-alongs for those who don't cook Thanksgiving is a time of long-standing food traditions for many families. But what if you don't have a go-to Thanksgiving bring-along? Or the time to whip something up? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/11/20/appetites/rachel-hutton-thanksgiving-sides?refid=0 Tue, 20 Nov 2012 15:00:00 -0600 Appetites: Take lowly cranberry to new heights this Thanksgiving Take a moment to consider a delicacy that has an important place on the Thanksgiving table and throughout the holiday season: the lowly cranberry. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/11/19/appetites/james-norton-cranberries?refid=0 Mon, 19 Nov 2012 15:45:00 -0600 Minn. nonprofits rely on Give to the Max Day Thursday is Give to the Max Day, a 24-hour fundraising marathon to support some 4,000 Minnesota nonprofit organizations and schools. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/11/15/arts/give-to-the-max-day?refid=0 Thu, 15 Nov 2012 20:47:08 -0600 Developments in Somalia bring about new government, new hope Developments in Somalia have brought about a new constitution, new parliament, new president and new cabinet. And now after years of warfare and famine, the government must continue rebuilding of the country. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/11/13/unrest/somalia-update?refid=0 Tue, 13 Nov 2012 17:20:25 -0600 What's in store for U.S. Sen Klobuchar's upcoming term DFL-ers had a good night Tuesday, but few won with a margin like U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/11/08/politics/klobuchar-qa?refid=0 Thu, 08 Nov 2012 18:57:31 -0600 Q&A: What a 'yes' or 'no' vote means for the marriage amendment Minnesota Public Radio reporter Sasha Aslanian, who has been covering the debate over the marriage amendment, discusses with All Things Considered frequently asked questions about the amendment. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/11/05/politics/qa-marriage-amendment?refid=0 Mon, 05 Nov 2012 18:14:16 -0600 Economic Lookout: The property owner's perspective As Election Day nears the economy continues to be front and center in the presidential campaign. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/10/18/economy/economic-lookout-frank-viggiano?refid=0 Thu, 18 Oct 2012 22:36:30 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: A doctor's accoutrements change with the times The classic doctor's black bag became a symbol of medicine. Like many symbols of past generations, it is all but gone. Now your doctor is just as likely to carry a backpack that can fit a laptop or an iPad. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/10/16/health/hallberg?refid=0 Tue, 16 Oct 2012 22:36:08 -0500 A new guide to the Twin Cities' best food The Twin Cities area has a vibrant and growing food scene. Food writer James Norton has made a valiant effort to catalog it and present it in a guide called "The Food Lovers Guide to the Twin Cities." He spoke to MPR's Tom Crann about some of the most notable eateries in the Twin Cities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/10/12/arts/food-guide-to-twin-cities-james-norton?refid=0 Fri, 12 Oct 2012 16:42:07 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: What meningitis is and what it does to the body The Minnesota Department of Health has confirmed three cases of fungal meningitis in the state as part of an outbreak that has sickened 90 people nationwide and killed seven. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/10/10/health/hallberg?refid=0 Wed, 10 Oct 2012 20:40:40 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Obesity's health implications Dr. Jon Hallberg discusses weight and a recent study that projects the incidence of obesity in Minnesota to double by 2030. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/10/02/health/hallberg?refid=0 Tue, 02 Oct 2012 21:45:54 -0500 Economic Lookout: Open positions in school districts related to property values As Election Day draws closer, the main issue of the presidential campaign continues to be the economy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/09/27/business/economic-lookout-wiggins?refid=0 Thu, 27 Sep 2012 18:00:00 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: New class of medical students underway Another year of medical school at the University of Minnesota is underway, and physician and instructor Jon Hallberg says these new students have some advantages over his generation of aspiring doctors. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/09/25/health/hallberg?refid=0 Tue, 25 Sep 2012 18:48:45 -0500 MPR's All Things Considered takes a walking tour of Minneapolis If you're interested in people counting and watching in Minneapolis, Peter Bruce offers free walking tours this week while the International Downtown Association Conference is in town. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/09/20/human-interest/atc-walking-tour?refid=0 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 17:51:55 -0500 Economic Lookout: Health care reform is priority concern for restaurant owner For restaurant owner Naomi Williamson, health care reform is a concern of priority as Election Day nears. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/09/20/business/economic-lookout-naomi-williamson?refid=0 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 16:20:57 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Some medications not suitable for over-the-counter distribution Consumers often want to save money by purchasing drugs over-the-counter, but Dr. Jon Hallberg says rushing to make medications available without a prescription has its own complications. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/09/18/heatlth/hallberg?refid=0 Tue, 18 Sep 2012 19:10:22 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: Immunizing kids for school Many children and teens will need immunizations and checkups before they head back to the classroom this year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/08/28/health/hallberg?refid=0 Tue, 28 Aug 2012 18:40:29 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Kids' food allergies can be life threatening Food sensitivities are common in young children. BUt that doesn't always mean children will suffer from food allergies for their entire lives. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/08/21/health/hallberg?refid=0 Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:55:20 -0500 Bridge survivor on 5th anniversary: 'The day I got to live' Tomorrow marks the fifth anniversary of the I-35W bridge collapse in downtown Minneapolis. On August 1, 2007, 13 people died and 145 others were injured when one of Minnesota's busiest bridges suddenly fell into the Mississippi River. MPR's Tom Crann checks in with one of the survivors of the collapse, Lindsey Petterson Walz. Even five years later, she says the events of that day still affect her in many ways. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/07/31/disaster/qa-bridge-collapse-anniversary?refid=0 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 15:47:30 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: When to be concerned about a fever At what point should a person seek treatment for a fever? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/07/31/health/hallberg?refid=0 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 15:12:10 -0500 Ask Dr. Jon Hallberg: Get your whooping cough vaccination Whooping cough, also called pertussis, is increasing nationwide. About 18,000 cases have been reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention across the country. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/07/25/health/hallberg-whooping-cough?refid=0 Wed, 25 Jul 2012 15:13:18 -0500 Drought brings concern for crops and livestock MPR's Mark Steil speaks with Tom Crann of All Things Considered regarding the drought that affects parts of northwest, southwest and southeast Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/07/20/business/drought-dbf?refid=0 Fri, 20 Jul 2012 16:05:10 -0500 Minn. man tells of refugees caught in middle of Congo conflict Another refugee crisis is arising in Africa -- in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This week, the United Nations Security Council condemned attacks by rebel forces in the eastern part of Congo, along the borders with Rwanda and Uganda in central Africa. A Minnesota man recently returned from the Congo and tells MPR's Tom Crann what he saw there. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/07/19/news/congo-refugees?refid=0 Wed, 18 Jul 2012 15:50:10 -0500 Duluth mayor asks for action against heroin abuse Duluth Mayor Don Ness called for lawmakers to take action following a weekend where five people overdosed on heroin in the city. One of those who overdosed died. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/07/17/news/duluth-mayor-heroin?refid=0 Tue, 17 Jul 2012 20:31:03 -0500 Duluth Mayor Don Ness speaks on city's recovery Throughout the flooding and its aftermath, Duluth's Mayor Don Ness was thrust into the spotlight. The mayor delivers an update on the city's recovery. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/07/17/news/duluth-mayor-don-ness?refid=0 Tue, 17 Jul 2012 20:07:20 -0500 MnDOT checking NE Minn. bridges for flood damage Teams of bridge inspectors are blanketing northeastern Minnesota to check for damage that may have been caused by last month's flooding. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/07/11/regional/mndot-checking-bridges-for-flood-damage?refid=0 Wed, 11 Jul 2012 15:38:10 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: Botox, weight loss and antibiotics MPR's medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg discussed alternative uses for botox, approval of new weight-loss pills and antibiotics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/07/03/health/dr-hallberg?refid=0 Tue, 03 Jul 2012 19:51:58 -0500 Q&A: Heat wave and the power grid The regional vice president of Xcel Energy speaks with MPR News about whether the eastern blackouts could affect the state power grid. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/07/02/business/qa-xcel-energy?refid=0 Mon, 02 Jul 2012 19:13:17 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: Treating multiple morbid conditions A group of physicians suggest that multimorbidity should more often be treated as a group, rather than singly. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/06/27/health/dr-jon-hallberg-treating-multiple-morbid-conditions?refid=0 Wed, 27 Jun 2012 15:41:11 -0500 Q&A: Homeowners should weigh factors when considering flood insurance Only 111 Duluth households had flood insurance policies when the area was hit by heavy rains and flooding last week, according to the National Flood Insurance Program. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/06/26/disaster/qa-flood-insurance?refid=0 Tue, 26 Jun 2012 18:31:19 -0500 Q&A: Storms uprooting numerous trees Numerous trees have been reported uprooted, which is somewhat unusual in the absence of tornadic activity. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/06/19/environment/storm-uproot-trees?refid=0 Tue, 19 Jun 2012 16:50:14 -0500 'Minds Interrupted' mental health event comes to St. Paul On Monday in St. Paul, The National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota is co-presenting "Minds Interrupted: Stories of Lives Affected By Mental Illness" told by seven Minnesotans. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/06/18/health/minds-interrupted?refid=0 Mon, 18 Jun 2012 16:50:56 -0500 Q&A: Many new refugees call Twin Cities home Saturday is Twin Cities World Refugee Day. The United Nations refugee agency reports that Minneapolis and St. Paul have both been among the top five cities for refugee resettlement in the last decade. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/06/15/social-issue/qa-world-refugee-day?refid=0 Fri, 15 Jun 2012 19:51:07 -0500 Former Gov. Jesse Ventura takes on 'gangs' in government Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has published a new book criticizing the two-party system. It's called "DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans: No More Gangs in Government." Ventura shared his views on the influence of money on politics with Tom Crann of All Things Considered on Wednesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/06/13/politics/jesse-ventura?refid=0 Wed, 13 Jun 2012 19:18:38 -0500 Dining with Dara: Kombucha the hottest new thing in iced tea This rash of summer-like weather has us considering a pitcher of iced tea. But have you ever thought of adding yeast and fermenting it? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/06/07/dara-kombucha?refid=0 Thu, 07 Jun 2012 14:00:00 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: Prescription drug abuse in professional sports Former Minnesota Wild player Derek Boogaard received more than 100 prescriptions from a dozen NHL team doctors in the last three years before his death in 2011. A recent article by The New York Times raises questions about the abuse of prescription drugs in professional sports. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/06/06/hallberg-pain-medication?refid=0 Wed, 06 Jun 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Q&A: Chris Fields, Republican challenger Chris Fields, the endorsed Republican challenger to Rep. Keith Ellison, speaks with MPR News' All Things Considered. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/06/05/chris-fields-interview?refid=0 Tue, 05 Jun 2012 15:34:46 -0500 Q&A: Dennis Benson, executive director of the Minnesota Sex Offender Treatment Program Today is the last day on the job for the man responsible for Minnesota's Sex Offender Treatment Program. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/06/05/dennis-benson-interview?refid=0 Tue, 05 Jun 2012 15:18:42 -0500 New African American Museum opens in Minneapolis this weekend The new Minnesota African American Museum and Cultural Center in Minneapolis opens this weekend, in an old Victorian era mansion known as the Coe House. MPR's Tom Crann talked today with the founder of the museum, Roxanne Givens. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/06/01/new-african-american-museum-opens-in-mpls-this-weekend?refid=0 Fri, 01 Jun 2012 20:36:10 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: Study debunks drawbacks of coffee drinking A recent study published by the New England Journal of Medicine found an association between coffee consumption and lower rates of death from disease. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/30/health/hallberg-coffee-study?refid=0 Wed, 30 May 2012 14:38:08 -0500 MPR News' ATC Friday Festival is back MPR News' ATC Friday Festival is back with the Cannon River Rendezvous. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/25/friday-festival?refid=0 Fri, 25 May 2012 17:00:21 -0500 Dining with Dara: New restaurant rodeo What's new in restaurants? Six new interesting establishments have opened in the Twin Cities. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/24/dara-restaurant-rodeo?refid=0 Thu, 24 May 2012 15:00:00 -0500 Two community leaders discuss the future of the city's north side Louis King, CEO of the Summit Academy and leader of the Northside Community Recovery Team, and Don Samuels, a Minneapolis City Councilmember representing Ward 5, including the Willard-Hay and Jordan neighborhoods, speak with MPR News' Tom Crann about the neighborhood's future. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/22/qa-future?refid=0 Tue, 22 May 2012 19:24:00 -0500 Q&A: Rebuilding north Minneapolis Chad Schwitters, executive director of Urban Homeworks, and Tim Manz, district supervisor of Housing Inspection Services - Minneapolis Regulatory Services, about how a community rebuilds after the devastation of a tornado. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/22/qa-rebuilding?refid=0 Tue, 22 May 2012 18:42:52 -0500 Q&A: MPR's Paul Huttner discusses the events of last year's tornado Paul Huttner, MPR News' chief meteorologist, discusses last year's tornado and how the events unfolded. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/22/qa-huttner?refid=0 Tue, 22 May 2012 18:32:30 -0500 Q&A: Mayor R.T. Rybak on recovery in north Minneapolis Minneapolis Mayor R. T. Rybak was quick to the scene following the tornado strike, arriving to the neighborhood minutes after the storm passed. Rybak speaks to Tom Cran of MPR News' All Things Considered to give his assessment of the recovery effort in north Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/22/qa-rt-rybak?refid=0 Tue, 22 May 2012 18:14:10 -0500 Q&A: Heidi Barajas of U of M's Urban Research & Outreach Center on All Things Considered Heidi Barajas, executive director the University of Minnesota's Urban Research & Outreach Center, speaks with Tom Crann of MPR News' All Things Considered about the center's role in tornado recovery. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/22/qa-heidi-barajas?refid=0 Tue, 22 May 2012 17:11:42 -0500 Q&A: Congressman Keith Ellison on All Things Considered Rep. Keith Ellison, Minn.-Dist. 5, represents the tornado-affected area in north Minneapolis. The DFL-er speaks with Tom Crann of MPR News' All Things Considered to discuss his assessment on the area's recovery, and FEMA's response to the tornado. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/22/qa-keith-ellison?refid=0 Tue, 22 May 2012 17:01:31 -0500 First person: One family's recovery MPR's Tom Crann talks with Dana Gronau, whose home was damaged in last May's tornado. She talks about the difficulties in navigating insurance, etc., and lingering issues in her neighborhood. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/22/first-person-one-familys-recovery?refid=0 Tue, 22 May 2012 12:00:00 -0500 First person: Helping neighbors in need Tom Crann talks with Chanda Smith Baker, who as CEO of Pillsbury United Communities had to balance getting immediate help to those who needed it, while suffering her own losses from the tornado. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/22/first-person-neighbors-in-need?refid=0 Tue, 22 May 2012 12:00:00 -0500 First person: A small business recovery MPR's Tom Crann talks with Kris Brogan, whose business building wasn't damaged in the tornado, but the recovery is slow nonetheless. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/22/first-person-a-small-business-recovery?refid=0 Tue, 22 May 2012 12:00:00 -0500 First person: A tour of the tornado zone The director of outreach at the University of Minnesota's Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center talks about how last year's tornado affected neighborhoods and people. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/22/first-person-makeda-zulu-gillespie?refid=0 Tue, 22 May 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Q&A: Gov. Mark Dayton on tax bill, Vikings stadium The 2012 legislative session culminated in a flurry of activity, including a vetoed tax bill and funding for a new Vikings stadium in Minneapolis. Gov. Mark Dayton spoke to MPR News about the results of the session. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/18/qa-mark-dayton?refid=0 Fri, 18 May 2012 19:32:58 -0500 After the Mpls. tornado, herons find a new home It was just about a year ago that a tornado struck north Minneapolis, causing the deaths of two residents and millions of dollars in damage. Another casualty was a great blue heron rookery on an island in the Mississippi River. This week, MPR's Tom Crann took a tour of the herons' new home on a different island, and learned they're doing just fine. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/18/after-the-minneapolis-tornado-herons-find-a-new-home?refid=0 Fri, 18 May 2012 14:00:00 -0500 Q&A: Tree recovery in north Minneapolis Minneapolis Park Board forestry director Ralph Sievert talks to MPR News about the process of replacing the trees lost last in last May's tornado on the north side of the city. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/17/northside-trees?refid=0 Thu, 17 May 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Q&A with retiring Rep. Tom Rukavina Known for his humor and commitment to working people, Iron Range Rep. Tom Rukavina has announced he's retiring after 26 years in the State House of Representatives. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/11/qa-tom-rukavina?refid=0 Fri, 11 May 2012 19:39:57 -0500 Mark Wilf: 'In it for the long haul' The stadium plan was the result of years of lobbying in St. Paul by the Minnesota Vikings. Team president, Mark Wilf, spoke with MPR News about the deal. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/11/mark-wilf-qa?refid=0 Fri, 11 May 2012 17:11:33 -0500 Dining with Dara: Lettuce out of the crisper, into patio pots Every year it seems the interest in growing your own vegetables increases. Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl tell us about an easy way to go about it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/10/dining-with-dara-lettuce?refid=0 Thu, 10 May 2012 14:00:00 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: More doctors texting patients MPR's medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg spoke with Tom Crann of All Things Considered on Wednesday about the practice of using text messages to transmit medical information. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/09/health/hallberg-texting-patients?refid=0 Wed, 09 May 2012 16:07:23 -0500 Dining with Dara: Bourbon isn't just for Kentucky anymore If you're a horse-racing fan, an admirer of very large hats, or a cocktail enthusiast this weekend needs no introduction &mdash; that's right, it's time for the Kentucky Derby, and the signature drink is the mint julep, made with bourbon and fresh mint. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/02/dara-kentucky-bourbon?refid=0 Wed, 02 May 2012 15:20:01 -0500 Q&A: Mpls. Assistant Police Chief Janee Harteau Minneapolis Assistant Police Chief Janee Harteau speaks about her nomination to replace outgoing-Police Chief Tim Dolan. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/04/30/qa-janee-harteau?refid=0 Mon, 30 Apr 2012 20:21:28 -0500 Many possible causes for Tinsley's enlarged heart University of Minnesota Gophers football player Gary Tinsley died of an enlarged heart April 6, according to a Hennepin County Medical Examiner report released Wednesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/04/26/atc-feldman-enlarged-heart?refid=0 Thu, 26 Apr 2012 17:01:30 -0500 Dining with Dara: What's new, food trucks? Food trucks have been some of the biggest news in Twin Cities food the past couple years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/04/26/dara-food-trucks?refid=0 Thu, 26 Apr 2012 03:00:00 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: The huge cost variation of medical treatment MPR's medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg discussed the huge variations in prices for treatment at U.S. hospitals with Tom Crann of All Things Considered. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/04/25/dr-jon-hallberg-cost-variation-of-medical-treatment?refid=0 Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:57:25 -0500 Rep. Peterson optimistic about farm bill Despite disagreement in the legislature about appropriate cuts in this year's farm bill, Rep. Collin Peterson expressed optimism that it could still pass Congress this year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/04/19/peterson-farm-bill?refid=0 Thu, 19 Apr 2012 20:29:03 -0500 Dining with Dara: Get rhubarb out of the pie Rhubarb plants are popping up all over Minnesota right now, to the joy of many and the consternation of a vocal minority. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/04/18/dara-rhubarb?refid=0 Thu, 19 Apr 2012 14:00:00 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: New ideas on migraine research About 10 percent of people suffer from migraine headaches at some time in their life, according to the Migraine Research Foundation. But women are more than three-times more likely to suffer from migraines than men. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/04/18/hallberg?refid=0 Wed, 18 Apr 2012 21:16:17 -0500 Early spring draws loons back to state Warm weather has drawn Minnesota's state bird, the loon, back to the state's lakes earlier than usual. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/04/17/loon-migration?refid=0 Tue, 17 Apr 2012 19:13:08 -0500 Recovery project a part of bluebirds' solid comeback Much of the birds' comeback has been due to a recovery project started in the late 1970s, http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/04/17/bluebird-comeback?refid=0 Tue, 17 Apr 2012 18:14:13 -0500 Dining with Dara: Oatmeal for dinner? Twin Cities chefs say yes What's for dinner? It's an age-old question, and one that an increasing number of local chefs are answering with an unexpected reply: Oatmeal. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/04/12/dining-with-dara-savory-oatmeal?refid=0 Thu, 12 Apr 2012 14:00:00 -0500 Medical experts say more spending on health care needed A group of national medical experts say the U.S. needs to spend more on health care. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/04/11/us-health-care-spending?refid=0 Wed, 11 Apr 2012 20:28:00 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: New sections added to MCAT Most medical schools require that prospective students score well on a test called the Medical College Admission Test. Starting in 2015, that test will include more questions dealing with the psychological and social basis of medicine. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/04/11/hallberg-mcat?refid=0 Wed, 11 Apr 2012 18:33:30 -0500 Dining with Dara: Chickens move over, there's a new egg (or two) in town There's a new egg scene boiling away these days in Minnesota.quail eggs, duck eggs and even naturally green eggs. Their natural richness makes them a hit with bakers and locavores. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/04/04/dara-eggs?refid=0 Wed, 04 Apr 2012 14:36:52 -0500 Dr. Hallberg: Cancer, sleep disorders and spring allergies Tom Crann of All Things Considered spoke with Dr. Jon Hallberg on Wednesday about correlations between obesity and cancer, as well as a connection between depression and sleep disorders. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/04/04/hallberg-obesity-cancer?refid=0 Wed, 04 Apr 2012 08:46:49 -0500 Q&A: Political reporter on the recall election of Wis. Gov. Scott Walker Tom Crann from MPR News All Things Considered speaks with Patrick Marley, political reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about the upcoming recall election for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/03/30/patrick-marley-wisconsin-recall?refid=0 Fri, 30 Mar 2012 19:30:24 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg: Taking care of ballplayers in spring training New medical developments this baseball season protect players from concussions and screen for performance-enhancing substances. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/03/28/hallberg?refid=0 Wed, 28 Mar 2012 17:43:00 -0500 Dining with Dara: The Twin Cities' soda fountain renaissance If you thought soda fountains had gone the way of the telegraph and the Edsel, think again. Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl joined Tom Crann on MPR's All Things Considered and said that soda fountains are back, in a big way. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/03/22/dining-with-dara-the-twin-cities-soda-fountain-renaissance?refid=0 Thu, 22 Mar 2012 13:17:11 -0500 Q&A: Councilman Samuels on tornado recovery It's been ten months since a tornado tore through north Minneapolis causing more than $16 million in damage to public infrastructure. City Council Member Don Samuels, who represents much of that area, speaks with MPR News. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/03/21/qa-don-samuels-tornado-recovery?refid=0 Wed, 21 Mar 2012 19:37:47 -0500 Q&A: How to prepare your garden Following an unseasonably warm spring, sprouts and buds are already appearing in some parts of Minnesota. Is there a right time to plant or does it depend on what the weather is like in a given year? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/03/21/qa-early-garden-preparation?refid=0 Wed, 21 Mar 2012 19:19:15 -0500 Gophers' coach Brad Frost discusses women's hockey championship win Gov. Mark Dayton has declared Tuesday, March 20, "Gopher Women's Hockey National Champions Day" after the team won the NC-double-AA Division 1 Championship. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/03/20/gopher-womens-hockey-national-champions-day?refid=0 Tue, 20 Mar 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Q&A: Researcher explains options for near-extinct Isle Royale wolves Michigan Tech University wildlife biologist Rolf Peterson has studied the wolves in Isle Royale National Park for more than 40 years and spoke with MPR's Tom Crann about a new report that says the wolves are near extinction. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/03/16/rolf-peterson-isle-royale-wolves-q-and-a?refid=0 Fri, 16 Mar 2012 14:55:19 -0500 Q&A: E-poll books, an electronic alternative to voter ID As a bill that would put the issue of voter ID on the November ballot works its way through the state Legislature, some opponents to the measure are offering electronic poll books as an alternative. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/03/15/electronic-poll-book-q-and-a?refid=0 Thu, 15 Mar 2012 15:57:35 -0500 Minnesota's most influential plants? Arboretum wants input The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum wants to know what people in the state believe to be are the "10 Plants That Changed Minnesota." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/03/14/crann-ten-plants-that-changed-minnesota?refid=0 Wed, 14 Mar 2012 17:18:24 -0500 Wayzata HS student takes stem cell research to national competition A Minnesota teen joins the Intel Science Talent Search competition for his research on a type of stem cell that could help replace and regenerate muscle lost by people suffering from muscular dystrophy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/03/07/wayzata-hs-student-science-prize?refid=0 Wed, 07 Mar 2012 18:15:47 -0600 Dr. Jon Hallberg: Medical roots of the Iditarod MPR's medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg discussed the medical roots of the Iditarod with Tom Crann of All Things Considered. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/03/07/hallberg-iditarod-balto?refid=0 Wed, 07 Mar 2012 13:51:37 -0600 Author discusses role of women in Ojibwe society Author and historian Brenda Child discusses the role of women in Ojibwe life, the subject of her book "Holding our World Together: Ojibwe Women and the Survival of Community." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/03/06/qa-ojibwe-women?refid=0 Tue, 06 Mar 2012 15:47:19 -0600 Dining with Dara: Northern female chefs - all hail the new generation Last week we discussed the remarkable crop of James Beard semifinalist nominees, 16 total. However, only one chef in the group of nominees is a woman. Are there no female chefs in Minnesota? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/03/01/dara-women-chefs?refid=0 Thu, 01 Mar 2012 14:21:44 -0600 Dr. Jon Hallberg: Study confirms colon tests effectively reduce cancer deaths A new study confirms that standard tests like colonoscopies and removal of precancerous polyps are effective in reducing colon cancer deaths. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/02/29/hallberg-colon-cancer?refid=0 Wed, 29 Feb 2012 17:32:43 -0600 Dining with Dara: Minnesota record of 16 James Beard Award nominations The James Beard Awards released its list of semifinalists for this year - Minnesota racked up a record 16 nominations. Who's on the list, how'd they get there, and why is it important? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/02/23/dara-james-beard-list?refid=0 Thu, 23 Feb 2012 15:24:48 -0600 Dr. Hallberg: Rethinking amoxicillin for sinus infections A recent study found that the common antibiotic is no more effective in treating sinus infections than placebos. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/02/22/hallberg-sinus-infections?refid=0 Wed, 22 Feb 2012 14:33:38 -0600 Q&A: What happened with the Sabo bridge? Traffic on a busy stretch of Highway 55 in south Minneapolis is being detoured while workers repair a bridge running over Hiawatha Avenue. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/02/20/qa-sabo-bridge?refid=0 Mon, 20 Feb 2012 19:18:33 -0600 Rep. Collin Peterson discusses a payroll tax holiday Rep. Collin Peterson speaks with MPR News on the likely deal in Congress on a payroll tax holiday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/02/16/collin-peterson-payroll-tax?refid=0 Thu, 16 Feb 2012 00:00:00 -0600 Q&A: Rep. Erik Paulsen Minnesota's Rep. Erik Paulsen, R-District 3, spoke with MPR News about a number of developments, including the President's push to improve trade and create jobs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/02/15/qa-erik-paulsen?refid=0 Wed, 15 Feb 2012 18:44:34 -0600 Dr. Jon Hallberg: Your heart does more than love MPR's medical analyst tells how the vital organ works and whether there's any truth to the idea that a person can die of a broken heart. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/02/14/hallberg-heart?refid=0 Tue, 14 Feb 2012 14:38:41 -0600 Dining with Dara: Dealing with social media critics Everyone's a critic. The advent of the Internet is opening restaurateurs to the every day voice of blogs, social media and user-driven review sites. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/02/09/dara-deli-social-media?refid=0 Thu, 09 Feb 2012 15:12:31 -0600 Dining with Dara: Duluth becoming state's premiere destination for beer tourism When Minnesotans look back on how craft beer has changed the state, the big news may not be in the Twin Cities at all, but in Duluth. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/02/02/dara?refid=0 Thu, 02 Feb 2012 02:00:00 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Cyberchondria - you may have it Many people are turning to the Internet for help in diagnosing medical symptoms or finding information about a specific disease, according to a study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/02/01/hallberg?refid=0 Wed, 01 Feb 2012 16:17:44 -0600 Q&A: Safety in youth hockey Hal Tearse, coach-in-chief of Minnesota Hockey and chair of the Minnesota Hockey Safety Committee, speaks with MPR about safety in hockey. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/01/20/qa-safety-hockey?refid=0 Fri, 20 Jan 2012 19:35:02 -0600 Dining with Dara: Winter getaways and great outstate dinners You don't have to leave the state to have a weekend vacation that includes a great meal; wonderful destination restaurants are open all winter long in Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/01/19/dara-getaways?refid=0 Thu, 19 Jan 2012 14:21:03 -0600 Q&A: Wisconsin governer recall effort underway Petitioners say they have more than one million signatures, about twice as many needed to trigger a recall election of the governor. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/01/17/qa-wisconsin-gov-recall?refid=0 Tue, 17 Jan 2012 19:28:05 -0600 Q&A: State Sen. Julie Rosen discusses stadium bids State Sen. Julie Rosen talks about the nine proposals that face Gov. Mark Dayton. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/01/13/qa-julie-rosen-stadium?refid=0 Fri, 13 Jan 2012 17:58:40 -0600 Friend and colleague remembers Ellen Pence Ellen Pence is known for her work in the field of domestic abuse prevention and the development of the "Duluth Model" She died last week at the age of 63 from breast cancer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/01/13/ellen-pence-remembrance?refid=0 Fri, 13 Jan 2012 17:43:39 -0600 Dining with Dara: Vegetables for dinner We talked about turning to other cultures for veggie-heavy meals, but there are dozens of local restaurants doing creative, outstanding, delicious things with vegetables. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/01/12/dara-local-veggies?refid=0 Thu, 12 Jan 2012 20:00:04 -0600 Q&A: Economist Laura Kalambokidis discusses Gov. Dayton's jobs plan Gov. Mark Dayton this week proposed a package of investments and tax policy changes that he claims will create thousands of jobs for Minnesotans. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/01/12/qa-gov-jobs-plan?refid=0 Thu, 12 Jan 2012 19:28:14 -0600 Dr. Jon Hallberg: New attention on reducing errors in outpatient procedures There's a new call to reduce deaths, infections and injuries caused by surgical and hospital errors in outpatient procedures. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/01/11/outpatient-injury?refid=0 Wed, 11 Jan 2012 19:13:42 -0600 Activist discusses effects of halting money transfer services Somali Americans in Minnesota have been looking alternatives to send money back to relatives after the last bank that facilitates money transfers to Somalia stopped that service in December. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/01/10/hassan-hawala?refid=0 Tue, 10 Jan 2012 18:31:53 -0600 How our warm winter is impacting nature Temperatures shot into the 50s in much of the region today, and so far our January weather has been quite a bit above normal. Gardeners are on the watch for sudden early blooming, and bird watchers are seeing snowy owls well south of where they usually do. The University of Minneesota's Lee Frelich talks with MPR's Tom Crann about the unusual things happening in the natural world because of our warm temperatures. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/01/12/warm-weather-impact-on-nature?refid=0 Tue, 10 Jan 2012 00:00:00 -0600 Q&A: Hashim Yonis of STEP-UP The Obama administration is launching a venture to improve employment for low-income and disconnected youth. The initiative brings together businesses, non-profits and government to provide opportunities this summer and beyond. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/01/05/hashim-yonis?refid=0 Thu, 05 Jan 2012 00:00:00 -0600 Citing Koch, Dayton calls marriage amendment hypocrisy DFL Gov. Mark Dayton said Thursday he hopes the Republican controlled-Legislature will remove a proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage from next year's ballot. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/12/23/marriage-amendment-hypocrisy-dayton?refid=0 Fri, 23 Dec 2011 07:57:22 -0600 Dining with Dara: Best local food books Minnesota Monthly's food writer Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl tells Tom Crann about her top three picks of the year for local food books. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/12/22/dining-with-dara-local-food-books?refid=0 Thu, 22 Dec 2011 12:49:20 -0600 Dr. Jon Hallberg: Top medical stories of 2011 The shortage of prescription drugs, the challenge to the effectiveness of the flu vaccine, and concern over the dangers of radiation are just some of the top medical stories of 2011. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/12/21/hallberg?refid=0 Wed, 21 Dec 2011 15:39:28 -0600 Bears in the city a more common occurrence It is becoming more common to see bears in urban areas, said Susan Morse, who spoke with MPR about bears following an incident in which police shot and killed a black bear that wandered into a neighborhood near downtown St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/12/19/urban-bears?refid=0 Mon, 19 Dec 2011 16:51:08 -0600 Minn.'s Red Bulls remain in Kuwait until May despite end of Iraq war More than 2,600 Minnesota National Guard members, led by Col. Eric Kerska, are on duty in the Iraq region until May 2012. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/12/15/minnesotas-red-bulls-remain-in-kuwait-until-may-despite-end-of-iraq-war?refid=0 Thu, 15 Dec 2011 14:51:15 -0600 Dining with Dara: Minnesota fruitcake is no laughing matter Fruitcake, depending on your appreciation, can be a holiday favorite, a gag gift or even a doorstop. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/12/15/dara-fruitcake?refid=0 Thu, 15 Dec 2011 14:04:49 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Caution with new medication It's been 50 years since a scare over a popular drug first led to tighter controls over drug safety. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/12/14/hallberg?refid=0 Wed, 14 Dec 2011 19:25:33 -0600 New book recounts Minn. Orchestra musician's complex, incredible life The sounds of the Minnesota Orchestra are conducted by Stanislaw Skrowaczewski - an association that has lasted for over 50 years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/12/13/author-frederick-harris?refid=0 Tue, 13 Dec 2011 04:20:00 -0600 Dining with Dara: Cheese from Shepherd's Way Farms Edible gifts are popular and give back to the food community. The gift of cheese is one way to give something that benefits the local community and is quintessentially Minnesotan. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/12/08/dara-cheese?refid=0 Thu, 08 Dec 2011 15:02:53 -0600 Q&A: Eric Utne, magazine founder Utne Reader, the Minneapolis-based compendium of progressive writing and alternative media, is relocating to Topeka, Kan., the magazine's publisher announced Monday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/12/06/qa-utne?refid=0 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 19:55:12 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Obesity coverage, baked fish and Lipitor Medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg answers questions about Medicare, eating fish and Lipitor. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/12/06/ask-dr-hallberg-obesity-coverage-baked-fish-and-lipitor?refid=0 Tue, 06 Dec 2011 14:51:12 -0600 Researcher finds new information from dinosaur bones A Minnesota researcher has made it her job to learn more about dinosaurs from their bones. Kristi Curry Rogers of Macalester College is part of a team publishing new research in the journal Nature Communications about the Rapetosaurus, whose bones she's been studying in Madagascar. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/12/01/dinosaur-research?refid=0 Wed, 30 Nov 2011 00:00:00 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Avastin and other cancer treatments The medical world is reacting to the Food and Drug Administration's decision last week to revoke its recommendation of a prominent cancer drug for use against breast cancer. MPR's medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg spoke to All Things Considered host Tom Crann about the drug and the FDA's decision. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/11/22/hallberg-cancer-treatments?refid=0 Tue, 22 Nov 2011 17:26:00 -0600 Q & A: Mayo's new diet for diabetics In an effort to help prevent and reverse Diabetes, the Mayo Clinic recently released a guidebook, the Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/11/21/mayo-diabetic-diet?refid=0 Mon, 21 Nov 2011 19:16:33 -0600 Dining with Dara: Beaujolais Nouveau French wine Minnesota Monthly food critic Dara Moskowitz-Grumdahl joined Tom Crann to talk about the Beaujolais Nouveau wine. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/11/18/dining-with-dara-beaujolais-nouveau?refid=0 Fri, 18 Nov 2011 19:02:19 -0600 Give to the Max day has become essential to non-profits, group says The group Give MN has released final fundraising numbers for Give to the Max day earlier this week. LaDonna Hoy the executive director of the Plymouth-based organization, told MPR's Tom Crann that money raised from the one-day event has become essential. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/11/18/give-to-the-max?refid=0 Fri, 18 Nov 2011 18:25:28 -0600 Q&A: Interpretation of Metrodome lease still disputed Vikings officials say the 30-year lease expires at the end of this football season, but others disagree. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/11/08/interpretation-metrodome-lease?refid=0 Tue, 08 Nov 2011 19:56:30 -0600 DNR expert: Finding invasive carp is like looking for 'a needle in a haystack' DNR invasive species expert Luke Skinner says there are a very small number of fish in the Mississippi River, so tracking and catching them is very problematic. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/10/26/invasive-carp-needle-in-haystack?refid=0 Wed, 26 Oct 2011 11:43:16 -0500 Stadium talks help develop better picture There's less than a month left before Gov. Mark Dayton's deadline to resolve the Minnesota Vikings stadium issue. A solid week of talks have helped to develop a better picture of how a deal might be reached. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/10/25/stadium-talks?refid=0 Tue, 25 Oct 2011 20:40:51 -0500 Q&A: Political scientist on Somali terror case A political scientist discusses the conviction of two Minnesota women who provided aid to a terrorist group in Somalia, as well as the issue of how Somalis here can send money back to their homeland while ensuring they are not accidentally sending money to Al-Shabab. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/10/21/qa-somali-terror-case?refid=0 Fri, 21 Oct 2011 20:33:03 -0500 Los Angeles Vikings: Could it happen? Talk of Vikings move to Los Angeles looms once again. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/10/20/vikings-los-angeles?refid=0 Thu, 20 Oct 2011 16:05:40 -0500 Students show support against bullying in schools Student wore orange to school on Unity Day Wednesday in a show of support for victims of bullying. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/10/12/students-show-support-against-bullying-in-schools?refid=0 Wed, 12 Oct 2011 21:52:11 -0500 Minnesota's Carnegie libraries showcased in new book Book author and photographer documents Minnesota's Carnegie libraries. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/10/10/carnegie-libraries-book?refid=0 Mon, 10 Oct 2011 19:00:00 -0500 Wildlife researcher responds to cormorant complaints A response to a previous discussion on problems caused by cormorants comes from Linda Wires, a Research Fellow at the University of Minnesota's Dept. Of Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation Biology. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/10/05/proposed-legislation-control-troublesome-cormorants?refid=0 Wed, 05 Oct 2011 17:12:12 -0500 Waconia mayor on cormorant management legislation In a rare display of bi-partisanship, members from both sides of the aisle in Congress have joined forces against a common enemy: cormorants. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/10/04/cormorant-bill?refid=0 Tue, 04 Oct 2011 16:38:11 -0500 Macalester's William Moseley brings hunger-violence research to U.N. Macalester College geography professor William Moseley has conducted research into food insecurity and violence in the famine-stricken Horn of Africa, and he spoke about his work to the Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum at the United Nations on Monday. MPR interviewed him ahead his appearance. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/10/01/macalester-william-moseley-un-somalia?refid=0 Mon, 03 Oct 2011 04:00:00 -0500 Fire takes out needed grocery, pharmacy in Babbitt A fire has left this community in Northeastern Minnesota with no grocery store and pharmacy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/09/27/fire-grocery-pharmacy-babbitt?refid=0 Tue, 27 Sep 2011 16:05:03 -0500 Timing of hikers' release is telling about power balance The timing of the release of hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal was a telling illustration of the balance of power between the Iranian judiciary and the country's president. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/09/21/timing-of-hikers-release-is-telling-about-power-balance?refid=0 Wed, 21 Sep 2011 16:42:46 -0500 Friday festivals: Barnseville Potato Days Longtime Barnesville resident and Potato Days Festival organizer Teresa Olson joins MPR's Tom Crann to talk about the annual festival. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/08/26/barnesville-potato-days?refid=0 Sat, 27 Aug 2011 11:04:16 -0500 American Refugee Committee reaches out to aid Somalia A Minneapolis resident who is working with the American Refugee Committee in Somalia speaks about the relief efforts. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/08/25/american-refugee-committee-reaches-out-to-aid-somalia?refid=0 Thu, 25 Aug 2011 21:22:12 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Top 10 U.S. public health achievements The CDC's list of public health improvements includes cardiovascular disease prevention, reduction of infectious diseases and fewer cases of lead poisoning in children. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/08/16/hallberg-us-public-health-achievements?refid=0 Tue, 16 Aug 2011 14:29:50 -0500 Friday Festival: The garlic fest in Hutchinson Every Friday this summer, we look ahead to the weekend in Minnesota with our Friday Festival. This time, we go to Hutchinson which is holding its annual Minnesota Garlic Festival. Jerry Ford is the organizer, and he spoke with MPR's Tom Crann about the event. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/08/12/garlic-festival-hutchinson?refid=0 Sun, 14 Aug 2011 22:44:54 -0500 Red Bulls commander gives update on Iraq mission Red Bull's commander, Col. Eric Kerska, talked with MPR's Tom Crann about the Red Bull's current mission. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/08/12/kerska-iraq-redbulls?refid=0 Fri, 12 Aug 2011 16:05:05 -0500 State Dept. official gives status report on Somali famine About 3.6 million people in Somalia are at risk of starvation as the Horn of Africa continues to experience its worst drought in decades. The U.S. estimates more than 29,000 Somali children under the age of 5 have died in the country's famine in the past three months. A State Department official just back from the region talks with MPR's Tom Crann about the situation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/08/11/somalia-famine?refid=0 Thu, 11 Aug 2011 21:54:51 -0500 Check-in with the Fringe Festival couple It's been almost a week since we first talked with our Fringe Festival couple, Nick Vetter and Caroline Toll, who are planning to see some 50 productions in this year's Minnesota Fringe Festival. MPR's Tom Crann talked with Vetter and Toll about the shows they've seen so far. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/08/10/fringe-festival-couple?refid=0 Wed, 10 Aug 2011 22:33:58 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Improvements in public health Malaria prevention, access to safe drinking water, and improved road safety are among the top 10 greatest public health achievements in the past decade, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. MPR medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg discussed the report with MPR's Tom Crann http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/08/10/hallberg-public-health?refid=0 Wed, 10 Aug 2011 13:55:05 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Plan B contraceptives explained Dr. Jon Hallberg discusses how the contraceptive medication known as "Plan B" works. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/08/02/hallberg-plan-b-contraceptive?refid=0 Tue, 02 Aug 2011 14:18:36 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: New study shows link between food choices and weight gain A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine has been getting a lot of attention for the way it looks at food, and which ones are worse for putting on the pounds over the years. The study from Harvard School of Public Health looked at how what people ate contributed to weight gain, and it also looked at the role of lifestyle. Our medical analyst, Dr. Jon Hallberg, discusses the major findings. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/07/07/hallberg-weight-gain-study?refid=0 Fri, 08 Jul 2011 00:00:00 -0500 Simoneau discusses the 'third way' A former DFL state representative, speaks about a panel's recommendations for a "third way" to resolve the budget standoff. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/07/07/shutdown-interview-wayne-simoneau?refid=0 Thu, 07 Jul 2011 20:13:47 -0500 A celebration of Minnesota architecture MPR arts blogger Marianne Combs is featuring distinctive structures around the state in a new collection called "Celebrating Minnesota Architecture." Combs spoke to All Things Considered host Tom Crann about some of the buildings that she's written about so far. /collections/special/columns/state-of-the-arts/archive/2011/07/minnesota-architecture-winonas-huff-lamberton-home.shtml?refid=0 Wed, 06 Jul 2011 20:11:37 -0500 Nonprofit groups not considered 'essential' Ramsey County Judge Kathleen Gearin ruled Wednesday that while some of the state's nonprofit organizations provide services that vulnerable Minnesotans rely on, it's not a critical core function of the government to continue funding them in the event of a shutdown. MPR's Tom Crann spoke with Jon Pratt, executive director of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, about how the ruling will impact those groups. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/06/29/shutdown-ruling-nonprofit-impact?refid=0 Wed, 29 Jun 2011 19:48:07 -0500 New guidelines caution use of certain meds for treating high blood pressure New guidelines for treating high blood pressure in elderly patients advise physicians to monitor whether hypertension medication results in a dangerous drop in blood pressure. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/06/28/elderly-high-blood-pressure?refid=0 Tue, 28 Jun 2011 14:44:01 -0500 Minnesota Timberwolves prepare for 2nd round draft pick Britt Robson, who writes about the NBA for Sports Illustrated.com, joined All Things Considered to talk about the Minnesota Timberwolves as they prepare for the draft and other happenings with the team. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/06/23/timberwolves-draft-setup?refid=0 Thu, 23 Jun 2011 17:40:05 -0500 Services seek 'essential' status for possible shutdown A number of agencies are organizations are making the case what they do should be included in the list of "essential" functions during a government shutdown. Among them is the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault, which provides services for victims of sexual violence. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/06/22/shutdown-services-qa?refid=0 Wed, 22 Jun 2011 20:33:45 -0500 Tasting upper Midwest pies with the Heavy Table Jim Norton and friends at the Heavy Table blog actually took on the task of tasting some 14 pies this weekend from pie bakeries from around the region, and he joined All Things Considered to talk about the results. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/06/22/food-blogger-pies?refid=0 Wed, 22 Jun 2011 15:30:00 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Is watching TV unhealthy? TV may be killing you. It's not some righteous bumper sticker. It's backed up by research. Americans spend an average of five hours in front of the TV, by some estimates. Now a new study shows that two hours a day can have a negative impact on your health. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/06/21/hallberg-tv?refid=0 Tue, 21 Jun 2011 17:54:24 -0500 Wadena marks one-year anniversary of tornado It has been exactly a year since a tornado blew through Wadena, Minnesota, injuring more than 30 people and causing widespread destruction in the community of about 4,000. That tornado hit as Wadena high school alumni gathered for an all-school reunion, which turned into a cleanup. This weekend, the community will gather again, this time to celebrate the year that's passed since the big storm. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/06/17/wadena-festival?refid=0 Mon, 20 Jun 2011 17:01:29 -0500 Talking about Minnesota food with James Norton As a new feature on All Things Considered, we're going to look at the food and trends of Minnesota &mdash; and not just the Twin Cities &mdash; with someone food writer and blogger James Norton. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/06/15/food-talk?refid=0 Wed, 15 Jun 2011 19:18:00 -0500 How Bachmann and Pawlenty performed in the GOP debate Minnesota Republicans Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty got varied reviews of their performance in Monday night's GOP presidential debate in New Hampshire. Eric Ostermeier, a research associate at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and write of the Smart Politics blog, shares his opinions on the debate in a conversation with MPR's Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/06/14/gop-debate-folo-ostermeier?refid=0 Tue, 14 Jun 2011 19:17:41 -0500 St. Paul announces plan for riverfront makeover The city of St. Paul has unveiled a sweeping plan for redeveloping the city's Mississippi riverfront. The renovation plan calls for a dramatic makeover that would make the area more natural, more urban and more connected. Don Ganje, the city's projects manager, talked with MPR's Tom Crann about the plan. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/06/14/stpaul-riverfront-development-plan?refid=0 Tue, 14 Jun 2011 19:03:04 -0500 Candidates prepare for New Hampshire debate Two Minnesota Republicans -- former Gov. Tim Pawlenty and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann -- are among seven GOP presidential candidates participating in a debate Monday evening in New Hampshire. MPR reporter Mark Zdechlik talked with Tom Crann about preparations for the debate. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/06/13/gop-debate-preview?refid=0 Mon, 13 Jun 2011 18:06:30 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: The 5 routine procedures for doctors to avoid Less is more. That's the message from a new program by the National Physicians Alliance. The nonprofit group is urging primary care doctors to avoid five common medical interventions, arguing that the procedures are both costly and unnecessary. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/06/09/hallberg-routine-procedures?refid=0 Thu, 09 Jun 2011 16:26:26 -0500 Sen. Pappas, Rep. Daudt offer end-of-session perspectives MPR's All Things Considered followed veteran DFL Sen. Sandy Pappas of St. Paul and freshman GOP Rep. Kurt Daudt of Crown throughout the 2011 legislative session. The session has ended without a budget deal, and Pappas and Daudt spoke to MPR's Tom Crann to reflect on the session. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/06/01/pappas-daudt-end-of-session?refid=0 Wed, 01 Jun 2011 16:54:48 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: What are the issues with diagnosing ADHD in adults? For years, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has been thought of as a condition that affects children, but there's been a recent effort to diagnose and treat adults as well. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/05/30/hallberg-adult-adhd?refid=0 Mon, 30 May 2011 15:57:56 -0500 Number of kids with ADHD continues to grow The number of children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder increased by 22 percent between 2003 and 2007, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/05/27/ask-hallberg-add?refid=0 Fri, 27 May 2011 21:02:41 -0500 A math phobia? It might be developmental dyscalculia If you've always been bad at math, you might have a learning disorder that is the numerical equivalent to dyslexia, and a new study shows that scientists are closer to identifying which parts of the brain are causing it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/05/27/dyscalculia?refid=0 Fri, 27 May 2011 18:17:02 -0500 Three years after its tornado, Hugo has recovered and rebuilt Hugo City Administrator Mike Ericson talked to MPR's Tom Crann about how his city reacted to the twister that killed one and destroyed 50 homes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/05/26/hugo-administrator?refid=0 Thu, 26 May 2011 19:18:30 -0500 Bob Collins surveys the north Minneapolis landscape Many of the tornado-damaged houses in north Minneapolis still had owners calling them home when Sunday's storm came through. Now, they're trying to figure out how they're going to move on in the days ahead. Bob Collins of the News Cut blog spent Wednesday taking to some people there. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/05/25/crann-collins?refid=0 Wed, 25 May 2011 19:50:13 -0500 Rescuing another victim of tornado -- north Minneapolis' great blue herons There's another tornado recovery effort going on in the north Mississippi Regional Park in north Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/05/24/blue-herons?refid=0 Tue, 24 May 2011 16:31:09 -0500 One victim of tornado shaken but safe Sarah Heller, who lives in the Webber-Camden neighborhood in northwest Minneapolis, recounts the actual tornado and the wreckage it left in its wake -- trees that disappeared, roofs that moved, and a neighbor's home that was looted. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/05/23/victim-recounts-storm?refid=0 Mon, 23 May 2011 19:35:33 -0500 Police chaplain talks about the scene at the armory Two hundred and fifty seven kids and adults spent the night at the Northeast Armory after storms made their homes unlivable. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/05/23/chaplain-tornado?refid=0 Mon, 23 May 2011 19:22:10 -0500 Mayor Rybak talks about the damage in north Minneapolis Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak spent most of his Monday on a bike, surveying the damage in north Minneapolis. He talked to MPR's Tom Crann about the damage and the future of the area. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/05/23/rybak-qanda?refid=0 Mon, 23 May 2011 19:01:48 -0500 The Stand Still parade in SE Minnesota Dave Aronstein, an organizer of Whalan's 16th-annual Stand Still Parade, joined MPR's Tom Crann to talk about the idea behind the unusual parade. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/05/20/whalan-stand-still-parade?refid=0 Fri, 20 May 2011 00:00:00 -0500 High school lesbian urges bullies to let them 'participate like everybody else' Champlin Park High School senior Desiree Shelton has seening bullying first-hand after she and her girlfriend sued her high school for the right to participate in a winter dance event. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/05/19/lesbian-bullying?refid=0 Thu, 19 May 2011 16:28:28 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: New treatment for latent tuberculosis A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention might change the way doctors treat latent tuberculosis, the noninfectious type of the disease found in about 11 million Americans. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/05/17/hallberg-latent-tuberculosis?refid=0 Tue, 17 May 2011 15:05:10 -0500 With session winding down, progress toward budget deal is very slow The Minnesota Legislature has only 10 days left in its session, and it still must reach agreement with Gov. Dayton on how to close the state's projected $5 billion deficit. Capitol reporter Tom Scheck gives us an update. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/05/16/session-update?refid=0 Mon, 16 May 2011 12:16:02 -0500 Minnesotan heads Obama's effort to improve global health Lois Quam, the Minnesotan at the head of President Obama's Global Health Initiative, is back in the Twin Cities to be honored by her alma mater. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/05/16/lois-quam-interview?refid=0 Mon, 16 May 2011 12:08:36 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: What's the truth about low-salt diets? The European study, published in the current issue of the Journal of the Medical Association, found that low-salt diets don't prevent high blood pressure and may even increase the risk of heart disease. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/05/10/lowsodium-diet?refid=0 Tue, 10 May 2011 22:42:24 -0500 Roger Moe on proposals to amend the constitution As Minnesota's Legislature continues to work on its budget plans, there seems to be a lot of talk about high-profile constitutional amendments. That includes proposals to ban same-sex marriage, require voters to show photo IDs at the polls and require a three-fifths majority to raise taxes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/05/06/roger-moe-amendments?refid=0 Fri, 06 May 2011 14:04:33 -0500 Poligraph checks claims by Reps. Ellison and Peterson U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota says that two-thirds of American corporations pay no taxes. And Rep. Collin Peterson claims that a 25 percent cut for agriculture is higher than other parts of the federal budget. Those are the claims we're fact-checking this time on Poligraph. /collections/special/columns/polinaut/archive/2011/04/poligraph_peter.shtml?refid=0 Mon, 18 Apr 2011 11:48:47 -0500 One bill down, but the hard work at the Capitol is still to come The just-signed Agriculture bill is less than 1 percent of the state's total budget for the next two years and does little to erase the projected $5 billion deficit. And the governor and the Legislature are having a much harder time agreeing on what to do next. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/04/15/legislative-update?refid=0 Fri, 15 Apr 2011 16:18:13 -0500 Irish Poet Leanne O'Sullivan wins award from St. Thomas Irish Poet Leanne O'Sullivan is this year's winner of the O'Shaughnessy Award for Poetry, given by the University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/04/14/irish-poet-leanne-osullivan?refid=0 Thu, 14 Apr 2011 16:49:04 -0500 Q&A: Republican Rep. Kurt Daudt on his hectic first session State Rep. Kurt Daudt said his first legislative session has been hectic at times, but he's optimistic that the session will end on time. Daudt shared his perspective on life as a freshman lawmaker on Wednesday, as part of a regular series on All Things Considered. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/04/14/kurt-daudt-qa?refid=0 Thu, 14 Apr 2011 14:14:54 -0500 Q&A: DFL Sen. Sandy Pappas and the mood at the Minn. Legislature State Sen. Sandy Pappas criticized freshman Republican lawmakers this week, saying they've caused problems due to "inexperience and ignorance." The DFL lawmaker made the remarks during an interview with MPR's Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/04/14/pappas-qa?refid=0 Thu, 14 Apr 2011 13:59:31 -0500 Peterson: 'Everything' has to be on the table For true, long-lasting fiscal security, there can be no sacred cows in the budget process. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/04/13/peterson-obama-budget?refid=0 Wed, 13 Apr 2011 20:42:23 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Is the brutal life of a resident harmful to their patients? The British Medical Journal reviewed the research and is inconclusive on whether the reduction of hours made a difference in quality of care. What does Dr. Jon Hallberg say? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/04/12/ask-dr-hallberg?refid=0 Tue, 12 Apr 2011 20:50:38 -0500 Is this the year the Minnesota Lynx become a winning team? The WNBA franchise drafted University of Connecticut star Maya Moore, one of the greatest women's college basketball players ever, with the first overall pick in Monday's draft. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/04/11/atc-lynx-coach?refid=0 Mon, 11 Apr 2011 17:59:42 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: What's happening with measles in Minnesota? MPR News spoke with Dr. Jon Hallberg on Wednesday to learn more about measles and what can be done to prevent it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/04/06/measles?refid=0 Wed, 06 Apr 2011 20:00:38 -0500 Internet security expert downplays latest hacking incident Bruce Schneier, author of the online Crypto-Gram newsletter, said there's little risk that the alleged theft of millions of email addresses will result in widespread fraud. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/04/05/internet-hacking-security-concerns?refid=0 Tue, 05 Apr 2011 18:07:37 -0500 PoliGraph checks claims from Bachmann, Pawlenty Republican U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann has been calling the health care overhaul unpopular with a majority of Americans. And former Gov. Tim Pawlenty says he's not the only Republican who's changed his mind on cap-and-trade. Those are the claims we're testing on this week's edition of Poligraph. /collections/special/columns/polinaut/archive/2011/04/poligraph_pawle_6.shtml?refid=0 Fri, 01 Apr 2011 18:11:27 -0500 U researchers contribute to bid for more renewable energy University of Minnesota researchers convert fatty acids into fuel. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/04/01/alternate-fuel-wackett?refid=0 Fri, 01 Apr 2011 16:34:35 -0500 Q & A with Minn. Department of Education testing chief Dirk Mattson, who oversees standardized testing and assessment for the Minnesota Department of Education, joined MPR's Tom Crann to talk more about the new standardized testing. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/31/dirk-mattson?refid=0 Thu, 31 Mar 2011 09:28:54 -0500 Teacher evaluations, job security would change under House ed bill The legislation also curbs collective bargaining rights by banning teacher strikes, and ending the tenure system in favor of five-year contracts. An education think tank helped shape the policies outlined in the bill, and says the trend away from tenure is a growing trend nationwide. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/30/teacher-evaluations?refid=0 Wed, 30 Mar 2011 19:59:54 -0500 Minnesota AIDS Project head reflects as she retires After 21 years, Executive Director Lorraine Teel is retiring. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/30/aids-project-director-steps-down?refid=0 Wed, 30 Mar 2011 15:54:44 -0500 Rybak fires back at GOP lawmaker over 'wasteful spending' charge Rep. Steve Drazkowski, R-Mazeppa, said that Minneapolis is wasting taxpayer money on a long list of programs, including public art projects and the Target Center's green roof. Rybak said Drazkowski's claims are "wildly inaccurate." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/29/rybak-responds-to-spending-criticism?refid=0 Tue, 29 Mar 2011 18:48:20 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: The risks of radiation Dr. Jon Hallberg, regular medical analyst for MPR's All Things Considered, discussed radiation issues with host Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/29/ask-dr-hallberg-radiation-risks?refid=0 Tue, 29 Mar 2011 14:48:42 -0500 From the family of a killed teenager, a call for reform Alisha Neeley, the sister of Helena and Terrence Neeley, was shot and killed a little more than a year ago. They believe the broader culture of gun violence led to their sister's death and have ideas on how to address it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/24/neeley?refid=0 Thu, 24 Mar 2011 17:33:19 -0500 Judge: To reduce gun violence, more than a harsh sentence is necessary Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan criticized the judicial system Tuesday for waiving penalties for gun crimes, but Hennepin County Judge Mark Wernick said Wednesday that reducing gun violence isn't as simple as imposing maximum sentences. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/23/wernick-q-and-a?refid=0 Wed, 23 Mar 2011 17:26:24 -0500 Researcher looks at impact of file sharing on music industry When file-sharing websites like Napster first appeared years ago, many in the music industry predicted a devastating effect on new artists breaking into the business, and a chilling effect on creativity. But, that hasn't happened, according to a researcher at the University of Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/22/napster-file-sharing?refid=0 Tue, 22 Mar 2011 18:11:40 -0500 Mpls police chief: Gun dealers, lawmakers, courts need to do more to reduce gun crime Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan said Tuesday that gun dealers, lawmakers, and the criminal justice system need to do more to reduce gun crimes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/22/interview-tim-dolan?refid=0 Tue, 22 Mar 2011 15:47:20 -0500 Political Editor Mike Mulcahy previews GOP budget targets Tomorrow, Republican members of Minnesota's House and Senate are expected to release outlines for their plan to balance the state budget. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/09/budget-targets?refid=0 Wed, 09 Mar 2011 16:33:03 -0600 The signs of spring and the birds it brings Bird expert Carrol Henderson joined All Things Considered host Tom Crann from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to give a status check on the activity of our feathered friends. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/04/spring-birds?refid=0 Fri, 04 Mar 2011 19:25:31 -0600 Mpls. group on the ground in Liberia, where refugees seek safety As the violence in Ivory Coast intensifies, refugee groups are struggling to provide assistance to thousands of people who have fled to the Liberian border. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/03/arc-liberia-ivory-coast?refid=0 Thu, 03 Mar 2011 16:55:36 -0600 Hennepin County judge on domestic violence in the courts Hennepin County District Court Judge Kevin Burke sees many domestic violence caes, and he joined All Things Considered to talk about how the system is handling these says. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/03/02/hennepin-county-judge-domestic-violence?refid=0 Wed, 02 Mar 2011 16:59:30 -0600 The latest on protests, politics in Madison To get the latest from Wisconsin's capitol, we're joined by Patrick Marley, a political reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/02/25/wisconsin-unions-mjs?refid=0 Fri, 25 Feb 2011 17:47:44 -0600 The latest on protests, politics in Madison Fourteen Senate Democrats left the state eight days ago rather than vote on a bill taking away collective bargaining rights from public workers. Senate Republicans cannot bring up the bill without a quorum. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/02/24/wisconsin-protests-unions?refid=0 Thu, 24 Feb 2011 19:34:24 -0600 Richard Frase on the suicide nurse case William Melchert-Dinkel is accused of encouraging several people online to commit suicide. A man in England and a woman in Canada both killed themselves after communicating with Melchert-Dinkel online. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/02/24/richard-frase-suicide-nurse-case?refid=0 Thu, 24 Feb 2011 16:57:26 -0600 The latest on protests, politics in Madison To get more now on the developments in Madison, we called Patrick Marley, political reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He joins us by phone from their bureau in the Wisconsin Capitol. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/02/23/wis-politics-mjs?refid=0 Wed, 23 Feb 2011 17:37:43 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Which heart screening tests are the best February is American Heart Month, and this year there's new attention on various heart screening tests. A major new survey from Consumer Reports finds that a lot of patients are being screened with little benefit from the tests. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/02/22/hallberg?refid=0 Tue, 22 Feb 2011 17:51:52 -0600 Manufacturer's survey shows positive signs for Minn. economy Executives from about 90 percent of Minnesota's manufacturing sector think that we have passed the threat of another recession, and more than half of them expect to see sales grow this year, according to a new survey. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/02/22/mnufacturing-survey?refid=0 Tue, 22 Feb 2011 15:08:20 -0600 Q & A with Democrat Wis. state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout Senate Democrats left Wisconsin on Thursday to stop Republicans who control the chamber from taking a vote on the Gov. Scott Walkers's proposal that would take away collective bargaining rights from public employees. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/02/18/vinehout?refid=0 Fri, 18 Feb 2011 18:27:45 -0600 Freshman Republican lawmaker discusses governor's budget Freshman Republican Rep. Kurt Daudt has been sharing his experiences with MPR during the first weeks of his term of office. He spoke with MPR's Tom Crann this week about Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/02/17/kurt-daudt-budget-reax?refid=0 Thu, 17 Feb 2011 17:48:15 -0600 Senate veteran reacts to Gov. Dayton's budget Since the November 2010 election, we've been checking in with a freshman Republican and a veteran DFLer in the Minnesota Legislature to get their firsthand perspectives on the changed balance of power during this session. MPR's Tom Crann spoke this week with longtime Sen. Sandy Pappas, DFL-St. Paul, to get her take on the current budget debate. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/02/17/pappas-budget-reax?refid=0 Thu, 17 Feb 2011 17:30:21 -0600 U of M economist on how state tax rates affect jobs Some of the opponents of Gov. Dayton's tax plan argue that raising taxes on the rich will drive jobs out of Minnesota. Economist Laura Kalambokidis discussed the issue with All Things Considered's Tom Crann on Wednesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/02/16/dayton-tax-increases-voices-of-wealthy?refid=0 Wed, 16 Feb 2011 18:10:46 -0600 Tax accountant talks Dayton's proposed tax increases Michael Schaffer, a certified public accountant, discussed how the proposed tax increases would impact Minnesotans during an interview with All Things Considered on Wednesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/02/16/tax-accountant-dayton-budget-tax-brackets?refid=0 Wed, 16 Feb 2011 16:56:43 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Patients sharing their stories helps others Listen to a good story, and you'll feel better. That's a nice idea, but a new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine shows that when patients heard people's stories that mirrored their own, some actually did see a reduction in their blood pressure. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/02/15/ask-dr-hallberg-patients-stories?refid=0 Tue, 15 Feb 2011 18:32:54 -0600 Twin Cities' Parker Quartet wins Grammy award Twin Cities-based Parker String Quartet won the 2011 Grammy award for best chamber music recording. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/02/14/parker-quartet-grammy?refid=0 Mon, 14 Feb 2011 17:35:13 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Consumer and doctor attitudes Dr. Jon Hallberg, a regular medical analyst for MPR News, spoke with MPR's All Things Considered about a Consumer Reports survey regarding physician and patient attitudes toward each other. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/02/09/dr-hallberg-consumer-knowledge?refid=0 Wed, 09 Feb 2011 15:00:00 -0600 White House Asian carp director hopeful for solution The man President Barack Obama has charged with managing the Asian carp threat is hearing criticism that the government is not moving fast enough to prevent the invasive fish from infiltrating the Great Lakes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/02/03/john-goss-asian-carp-great-lakes?refid=0 Thu, 03 Feb 2011 16:13:09 -0600 Politico analyzes Bachmann's influence on GOP It's been a big week for U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota. The potential GOP candidate visited Iowa a week ago to meet supporters, and delivered the tea party response to the president's State of the Union address. A reporter from Politico talked with MPR's Tom Crann about how Bachmann is being received by others in her party. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/28/politico-bachmann?refid=0 Fri, 28 Jan 2011 17:03:51 -0600 Economist Louis Johnston on innovation opportunity in Minn. Innovation was clearly a theme in the president's State of the Union address. Obama championed creating jobs through investments in biomedical research, information technology and clean-energy technology. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/26/louis-johnston-economy-innovation-minnesota?refid=0 Wed, 26 Jan 2011 19:38:49 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Children, ear infections and antibiotics For years, we've heard warnings about antibiotics being over-prescribed, but new findings in the New England Journal of Medicine recommend just that when dealing with middle ear infections in young children. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/25/ask-dr-hallberg-ear-infections-antibiotics-children?refid=0 Tue, 25 Jan 2011 17:49:18 -0600 Caroline Preston on Cargill Foundation's big boost Minnesota's nonprofit community hopes for a boost after Cargill announced a deal that would increase the size of a couple of its foundations by around $9 billion. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/24/cargill-foundation?refid=0 Mon, 24 Jan 2011 18:26:56 -0600 Sidney Wolfe on medical device regulations The FDA has asked a national panel of scientists to determine how the agency might allow new medical devices on the market more quickly. Medical device companies -- including Minnesota companies like Medtronic -- have raised issues about FDA oversight. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/20/sidney-wolfe-medical-device-regulations?refid=0 Thu, 20 Jan 2011 20:28:48 -0600 DNR delay puts Mississippi River section in limbo The Department of Natural Resources' authority over a big portion the Mississippi River in the state has expired after the DNR missed a deadline for establishing new rules on what's called the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/19/dnr-mississippi-river?refid=0 Wed, 19 Jan 2011 18:38:46 -0600 New head of Catholic Charities: How to end homelessness Catholic Charities of Minneapolis and St. Paul has selected Tim Marx, an executive with a background in affordable housing, to serve as the nonprofit's CEO. He spoke with MPR's Tom Crann about the state's goal to end homelessness. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/19/marx-catholic-charities?refid=0 Wed, 19 Jan 2011 16:37:45 -0600 Medtronic CEO on device industry innovation, health care reform Bill Hawkins, the chairman and CEO of Medtronic, participated in an economic summit with Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Tuesday. He spoke with MPR's Tom Crann Tuesday afternoon about the opportunities and challenges facing the medical device industry. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/18/competitive-agenda-medtronic-health-care-reform?refid=0 Tue, 18 Jan 2011 17:03:03 -0600 Great Lakes shipping season ends tonight It seems that winter has been with us in the upper Midwest for months already, but for shippers on Lake Superior, winter begins tonight at midnight. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/18/great-lakes-shipping-season?refid=0 Tue, 18 Jan 2011 16:50:25 -0600 Guthrie's 'savior,' Michael Langham, dies Theater director Michael Langham has died. Langham is credited with saving the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis from ruin in the 1970s, serving as artistic director from 1971 till 1977. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/17/michael-langham-dies?refid=0 Mon, 17 Jan 2011 23:51:37 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: New limits on acetaminophen The FDA is asking the manufacturers of certain pain medications to reduce the amount of acetaminophen in them. Acetaminophen is the main ingredient of Tylenol and other over-the-counter pain medications. Dr. Jon Hallberg talks with MPR's Tom Crann about why the FDA is taking this action. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/17/hallberg-acetaminophen?refid=0 Mon, 17 Jan 2011 23:44:08 -0600 The latest on the economy, housing and retail The National Retail Federation said today that retail holiday sales, excluding autos, gas, and restaurants, were nearly 6 percent higher than last year, a bigger bump than expected. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/14/housing-retail?refid=0 Fri, 14 Jan 2011 16:43:45 -0600 Delta asks you to name your price, if you're willing to be bumped Most of us will be familiar with this airline scenario: you're waiting to board, and the airline announces they've overbooked. They're looking for volunteers to take a later flight, and they'll give you a voucher. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/13/delta-overbooking-bumped-price?refid=0 Thu, 13 Jan 2011 17:06:58 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: End-of-life questions The federal government's role in end-of-life issues is in the news again. New Medicare reimbursment regulations originally included coverage for annual visits with doctors to talk specifically about end-of-life care. Now those annual visits have been removed from the regulations, and Dr. Jon Hallberg discussed the changes with MPR's Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/13/hallberg-end-of-life?refid=0 Thu, 13 Jan 2011 17:01:15 -0600 Guns laws and restrictions on semi-automatic weapons Some politicians are calling for another look at gun laws, and restrictions on semi-automatic weapons. We get the perspective now of a firearms instructor and trainer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/12/guns-laws-semi-automatic-weapons?refid=0 Wed, 12 Jan 2011 19:44:01 -0600 Nathaniel Khaliq on 15 years at the head of St. Paul NAACP It's the first day off the job for Nathaniel Khaliq, who stepped down after 15 years as president of the St. Paul chapter of the NAACP. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/12/nathaniel-khaliq-naacp?refid=0 Wed, 12 Jan 2011 19:33:37 -0600 Refugee organization reflects on year after Haiti earthquake Recovery work in the country is far from finished, and several Minnesota-based organizations continue their efforts in Haiti. That includes the Minneapolis-based American Refugee Committee. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/11/haiti-anniversary-arc?refid=0 Tue, 11 Jan 2011 17:13:26 -0600 Police chief Scott Knight on Minn. gun control laws To talk about Minnesota's gun control laws, MPR talked to Scott Knight, chair of the International Association of Chiefs of Police Firearms Committee and police chief in Chaska. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/10/mn-gun-laws-arizona-shooting?refid=0 Mon, 10 Jan 2011 18:39:32 -0600 Sudanese immigrant votes for Southern Sudan's secession Millions of voters streamed to the polls in Southern Sudan yesterday to cast ballots over whether the south should secedes from the north. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/10/sudan-vote?refid=0 Mon, 10 Jan 2011 18:36:14 -0600 Sara Watkins set to be Prairie Home's first guest host A Prairie Home Companion is calling it an "historic first." Garrison Keillor will step aside for one show, and let someone else be the host. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/07/sara-watkins-prairie-home-companion?refid=0 Fri, 07 Jan 2011 17:41:26 -0600 The Week in Politics with political editor Mike Mulcahy An inauguration, a change in the balance of power, a former governor's book and a possible presidential run by former Gov. Tim Pawlenty. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/07/week-in-politics?refid=0 Fri, 07 Jan 2011 17:39:28 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Strategies for successful New Year's resolutions It's the time of year where a lot of people resolve to lose weight, starting exercising, or to get healthy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/07/ask-dr-hallberg-new-years-resolutions?refid=0 Fri, 07 Jan 2011 15:26:10 -0600 Somali parent reacts to discredited autism study Idil Abdull, the co-founder of the Somali American Autism Foundation of Minnesota, attended the meeting. Her son has been diagnosed with autism. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/06/somali-autism?refid=0 Thu, 06 Jan 2011 18:27:51 -0600 DFL Sen. Pappas: GOP unlikely to partner on deficit fix State Sen. Sandy Pappas said Thursday that DFLers and Republicans probably won't work together to confront the state's $6.2 billion budget deficit. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/01/06/sandy-pappas-budget-deficit?refid=0 Thu, 06 Jan 2011 18:16:10 -0600 UMD professor tracks geological secrets in Antarctica John Goodge, a geologist at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, is part of a research team in Antarctica. Goodge and others are sampling rocks and glacial deposits to help build a better picture of the continent beneath the polar ice cap of Antarctica. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/12/31/goodge?refid=0 Fri, 31 Dec 2010 16:08:00 -0600 Top 10 medical stories of 2010 On this last day of 2010, MPR's Tom Crann sat down with Dr. Jon Hallberg to take a look back at the big medical stories of the year, including cholera in Haiti, health care reform legislation and a explosion of pertussis cases. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/12/31/hallberg?refid=0 Fri, 31 Dec 2010 14:05:04 -0600 Agriculture commissioner pick David Frederickson The state's Department of Agriculture will be in new hands for the first time in 15 years. Gov.-elect Mark Dayton has named former state Senator David Frederickson as the next agriculture commissioner. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/12/21/frederickson-agriculture-department?refid=0 Tue, 21 Dec 2010 18:12:23 -0600 Freshman Rep.-elect Kurt Daudt on budget, same-sex marriage and new Legislature MPR News checks in with the District 17A Rep.-elect Kurt Daudt for a first-hand perspective of what's happening at the State Capitol. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/12/21/q-a-kurt-daudt?refid=0 Tue, 21 Dec 2010 15:43:01 -0600 Transcript: Interview with Rep.-elect Chip Cravaack Newly elected U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack has kept a relatively low profile since winning the 8th District race. He spoke with MPR's Tom Crann on Monday after speaking at a Republican Party event earlier in the day. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/12/14/interview-chip-cravaack?refid=0 Tue, 14 Dec 2010 06:47:14 -0600 Ellison: Dems must "create crisis" to force GOP on tax cut Minnesota 5th District Congressman Keith Ellison said Thursday that Democratic lawmakers "need to create a real crisis" to force Republicans to renegotiate the tax cut compromise. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/12/09/keith-ellison-gop-obama-tax-cut-compromise?refid=0 Thu, 09 Dec 2010 17:22:44 -0600 Kline, new committee chairman, says top priority is jobs Republican John Kline, who represents Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District, was appointed chair of the House Education and Labor Committee on Wednesday. Kline said his first priority in that position will be to help improve the economy and create jobs. He spoke with MPR's Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/12/08/kline-committee-chairmanship?refid=0 Wed, 08 Dec 2010 16:30:02 -0600 Jon Gordon on the Comcast DNS server outage Comcast customers in and around the Twin Cities, Chicago and Detroit should have had their internet access restored today. An outage that lasted about four hours last night kept people from getting online. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/12/06/gordon-comcast-dns-outage?refid=0 Mon, 06 Dec 2010 20:02:39 -0600 Citizens League fosters 'Common Sense' dialog about budget The Citizens League is hosting a series of community meetings, called the "Common Cents" project, to get residents involved in the discussion over how to address the state's projected $6.2 billion budget shortfall. MPR's Tom Crann talked with the director of the project. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/12/03/common-sense-project?refid=0 Fri, 03 Dec 2010 16:41:28 -0600 John Gunyou on state's projected $6.2 billion shortfall To get a bit more perspective on today's budget forecast, which projects a $6.2 billion budget shortfall in the 2012-13 fiscal years, we've called John Gunyou, former state finance commissioner under Republican Gov. Arne Carlson. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/12/02/john-gunyou-budget-forecast?refid=0 Thu, 02 Dec 2010 17:51:26 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: New vitamin D guidelines The Institute of Medicine panel just revised the recommendations for taking vitamin D supplements and calcium. The panel now recommends lower daily doses of both supplements. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/12/02/ask-dr-hallberg-vitamin-d?refid=0 Thu, 02 Dec 2010 17:29:23 -0600 Concerning trends in HIV/AIDS Today is World AIDS Day, which calls attention to the worldwide HIV/AIDS epidemic and the 33.4 million people estimated to be living with HIV and AIDS. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/12/01/world-aids-day?refid=0 Wed, 01 Dec 2010 19:30:41 -0600 Sen. Pappas on moving offices and Legislative turnover This upcoming session at the State Capitol will look very different to members of both parties. Republicans, who will control of both the House and the Senate, are preparing their legislative agenda, while DFLers are trying to cope with the loss of over two dozen seats. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/12/01/sen-sandy-pappas-moving-turnover?refid=0 Wed, 01 Dec 2010 16:55:30 -0600 U of M students blog from Cancun climate summit Just as with the Copenhagen conference, a group of University of Minnesota students are at the international climate change gathering this year in Cancun. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/11/30/university-of-minnesota-climate-change-cancun?refid=0 Tue, 30 Nov 2010 19:40:36 -0600 Allan Spear remembered as his book is published Minnesota state Sen. Allan Spear was a trailblazer. Spear, who represented his Minneapolis district from 1973-2000, was also one of the first openly gay legislators in the country. He died in 2008, but left behind a manuscript of his autobiography -- which has just now been published. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/11/19/allan-spear-remembered?refid=0 Fri, 19 Nov 2010 18:44:36 -0600 The latest developments in the governor's recount There were some developments in the likely recount in the Minnesota governor's race Friday afternoon, and MPR's political editor Mike Mulcahy discussed their significance with host Tomm Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/11/19/recount-mulcahy-debrief?refid=0 Fri, 19 Nov 2010 18:39:27 -0600 Newly elected lawmaker shares his experiences As the new legislative session approaches in early January, we're going to follow a couple of lawmakers for a first-hand perspective of what's happening at the State Capitol. One of those lawmakers is incoming Republican Rep. Kurt Daudt, who spoke to MPR's Tom Crann this week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/11/19/freshman-legislator?refid=0 Fri, 19 Nov 2010 18:03:48 -0600 Gardenhire reflects on AL Manager of the Year award This season, Ron Gardenhire led the Minnesota Twins to their sixth division title in their last nine seasons, but the Twins lost in the first round of the playoffs. He was named American League Manager of the Year today. MPR's Tom Crann spoke with Gardenhire on Wednesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/11/17/ron-gardenhire-al-manager-of-the-year?refid=0 Wed, 17 Nov 2010 17:16:05 -0600 Q & A with U of Minn. finalist Eric Kaler The University of Minnesota's choice to become the school's new president is Eric Kaler, currently a provost at Stony Brook University in New York. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1982. Kaler spoke with MPR's Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/11/12/kaler-interview?refid=0 Fri, 12 Nov 2010 16:38:55 -0600 Q&A: Cholera 'a devastating blow' in Haiti, relief worker says Deb Ingersoll, who works for the American Refugee Committee in Haiti, discussed the Cholera relief efforts Tuesday with MPR's Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/11/09/haiti-cholera-q-and-a?refid=0 Tue, 09 Nov 2010 16:06:18 -0600 Q & A: The social problems that drive Somali girls to prostitution MPR's Tom Crann spoke with Abdirizak Bihi, who has worked with Somali-American girls who have been caught up in prostitution, and he said many of those girls face similar social situations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/11/08/abdirizak-bihi-q-and-a-somali-sex-ring?refid=0 Mon, 08 Nov 2010 16:41:16 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: more on smokeless tobacco MPR News medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg joined All Things Considered's Tom Crann on Monday to discuss the dangers of smokeless tobacco. Hallberg is a physician in family medicine at the University of Minnesota and medical director of the Mill City Clinic in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/11/08/hallberg-smokeless-tobacco?refid=0 Mon, 08 Nov 2010 15:29:35 -0600 Ask Dr. Hallberg: New CPR guidelines Anyone who's qualified to give CPR is getting accustomed to yet another new set of guidelines. Experts from the American heart Association now say chest compressions, the simplest step, should be given first. Our regular medical analyst, Dr. Jon Hallberg, has more on the guidelines and why they've changed. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/11/04/ask-dr-hallberg-new-cpr-guidelines?refid=0 Thu, 04 Nov 2010 16:08:08 -0500 The week in politics with political editor Mike Mulcahy Minnesota's candidates are wrapping up their last full week of campaigning before Tuesday's elections. To catch up again on the week's political news, All Things Considered host Tom Crann was joined by Minnesota Public Radio political editor Mike Mulcahy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/10/29/week-in-politics?refid=0 Fri, 29 Oct 2010 19:37:12 -0500 Ramsey County Elections Manager Joe Mansky Behind the scenes, Minnesota's election officials are gearing up for Tuesday -- their first statewide general election since 2008. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/10/29/elections-mansky?refid=0 Fri, 29 Oct 2010 18:58:56 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Cholera in Haiti Health officials in Haiti continue their efforts to curb the spread of cholera. An outbreak there has already taken the lives of more than 300 people, and cases have been confirmed in two new areas of the country. MPR News medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg joined All Things Considered's Tom Crann on Thursday to answer questions about the disease. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/10/28/ask-dr-hallberg-cholera?refid=0 Thu, 28 Oct 2010 18:39:55 -0500 Storm winds halt shipping activity in Duluth The winds from a massive storm that stretches from the Dakotas all the way to the eastern Great Lakes has shipping activity in and around Duluth at a virtual halt. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/10/26/duluth-shipping-storm?refid=0 Tue, 26 Oct 2010 18:20:26 -0500 MDH's Kris Ehresmann on flu season Influenza season is officially upon us, a fact that was underscored this week by the deaths of two elderly Minnesota women. They died from complications from the H3N2 seasonal flu strain. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/10/19/flu?refid=0 Tue, 19 Oct 2010 22:18:53 -0500 U of M athletics director on the search for a new football coach The University of Minnesota is looking for a new football coach after firing head coach Tim Brewster on Sunday. Gopher athletics director Joel Maturi talked with MPR's Tom Crann about why he made that decision, and what's next for the football program. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/10/18/maturi-qa-football?refid=0 Mon, 18 Oct 2010 16:55:55 -0500 New Minneapolis Parks superintendent Jayne Miller Jayne Miller, the new superintendent of the Minneapolis Park system, is preparing to assume her new responsibilities in November. She'll oversee one of the largest park systems in the country with 182 park properties, including nearly 50 recreation centers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/10/15/mpls-parks-jayne-miller-superintendent?refid=0 Fri, 15 Oct 2010 17:00:13 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Traumatic brain injuries Football season is in full swing, and with it, we've seen more focus on concussions and traumatic brain injury. MPR News medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg talked with All Things Considered host Tom Crann about the issue. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/10/14/hallberg-brain-injuries?refid=0 Thu, 14 Oct 2010 17:44:16 -0500 TCF Bank CEO Bill Cooper on suing Fed over fees TCF, one of the region's major banks, hopes to block the Fed from imposing limits on the fees retailers have to pay banks for debit-card transactions. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/10/13/tcf-ceo-bill-cooper-fees?refid=0 Wed, 13 Oct 2010 19:00:16 -0500 MPR archive: An interview with Joan Sutherland Minnesota Public Radio's Tom Crann spoke with Joan Sutherland in February 1998 about her career, her influences, and her favorite operatic role. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/10/11/sutherland-interview?refid=0 Mon, 11 Oct 2010 11:11:20 -0500 NY Daily News writer on the Twins-Yankees series Whether you're a baseball fan or not, you've probably heard that the Minnesota Twins and the New York Yankees will face-off again in this year's American League Playoffs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/10/05/twins-yankes-ny-daily-news?refid=0 Tue, 05 Oct 2010 20:03:56 -0500 Michele Norris discusses her new memoir Michele Norris, co-host of NPR's All Things Considered, is back in her home town of Minneapolis to talk about her new memoir, "The Grace of Silence." It's a very personal look at how we do -- and do not -- talk about race in America. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/10/01/michele-norris-memoir?refid=0 Fri, 01 Oct 2010 15:45:32 -0500 The week in politics with political editor Mike Mulcahy MPR News political editor Mike Mulcahy joins All Things Considered host Tom Crann to discuss the week in politics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/10/01/week-in-politics?refid=0 Fri, 01 Oct 2010 15:00:00 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Testing for sickle cell anemia The governing body of college sports is now requiring all Division I athletes to be tested for the gene for sickle cell anemia. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/09/28/ask-dr-hallberg-sickle-cell-anemia?refid=0 Tue, 28 Sep 2010 19:05:34 -0500 Archbishop John Nienstedt on Catholic Church's opposition to same-sex marriage Transcript of Tom Crann's interview with Archbishop John Nienstedt about the DVD and the Catholic Church's opposition to same-sex marriage. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/09/22/archbishop-nienstedt-same-sex-marriage-dvd-qa?refid=0 Wed, 22 Sep 2010 19:05:17 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: More about superbugs Medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg talks with MPR's Tom Crann about news of highly drug-resistant bacteria coming to the U.S. from India. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/09/16/hallberg-superbug-qa?refid=0 Thu, 16 Sep 2010 16:47:21 -0500 One of Minnesota's most dangerous stretches of highway Since 2000, 25 people have died on a 24-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 14 between Mankato and New Ulm, one of the most dangerous stretches of roads in the state. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/09/14/mankato-dangerous-highway-14?refid=0 Tue, 14 Sep 2010 20:02:33 -0500 Rep. Ellison: Anti-Muslim protesters do not reflect the beliefs of most Americans U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison said Thursday that anti-Muslim protesters do not reflect the beliefs of most Americans and called on political leaders to defend religious freedom. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/09/09/rep-ellison-anti-muslim-sentiments?refid=0 Thu, 09 Sep 2010 18:04:14 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Flu season and a pneumonia vaccine MPR News medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg joined All Things Considered's Tom Crann on Wednesday to provide an update on this year's flu vaccine, along with information about a shot to prevent pneumonia. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/09/08/ask-dr-hallberg?refid=0 Wed, 08 Sep 2010 17:03:49 -0500 Jesse James reenactor on reliving the gang's defeat You know the story well if you live in Northfield: September, 7, 1876. Eight members of the outlaw gang known as the "James-Younger Gang" entered the city with designs to rob the First National Bank. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/09/07/jesse-james-days?refid=0 Tue, 07 Sep 2010 20:44:10 -0500 Elk River incident puts hazing into context A total of nine athletes and five coaches have been disciplined after reports of a hazing incident last week involving the Elk River football team. The head of an organization working to prevent hazing says she's pleased the school district is taking the incident seriously. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/08/30/hazing-folo?refid=0 Mon, 30 Aug 2010 18:54:15 -0500 Health expert sheds light on girl's death from rare infection Memorial services were held Friday for a 7-year-old Stillwater girl who died from a brain infection contracted while she was swimming. A state health expert tells us more about this rare case. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/08/27/swimming-death-qa?refid=0 Fri, 27 Aug 2010 17:47:21 -0500 Minnesota Orchestra plays at the Proms The Minnesota Orchestra has just finished a big concert. They just played a huge symphony, Bruckner's 4th, in a huge hall at what might be the most famous festival in the world -- the BBC Proms. Classical MPR host Brian Newhouse tells us what it was like. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/08/27/mnorch-at-proms?refid=0 Fri, 27 Aug 2010 17:39:39 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: How dangerous is salmonella? MPR News medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg joined All Things Considered's Tom Crann on Tuesday to provide information about salmonella. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/08/24/salmonella-qa?refid=0 Tue, 24 Aug 2010 20:48:07 -0500 Blackhawks' Byfuglien bringing Stanley Cup to Roseau The National Hockey League's championship trophy is historically hosted by each member of the league's top team. And, this Sunday, Dustin Byfuglien of the Championship Chicago Blackhawks has chosen to bring the trophy to his hometown -- Roseau. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/08/13/stanley-cup-comes-to-minnesota?refid=0 Fri, 13 Aug 2010 20:11:18 -0500 What to expect when you cast your ballot Minnesotans are voting in the state's primary election today. Secretary of State Mark Ritchie spoke with MPR's Tom Crann about what voters should expect when they cast their ballots. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/08/09/polls-what-to-expect?refid=0 Mon, 09 Aug 2010 19:36:05 -0500 Reps. Walz, Ellison on Afghanistan war funding There are more and more questions now over a widening divide in the Democratic party over the President's war policy. When the House of Representatives passed the approval for additional war spending this week, 102 Democrats opposed it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/07/29/walz-ellison-afghanistan?refid=0 Thu, 29 Jul 2010 19:18:50 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Driving under the influence of Rx MPR News medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg joined All Things Considered's Tom Crann on Wednesday to discuss the dangers of "drugged driving." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/07/29/hallberg-driving-medications?refid=0 Thu, 29 Jul 2010 07:26:10 -0500 Wells Fargo economist on Minnesota's positive signs There have been a couple of modestly positive takes on the economy here in Minnesota and in the region today. The Federal Reserve is reporting that the regional economy has grown slightly. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/07/28/minnesota-economy?refid=0 Wed, 28 Jul 2010 20:13:20 -0500 Smithsonian asks Minnesota tribes for help with new exhibit It's Kevin Gover's job to tell the story of American Indians to the world. It's a daunting task and as director of the Smithsonian Institution's Museum of the American Indian, Gover knows the story he tells will carry a lot of weight. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/07/26/american-indian-history?refid=0 Mon, 26 Jul 2010 19:08:16 -0500 Special preview of Prince's new album Prince's new album is called 20TEN and it comes on the heels of his triple album last year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/07/23/prince-new-album?refid=0 Fri, 23 Jul 2010 16:54:33 -0500 Lockerbie widow on convicted bomber's release The head of Scotland's government is denying suggestions there was any conspiracy with oil giant BP over the release of the convicted Lockerbie bomber. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/07/22/lockerbie-widow?refid=0 Thu, 22 Jul 2010 21:10:00 -0500 Ask Dr. Hallberg: Screening for Alzheimer's disease New proposed screening guidelines for Alzheimer's are aimed at detecting the disease earlier in patients concerned about memory loss. But would you want to know if you have the disease if there isn't much you can do to prevent its onset? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/07/21/ask-dr-hallberg-alzheimers-disease?refid=0 Wed, 21 Jul 2010 16:32:42 -0500 After Haiti earthquake, she went to help - and hasn't left Six months after January's earthquake left more 200,000 people dead, over a million people are still homeless. Many of them are living in crowded camps, with just tarps for shelter and no jobs or money. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/07/15/haiti?refid=0 Thu, 15 Jul 2010 18:34:40 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg on the diabetes drug Avandia The Food and Drug Administration will hear two days of evidence around whether the popular diabetes medication Avandia causes heart attacks. There have been over 13,000 lawsuits involving the drug. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/07/13/hallberg-diabetes-avandia?refid=0 Tue, 13 Jul 2010 16:33:38 -0500 Mpls Police Chief Tim Dolan responds after weekend shootings A day after two people were shot to death in Minneapolis, Police Chief Tim Dolan said that the killings could not have been prevented by adding more officers on the streets. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/07/12/chief-dolan-mpls-shootings?refid=0 Mon, 12 Jul 2010 19:33:09 -0500 A 'brutally average' year for mosquitoes In the Twin Cities, Mosquito control officials are saying there have been a couple of recent hatches of mosquitoes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/07/07/average-year-mosquitoes?refid=0 Wed, 07 Jul 2010 17:58:12 -0500 Q&A: Dan McElroy on emergency unemployment benefits Dan McElroy, commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, spoke with MPR's Tom Crann about how the unemployment benefit system works. Below is an edited transcript of their conversation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/07/02/dan-mcelroy-qa?refid=0 Fri, 02 Jul 2010 15:56:04 -0500 Labor professor discusses the nurses-hospitals settlement MPR's Tom Crann discussed the contract deal with John Remington, a professor of human resources and labor studies at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/07/01/nurses-hospitals-remington?refid=0 Thu, 01 Jul 2010 19:02:44 -0500 Minnesota fans root USA's success at the World Cup To get a sense now of how soccer fans in Minnesota are following the World Cup, All Things Considered host Tom Crann ventured out into Cedar-Riverside neighborhood in Minneapolis, a hotbed for soccer interest. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/06/23/world-cup-fans?refid=0 Wed, 23 Jun 2010 19:04:32 -0500 Wadena resident April Maercklein on riding out a tornado Among those who survived the tornado in Wadena is April Maercklein, who was at home when it hit. We reached her by phone Friday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/06/18/april-maercklein?refid=0 Fri, 18 Jun 2010 18:35:40 -0500 Parachuting for Parkinson's One man is trying to raise $60,000 and awareness for Parkinson's disease. He's doing it the hard way -- by parachuting out of a plane today 200 times. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/06/16/parkinsons-skydiving?refid=0 Wed, 16 Jun 2010 18:04:58 -0500 Tom Smith, St. Paul's new chief of police The St. Paul Police Department has a new chief today. Tom Smith was sworn in earlier this afternoon in a ceremony at Harriet Island. He is a 20-year veteran of the St. Paul Police Department. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/06/15/st-paul-police-chief-tom-smith?refid=0 Tue, 15 Jun 2010 20:15:34 -0500 Best Buy analyst on company's missed earnings First quarter earnings are in for Best Buy, and the Richfield-based consumer electronics giant fell short of expectations. Today, Best Buy shares were down 6 percent. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/06/15/best-buy-analyst?refid=0 Tue, 15 Jun 2010 16:07:53 -0500 Bribing patients to follow doctors' orders MPR medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg joined All Things Considered's Tom Crann on Tuesday to discuss the trend of bribing patients to follow doctor's orders. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/06/15/jon-hallberg-bribing-patients?refid=0 Tue, 15 Jun 2010 15:38:06 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg on allergies to medications It's a common question at the doctor's office, even during routine visits. Are you allergic to any medications? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/06/02/dr-jon-hallberg-on-allergies-to-medications?refid=0 Wed, 02 Jun 2010 16:15:59 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg on seasonal allergies This isn't news to you if you're a chronic allergy sufferer, but tree and grass pollen counts are high across southern Minnesota today. If you park your car outside, you can often trace your initials in the green powdery film. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/05/27/seasonal-allergies?refid=0 Thu, 27 May 2010 17:42:49 -0500 Things to expect at this year's fishing opener Tom Crann talked with Dirk Peterson, the Fisheries Management Chief with the Department of Natural Resources about the fishing opener taking place this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/05/14/fishing-opener-qa?refid=0 Fri, 14 May 2010 17:50:03 -0500 TV anchor turned nurse, Julie Pearce's mission to help in Haiti When Duluth weekend TV anchor Julie Pearce quit her job three months ago, it wasn't for a more glamorous job title or a bigger market or a network assignment. Pearce quit her day job and got a one-way ticket to Haiti. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/05/04/julie-pearce-haiti?refid=0 Tue, 04 May 2010 17:40:27 -0500 Minnesota organization continues relief effort in Haiti Tom Crann talked with a director from Haiti Outreach, a Minnetonka-based organization that has been doing community development in Haiti for 13 years and, like most organizations there, has been pitching in with earthquake relief. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/04/30/haiti-outreach?refid=0 Fri, 30 Apr 2010 14:07:49 -0500 Updates from the Ming Sen Shiue trial The man who committed one of Minnesota's most sensational crimes has been back on trial in Anoka for the past week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/04/27/shiue-trial?refid=0 Tue, 27 Apr 2010 19:22:17 -0500 Dr. Jon Hallberg on deer ticks and Lyme disease Earlier than usual spring weather has lead to earlier appearances of ticks and earlier cases nationwide of Lyme disease. That has led to new attention on its treatment, and its signs and symptoms. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/04/20/hallberg-deer-ticks?refid=0 Tue, 20 Apr 2010 16:28:22 -0500 Gay advocacy groups applaud Obama hospital visitation rights order Local advocacy groups for gays and lesbians are applauding President Barack Obama's directive to give same-sex couples visitation rights in hospitals. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/04/16/visitation-rights?refid=0 Fri, 16 Apr 2010 17:17:18 -0500 Life at the base of Mount Everest As Mount Everest has gained popularity as a climbing adventure, the mountain's base camp - where people acclimate to the high altitude - is turning into a destination of its own. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/04/12/mount-everest-base-camp?refid=0 Mon, 12 Apr 2010 17:24:41 -0500 How to do healthy shopping without breaking the bank Ben Senauer, Professor in the Department of Applied Economics and former Co-Director of The Food Industry Center at the University of Minnesota, shows MPR's Tom Crann how to do economically and healthy smart shopping at the SuperTarget in Roseville. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/03/19/shopping?refid=0 Sat, 20 Mar 2010 12:38:53 -0500 Minnesota Orchestra gets high praise in New York In this week's New Yorker, one of the world's most noted critics writes that the Minnesota Orchestra might quite possibly be "the world's greatest orchestra." http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/03/17/minn_orch_alex_ross?refid=0 Wed, 17 Mar 2010 16:30:17 -0500 Riverview resident braces for flood redux Residents who experienced an "500-year" crest of the Red River prepare for another potential spring flood. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/03/15/morse?refid=0 Mon, 15 Mar 2010 17:33:05 -0500 Slideshow: The Dead Sea Scrolls The Dead Sea Scrolls have come to Minnesota, and Tom Crann took a tour of the exhibit with Dr. Michael Wise, a professor of the Hebrew Bible and scholar-in-residence at Northwestern College in Roseville, a consultant for the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit. /features/2010/03/12-dead-sea-scrolls/?refid=0 Fri, 12 Mar 2010 15:22:21 -0600 Erin Hart's "False Mermaid" and unsolved murder in St. Paul In Erin Hart's new mystery novel "False Mermaid," the lead character comes back to Minnesota to try to get some questions answered about a murder in St. Paul that has gone unsolved for five years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/03/10/erin-hart-false-mermaid?refid=0 Wed, 10 Mar 2010 16:10:25 -0600 Minn. firm sends low-tech food solution to Haiti A Minnesota entrepreneur hopes that a low-tech solution will help Haitians cope with food shortages. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/03/10/low-tech-solution-for-haiti-food-shortages?refid=0 Wed, 10 Mar 2010 15:43:01 -0600 New guidelines question once-a-day aspirin intake Some medical experts in the U.S. and the U.K., have come to the conclusion that too many people have been taking low-dose aspirin. New guidelines by the U.S. Preventive Health Services Task Force are giving more clarity about who should be taking it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/03/09/new-aspirin-guidelines?refid=0 Tue, 09 Mar 2010 16:50:04 -0600 Analyst: Medical technology industry has seen better days Minnesota medical device manufacturer Guidant is facing criminal charges filed by the U.S. Department of Justice, and medical technology industry analyst Jan Wald told MPR's Tom Crann the incident is another sign that the sector has seen better days. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/02/27/wald?refid=0 Sat, 27 Feb 2010 12:21:20 -0600 Minnesota doctor continues aid effort in Haiti It's been six weeks since the earthquake in Haiti, and many of the first-and second waves of humanitarian workers who went to Haiti immediately after the quake are coming home to regroup and revisit their day jobs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/02/26/haiti-doctor?refid=0 Fri, 26 Feb 2010 14:33:25 -0600 Local Olympian skiier shares his experience online Tom Crann talked with cross-country skiier Garrott Kuzzy, who's been busy not only competing but documenting his Olympic experience online. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/02/23/garrot-kuzzy?refid=0 Tue, 23 Feb 2010 18:29:19 -0600 Relief efforts in Haiti still a struggle A Twin Cities based non-profit continues to have one of the largest operations of any relief agency in Haiti. The American Refugee Committee has been on the ground since shortly after the devastating earthquake hit six weeks ago. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/02/19/haiti-arcupdate?refid=0 Fri, 19 Feb 2010 18:13:49 -0600 The first hockey 'miracle,' at the 1960 Olympics Most everybody remembers the famous "Miracle on Ice" gold medal win by the underdog U.S. hockey team at the Lake Placid Olympics in 1980. But 50 years ago, there was another overachieving hockey team that came away with gold. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/02/16/forgotten-miracle?refid=0 Tue, 16 Feb 2010 16:17:58 -0600 Minnesota boasts strong showing at Olympics Minnesota is sending more Olympians to Vancouver this winter than any other state in the U.S. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/02/12/bernstein?refid=0 Fri, 12 Feb 2010 17:25:12 -0600 Rules and regulations for MPR's Fantasy Olympics When the Winter Olympic Games open tonight in Vancouver, Minnesota will be better represented than any other state on the U.S. team. Here on Minnesota Public Radio News, we want to follow athletes from our region during the games, and we've created a friendly competition to do it. We're calling it the "Fantasy Olympics," and produer Jeff Jones spoke with MPR's Tom Crann about the rules and regulations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/02/12/fantasy-olymipcs?refid=0 Fri, 12 Feb 2010 17:12:28 -0600 Study: High co-pays keep more elderly patients from clinic Elderly patients are less likely go to a clinic for doctor visits or procedures as the cost of the co-payments rises, a new study has found. The study in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine shows that even modest increases in copayments will have an effect on elderly patients seeking what's called ambulatory care. MPR's Tom Crann spoke with Dr. Jon Hallberg wbout what he is seeing on this front in the clinic. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/02/11/hallberg?refid=0 Thu, 11 Feb 2010 17:03:30 -0600 If history is any indication, Vonn will ski Lindsey Vonn announced today that she has a serious injury to her right leg, throwing her Olympic future into doubt. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/02/10/erich-sailer?refid=0 Wed, 10 Feb 2010 17:36:27 -0600 Study: More Minnesotans without health insurance The number of Minnesotans without health insurance has gone up 28 percent in the last two years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/02/06/health-insurance?refid=0 Sat, 06 Feb 2010 12:13:34 -0600 Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Soldiers from Minnesota's National Guard Red Bull brigade continue to return home from their deployment in Iraq. The first units were welcomed home two weeks ago and another group of 200 return home Friday evening. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/02/06/beyond-yellow-ribbon?refid=0 Sat, 06 Feb 2010 12:07:15 -0600 Progress report from Haiti Many groups are helping earthquake victims in Haiti, including the American Refugee Committee, based in Minneapolis. The ARC's Monte Achenbach is back after spending two weeks in Haiti, and he spoke with MPR's Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/02/02/haitiupdate?refid=0 Tue, 02 Feb 2010 16:10:09 -0600 Ultra athletes compete in International Falls Ultra Marathon The temperature was about 13 below in International Falls when over 100 athletes started the Arrowhead 135 Ultra marathon. More than 100 competitors will spend the next couple of days skiing, biking or trekking on foot in Northeastern Minneaota for a distance of 135 miles. Stephen Regenold writes the Gear Junkie column online and in newspapers across the country. He has competed in the Arrowhead 135 as well as other extreme sports, and he spoke with MPR's Tom Crann about the event. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/02/01/ultramarathon?refid=0 Mon, 01 Feb 2010 18:19:17 -0600 The Current celebrates first five years Five years ago, 89.3 in the Twin Cities became the Current. Three of the DJs who were there at the start talked with Tom Crann about those first five years of the station. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/01/29/current-anniversary?refid=0 Fri, 29 Jan 2010 18:09:28 -0600 U of M study says not enough room for more trees A study out today from the University of Minnesota found that efforts to plant more trees is not likely to be enough to reduce carbon emissions in our region. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/01/29/no-more-trees?refid=0 Fri, 29 Jan 2010 17:18:07 -0600 Helping Haitians with day-to-day needs After the earthquake that devastated Haiti, Minneapolis businessman Ashish Gadnis set up a Web site that actually collects things that will meet day-to-day needs of the earthquake survivors. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/01/27/haiti-ad-qa?refid=0 Wed, 27 Jan 2010 17:01:04 -0600 A tour of St. Paul's Union Depot Tom Crann took a tour of St. Paul's Union Depot, the historic train station could become a major transit hub once again. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/01/25/union-depot-tour?refid=0 Mon, 25 Jan 2010 15:44:06 -0600 What to expect from the Vikings in the 'Crescent City' The Minnesota Vikings are fine-tuning their game plan for the NFC Championship against the Saints in New Orleans on Sunday so Tom Crann talked with Sean Jensen, who is covering the game and was a longtime Vikings beat writer for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/01/22/vikings-preview-neworleans?refid=0 Fri, 22 Jan 2010 17:43:08 -0600 News Cut: Vikings in New Orleans News Cut's Bob Collins is in New Orleans to cover the big game between the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints. He talked with Tom Crann about the scene in the Big Easy. /collections/special/columns/news_cut/?refid=0 Fri, 22 Jan 2010 16:38:06 -0600 Scanning the brain for PTSD Brian Engdahl works at the Brain Sciences Center at the Minneapolis VA and the U of M and he talked with All Things Considered about the implications of new research on post-traumatic stress sydrome and what it means for diagnosis and treatment. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/01/20/ptsd-qa?refid=0 Wed, 20 Jan 2010 18:03:26 -0600 Dealing with adoptions in Haiti All Things Considered talked with Barb McGuire, senior director of Adoption at Children's Home Society and Family Services in St. Paul about the adoption situation in Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating earhquake that hit the region last week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/01/19/haiti-adoption?refid=0 Tue, 19 Jan 2010 18:57:29 -0600 What's in store for the Vikings this Sunday? Sean Jensen is covering the Minnesota Vikings' playoff matchup against the Dallas Cowboys this Sunday for the Chicago Sun Times and was a longtime Vikings beat writer for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He talked with Tom Crann for a preview of the weekend's game. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/01/15/vikings-preview?refid=0 Fri, 15 Jan 2010 17:35:26 -0600 How do doctors handle talking about death? A new report, published in the journal, 'Cancer,' analyzed more than 4,000 cancer doctors' survey responses. They were asked about when they would bring up subjects like: do-not-resuscitate orders, hospice care, and how their patients want to die. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/01/14/end-of-life-report?refid=0 Thu, 14 Jan 2010 17:20:23 -0600 Vikings-Dallas matchup recalls 1975 showdown The Vikings face off against "America's team" on Mall of America Field on Sunday and for a history lesson All Things Considered invited Jim Klobuchar to talk about the matchup. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/01/14/klobuchar-vikings?refid=0 Thu, 14 Jan 2010 15:20:00 -0600 Muslim comedian performs in Minnesota Azhar Usman may be the most famous Muslim comedian today. He's back in Minnesota for gigs in Rochester and in Minneapolis, and talked with Tom Crann about to be a Muslim comic. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/01/08/muslim-comic?refid=0 Fri, 08 Jan 2010 17:20:39 -0600 A Somali community member talks about the killings For more perspective from the local Somali community on a triple homicide that took place in south Minneapolis neighborhood, Tom Crann talked with Hashi Shafi, a community organizer with Somali Action Alliance. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/01/07/seward-shooting-qa?refid=0 Thu, 07 Jan 2010 17:54:23 -0600 So what happens next in North Dakota politics? So what happens next in North Dakota politics? To get some analysis on the impact U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan's retirement will have there, All Things Considered talked with Professor Mark Jendrysik. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/01/06/dorgan-retirement?refid=0 Wed, 06 Jan 2010 18:11:58 -0600 The coming year for Minnesota politics Our political editor Mike Mulcahy has been surveying the political landscape ahead of us and he talked with Tom Crann about what we can expect in the upcoming political season. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/01/05/atc-politics-2010?refid=0 Tue, 05 Jan 2010 19:26:54 -0600 ATC talks with former Northwest Airlines Security chief Douglas Laird Does the false-alarm that partially shut down Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport represent the "new normal" for airport operations? Tom Crann talked to former Northwest Airlines Security chief Douglas Laird. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/01/05/security-expert?refid=0 Tue, 05 Jan 2010 19:11:16 -0600 Despite the cold, some cyclists still braving winter commute The sub-zero temperatures make roads nearly impossible to clean off, but if you thought driving a car in these conditions was hard, consider with bicycle commuters are going through. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/01/04/winter-biking?refid=0 Mon, 04 Jan 2010 19:10:24 -0600 Burnsville mayor says job creation, retention key challenges facing cities Burnsville Mayor Elizabeth Kautz will be sworn in as the president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Tuesday, she talked with Tom Crann about what Burnsville has accomplished and what challenges cities face in the coming years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2010/01/04/burnsville-mayor-qa?refid=0 Mon, 04 Jan 2010 18:57:39 -0600 How a medical device tax will affect the industry Jan David Wald, a senior medical tech analyst with the Nobel Financial Group, spoke with MPR's Tom Crann about how the tax will affect the medical device industry. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/12/21/medical-device-tax-qa?refid=0 Mon, 21 Dec 2009 19:28:29 -0600 Nesting dolls reveal layers of Russian history An exhibit of Matryoshka is bringing many visitors to the Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis. The dozens of sets displayed there include some of the earliest examples of the form, the mass-produced products of the Soviet era and striking examples of the creativity of artists in the post-Soviet era. /features/2009/12/18-russian-nesting-dolls/index.shtml?refid=0 Fri, 18 Dec 2009 16:01:33 -0600 What do the NTSB documents reveal about the wayward pilots? News Cut's Bob Collins has been keeping a close eye on the story of the pilots of Northwest Airlines Flight 188 who overshot their Minneapolis destination, and he sat down with Tom Crann to discuss what the release of the NTSB's over 400 pages of evidence reveal. /collections/special/columns/news_cut/archive/2009/12/flight_188s_data_dump.shtml?refid=0 Wed, 16 Dec 2009 18:27:03 -0600 In the 1950s, passengers flew the skies in style Tom Crann talked with Anne Billinglsey Kerr about her life as a stewardess -- as they all were called then -- in the 1950s and the book she wrote about her experiences. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/12/16/nwa-stewardess?refid=0 Wed, 16 Dec 2009 16:39:04 -0600 Has climate change affected your view of nuclear power? Has climate change affected your view of nuclear power? All Things Considered posed that question to Minnesota's Assistant Majority Leader Kate Knuth, who is in Copenhagen at the climate change summit. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/12/15/kate-knuth?refid=0 Tue, 15 Dec 2009 17:30:52 -0600 What's next for the detained hikers in Iran? University of Minnesota anthropology professor William Beeman talked with All Things Considered about the situation of the three detained Americans that will be tried in Iranian court. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/12/14/iran-hikers-qa?refid=0 Mon, 14 Dec 2009 16:49:36 -0600 In Minnesota, speeding may cost you more than a fine All Things Considered talked to state Sen. Steve Murphy, the author of a state law that revokes the drivers license of anyone convicted of driving over 100 mph. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/12/04/speeding-law?refid=0 Fri, 04 Dec 2009 18:38:55 -0600 December playoff game a first for St. Thomas football University of Saint Thomas football team has made it further in the playoffs than any St. Thomas team has before. All Things Considered talked with Coach Glenn Caruso as he and the team arrived in Oregon to talk about the game. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/12/04/st-thomas-football?refid=0 Fri, 04 Dec 2009 18:38:45 -0600 A view from inside the Petters trial Tom Crann talked with Michelle Entsminger, one of the jurors on the Tom Petters fraud trial that ended this week. The jury returned a sweeping verdict against the businessman, finding him guilty on all 20 counts of fraud, conspiracy and money laundering. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/12/04/petters-juror?refid=0 Fri, 04 Dec 2009 17:38:36 -0600 Nienstedt: Church speaks with 'moral voice' on health care reform St. Paul Archbishop John Nienstedt reiterated the Catholic Church's opposition to any health care reform bill that would allow abortion coverage, in an interview with MPR's All Things Considered on Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/12/03/nienstedt-healthcare?refid=0 Thu, 03 Dec 2009 16:43:58 -0600 Twin Cities' Catholic Charities gets a new leader The Twin Cities' largest social services organization is getting a new leader. Paul Martodam will become CEO of Catholic Charities and he joined Tom Crann in the studio to talk about the role of social service organizations in a time of economic hardship. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/12/02/catholic-charities-leader?refid=0 Wed, 02 Dec 2009 20:10:24 -0600 U.N. reports progress preventing spread of HIV to newborns Tuesday is World AIDS Day and All Things Considered talked with a Minnesotan who is just back from the front lines of the AIDS crisis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/12/01/aids-clinic-sudan?refid=0 Tue, 01 Dec 2009 17:02:58 -0600 The legal context of the missing Somalis case There are now 14 people with connections to Minnesota charged with terrorism-related crimes, and to get some legal context about the case Tom Crann talked with John Radsan, a professor at William Mitchell College of Law and director of the National Security Forum in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/11/24/john-radsan?refid=0 Tue, 24 Nov 2009 19:19:12 -0600 Minnesota drops to 6th place in U.S. health rankings Minnesota has dropped from the third healthiest state last year, down to a sixth-place overall rank in this year's report. To find out more All Things Considered talked with Dr. Reed Tuckson, the Chief of Medical Affairs at UnitedHealth Group. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/11/18/minnesota-health-ranking?refid=0 Wed, 18 Nov 2009 18:59:10 -0600 Who are the Ritchie Boys? Guy Stern and Walter Schwarz are Jewish World War II veterans who served in a special and unusual Army unit, and the pair was reunited in St. Paul last night for the first time since their wartime service. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/11/13/ritchie-boys?refid=0 Fri, 13 Nov 2009 18:53:55 -0600 Stress-testing the recovery: Following up After wrapping up the Stress-testing the recovery series, All Things Considered followed up with a couple of the people most affected by the recession. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/11/06/stress-testing-folo?refid=0 Fri, 06 Nov 2009 15:50:45 -0600 They Might Be Giants on kids shows and science They Might be Giants might be the only band think who've appeared on Science Friday. That's not really a surprise to their many fans who love their smart and lately even scientific songs. The band talked with Tom Crann about their current and future projects. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/11/03/they-might-be-giants-atc?refid=0 Tue, 03 Nov 2009 17:56:25 -0600 Consumers getting hit by higher credit card rates, fees Credit card lenders have moved quickly to change the terms of their cards in advance of new federal regulations, and consumers are feeling the effects through higher interest rates and fees. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/11/03/credit-card-rate-hikes?refid=0 Tue, 03 Nov 2009 11:48:08 -0600 Mitch Albom on 'Have a Little Faith' Columnist and author Mitch Albom will be reading from his new book "Have a Little Faith" Sunday Night at Temple Israel in Minneapolis and he joined Tom Crann to talk about his book. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/10/15/mitch-albom?refid=0 Thu, 15 Oct 2009 16:06:07 -0500 Rep. Oberstar still fighting for new transportation bill Tom Crann talked with Congressman Oberstar about transportation funding on the day before Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood will be in town to make a speech and tour St. Paul's Union Depot. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/10/14/oberstar-transportation?refid=0 Wed, 14 Oct 2009 20:02:24 -0500 Bill McGuire donates $41M worth of butterflies to Fla. university On Tuesday, lepidoptra researchers at the University of Florida learned they're about to get millions more specimens to study, and they're getting them from prominent Minnesotan Dr. William McGuire. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/10/13/butterfly-donation?refid=0 Tue, 13 Oct 2009 18:27:10 -0500 The St. Croix River: A legacy of protection The upper St. Croix River is protected from development by the National Park Service. It's unusual for a river so close to a major metropolitan area to have such a special designation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/10/02/stcroixriver?refid=0 Fri, 02 Oct 2009 16:55:50 -0500 MN Orchestra gets Osmo Vanska for 4 more years Osmo Vanska is going ot be on the podium of the Minnesota Orchestra until 2015 and he talked to Tom Crann about his renewed contract with the organization. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/09/24/osmo-vanska?refid=0 Thu, 24 Sep 2009 18:22:55 -0500 Robert Lipsyte talks about 'Life (Part 2)' There has never been a population explosion like the Baby Boom in American history. It's been an especially turbulent year for this "biggest generation" with retirement funds disappearing, and a health care system in flux. That means there's plenty to talk about on the Twin Cities-produced TV program "Life (Part 2)". http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/09/24/life-part2?refid=0 Thu, 24 Sep 2009 18:06:34 -0500 Autumn a great time to hike in the Twin Cities The arrival of fall doesn't mean the end of outdoor activities in Minnesota. In fact, autumn can be one of the best times to enjoy nature. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2009/09/22-hiking/?refid=0 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 15:24:05 -0500 Richard T. Anderson Conservation Area Pictures from along the Richard T. Anderson Conservation Area in Eden Prairie, Minn. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/09/22/hiking-trails-pictures?refid=0 Tue, 22 Sep 2009 15:05:16 -0500 Califano: Parents are big influence on kids' alcohol, drug choices It's a pretty good likelihood that every child will be offered alcohol or drugs by the time they graduate high school. But author Joseph Califano maintains that parents have a high degree of power and influence when it comes to the choices their children make about drugs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/09/22/califano?refid=0 Mon, 21 Sep 2009 16:23:40 -0500 Football and its impact on the brain Former Vikings center Matt Birk is part of a study to examine the impact of football on the human brain, by donating his brain to science. Tom Crann talked with Birk and Dr. Bob Stern from the Boston University School of Medicine about the study. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/09/18/football-brain-study?refid=0 Fri, 18 Sep 2009 17:42:20 -0500 Reading the Vikings Because of Brett Favre, there is more interest in the Vikings opener this year than there has been in many years. To prepare for the season, Tom Crann talked to Armand Peterson, editor of "The Vikings Reader." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/09/10/vikings-fan-reax?refid=0 Thu, 10 Sep 2009 18:24:40 -0500 Getting around tight credit: a virtual forum This week, Minnesota Public Radio News convened a group of small business owners to find if businesses actually getting easier credit. From manufacturers to single-person contractors, we wanted them to talk about their experiences in the economic downturn. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/09/10/small-business-forum?refid=0 Thu, 10 Sep 2009 17:34:10 -0500 For 20 years, small guitar shop serves start-ups and big stars alike There's going to be a party Wednesday night -- at The Cabooze Music club in Minneapolis -- in honor of a Twin Cities music legend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/09/09/willies-guitars?refid=0 Wed, 09 Sep 2009 14:16:32 -0500 State Fair mystery sounds: Day 8 Each weekday during the Minnesota State Fair, All Things Considered will indulge your ears and bring you some mystery sounds from the Great Minnesota Get-Together. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/09/07/state-fair-sounds-day8?refid=0 Mon, 07 Sep 2009 15:00:00 -0500 State Fair mystery sounds: Day 7 Each weekday during the Minnesota State Fair, All Things Considered will indulge your ears and bring you some mystery sounds from the Great Minnesota Get-Together. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/09/04/state-fair-mystery-sounds-day7?refid=0 Fri, 04 Sep 2009 15:00:00 -0500 State Fair mystery sounds: Day 6 Each weekday during the Minnesota State Fair, All Things Considered will indulge your ears and bring you some mystery sounds from the Great Minnesota Get-Together. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/09/03/state-fair-mystery-sounds?refid=0 Thu, 03 Sep 2009 15:00:00 -0500 How does a wood lathe work? Roger Abrahamson is a mainstay at the Minnesota State Fair. He uses a wooden lathe made from tree branches to turn wood that he carves into bowls. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/09/03/fair-sound-day6-info?refid=0 Thu, 03 Sep 2009 14:26:26 -0500 How is the state handling the increase in MinnesotaCare applications? As employers lay off workers, more and more people are looking to the state for their health care coverage, Tom Crann talked with Cal Ludeman, the Comissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services, about the situation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/09/02/more-on-minnesotacare?refid=0 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 17:13:56 -0500 State Fair mystery sounds: Day 5 Each weekday during the Minnesota State Fair, All Things Considered will indulge your ears and bring you some mystery sounds from the Great Minnesota Get-Together. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/09/02/statefairmysterysounds-day5?refid=0 Wed, 02 Sep 2009 14:49:28 -0500 State Fair mystery sounds: Day 4 Each weekday during the Minnesota State Fair, All Things Considered will indulge your ears and bring you some mystery sounds from the Great Minnesota Get-Together. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/09/01/state-fair-mysterysounds-day4?refid=0 Tue, 01 Sep 2009 15:00:00 -0500 State Fair mystery sounds: Day 3 Each weekday during the Minnesota State Fair, All Things Considered will indulge your ears and bring you some mystery sounds from the Great Minnesota Get-Together. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/08/31/mystery-sounds-d3?refid=0 Mon, 31 Aug 2009 15:00:00 -0500 State Fair mystery sounds: Day 2 Each weekday during the Minnesota State Fair, All Things Considered will indulge your ears and bring you some mystery sounds from the Great Minnesota Get-Together. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/08/27/statefairsounds-day2?refid=0 Fri, 28 Aug 2009 15:00:00 -0500 State Fair mystery sounds: Day 1 Each weekday during the Minnesota State Fair, All Things Considered we will indulge your ears and bring you some mystery sounds from the Great Minnesota Get-Together. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/08/26/soundsofthefair?refid=0 Thu, 27 Aug 2009 15:00:00 -0500 Cold-climate wine gets its day in the sun Today was the first ever cold climate wine competition. It was held at the U of M and the winners will be shown at the state fair. Tom Crann talked about the cold climate wine business, and sampled some wine, with Jim Luby, a fruit breeding professor at the U of M. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/08/25/cold-wine-competition?refid=0 Tue, 25 Aug 2009 18:38:10 -0500 Lutheran decision on gay clergy still pending Tom Crann talks to John Brooks, the news director for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America communication services, about the decisions this week on whether member churches should be allowed to hire ministers in committed same-sex relationships as clergy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/08/20/lutheran-qa?refid=0 Thu, 20 Aug 2009 19:19:05 -0500 Vikings, Packers bloggers weigh in on Favre saga With the announcement that Brett Favre will join the Minnesota Vikings, this a big day for football fans in our region. Tom Crann talked with two of those fans, one in Minnesota and the other in Wisconsin. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/08/18/favre-fans-bloggers?refid=0 Tue, 18 Aug 2009 16:58:09 -0500 More questions raised at Stem Cell Institute Tom Crann talked with Arthur Kaplan, director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, about allegations of data manipulation in research papers published out of its prestigious Stem Cell Institute. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/08/07/stem-cell-qa?refid=0 Fri, 07 Aug 2009 17:17:58 -0500 The ostriches are back at Canterbury Park This Sunday at Canterbury Park in Shakopee the horses get to take a breather while giant birds take to the track. Also on the bill, camels. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/08/07/ostrich-racing?refid=0 Fri, 07 Aug 2009 16:57:13 -0500 How is 'cash for clunkers' affecting dealers now? Last week we visited Fury Motors in South St. Paul to find out how the "cash for clunkers" program was affecting dealers. Today, we're checking back in with Jim Leonard, co-owner of Fury Motors. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/08/06/cashclunkers-atc?refid=0 Thu, 06 Aug 2009 16:46:13 -0500 The legacy of Michael Steinberg Classical MPR's Brian Newhouse talks to Tom Crann about the legacy of musicologist Michael Steinberg, who died over the weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/07/27/michael-steinberg-atc?refid=0 Mon, 27 Jul 2009 18:59:31 -0500 Tim Walz on health care reform in Congress Minnesota DFL congressman Tim Walz has been pushing for more time to reach compromises on health care reform on his side of Capitol Hill. He joined Tom Crann from Washington to talk about what needs to change in order to get his support. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/07/23/walz-health-care?refid=0 Thu, 23 Jul 2009 19:44:56 -0500 Should Twitter followers be a job requirement? Electronics retailing giant Best Buy got quite a bit of attention when they listed 250 Twitter followers as a requirement on a recent job posting. Jon Gordon, host of MPR's Future Tense, talked with Tom Crann, who asked whether Best Buy is a front-runner in wanting employees involved in social media. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/07/21/twitter_jongordon?refid=0 Tue, 21 Jul 2009 18:28:02 -0500 Buzz Aldrin recalls his mission to the moon Forty years ago today, NASA's Apollo 11 spacecraft launched, beginning Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's historic mission to the moon. MPR's Tom Crann talked with Aldrin about his most vivid memories of going to the moon. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/07/16/buzz_aldrin?refid=0 Thu, 16 Jul 2009 14:51:43 -0500 What is the role of courts in net neutrality? When Minnesota Sen. Al Franken got his chance to question Supreme Court nominee Sonya Sotamayor today, he delved into the issue of net neutrality. Law professor William McGeveran told MPR's Tom Crann that policy to regulate the Internet is in a state of flux. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/07/15/net_neutrality_qa?refid=0 Wed, 15 Jul 2009 19:12:04 -0500 Why is the loss of Minnesota's political contribution refund a problem? Common Cause has been one of the most vocal advocacy groups for election reform across the country, including here in Minnesota. Bob Edgar, president of Common Cause, talked with Tom Crann about elections and election reform. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/07/13/common_cause?refid=0 Mon, 13 Jul 2009 18:29:02 -0500 Goalkeeper remembers game-winning save at '99 World Cup Ten years ago today, Minnesota-native Briana Scurry won the 1999 World Cup as the game-saving goalie on the U.S. Women's national team. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/07/10/womens_soccer?refid=0 Fri, 10 Jul 2009 17:38:25 -0500 Comparing Walden to Wobegon -- what kettle lakes mean to America Geology Professor Robert Thorson's new book is called "Beyond Walden -- The Hidden History of America's Kettle Lakes." Tom Crann met him at one of those lakes, Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, to ask what defines it -- and so many others -- as kettles. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/07/13/kettle_lakes?refid=0 Fri, 10 Jul 2009 16:00:00 -0500 Minnesotan spots doctored photos in New York Times Magazine MPR's Tom Crann asks Adam Gurno of Rosemont to describe the image from Sunday's New York Times Magazine that raised suspicions of photo doctoring. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/07/08/nytimesmagazinephotos?refid=0 Wed, 08 Jul 2009 18:24:20 -0500 Temporary gang strike force begins operation next week The new temporary strike force targeting gang activity in the Twin Cities will be up and running starting next Monday, July 13. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/07/07/gang_strike_force?refid=0 Tue, 07 Jul 2009 17:34:14 -0500 What could Palin's resignation mean for Pawlenty? Sarah Palin's announcement that she will resign as Alaska's governor touched off a weekend of speculation about her future. Tom Crann asked Washington University political scientist Steven Smith for his take on Palin and Pawlenty. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/07/06/palin_resign_qa?refid=0 Mon, 06 Jul 2009 18:15:54 -0500 Ritchie wants to avoid future election problems through reform MPR's Tom Crann asks Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie about the lessons learned from the U.S. Senate election contest. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/07/01/ritchieelectionreformlessons?refid=0 Wed, 01 Jul 2009 16:59:58 -0500 Rep. John Kline talks about the Card Check legislation Congressman John Kline is closely identified with military issues, but, now he's assuming a new leading role in Education and Labor issues. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/06/25/rep_john_kline_talks_about_the_card_check_legislation?refid=0 Thu, 25 Jun 2009 18:22:20 -0500 Weisman exhibit follows Somalis from their native land to the U.S. A new exhibit at the Weisman Art Museum chronicles the journey of Somalis from their native land to the U.S. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/06/22/somali_diaspora?refid=0 Mon, 22 Jun 2009 17:55:29 -0500 Liberian conference has Minnesota ties About 500 people are gathered in the West African nation of Liberia this week to discuss the affects of county's violent recent history. Ahmed Sirleaf, of the Liberian Truth and Reconciliation Commission Diaspora Project in Minneapolis, is moderating parts of the conference and talked to All Things Considered from Monrovia, the country's capital. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/06/16/liberia_qa?refid=0 Tue, 16 Jun 2009 19:00:00 -0500 Minn. man plans to ski down world's second-highest peak A Minnesota mountain climber is planning to become the first person to climb up -- and then ski down -- the world's second-highest peak. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/06/15/k2_climber_qa?refid=0 Mon, 15 Jun 2009 16:55:36 -0500 Smithsonian Institution going through 'fundamental changes' says secretary Wayne Clough inherited an organization suffering from scandals and budget problems. No, we're not talking about a financial insitution or auto maker, Clough is in charge of the nation's largest museum, the Smithsonian Institution. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/06/05/smithsonian_qa?refid=0 Fri, 05 Jun 2009 18:52:48 -0500 Former AG Mike Hatch talks about the gubernatorial race And, as more candidates join Minnesota's gubernatorial race, we wanted to find out how those politicians are likely spending their time now, about a year and a half before election day. To find out, we called Mike Hatch. He is the former state Attorney General and was the DFL party nominee for governor in 2006. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/06/04/hatch_candidates?refid=0 Thu, 04 Jun 2009 17:56:42 -0500 Town holds fundraiser to restore vandalized 'honking tree' About 50 people gathered for a fundraiser in Two Harbors, for a tree. The famous "Honking Tree" was chopped down by vandals in April - and the folks at the Black Woods Grille and Bar are held a spaghetti dinner tonight to raise money to restore it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/06/01/honking_tree?refid=0 Mon, 01 Jun 2009 18:35:41 -0500 Doctor chronicles disease and danger in new book Dr. Ross Donaldson talked to Tom Crann about his new book, "The Lassa Ward," that chronicles his time spend in Sierra Leone studying one of the world's deadliest diseases. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/05/19/lassa_ward_qa?refid=0 Tue, 19 May 2009 18:51:34 -0500 Minneapolis-based refugee organization gets new chief In Pakistan, hundreds of thousands of refugees from the Swat valley are seeking shelter with family and friends or in refugee camps. The Minneapolis-based American Refugee Committee is among the international organizations responding to the crisis. ARC's new president and CEO Daniel Wordsworth sat down with Tom Crann to talk about the organization. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/05/18/arc_ceo_qa?refid=0 Mon, 18 May 2009 17:46:44 -0500 Klobuchar: 'We have to keep people safe' The governors of Minnesota and North Dakota, as well as members of Congress, met with the Army Corps of Engineers in Washington today. They were there to talk about permanent flood protection along the Red River in the north. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/05/05/klobuchar_qa?refid=0 Tue, 05 May 2009 16:24:38 -0500 'Burning Piano' performed at Carleton What would you do with an old, useless upright piano? How about setting it on fire and calling it art? That's what's happening tonight in Northfield, and some people are getting pretty heated over that idea. But it's actually a controversial piece of performance art that is over 40 years old. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/04/30/piano_burning?refid=0 Thu, 30 Apr 2009 17:59:34 -0500 State working on next generation of standardized tests This is the last week for schools to administer the MCA-II standardized tests. In a few years, they'll start giving the MCA-III. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/04/27/new_mca_tests?refid=0 Mon, 27 Apr 2009 15:30:00 -0500 'Wounded Knee' gets big-screen preview at film festival Part of a new PBS series about American Indians is getting a big-screen preview this weekend at the Minneapolis-St Paul International Film Festival. "Wounded Knee" depicts the 1973 siege that took place on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/04/24/wounded_knee_doc?refid=0 Fri, 24 Apr 2009 16:30:47 -0500 Director describes film as a 'mix tape' of the RNC The Republican National Convention in St. Paul drew national attention last September. Mainstream media carried images of delegates, protesters and police officers, but documentary director Chris Strouth focused on another angle of the RNC. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/04/22/unconvention_qa?refid=0 Wed, 22 Apr 2009 16:45:10 -0500 Director takes us to a 'School Play' in new film You might have fond memories of being in a school play when you were young. Those memories can seem idyllic. But in reality, that experience is more high stakes than you might remember. Tom Crann spoke with Rick Velleu, a St. Paul native and director of a documentary film that chronicles some of these experiences. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/04/17/school_play?refid=0 Fri, 17 Apr 2009 17:00:51 -0500 Prize-winning Irish poet inspired by native seacoast Poet Mary O'Malley comes from Connemara, a craggy, windswept area of the West of Ireland. It's where the rocks meet the sea, and life moves to the rhythm of the ancient Irish language. And she brings that sensibility, and that place, to her poetry. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/04/17/irish_poet?refid=0 Fri, 17 Apr 2009 15:46:45 -0500 35W settlement the first of many As of today, all 179 victims who sued the state for the 35W bridge collapse have agreed to settlements with the state of Minnesota. MPR's Tom Crann asked Susan Holden, who headed up the panel that oversaw the settlement process, about the terms of the settlement. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/04/16/35w_settlement?refid=0 Thu, 16 Apr 2009 17:55:54 -0500 Target CEO sees 'encouraging signs' The CEO of Target Corp. Gregg Steinhafel, talked with MPR's Tom Crann today about the recession and how it's impacting the retailing giant's financial situation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/04/16/target_ceo?refid=0 Thu, 16 Apr 2009 15:28:58 -0500 Coleman: 'This trial court is simply wrong' Republican Norm Coleman said today a three-judge panel "was simply wrong" when it ruled yesterday that he had lost the U.S. Senate race to DFLer Al Franken. He spoke today with MPR's Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/04/14/norm_coleman_interview?refid=0 Tue, 14 Apr 2009 15:32:59 -0500 Brigadier general talks about Minn. Guard deployment to Iraq More than a thousand Minnesota National Guard members are getting ready for another deployment to Iraq. To discuss more about the latest major deployment of Minnesotans to Iraq, All Things Considered talked with Brigadier General David Elicerio. He will serve as the Deputy Commanding General of the Red Bulls in Iraq. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/04/14/general_elicerio_qa?refid=0 Tue, 14 Apr 2009 15:30:10 -0500 Mark Ritchie talks about the recount decision Democrat Al Franken's lead in the U.S. Senate election has increased to 312 votes. To talk more about the effects of the recount today on the election in general All Things Considered called Secretary of State Mark Ritchie. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/04/07/mark_ritchie_atc?refid=0 Tue, 07 Apr 2009 16:57:29 -0500 What does Gary Stern's retirement mean for the Minn. Federal Reserve? The head of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve is stepping down. Gary Stern has held the post for 24 years. In that time he has argued strenuously against allowing financial institutions to grow so big that they can't fail. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/04/02/minnfedretire?refid=0 Thu, 02 Apr 2009 17:21:23 -0500 St. Olaf students win Rube Goldberg competition How many St. Olaf College students does it take to change a light bulb? Apparently the answer is 11 -- and it takes them 239 steps and nearly two full minutes to get the job done. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/03/31/stolaf_rubegoldberg?refid=0 Wed, 01 Apr 2009 17:00:00 -0500 2 of 400: A conversation with voters Four hundred ballots. That's what Minnesota's U.S. Senate race appears to have come down to. All Things Considered had a conversation with two of the 400 voters who's ballots are suddenly the center of attention. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/04/02/recount_voters?refid=0 Wed, 01 Apr 2009 13:56:07 -0500 Will the dikes hold up against the storm? The floodwaters seem to be receding, but the danger is far from over. An incoming storm will bring both wind and snow to the Red River Valley and people are concerned about the winds whipping up waves that could overcome the sandbag dikes. All Things Considered talked with agricultural service engineer Ken Hellevang about the strength of the dikes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/03/30/sandbag_atc?refid=0 Mon, 30 Mar 2009 17:33:56 -0500 Preparing a business for the flood As residents and volunteers are working to protect houses and neighborhoods along the Red River. Businesses in Fargo and Moorhead are also dealing with rising waters. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/03/26/preparing_flood?refid=0 Thu, 26 Mar 2009 18:49:22 -0500 The geology of the Red River flood plain To explain why the Red River seems to spill over its banks with such consistency, we called Don Schwert, a professor of geology at North Dakota State University in Fargo. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/03/25/flood_plain_geology?refid=0 Wed, 25 Mar 2009 16:44:01 -0500 NewsCut blog: the view from Rivershore Drive Minnesota Public Radio's Bob Collins is blogging from the Red River Valley. He talked to Tom Crann about the amazing group of volunteers he met along Rivershore Drive in Moorhead. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/news_cut/archive/floods/?refid=0 Tue, 24 Mar 2009 18:24:20 -0500 Why are sandbags the weapon of choice to fight flooding? Whether it's Crookston, Wolverton, Breckenridge or Fargo, the key tool in flood fighting this week is the sandbag. Volunteers in the Fargo Moorhead area have filled about a million sandbags so far. All Things Considered called Ken Hellevang, an Extension Service Agricultural Engineer at North Dakota State University, to talk about why sandbags are the tool of choice. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/03/24/why_sandbags?refid=0 Tue, 24 Mar 2009 18:20:58 -0500 Crookston mayor talks about flooding in his city At around 9:30 this morning, the City of Crookston sounded its emergency sirens. To talk more about what happened in Crookston today, All Things Considered called Mayor Dave Genereux who talked to Tom Crann from the Crookston Emergency Operations Center http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/03/24/crookston_mayor?refid=0 Tue, 24 Mar 2009 17:07:23 -0500 Mayo researcher, inventor of G-Suit dies The inventor of the G-Suit has died. Dr. Earl Wood developed the outfit worn by fighter pilots to help counteract the effects of gravity at the Mayo clinic in the 1940s. His work there was top secret, so Wood and his partners had to test the suits on themselves. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/03/23/gsuit_inventor?refid=0 Mon, 23 Mar 2009 17:42:33 -0500 Minn. delegation reacts to AIG bonus issue Minnesota Rep. Erik Paulsen is calling for more oversight of insurance giant AIG, in the wake of the outrage over AIG's payment of $165 million in bonuses to employees, even as the company is being bailed out by the federal government. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/03/18/aigreax_mncongress?refid=0 Wed, 18 Mar 2009 16:45:40 -0500 Public offers tax ideas, but are lawmakers listening? Minnesota Lawmakers have held hearings and set up a web site asking the public for ideas on how to solve the state's budget shortfall. One former legislator says some of those ideas are helpful, but the big decisions are usually dictated by party leaders. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/03/17/public_offers_tax_ideas_but_are_lawmakers_listening?refid=0 Tue, 17 Mar 2009 18:27:20 -0500 Minneapolis mosque reacts to terrorist allegations A leader of a metro-area mosque is responding to a U.S. Senate committee after testimony yesterday linked two Twin Cities mosques with alleged terrorist recruitment. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/03/12/mosque_reaction?refid=0 Thu, 12 Mar 2009 16:25:22 -0500 Will the stimulus bring a high-speed rail line to the Twin Cities? President Barack Obama signed the $787 billion economic stimulus bill Tuesday afternoon and $8 billion is being dedicated to fund high-speed passanger rail. Such train lines hadn't been included as part of the stimulus plan until late in the negotiations. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/02/17/will_the_simulus_bring_a_highspeed_rail_line_to_the_twin_cities?refid=0 Tue, 17 Feb 2009 18:22:46 -0600 TPT taking advantage of digital TV conversion The digital TV conversion has been delayed to take place by June 12, but a lot of TV stations are making changes this month anyway. Perhaps no broadcaster in Minnesota has taken more advantage of the promise of digital television than Twin Cities Public Television. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/02/17/tpt_taking_advantage_of_digital_tv_conversion?refid=0 Tue, 17 Feb 2009 18:11:13 -0600 And the band played on ... in Iraq One thousand thirty-seven members of the Minnesota National Guard will deploy to Iraq in April. That includes 45 members of the 34th Infantry band. Tom Crann talked with Chief Warrant Officer Trygve Skaar, who commands the band. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/02/11/and_the_band_played_on__in_iraq?refid=0 Wed, 11 Feb 2009 19:44:36 -0600 A conversation with Norm Coleman Republican Norm Coleman says he's confident that the issues he has raised in the court challenge of the U.S. Senate recount will be addressed to his satisfaction. He spoke with MPR's Tom Crann about the progress of the trial, and the lengthy process to determine Minnesota's next senator. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/02/06/coleman_atc?refid=0 Fri, 06 Feb 2009 13:34:20 -0600 Coming to America, even in tough times As a nation, we've seen better days. But, this morning at the Fitzgerald Theater in Saint Paul, Tom Crann spent time with hundreds of Americans who are literally delighted and optimistic about this country. As of today, they're brand new U.S. Citizens. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/02/05/coming_to_america_even_in_tough_times?refid=0 Thu, 05 Feb 2009 17:58:09 -0600 Twin Cities restaurateur raises money for food shelves at Super Bowl Superbowl Sunday is almost here. It's a day for sports, sure, but also for snacks. But none of us will be eating as well this weekend as Wayne Kostroski. For the last 16 years, Kostroski has organized a superbowl feast featuring top chefs from all 31 NFL cities. He's the co-founder of Cuisine Concepts, based in Edina, which owns Bar Abaline, Tejas and the Franklin Street Bakery. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/01/29/twin_cities_restaurateur_raises_money_for_food_shelves_at_super_bowl?refid=0 Thu, 29 Jan 2009 18:10:07 -0600 How will Minn. pay for the coming onslaught of unemployment claims? With recent job cut announcements across several companies and all of those Minnesotans losing their jobs, it poses one serious question: Does the state have enough money to pay all the unemployment claims it's about to receive? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/01/28/how_will_the_state_pay_for_coming_onslaught_of_unemployment_claims?refid=0 Wed, 28 Jan 2009 16:21:52 -0600 Local author's book wins Caldecott Award St. Paul poet and children's book author Susan Marie Swanson wrote the book that won this year's prestigious Caldecott Medal for best picture book. The illustrator is Beth Krommes of New Hampshire. The book is called "The House in the Night." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/01/26/local_authors_book_wins_caldecott_award?refid=0 Mon, 26 Jan 2009 17:17:28 -0600 Rep. Keith Ellison shares Obama's optimism for the future Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison was ringside for President Barack Obama's historic inauguration in Washington D.C. He talked to Tom Crann by phone about what he thought of Obama's address, the inauguration and what the future holds for the nation under an Obama presidency. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/01/20/rep_keith_ellison_shares_obamas_optimism_for_future?refid=0 Tue, 20 Jan 2009 18:48:22 -0600 VocalEssence celebrates 40th anniversary with tour of England The Minnesota choir, VocalEssence is treating audiences in the United Kingdom to a uniquely American choral sound. They will perform in some famous venues, including King's College. And they have a few special treats planned for Inauguration Day. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/01/19/vocalessencebirge?refid=0 Mon, 19 Jan 2009 17:24:04 -0600 Mayor R.T. Rybak reacts to Obama's economic plan President-elect Barack Obama made a major economic policy speech this morning. He outlined his plans to invest in science and technology to develop America's 21st century economy. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak was at Obama's speech at George Mason University near Washington Tom Crann talked to him about what he thought about Obama's plan. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/01/08/mayor_rt_rybak_reacts_to_obamas_economic_plan?refid=0 Thu, 08 Jan 2009 16:47:33 -0600 Klobuchar is lone Minn. senator, for now Until the contest between Norm Coleman and Al Franken for Minnesota's open Senate seat is decided, Sen. Amy Klobuchar is Minnesota's lone senator in Washington. Tom Crann talked to Sen. Klobuchar about the contest and her reaction to requests for Coleman to concede. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/01/06/klobuchar_is_lone_minn_senator_for_now?refid=0 Tue, 06 Jan 2009 17:47:37 -0600 Minnesota researchers head to Antarctica A Minnesota scientist and a team of researchers are heading to Antarctica, to map the Dry Valleys of the continent. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2009/01/02/antarctica_trip?refid=0 Fri, 02 Jan 2009 15:29:22 -0600 A tradition of carols continues Christmas Eve is a time for tradition, and we continue what has become a holiday tradition for Minnesota Public Radio by featuring a new Christmas carol written by composer Abbie Betinis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/12/24/a_carol_writing_tradition_continues?refid=0 Wed, 24 Dec 2008 17:00:00 -0600 Local GLBT leader upset with Warren inauguration pick Among the people disappointed with Barack Obama's choice of Rick Warren to give the invocation on Innaguration Day is Amy Johnson. She is the brand new executive director of Minnesota's biggest gay and lesbian equality organization -- OutFront Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/12/18/local_glbt_leader_upset_with_warren_inauguration_pick?refid=0 Thu, 18 Dec 2008 19:42:52 -0600 Infamous 'Lizard People' ballot rejected by board One of the most talked about ballots during the recount was the infamous "Lizard People" ballot. Today, that ballot came up to the State Canvassing Board for review and was rejected as an overvote. Tom Crann talked with the voter who cast that vote, Lucas Davenport. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/12/18/infamous_lizard_people_ballot_rejected_by_board?refid=0 Thu, 18 Dec 2008 17:24:04 -0600 Best Buy CEO Brad Anderson talks profits, losses and lessons Despite a last quarter drop in both sales and profits, Best Buy stock posted large gains over the past two days. Tom Crann talked to Best Buy CEO Brad Anderson about the future of his company and the economy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/12/17/best_buy_ceo_brad_anderson_talks_profits_losses_and_lessons?refid=0 Wed, 17 Dec 2008 17:05:41 -0600 Young adult novelist details his craft Imagine the earnestness of the Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew. Add some wry wit, elaborate imagination and a healthy dose of satire and you have the work of M.T Anderson. He's in Minnesota this week for events at the Hennepin County Library and talked to Tom Crann about what drives young adult novelists like him. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/12/11/young_adult_novelist_details_his_craft?refid=0 Thu, 11 Dec 2008 20:07:35 -0600 What is a stimulus meant to do for states? Minnesota is one of over 40 states facing a budget shortfall. Three Governors who appeared on Captiol Hill today warned of shrinking revenues and painful budget cuts. Minnesota Congresswoman Betty McCollum was in the hearing room today and she talked to Tom Crann about what she heard. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/12/11/what_is_a_stimulus_meant_to_do?refid=0 Thu, 11 Dec 2008 17:50:32 -0600 Proponents make case for instant runoff voting in Minneapolis A lawsuit in Minneapolis is testing the city's plan to change the way it elects local officials. The IRV opponents and supporters were in court today, and Minnesota Public Radio's Tim Nelson was there. He joined Tom Crann to explain IRV and what happened in court today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/12/11/proponents_make_case_in_court_for_instant_runoff_voting_in_minneapolis?refid=0 Thu, 11 Dec 2008 17:38:07 -0600 Mayor Coleman says public services could be hit hard St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman was among the local government leaders at the capitol today. He met with the Governor and legislative leaders and he told Tom Crann just how much "local government aid" his city is expecting from the state. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/12/10/mayor_coleman_says_public_services_could_be_hit_hard?refid=0 Wed, 10 Dec 2008 17:29:25 -0600 Dead Sea Scrolls coming to Minnesota A renowned piece of antiquity will be coming to Minnesota. The "Dead Sea Scrolls" will be on display at the Science Museum of Minnesota in early 2010. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/12/09/dead_sea_scrolls_coming_to_minnesota?refid=0 Tue, 09 Dec 2008 18:21:05 -0600 Fergus Falls marching band gets ultimate performance The upcoming inauguration of Barack Obama is a hot ticket. But one lucky group of teenagers in Fergus Falls will be there for sure. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/12/08/fergus_falls_marching_band_is_going_to_washington?refid=0 Mon, 08 Dec 2008 16:28:07 -0600 Crisis and Change Automakers face a crisis. State budgets across the country are in crisis. The effects of climate change are at a crisis-point. And you've probably also heard about the financial crisis and the mortgage meltdown. President-elect Barack Obama promises to bring change to Washington, but clearly he's going to have his work cut out for him. Cecily Sommers studies change for the PUSH Institute in Minneapolis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/12/05/crisis_and_change?refid=0 Fri, 05 Dec 2008 18:02:46 -0600 Why can't Minnesota run a deficit? Predictions see the state with a budget deficit as high as $5 billion for the next budget cycle, to be announced Thursday. But why can't Minnesota run a deficit? Minnesota's Commissioner of Management and Budget Tom Hansen sat down with Tom Crann to explain the situation. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/12/03/why_cant_minnesota_run_a_deficit?refid=0 Wed, 03 Dec 2008 18:40:16 -0600 Ag department to begin testing all donated venison for lead The Minnesota Department of Agriculture announced today it's finding more toxic lead in venison donated to food shelves and will now begin testing all donated meat. Michael Schommer, Communications Director for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, talked to Tom Crann about the process and what this means to venison consumers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/12/03/ag_department_to_begin_testing_all_donated_venison_for_lead?refid=0 Wed, 03 Dec 2008 18:28:26 -0600 Meteorologist reflects on life and career in new memoir Minnesota Public Radio meteorologist Craig Edwards has written a memoir titled "Nature's Messenger: Memoirs of a prophetic Meteorologist." Edwards sat down with Tom Crann to talk about his career, the book and what prompted him to write a memoir on his life as a meteorologist. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/11/28/meteorologist_reflects_on_life_and_career_in_new_memoir?refid=0 Fri, 28 Nov 2008 12:43:10 -0600 Minneapolis neighborhood becomes a movie set Local filmmaker Eric Howell spent a week in Minneapolis' Cedar-Riverside neighborhood shooting the film, 'Ana's Playground.' http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/11/22/minneapolis_neighborhood_becomes_movie_set?refid=0 Sat, 22 Nov 2008 01:03:07 -0600 Bachmann says bailouts have to stop We've been checking in the last few days with the members of Minnesota's congressional delegation to get their views on the progress of the federal bailout package for the financial industry. Today, 6th district Republican Michele Bachmann talked with Tom Crann about the changes in the bailout package. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/11/19/michele_bachmann_bailout?refid=0 Wed, 19 Nov 2008 17:00:15 -0600 Rep. Keith Ellison frustrated with changing face of bailout bill We're getting more reaction now to the changing nature of the $700 billion financial bailout plan that Congress passed last month. Today, we talked to Democrat Keith Ellison, who represents Minnesota's 5th Congressional District. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/11/17/keith_ellison_bailout_bill?refid=0 Mon, 17 Nov 2008 17:18:07 -0600 High-tech camera will take crop photos from space When the Space Shuttle Endeavour blasts off just before 7 p.m. Friday night, it will be carrying a powerful camera that's designed to help farmers in the upper midwest. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/11/14/agcam_space_crop_photos?refid=0 Fri, 14 Nov 2008 17:10:43 -0600 Bob Woodward and the war within The transition from the Bush administration to the Obama administration will be unique for a number of reasons. Author and journalist Bob Woodward talks to MPR's Tom Crann about President George Bush, Iraq and what happens in the transition to the Obama presidency. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/11/13/bob_woodward_next?refid=0 Thu, 13 Nov 2008 16:30:00 -0600 Mark Ritchie on the changing election results We've been hearing several different today for the margin of Norm Coleman's victory over Al Franken in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race last night; 725, 344, 694. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/11/05/mark_ritchie_on_recount?refid=0 Wed, 05 Nov 2008 17:16:22 -0600 Paulsen says he's used to being in the minority Erik Paulsen will become Minnesota's newest U.S. Representative. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/11/05/paulsen_says_he_used_to_being_in_the_minority?refid=0 Wed, 05 Nov 2008 16:09:14 -0600 Researching your ballot You may have made up your mind about whom to vote for for President, for Congress and even the constitutional amendment. But how about the state Supreme Court? Or your county commission? Do you know who you want to elect to your local Soil and Water Conservation District? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/11/03/researching_your_ballot?refid=0 Mon, 03 Nov 2008 18:37:51 -0600 Director of new documentary wanted to get inside Garrison Keillor's head A new documentary about Garrison Keillor starts a weeklong run at the Oak Street Cinema tonight. "Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes" follows the humorist and radio host through many months of writing and performing. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/10/31/keillordoc?refid=0 Fri, 31 Oct 2008 17:00:00 -0500 Author takes democracy to the doorstep James Read, author of 'Doorstep Democracy', ran for a Minnesota House seat back in 1992. However, instead of hiring door-to-door canvassers, Read did the work himself. Read ended up knocking on 7500 households and lost the election by only 98 votes. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/10/30/james_read_doorstep_democracy?refid=0 Thu, 30 Oct 2008 17:56:59 -0500 Where do politics and literature intersect? Irish scholar and critic Declan Kiberd has become known in Ireland for his literary scholarship, with a keen eye toward how writers influence and shape the wider culture. He spoke with Tom Crann about the instersection of politics and literature in Ireland and in the U.S. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/10/29/declan_kiberd_interview?refid=0 Wed, 29 Oct 2008 16:31:46 -0500 Producer Dave Isay collects StoryCorps in new book You've heard the Story Corps stories here on Minnesota Public Radio. They're intimate, provocative and compelling stories of regular people captured in the Story Corps booth. Dave Isay, the producer behind StoryCorps talked with Tom Crann about his new book. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/10/29/david_isay_storycorps?refid=0 Wed, 29 Oct 2008 16:07:13 -0500 Why aren't the candidates talking about immigration? The economy and national security continue to dominate the race for president. One issue that has largely been ignored on the campaign trail, especially during this general election campaign, is immigration. Tom Crann sat down with Tamar Jacoby, president and CEO of ImmigrationWorks USA, to talk about the issue why it shouldn't be ignored. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/10/27/tamar_jacoby_interview?refid=0 Mon, 27 Oct 2008 16:14:19 -0500 Award-winning puppeteer brings unique show to Twin Cities Award-winning puppeteer Paul Zaloom, also known as science guy Beakman, is performing in Minneapolis. From spraying the audience with toilet paper and other science tricks, Zaloom both entertains and educates in his live shows. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/10/24/paul_zaloom_puppeteer?refid=0 Fri, 24 Oct 2008 16:48:54 -0500 Author explores Norwegian heritage in new book Over 4.5 million Americans can claim some Norwegian descent, according to the Norwegian Embassy in the U.S. That's greater than the population of Norway. In a new book, Minnesota author Eric Degni explores his Norwegian heritage and his family's time living there. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/10/22/eric_dregni_cod?refid=0 Wed, 22 Oct 2008 15:46:03 -0500 MPR's Michael Barone talks pipe organs and Pipe Dreams Organ music lovers are rabid, but that's not my word, that's Michael Barone's. Our colleague here at Classical Minnesota Public Radio should know. He's one of the rabid ones. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/10/17/michael_barone_pipefest?refid=0 Fri, 17 Oct 2008 19:08:16 -0500 A Twin Cities teacher feels we are teaching in circles A Twin Cities teacher looks at his life and work, and gives it a lackluster report card. Nathan Miller has tried to reconcile these internal conflicts in his new book. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/10/10/teaching_in_circles?refid=0 Fri, 10 Oct 2008 15:59:09 -0500 Edward Curtis, driven by a dream The American photographer thought big and he set out to document the North American Indian, and made it his life's work. Author Alan Cheuse has written a new novel based on Curtis' and will be in the Twin Cities as part of the Twin Cities Book Festival. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/10/09/edward_curtis_qa?refid=0 Thu, 09 Oct 2008 17:30:00 -0500 Welcoming the fall colors of Minnesota It should be a good weekend for enjoying the fall colors -- and by many accounts this year's display is one of the best in a long time. Tom Crann talked to Northwest Region DNR Parks Resource Specialist Chris Weir-Koetter about what's making this season's leaves so stunning. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/10/03/fall_colors?refid=0 Fri, 03 Oct 2008 18:26:16 -0500 David Wellstone talks about Wellstone Act President Bush signed the $700 billion dollar financial rescue package into law today. But, the Wall Street bailout bill also carried the Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act into law. To talk more about the bill we talked to David Wellstone, son of Minnnesota's late U.S. Senator, Paul Wellstone. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/10/03/david_wellstone_crann?refid=0 Fri, 03 Oct 2008 16:38:10 -0500 Rep. Jim Ramstad talks about revised bailout bill Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives will get a second chance to vote on a Wall Street bailout package. Third district representative Jim Ramstad said he is voting 'yes' on the bill. Ramstad spoke with Tom Crann on what made him change his mind. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/10/02/ramstad_bailout?refid=0 Thu, 02 Oct 2008 18:26:42 -0500 Iraq War veteran shares experience through poetry The experience of the Iraq War has been widely documented. But literary reaction to this war has been rare. That's what we get from poet -- and former Army Sergeant -- Brian Turner. Turner talked to Minnesota Public Radio's Tom Crann while visiting the Twin Cities for a reading. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/09/29/brian_turner?refid=0 Mon, 29 Sep 2008 19:45:48 -0500 Socialist candidate for president in Minnesota this week Socialist Workers Party presidential candidate Roger Calero calls the proposal for a $700 billion government bailout for Wall Street banks a capitalist subsidy, not socialism. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/09/25/socialistworkerscandidate?refid=0 Thu, 25 Sep 2008 19:38:06 -0500 Early voting in Minnesota Minnesota does not allow early voting the way some states, such as Iowa, do. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/09/25/absentee_voting?refid=0 Thu, 25 Sep 2008 16:45:52 -0500 35W bridge may be open, but its still not quite done Traffic has been rolling over the new I-35W bridge for almost a week now, but the project still isn't officially done yet. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/09/24/substantial_bridge?refid=0 Wed, 24 Sep 2008 13:30:24 -0500 Author Charles Mann explains the crisis beneath our feet The soil in the American Midwest is among the most fertile ground on the planet, but the world's supply of soil is changing. To find out how, Tom Crann sat down with author Charles Mann, who's wrote about the soil crisis in the September issue of National Geographic. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/09/22/soil_crisis_qa?refid=0 Mon, 22 Sep 2008 16:17:42 -0500 Local bankers work to calm customer fears The financial crisis that has brought the nation's biggest investment banks to their knees is creating an image problem for banks far away from Wall Street. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/09/22/mainavebank?refid=0 Mon, 22 Sep 2008 15:55:35 -0500 Major change is coming in the way many view television In less than five months, a major change is coming in the way many of us view television. Stations across the nation will change the way they beam their signals into our homes. Ashley Dos Santos of the National Association of Broadcasters joined Tom Crann from Washington to talk about the changes in TV service. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/09/19/digital_tv?refid=0 Fri, 19 Sep 2008 17:25:28 -0500 Now that the 35W bridge is reopened, Metro Transit funds are drying up Now that the 35W Bridge has reopened, emergency transportation funds are drying up for Metro Transit. Bob Gibbons of Metro Transit spoke with Tom Crann about these and other issues. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/09/18/trasportation_qa?refid=0 Thu, 18 Sep 2008 16:23:42 -0500 After a losing start, Vikings change quarterback strategy The Vikings are off to a two-loss start for the season. Now, coach Brad Childress has decided it's time for a change of quarterbacks. Sean Jensen of the Pioneer Press joined Tom Crann to discuss these and other moves by the franchise. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/09/17/vikings_jensen?refid=0 Wed, 17 Sep 2008 18:21:36 -0500 Concertmaster Jorja Fleezanis plays final season After twenty seasons, concertmaster Jorja Fleezanis, the woman in the first chair of the Minnesota Orchestra, will be turning that chair over to someone else. She joined Tom Crann from Orchestra Hall, where today she told her collagues she's moving on. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/09/16/jorja_fleezanis?refid=0 Tue, 16 Sep 2008 17:32:58 -0500 Historic and handsome, but could new bridge have been more? The new 35W bridge is far from an eyesore. But bridge buffs and historians wished for a more distinctive addition to the Minneapolis riverfront. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/09/15/bridgecritique?refid=0 Mon, 15 Sep 2008 17:47:19 -0500 Media analyst weighs in on Best Buy/Napster deal Today, Best Buy announced a move to buy into the digital music business. The Richfield-based electronics retailer is planning to acquire Napster for about $121 million. To talk more about the Best Buy/Napster deal Tom Crann talked to Aram Sinnreich, a media industry analyst and NYU professor. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/09/15/bestbuy_napster_qa?refid=0 Mon, 15 Sep 2008 16:11:45 -0500 What does the new I-35W bridge mean to relatives of victims? The new I-35W bridge is scheduled to open in days. When it does, there'll be a lot of attention on the structure, and its role as a thoroughfare for thousands of commuters. But what does it mean to relatives of victims? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/09/12/lisa_jolstad?refid=0 Fri, 12 Sep 2008 16:31:36 -0500 Law professor Tom Berg talks about religion and the law Two developments this week are sending mixed messages to workers who are looking for religious accomodation in the work place. Tom Crann talked with St. Thomas law professor Tom Berg for some background on religion and law. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/09/11/religion_politics?refid=0 Thu, 11 Sep 2008 15:06:00 -0500 Minnesota scientist helped develop Swiss atom smasher A talk with University of Minnesota Physics Professor Roger Rusack, one of thousands of scientists who has collaborated on the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/09/10/cern_collider?refid=0 Wed, 10 Sep 2008 18:52:08 -0500 Important Minnesota elections links Some important links for the 2008 primary election in Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/09/08/primary_links?refid=0 Mon, 08 Sep 2008 16:50:43 -0500 Democratic Party chief in town to counter Republican message Howard Dean, the head of the Democratic National Committee is in St. Paul today to try to counter the message coming from the Republicans as they hold their national convention in St. Paul. He spoke with MPR's Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/09/04/howard_dean?refid=0 Thu, 04 Sep 2008 16:31:22 -0500 Fred Senn, co-founder of Fallon Worldwide, talks about the costs and benefits of the RNC Despite the belated start, St. Paul and Minneapolis may get the national and international attention they were expecting for hosting the 2008 Republican National Convention. Fred Senn, founder of a local advertising firm, talked about what it means for Minneapolis-St.Paul to host the convention. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/09/02/fredd_senn?refid=0 Tue, 02 Sep 2008 15:51:30 -0500 Minnesota State Fair: What's that sound? The Minnesota State Fair has been going since last Thursday and it's always a feast for the senses. You might even say, sensory overload. Great people watching and visual distraction everywhere. The smells of the deep fryer, and the swine barn. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/08/21/atc_mysterysound?refid=0 Fri, 22 Aug 2008 00:10:00 -0500 Huge surge seen in methadone prescriptions nationwide Doctors are prescribing the drug methadone for pain more and more often. Methadone is a narcotic that has been used for years to wean drug addicts off heroin. Methadone a powerful and effective drug, but is itself highly addictive and in some cases it's deadly. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/08/21/methadone?refid=0 Thu, 21 Aug 2008 17:50:00 -0500 MPR Economic Lookouts aren't surprised by high unemployment numbers All Things Considered checked in with two of MPR's Economic Lookouts -- one on the Iron Range and one in west-central Minnesota -- about how the higest jobless rate in 22 years is affecting their cornor of the state. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/08/14/unemploymentlookouts?refid=0 Thu, 14 Aug 2008 17:51:44 -0500 Record floods have government promoting flood insurance After two years of devestating floods in the upper Midwest, the federal government is trying to get more people to buy flood insurance. FEMA payouts are not adequate to completely rebuild a destroyed home or business, but many people in flood-prone areas don't know that insurance is available to them. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/08/13/femaflood?refid=0 Wed, 13 Aug 2008 18:18:32 -0500 A chat with Target's new CEO The weak economy and cautious consumer spending have made it a tough time to take the reins at a major retail company. Gregg Steinhafel did just that on May 1, when he became the new CEO of Target Corp. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/08/05/targetceo?refid=0 Tue, 05 Aug 2008 17:30:07 -0500 Mother and son recall their response to bridge collapse Two people who remember the bridge collapse vividly are Julie Schwartz and her 19-year-old son, Alex. They were among the first of dozens of ordinary people who rushed to the scene of the 35W bridge collapse and started helping the victims. They spoke with MPR's Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/08/01/firstresponders?refid=0 Fri, 01 Aug 2008 17:30:05 -0500 Officer: Franco was in drivers' seat after crash Testimony in the trial of Olga Franco got underway in Willmar on Thursday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/07/31/franco_trial?refid=0 Thu, 31 Jul 2008 18:17:27 -0500 Report: Nation's bridges in need of significant repair A report released for the anniversary of the collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis says the nation's bridges are in bad shape. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/07/28/bridge_report?refid=0 Mon, 28 Jul 2008 17:07:15 -0500 McCain lays out his plans for education In an address before the NAACP today, presumptive Republican nominee John McCain talked about his plan for education. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/07/16/mccain_education?refid=0 Wed, 16 Jul 2008 14:17:07 -0500 A sportswriter's dreams come true Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis got a chance to fulfill what is probably a dream for many of his colleagues. He got to play in the NFL. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/07/15/stefan_fatsis?refid=0 Tue, 15 Jul 2008 14:05:10 -0500 Checking the progress of the 35W bridge The span of the new 35W bridge over the Mississippi is almost complete. MPR's Tom Crann checked in with the manager of the project to see how it's progressing. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/07/09/bridgerebuild?refid=0 Wed, 09 Jul 2008 19:12:22 -0500 Rybak opposes bus fare increase A proposal to raise fares on Metro Transit buses and trains is under fire from Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak. Rybak told Metropolitan Council officials at a public hearing today the hike will hurt transit ridership. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/07/09/rybakbusfares?refid=0 Wed, 09 Jul 2008 19:03:35 -0500 Rep. Collin Peterson wants to overhaul USDA U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, DFL-Detroit Lakes, who chairs the House Agriculture Committee, spoke with MPR's Tom Crann about his plan to revamp the Agriculture Department. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/07/08/petersonusda?refid=0 Tue, 08 Jul 2008 09:59:51 -0500 Songs from Scratch Vol. 2: What's it all about? Minnesota Public Radio is launching Songs from Scratch Vol. 2, a project that explores the creative process and gives you a chance to participate. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/07/07/sfspreview?refid=0 Mon, 07 Jul 2008 13:01:47 -0500 Minneapolis girl takes on global role in YouTube video A Minneapolis girl plays a big role in one of this year's most popular and talked-about Internet videos. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/06/27/youtube_girl?refid=0 Fri, 27 Jun 2008 14:53:43 -0500 Archdiocese intervenes in church's gay pride service St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church will be holding a prayer service tonight that will promote peace and understanding, and some parishioners are planning to protest the event. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/06/25/glbt_service?refid=0 Wed, 25 Jun 2008 13:22:26 -0500 Special search software helps locate missing man Hundreds of volunteers, in addition to search dogs, planes, helicopters and ATVs, helped authorities search for Keith Kennedy, a 25-year old autistic man who was lost for one week in the Wisconsin woods. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/06/23/search_tracker?refid=0 Mon, 23 Jun 2008 17:59:59 -0500 Southern Minn. wrestles with flooded fields By some estimates, more than five million acres of farmland across the Midwest have been ruined by flooding so far this season. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/06/18/flooded_crops?refid=0 Wed, 18 Jun 2008 16:33:18 -0500 Garnett finally achieves his national champhionship Kevin Garnett, in his first season with the Boston Celtics, has achieved what he couldn't manage in 12 seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves: Winning an NBA Championship. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/06/18/kevin_garnett?refid=0 Wed, 18 Jun 2008 14:44:14 -0500 Walking with dinosaurs A new touring show featuring life-size dinosaur models is on display this week in St. Paul. MPR's Tom Crann attends the Walking With Dinosaurs show, and does some fact-checking with a real-life paleontologist. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/06/12/_walking_dinos?refid=0 Fri, 13 Jun 2008 16:00:00 -0500 Without bridge, Winona commuter trades car for canoe With the closure of the Highway 43 bridge, Jeremy Smith's commute has grown from 20 minutes to one hour and 15 minutes. On Thursday, he plans to make the trip from his Wisconsin home to his Winona workplace by canoe. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/06/04/winonacanoe?refid=0 Wed, 04 Jun 2008 18:36:06 -0500 "Red carded" house: Hugo resident Julie Togersen describes damage Torgersen's house has been "red carded," which means it has serious structural damage and she and her family will not be allowed to go back into it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/05/27/red_carded_house_hugo?refid=0 Tue, 27 May 2008 07:58:12 -0500 Remembering our region's most recently departed soldiers Since Memorial Day 2007, 11 members of the U.S. military with strong ties to our region have died in the line of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. On this Memorial Day 2008, All Things Considered presents a tiny glimpse of who they were. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/05/26/memorialdaynames2008?refid=0 Mon, 26 May 2008 12:21:56 -0500 Minnesota's historic bridges: preserve them or replace them? A new book tells the story of more than 200 of historic bridges in Minnesota. Some still stand, others were replaced. The I-35W bridge is one of only two in the book that actually collapsed. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/05/22/historicbridges?refid=0 Thu, 22 May 2008 16:43:59 -0500 Touring the 35W bridge construction site About 600 workers are working 12-hour shifts, 24 hours a day, seven days a week on both sides of the Mississippi River to get the I-35W bridge rebuilt in the shortest amount of time possible. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/05/21/35w_bridge_reconstruction_tour?refid=0 Wed, 21 May 2008 16:35:48 -0500 Somali novelist explores returning to chaos Peace talks opened in Djibouti, Somalia, today concerning the situation in neighboring Somalia. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/05/13/farah?refid=0 Tue, 13 May 2008 14:49:02 -0500 Counting down to the final hours at the Capitol There's one week to go before the legislative session ends, and there's still a $935 million dollar budget gap. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/05/12/capitol?refid=0 Mon, 12 May 2008 14:38:53 -0500 Thousands venture to see the Declaration of Independence History lovers and school children have been taking part in another aspect of Minnesota's statehood celebration over the past week. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/05/12/declaration?refid=0 Mon, 12 May 2008 13:00:00 -0500 Mother's Day turns 100 Families across the United States will celebrate Mother's Day this Sunday for the 100th time. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/05/12/mothersday?refid=0 Fri, 09 May 2008 00:00:00 -0500 Star Tribune denies reports it is near bankruptcy The Star Tribune is denying a story in yesterday morning's New York Post that it is close to bankruptcy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/05/05/strib?refid=0 Mon, 05 May 2008 13:00:00 -0500 Dean Barkley ponders race for Senate Independence Party leader Dean Barkley says he is considering entering the race for U.S. Senate in Minnesota. Barkley served in the Senate for a few weeks in 2002, after the death of incumbent Paul Wellstone. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/05/02/barkleysenate?refid=0 Fri, 02 May 2008 15:25:57 -0500 Preserving the past one building, site at a time Recently Tom Crann paid a visit to the Pioneer and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery in Minneapolis. It's the city's oldest cemetery. The memorial site was established in 1853, five years before Minnesota became a state. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/05/01/preservation?refid=0 Thu, 01 May 2008 16:02:26 -0500 Young farmers talk about the future This week more than 3,000 high school and college students have been meeting at the University of Minnesota to talk about how the next generation of farmers will impact the industry. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/04/29/ffa?refid=0 Tue, 29 Apr 2008 17:53:56 -0500 House holds debate on education policy bill Lawmakers in the Minnesota House are debating a comprehensive education policy bill. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/04/28/k12?refid=0 Mon, 28 Apr 2008 17:57:02 -0500 The status of girls in Minnesota This morning at the state capitol the latest research on the status of girls in Minnesota was released. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/04/28/girlsmn?refid=0 Mon, 28 Apr 2008 17:53:48 -0500 Congress extends farm bill another week Congress passed another one-week extension of the farm bill today, to give lawmakers more time to craft a new bill. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/04/24/farmbill?refid=0 Thu, 24 Apr 2008 13:00:00 -0500 Maltese Ambassador visits Minnesota, Iowa The Republic of Malta is one of the newest members of the expanding European Union. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/04/18/malta?refid=0 Fri, 18 Apr 2008 17:34:53 -0500 Earthquake hits Midwest; no injuries reported People across a large swath of the nation's midsection felt a earthquake this morning. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/04/18/earthquake?refid=0 Fri, 18 Apr 2008 12:00:00 -0500 New tool helps doctors predict patient's bone density Doctors have many diagnostic tools they can use to determine a patient's current condition. But a new one is helping physicians predict a patient's future risk of one important medical malady. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/04/17/bone?refid=0 Thu, 17 Apr 2008 17:35:26 -0500 Steenland talks about the future and challenges facing NWA Doug Steenland, CEO and President of Northwest Airlines, joined "All Things Considered's" Tom Crann to discuss Delta Airline's impending acquisition of Northwest. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/04/16/steenland?refid=0 Wed, 16 Apr 2008 18:16:38 -0500 What the CEOs are saying Minnesota Public Radio's Martin Moylan joined "All Things Considered's" Tom Crann to discuss the Northwest-Delta deal the first day after the annoucement. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/04/15/nwa_atc?refid=0 Tue, 15 Apr 2008 22:14:07 -0500 What does the Delta-NWA deal mean for consumers? Any of us who fly for pleasure, or especially business, have many questions on the proposed Delta-Northwest deal. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/04/15/atc_newscut?refid=0 Tue, 15 Apr 2008 22:08:09 -0500 Financial analyst provides perspective on Delta, NWA deal The day after Delta and Northwest announced Delta's acquistion of Northwest, the stocks of the two companies dropped by more than 5 percent. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/04/15/analyst?refid=0 Tue, 15 Apr 2008 18:17:58 -0500 What should we know about Delta? What do Northwest customers need to know about Delta Air Lines, as Delta announces its plans to acquire Northwest? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/04/15/moreondelta?refid=0 Tue, 15 Apr 2008 15:35:49 -0500 The challenge of dosing medicine to children The gear a doctor carries every day is likely to include a stethoscope, otoscope, pager and a pen. And now a Palm pilot, or something with a calculator. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/04/10/dosage?refid=0 Thu, 10 Apr 2008 14:30:24 -0500 Conversation with Rep. John Kline about Iraq hearings A conversation with Minnesota's 2nd District congressman John Kline. He joined us to talk about the testimony Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker delivered to lawmakers this week regarding the Iraq War. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/04/10/kline_iraq?refid=0 Thu, 10 Apr 2008 07:23:14 -0500 Archbishop Flynn recollects on a St. Paul architectural icon As Minnesota celebrates it's sesquicentennial this year, one of the state's most recognizable landmarks is reminding people it has been around for two-thirds of that time. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/04/04/cathedral?refid=0 Fri, 04 Apr 2008 13:40:39 -0500 Man investigates his own family ties to 1920 Duluth lynchings At the corner of East First Street and North Second Avenue in Duluth, there's a memorial to three men who were murdered nearby. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/04/03/mcghie?refid=0 Thu, 03 Apr 2008 15:14:11 -0500 Budding future scientists gather in St. Paul At a hotel ballroom in downtown St. Paul, over 400 young people were standing beside their projects and posterboards. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/04/01/scifair?refid=0 Tue, 01 Apr 2008 14:00:00 -0500 Minnesota blogger gets asteroid named after him It is fairly easy to find Paul Myers online. He writes the world's most popular science blog: Pharyngula. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/03/25/blogger?refid=0 Tue, 25 Mar 2008 18:51:05 -0500 Dr. Hallberg on Twins spring training The 2008 Major League Baseball season is underway. The Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland A's this morning at a game in Tokyo. There are still several days before the season starts for most other teams. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/03/25/hallberg?refid=0 Tue, 25 Mar 2008 17:52:45 -0500 Guitarist researches lost songs of Minnesota's Irish lumberjacks As recently as 100 years ago, Minnesota's north woods were alive with the sounds of axe, saw -- and song. But most of those songs were lost to the ages, except for a handful collected by a University of Minnesota professor in the 1920s. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/03/13/lumberjacksongs?refid=0 Thu, 13 Mar 2008 19:22:53 -0500 Study finds STDs in a quarter of U.S. teen girls A first-of-its-kind government study found that a quarter of teenage girls in the U.S. has a sexually transmitted disease. By far the most common is human papillomavirus, an infection that can lead to cervical cancer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/03/12/teenstd?refid=0 Wed, 12 Mar 2008 18:51:35 -0500 Minnesota considers multiple ways to tackle home foreclosures That proposal in Minneapolis is just one of many policies city and state governments are considering to dampen the effect of the foreclosure crisis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/03/10/foreclosure?refid=0 Mon, 10 Mar 2008 17:33:06 -0500 What lies beneath? Engineers draw down Mississippi in Minneapolis Engineers have drained off the top 13 feet of the Mississippi River between the Upper and Lower St. Anthony Falls dams in Minneapolis. Historians are savoring a view of the river that resembles what the first explorers probably found at the site. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/02/20/riverdrawdown?refid=0 Wed, 20 Feb 2008 18:29:43 -0600 Bernanke's pessimism Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said that the economy would grow at a "sluggish" pace. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/02/14/pessimism?refid=0 Thu, 14 Feb 2008 17:06:22 -0600 How much 'change' can we expect from the candidates? This year, every presidential candidate wants to be an agent of "change," but whoever wins could have a hard time fulfilling that promise. Cecily Sommers studies how societies change and says government rarely leads the way. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/02/13/changes08?refid=0 Wed, 13 Feb 2008 18:50:37 -0600 Blackberry users across the U.S. go dark People who depend on their wireless Blackberry devices may have felt uncomfortably "out-of-the-loop" today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/02/11/blackberry?refid=0 Mon, 11 Feb 2008 19:40:48 -0600 Minnesota's Beethoven: what makes it so good? Despite the hundreds of other recordings of Beethoven's 9th Symphony, something about the Minnesota Orchestra's latest CD caught the ear of judges at the The National Academy of Arts & Sciences. MPR's Brian Newhouse explains what makes this new recording worthy of a Grammy nomination. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/02/08/mnorchgrammy?refid=0 Fri, 08 Feb 2008 18:58:03 -0600 A history of caucusing in Minnesota Calls for a Minnesota presidential primary day remind history professor Hy Berman of the 1950s, when both the Republican and DFL parties experimented with primaries, with disasterous results. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/02/11/caucushistory?refid=0 Wed, 06 Feb 2008 17:00:00 -0600 Dr. Jon Hallberg: Cholesterol medications may not work as makers claim MPR's Tom Crann talks to Dr. Jon Hallberg about the efficacy of Lipitor and other cholesterol-reducing drugs. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/01/31/statins?refid=0 Thu, 31 Jan 2008 18:29:27 -0600 Riding the Zamboni Have you ever wondered how they keep the ice at the Xcel Energy Center shiny? It takes 15,000 gallons of water to keep the ice up to the standards of National Hockey League. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/01/24/zamboni?refid=0 Thu, 24 Jan 2008 18:16:42 -0600 Study: Multi-tasking behind the wheel is a bad idea A new study shows that people drive slower when they're using their cell phones, because they are not as attentive as other drivers. This is the latest evidence that multi-tasking behind the wheel can adversely affect how you drive. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/01/23/drivers?refid=0 Wed, 23 Jan 2008 16:13:38 -0600 Minn. climber reviews the new IMAX film 'The Alps' A new giant-screen film opens Friday at the Science Museum of Minnesota's Omnitheater in St. Paul. It's called "The Alps." It's about a mountain climber who tries to conquer the peak that killed his father. We asked Minnesota mountain climber Neal Mueller to preview the IMAX film. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/01/18/alpsmovie?refid=0 Fri, 18 Jan 2008 15:00:03 -0600 Training law enforcement to use tasers A Fridley, Minn., man died this week after Minnesota State Troopers used a taser on him. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/01/17/taser?refid=0 Thu, 17 Jan 2008 17:00:24 -0600 Higher inflation, fewer jobs: What does all it mean? Higher inflation, fewer jobs and stock prices tumbling. What does it all mean for the economy? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/01/16/economy?refid=0 Wed, 16 Jan 2008 19:02:46 -0600 What is a gusset plate, anyway? To learn more about gusset plates and what purpose they serve in the design of a bridge, MPR's Tom Crann talks to Roberto Ballarini, head of the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/01/16/gussetexplainer?refid=0 Tue, 15 Jan 2008 17:00:37 -0600 Man turns to Craigslist in search for missing wallaby When David Carlson's pet wallaby went missing, he did what any loving pet owner would do...he turned to Craigslist. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/01/10/loosewallaby?refid=0 Thu, 10 Jan 2008 18:12:55 -0600 Study: Evening stress affects husbands and wives differently A new study of married parents who both work outside the home finds that men and women experience stress differently after work. If a couple is in a satisfactory marriage, stress levels decline in the evening. But women in unsatisfactory marriages often take on the stress of a "second shift" of responsibility at home. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/01/09/familystress?refid=0 Wed, 09 Jan 2008 19:29:23 -0600 Minneapolis begins planning for the next two decades We're just getting used to the year 2008, and city of Minneapolis is focusing on the year 2030. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/01/08/minneapolis_2030?refid=0 Tue, 08 Jan 2008 19:35:44 -0600 When can drinking become deadly? It appears that alcohol has led to the death of another college student in Minnesota. Dr. Jon Hallberg joined MPR's Tom Crann to discuss the effects of alcohol on the body, and when it can become fatal. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2008/01/08/hallberg_drinking?refid=0 Tue, 08 Jan 2008 17:54:24 -0600 Hospitals pledge 'healthy food in health care' Fresh sauteed organically grown kale. Free range, antibiotic-free, oven-roasted chicken. Locally grown apples and Minnesota maple syrup reduced to a simmering sauce. It sounds like a menu at a fine restaurant. But sustainable, locally grown, organic foods like these are showing up in hospitals around the country. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/12/31/oleson?refid=0 Mon, 31 Dec 2007 17:42:39 -0600 Upheaval at local newspapers tops 2007's media stories As 2007 draws to a close, All Things Considered looks back at the top local media stories of the year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/12/27/2007_media?refid=0 Thu, 27 Dec 2007 17:21:39 -0600 Are a reporter's notes protected from a police search? The search warrant St. Paul police used to gain access to a local TV reporter's cell phone records was unsealed today. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/12/18/search_warrant?refid=0 Tue, 18 Dec 2007 17:04:49 -0600 A century of hockey in Minnesota The Minnesota Wild are quietly off to one of their best starts in their seven-year history. The team is on top of its division in the NHL, and has helped put St. Paul back on the hockey map. This month Sports Illustrated named St. Paul the real "Hockeytown USA." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/12/17/hockeyusa?refid=0 Mon, 17 Dec 2007 15:54:57 -0600 Stories the media missed During these last few weeks of the year, news organizations will release their list of the top stories of 2007, but what about the stories the media missed? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/12/15/loop_missed?refid=0 Sat, 15 Dec 2007 15:30:00 -0600 Medtronic co-founder gets special honor There was a very rare ceremony Thursday at the University of Minnesota. President Robert Bruininks bestowed an honorary 'Doctor of Medicine' title on a man who is not a physician. It is believed to be the first time such a high honor has been given by a major university in 45 years. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/12/13/bakkenhonorary?refid=0 Thu, 13 Dec 2007 18:17:57 -0600 Sen. Coleman offers plan to combat foreclosures Since President George Bush outlined his plan to freeze interest rates on some risky mortgages last week, more than 45,000 people have called the subprime hotline set up to assist those looking for advice and trying to avoid foreclosure. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/12/11/coleman_grants?refid=0 Tue, 11 Dec 2007 17:40:54 -0600 Chemicals in toys make some parents uneasy A high-tech scanner can identify the toxic chemicals in toys and other household products. Those chemicals are proven to be harmful to children. But no one knows how easily those chemicals transfer from toys to the body. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/12/10/toxictoys?refid=0 Mon, 10 Dec 2007 15:25:50 -0600 Dept. of Corrections Commisssioner discusses prison ministry programs A federal appeals court has ruled that an evangelical Christian ministry operating in Iowa prisons cannot continue to receive state funding http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/12/04/fabian_interview?refid=0 Tue, 04 Dec 2007 16:12:20 -0600 New director hopes to complete Minnesota's electronic criminal records system CrimNet, Minnesota's electronic criminal record system, was designed to allow local, county and statewide criminal justice personnel access to all of the state's criminal records information electronically. But after a decade of work, the project is still unfinished. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/12/03/crimnet?refid=0 Mon, 03 Dec 2007 18:13:07 -0600 Is 'Learning Life' the MySpace for baby boomers? The University of Minnesota is about to launch an online social networking project called "Learning Life" which targets baby boomers. The project will try to combine Facebook or MySpace-like social networking with university level education. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/11/30/learninglife?refid=0 Fri, 30 Nov 2007 18:13:19 -0600 The crisis in Somalia The humanitarian crisis in Somalia is worsening. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/11/23/23_somalia?refid=0 Fri, 23 Nov 2007 16:42:08 -0600 Central American bird roosting in Two Harbors neighborhood The inca dove thrives in an area stretching from Central America to the American Southwest. So what's it doing in Two Harbors? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/11/13/incadove?refid=0 Tue, 13 Nov 2007 14:55:22 -0600 St. Paul can learn from Boston convention Caterers and zoos get ready, political conventions are great for business. That was Boston's experience when it hosted the 2004 Democratic convention. Residents weren't too inconvenienced, because so many decided to leave town. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/11/12/bostonconvention?refid=0 Mon, 12 Nov 2007 18:49:24 -0600 For political news, America turns to comedians There's a long tradition of political satire in the U.S. Late-night TV comedians have been making fun of all the presidential candidates for months. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/11/09/comedy?refid=0 Fri, 09 Nov 2007 17:37:35 -0600 Blogging the campaign Election Day 2008 is a year away and most political analysts and strategists agree that the Internet is going to play an even bigger role in campaigns than it did in 2004. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/11/07/blogging?refid=0 Wed, 07 Nov 2007 15:25:11 -0600 To post, or not to post online comments How do news organizations make the decision to receive and publish comments about their stories online? MPR's Tom Crann talked to media analyst David Brauer about that topic. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/10/31/brauercomments?refid=0 Wed, 31 Oct 2007 16:06:43 -0500 Business delegate shares his observations of India MPR's Tom Crann talks with the head of a Minnesota information technology company about his impressions of India, and the chances of his firm doing business there. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/10/24/indiabiz?refid=0 Wed, 24 Oct 2007 15:24:43 -0500 Vernon Bellecourt laid to rest in White Earth White Earth Tribal Chairwoman Erma Vizenor gave a eulogy Wednesday for late American Indian Movement leader Vernon Bellecourt. She said his protest tactics were controversial, but of great importance to Native Americans everywhere. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/10/17/vizenoronbellecourt?refid=0 Wed, 17 Oct 2007 19:08:29 -0500 Frenetic storyteller Kevin Kling turns his tales to text An All Things Considered regular, Kevin Kling, has translated his frenetic and funny style of storytelling to the written word. In "The Dog Says How," Kling tells tales about his childhood and his 2001 motorcycle accident. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/10/01/klingbook?refid=0 Mon, 01 Oct 2007 16:07:09 -0500 Leigh Kamman signs off Leigh Kamman, longtime host of The Jazz Image on Minnesota Public Radio, signs off for the last time Saturday night. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/09/26/kammanretires?refid=0 Wed, 26 Sep 2007 17:02:07 -0500 Ridder made impression at Star Tribune Newspaperman Par Ridder has earned the rare distinction of becoming the former-publisher of both of Minnesota's largest newspapers within the same year. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/09/19/braueronridder?refid=0 Wed, 19 Sep 2007 18:27:38 -0500 Minneapolis bridge closed for safety inspection The span, connecting North and Northeast Minneapolis, will be closed during the day, most of this week while officials inspect it. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/09/18/bridge?refid=0 Tue, 18 Sep 2007 15:58:44 -0500 The worst assignment in Iraq Lt. Col. (ret.) Deanna Germain was a nurse and caregiver to the U.S. soldiers and Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/09/17/abughraibnurse?refid=0 Mon, 17 Sep 2007 17:56:10 -0500 Some professors take classes off campus to avoid picket lines Cafes, churches and bookstores are becoming classrooms as professors move classes off campus to accommodate students who don't want to cross AFSCME picket lines. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/09/05/offcampusclasses?refid=0 Wed, 05 Sep 2007 18:59:46 -0500 Families go back to school Social pressure, identity issues and a dramatic change in routine make the back-to-school season stressful for kids -- and their parents. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/09/04/backtoschool?refid=0 Tue, 04 Sep 2007 15:00:11 -0500 Bridge with a view reopens After almost three weeks of television images, and a stream of photos in newspapers and on the web, there's something about the collapsed I-35W bridge that people still want to see for themselves. Now it'll be easier. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/08/21/birdge_view?refid=0 Tue, 21 Aug 2007 16:03:22 -0500 State Fair has just days to clean up wind damage The State Fair police chief estimates storms over the weekend caused $3 million in damage to the fairgrounds. Parts of the grandstand roof came off and several concession booths were destroyed. Fairgoers will also miss some big shade trees the brought down by strong winds. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/08/13/statefairdamage?refid=0 Mon, 13 Aug 2007 18:27:02 -0500 Northwest boss apologizes for airline's performance Northwest Airlines CEO Doug Steenland promises greater reliability in August. At the end of June and July, Northwest cancelled hundreds of flights. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/08/01/steenlandapology?refid=0 Wed, 01 Aug 2007 15:58:43 -0500 Minnesota teens push gang proposal to members of Congress A delegation of high school students from the Twin Cities think that mandatory financial management classes would help keep their peers out of gangs. They recently had the chance to take that proposal drectly to their U.S. senators. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/07/12/congressteens?refid=0 Thu, 12 Jul 2007 18:07:04 -0500 Ingredients for a homecoming In the next few weeks, thousands of National Guard troops will be returning to their lives in Minnesota. While it's bound to be a joyful time for family members, the reintegration process has its challenges and stresses, too. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/07/04/guard?refid=0 Wed, 04 Jul 2007 18:59:46 -0500 MPR slide show: A Day in Pompeii A Flash presentation of images from the Science Museum of Minnesota exhibit of artifacts from Pompeii, the Italian city that was buried by volcanic ash in A.D. 79, during the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2007/06/29/?refid=0 Fri, 29 Jun 2007 17:31:29 -0500 Family finds grave of World War II soldier -- 63 years later On this 63rd anniversary of D-Day, a pivotal time during World War II, we have a story of a soldier from Plainview, Minn. who died in France in the weeks following the invasion of Normandy. Two of his survivors share his story, and tell us why it took his family 63 years to find his grave. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/06/06/foundgrave?refid=0 Wed, 06 Jun 2007 17:00:00 -0500 Walter Mosley's advice Mosley's newest book features no characters, no unsolved murders, jury trials or plot of any kind. This time, the novelist says, it's your turn. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/04/24/mosley?refid=0 Tue, 24 Apr 2007 15:54:44 -0500 Can poetry heal? We all know ill-chosen words can hurt. But can well-chosen words heal? Or at least give us insight into the healing process? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/04/10/medicalpoetry?refid=0 Tue, 10 Apr 2007 15:35:35 -0500 Pioneer of Internet leaves the U of M Internet Gopher was developed at the University of Minnesota. Mark McCahill was one of the researchers behind that, and he's even credited with coining the term "surfing the 'net." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/04/03/gopher?refid=0 Tue, 03 Apr 2007 15:21:28 -0500 Minnesota's old house needs some work Cass Gilbert designed the Capitol more than 100 years ago. While many of the publicly-viewed spaces appear to have aged well, there are some areas that are continually exposed to moisture, mold and the effects of time. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/03/07/house?refid=0 Thu, 08 Mar 2007 12:50:26 -0600 City Pages editor will step down City Pages Editor Steve Perry will leave his post next month. The paper's new owner, Village Voice Media, quickly moved to replace him. All Things Considered media commentator David Brauer says Perry's departure is bad news for the paper. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/01/24/brauer_city_pages?refid=0 Wed, 24 Jan 2007 16:00:00 -0600 King's values in the classroom explored The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was remembered and celebrated in a variety of ways. But how do his ideals effect our educational system? How do they actually play out in the classroom setting? Tom Crann talked with Julie Landesman, an educator and co-author of "White Teacher, Diverse Classrooms." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/01/15/kingschools?refid=0 Mon, 15 Jan 2007 17:49:33 -0600 Two guys make art on their bikes They ride their bikes around the world, and they tell people about it. Two performance artists who call themselves Lone Twin have visited cities around the world -- riding their bikes for hours at a time in those cities, and then turning their experiences into performances. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/01/12/lonetwin?refid=0 Fri, 12 Jan 2007 16:51:01 -0600 Mental health parity movement moving ahead Should insurance companies treat mental health issues the same way they treat physical health issues? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/01/09/mentalhealthparity?refid=0 Tue, 09 Jan 2007 17:18:13 -0600 Mark Ritchie moves into Secretary of State's office Minnesota's new Secretary of State, Mark Ritchie, is one of many officeholders settling into new offices at the Capitol. Ritchie, a Democrat, defeated incumbent Mary Kiffmeyer in the November 2006 election. He talked with MPR's Tom Crann about his new duties. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2007/01/08/newsos?refid=0 Mon, 08 Jan 2007 17:03:18 -0600 The changing newspaper landscape The sale of the Star Tribune newspaper this month caps a turbulent year in the news business in Minnesota. Media analyst David Brauer puts it all in perspective. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/12/29/brauerstrib?refid=0 Fri, 29 Dec 2006 16:21:23 -0600 Half a world from Somalia, Minnesotans keep an eye on home Minnesota is home to the largest population of Somali immigrants in the U.S. The state demographer estimates at least 25,000 Somalis live in the state. They're monitoring this week's new violence in their homeland. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/12/28/somalireax?refid=0 Thu, 28 Dec 2006 18:01:41 -0600 St. Paul Council passes budget with 8.5 percent tax increase The $514 million budget, which was approved unanimously Wednesday afternoon, calls for hiring more than two dozen new police officers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/12/13/stpaulbudget?refid=0 Wed, 13 Dec 2006 18:00:00 -0600 Prescription writing goes high tech Despite the move to electronic record-keeping at your doctor's office, and an array of high tech diagnostic tools, chances are they're still using 19th century technology for a very important function -- writing prescriptions. But more and more doctors are starting to write prescriptions electronically. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/11/28/eprescriptions?refid=0 Tue, 28 Nov 2006 16:23:25 -0600 Flu season is quiet ... so far Five weeks into the flu season, there are no reported cases of influenza in Minnesota, and no shortages of flu vaccine. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/11/15/flu?refid=0 Wed, 15 Nov 2006 15:09:59 -0600 Bachmann heads to Washington Incoming members of the U.S. Congress are in Washington for orientation sessions for their new jobs. Michele Bachmann, one of Minnesota's three new congressional representatives, is the only newly-elected Republican of the group. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/11/13/bachmann?refid=0 Mon, 13 Nov 2006 16:08:21 -0600 Say hello to your voting machine Federal law requires every precinct in the country to make accommodations for voters with disabilities. Minnesota's answer to that requirement is the Automark, a talking, touch-screen ballot-marking device. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/11/06/talkingmachine?refid=0 Tue, 07 Nov 2006 10:00:00 -0600 Health industry calling more attention to medical mistakes There's been a lot of attention on medical mistakes, and transparency in their reporting. And some of the attention lately is coming from within the medical profession. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/10/17/hallberg?refid=0 Tue, 17 Oct 2006 14:37:58 -0500 Minnesota doctor revisits Louisiana a year after Katrina After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, University of Minnesota physician Jon Hallberg went to Louisiana to relieve over-stretched clinics in the area. He ended up treating the health care "disaster" that existed long before the hurricanes hit. He recently went back to see what's changed. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/10/11/louisianahealth?refid=0 Wed, 11 Oct 2006 15:00:00 -0500 Pakistan one year later Sunday marked one year since an earthquake in a remote region of Pakistan killed over 73,000 people. The 7.6-magnitude earthquake left another 3.5 million people homeless on the brink of a harsh Himalayan winter. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/10/09/pakistan?refid=0 Mon, 09 Oct 2006 15:31:53 -0500 St. Paul astronaut had fun in space Minnesota astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper says being in space was "cool." Stefanyshyn-Piper, a native of St. Paul, was a member of the space shuttle Atlantis crew, which spent 11 days in space last month. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/10/03/astronaut?refid=0 Tue, 03 Oct 2006 11:10:47 -0500 Of Gatsby's wonder The Great Gatsby. It's on everyone's short list of great American novels. This week at the Walker Arts Center, the theater company Elevator Repair Service brings F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel to life on stage. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/09/20/greatgatz?refid=0 Thu, 21 Sep 2006 15:00:00 -0500 Town ball Over 240 teams play in Minnesota's amateur leagues in the summertime. That may sound like a lot, but consider this: in 1950 there were almost 800 teams. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/09/07/townball?refid=0 Fri, 08 Sep 2006 18:00:00 -0500 Putting down roots after Katrina Minnesota welcomed people from the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina struck last year. Many of those people have returned to their hometowns, but we talk to one couple who decided to stay in the Twin Cities, and is putting down roots in Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/08/31/georgeaugustin?refid=0 Thu, 31 Aug 2006 17:00:00 -0500 Chasing Thursday's storms Storm chasers from Minnesota State University-Mankato tracked Thursday's storms across southern Minnesota, providing an extraordinary glimpse of the tornadoes. See their pictures and video. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/08/26/stormchase?refid=0 Sat, 26 Aug 2006 09:54:24 -0500 When to turn the plane around When a Northwest Airlines flight en route from the Netherlands to India was diverted back to Amsterdam, it was up to the pilot to make the decision to turn the plane around. Bob Hesselbein heads the National Security Committee of the Airline Pilots Association, he expained to MPR's Tom Crann how pilots are prepared to handle security issues on board their aircraft. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/08/23/pilotsafetytraining?refid=0 Wed, 23 Aug 2006 18:28:32 -0500 Suspicious activity causes NWA pilot to divert plane A Northwest Airlines flight bound for India was diverted back to the Netherland's Schiphol Airport where it originated. The crew reported suspicious behavior among some of the passengers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/08/23/planediverted?refid=0 Wed, 23 Aug 2006 18:23:02 -0500 Remembering Bill Norris William C. Norris, founder of Control Data Corp. died today at age 95, following a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Fred Zimmerman, a retired University of St. Thomas expert on engineering and management, remembers working with Norris at Control Data in the 1960s and '70s. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/08/21/norris_obit?refid=0 Mon, 21 Aug 2006 18:42:32 -0500 Can Northwest withstand a flight attendants strike? The ruling that allows Northwest flight attendants to strike comes almost a year after Northwest airlines mechanics made good on their threat to strike. Northwest withstood that strike by using replacement mechanics. But the situation with the flight attendants may not be a good comparison. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/08/17/flightattendantsreax?refid=0 Thu, 17 Aug 2006 16:33:15 -0500 Photographer Larsh Bristol loved the land Photographer Larsh Bristol is being remembered for capturing the life and land of the region he called home, northeastern Iowa. Bristol died in a car crash early Saturday morning. He was 54 years old. Bristol did photojournalism work, and was also an agricultural photographer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/08/16/larshbristol?refid=0 Wed, 16 Aug 2006 17:01:24 -0500 'The hunger for connection' When you sit down to eat dinner tonight, do you know how far your food traveled to get to your plate? In the United State, it's probably made an average journey of 1,500 miles. For some, that's too far. Jessica Prentice is a leader of that movement, and she even coined the word "locavore." She's the author of Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/08/14/eatlocally?refid=0 Mon, 14 Aug 2006 16:26:35 -0500 St. Paul architecture reflects a grand history A new book, "St. Paul Architecture: A History," surveys the varied architecture of St. Paul past and present. Co-author Paul Clifford Larson met All Things Considered host Tom Crann at one of his favorite examples of distinguished architecture, the Endicott Building in downtown St. Paul. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/08/04/_endicotttour?refid=0 Fri, 04 Aug 2006 17:31:45 -0500 Albert Lea loses Love A beloved -- if controversial -- newspaper columnist in Albert Lea has died. Love Cruikshank was known for her outspoken newspaper columns, and her wholehearted embrace of life and community. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/07/31/cruikshank?refid=0 Mon, 31 Jul 2006 15:09:10 -0500 Hindu temple rises from a Minnesota cornfield It's not what you expect to find in the middle of a cornfield outside Maple Grove. But here in the ex-urban fringe, at the end of a dead end road, a huge Hindu temple rises over the fields. The Hindu Mandir of Minnesota is the new home base for the Twin Cities Hindu population. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/07/14/hindutemple?refid=0 Fri, 14 Jul 2006 15:39:32 -0500 Popular science in the blogosphere There are more than 46 million blogs on the Internet, and his is the most read science blog. Pharyngula, by PZ Myers, is the world's 179th most read blog on any topic. MPR's Tom Crann tried to find ou why it's so popular. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/07/13/scienceblog?refid=0 Thu, 13 Jul 2006 16:29:11 -0500 Grand Avenue bans the big box In St. Paul, a victory for those who like the charm and character of the Grand Ave. neighborhood. After years of back and forth debate, the St. Paul City council has voted 6-0 to limit the size of buildings on the popular shopping street. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/07/13/thunegrandave?refid=0 Thu, 13 Jul 2006 15:00:00 -0500 Music and technology converge in unique piano competition Judges Thursday night chose a young pianist from the Republic of Georgia as the winner of the Minnesota International Piano-e-Competition. The competition used some advanced technology to judge the performances of contestants from around the world. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/07/12/pianoecompetition?refid=0 Wed, 12 Jul 2006 15:00:00 -0500 How risky is Tylenol? A pain reliever that many of us have in our medicine cabinets is under scrutiny. A new study shows that acetaminophen, a leading analgesic taken by some 100 million people in the U.S., may cause liver damage when taken in high doses. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/07/11/hallbergtylenol?refid=0 Tue, 11 Jul 2006 16:30:00 -0500 Drought called 'catastrophic' for region's farmers Farmers and ranchers in the Dakotas and western Minnesota are facing their fourth and fifth year of abnormally dry weather. U.S. Sen. Sen. Tim Johnson of South Dakota calls the recent dry spell in the region "catastrophic." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/07/10/farmconditions?refid=0 Mon, 10 Jul 2006 18:34:02 -0500 'Sister Bobblehands' honored by St. Paul Saints A nun who has become a fixture at St. Paul Saints games by giving fans massages is being honored at Saturday's game with her very own bobblehead doll -- or should we say, a "bobblehands" doll. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/07/07/sisterroz?refid=0 Fri, 07 Jul 2006 15:37:45 -0500 Minneapolis schools hold on to class size funds The Minneapolis school district has more than $1.6 million to help reduce class sizes that hasn't been used. At the same time, class sizes in the district have grown to their highest levels in more than a decade. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/07/06/schoolfunds?refid=0 Thu, 06 Jul 2006 15:00:00 -0500 A look at the tuition grant program in Georgia One state where a plan like Gov. Pawlenty's is in effect is Georgia. Since the HOPE program began in 1993, it has provided more than $3 billion in tuition grants to some 900,000 college students in the state. MPR's Tom Crann talked with Tim Connell, president of the Georgia Student Finance Commission. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/06/29/hopescholarships?refid=0 Wed, 28 Jun 2006 18:00:00 -0500 Tom Crann's Guthrie album All Things Considered host Tom Crann snapped a few photos of the Guthrie when he toured the new facility recently. He narrates. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2006/06/23_newsroom_flashguthrie/index.php?refid=0 Fri, 23 Jun 2006 12:17:14 -0500 West Nile virus makes early appearance The virus has been confirmed in two dead birds in the Twin Cities metro, and also in a sample of mosquitoes collected near Fort Snelling. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/06/21/birdflu?refid=0 Wed, 21 Jun 2006 16:58:18 -0500 One refugee at a time Twenty-one million people around the globe can't return to their homes because they fear violence or persecution. All Things Considered host Tom Crann talks with three Minnesotans who try to help. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/06/20/refugee?refid=0 Tue, 20 Jun 2006 17:31:15 -0500 Story time at the Walker F. Scott Fitzgerald fans now have not one, but two, opportunities to enjoy staged versions of "The Great Gatsby" in coming months. The Guthrie Theater will open its new complex with an adaptation of the novel in late June. Then in September, the Walker Art Center will stage "Gatz," a six-hour show which is essentially a reading of the entire book. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/06/08/gatsby?refid=0 Wed, 07 Jun 2006 18:00:00 -0500 Pictures of marriage Although the U.S. divorce rate remains high, many couples of earlier generations are celebrating many decades of marriage. Photographer Robert Fass featured his parents, who were married 47 years, in a series of portraits, and provided him with the inspriation for a larger project, a book of photos called, "As Long As We Both Shall Live: Long-Married Couples in America." http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/06/02/married?refid=0 Fri, 02 Jun 2006 17:00:00 -0500 Birdwatching with an expert Visitors are drawn to the natural beauty of the Pelican Rapids area, with its lakes and forests, and nearby Maplewood State Park. This time of year, the park also attracts flocks of bird-watchers. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/05/30/birdwatching?refid=0 Tue, 30 May 2006 14:00:00 -0500 A tour of Pelican Rapids Drive through Pelican Rapids and it may well look like many other small Minnesota towns. But take a walk through the streets and you'll find some remarkable things about the past present and future of this place. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/05/25/pelrapidstour?refid=0 Tue, 30 May 2006 14:00:00 -0500 A trip to Body Worlds Response to the newest exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota has been overwhelming. According to the museum, in just the first weekend, over 12,000 people have seen "Body Worlds." All Things Considered host Tom Crann toured the exhibit with Dr. Jon Hallberg. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2006/05/11_newsroom_bodyworldsflash/index.php?refid=0 Thu, 11 May 2006 13:45:33 -0500 The "most endangered" places in Minnesota Two barns, one fire station, a hotel, and one Minneapolis street are among the most endangered historic places in Minnesota, according to a list announced by the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/05/05/endangered?refid=0 Fri, 05 May 2006 14:33:39 -0500 South Dakota to tourists: 'Fill-er up' It's the time of year to start planning summer vacations, and South Dakota tourism officials hope to entice visitors with two little words: "Free Gas." The state is offering tourists from other Midwestern states a $20 voucher to buy ethanol-blended fuel in South Dakota. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/05/02/sdfreegas?refid=0 Tue, 02 May 2006 16:54:20 -0500 Blogger seeks to fuel politics with 'people power' In an advertisement for his new book, Crashing the Gate, Markos Moulitsas is shown helping a group of people trying to pull a donkey to their side, by kicking it in the rear end. It's more than just a metaphor. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/05/02/kos?refid=0 Tue, 02 May 2006 15:21:24 -0500 Trout Unlimited plays role in restoration of Driftless Area Gov. Pawlenty and three other Midwestern governors have signed an agreement to help restore land and water quality in the Driftless Area, which covers 24,000 square miles in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois. The conservation group Trout Unlimited played a major role in bringing about the agreement. MPR's Tom Crann talks with the group's Dave Hackbarth. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/04/19/driftlessatc?refid=0 Wed, 19 Apr 2006 16:18:49 -0500 Doctors and patients find healing in medical poetry Many of the concerns of physicians and patients -- life and death, struggle and hope -- have also been the regular themes of poets through the ages. Dr. Jon Hallberg shares his annual selection of medical poetry during National Poetry Month. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/04/18/hallberg_poetry?refid=0 Tue, 18 Apr 2006 18:02:47 -0500 Michele Norris discusses Minnesota roots Michele Norris, cohost of NPR's All Things Considered, grew up in Minnesota and returned this week to deliver a lecture to journalism students at the University of Minnesota, where she got her own start in journalism. She talked to MPR's Tom Crann about life at National Public Radio and her career in media. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/04/17/michelenorris?refid=0 Mon, 17 Apr 2006 19:36:42 -0500 Crime in Minneapolis: Perception vs. reality The coverage of two high-profile homicides in Minneapolis has renewed the debate about crime in the state's largest city. One of the biggest concerns is the perception that the city is not safe for visitors. Media analyst David Brauer talks with MPR's Tom Crann about how media coverage influences those perceptions. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/04/07/davidbrauer?refid=0 Fri, 07 Apr 2006 16:45:42 -0500 Poet Dennis O'Driscoll finds inspiration in the workaday world Irish poet Dennis O'Driscoll is being recognized by St. Thomas University for his writing. O'Driscoll's day job is in Ireland's revenue department, but he says he finds plenty of inspiration for his poetry from the working life. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/04/06/odriscoll?refid=0 Thu, 06 Apr 2006 18:00:00 -0500 Sexually transmitted diseases on the rise in Minnesota More Minnesotans were diagnosed with sexually transmitted diseases last year than ever before. The increase is occurring fastest in Minnesota's minority communities, in the Twin Cities suburbs, and among teenagers and young adults. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/04/06/stds?refid=0 Thu, 06 Apr 2006 17:00:00 -0500 New deal will reduce phosphorus levels in St. Croix River Policy makers in Minnesota and Wisconsin are trying to reduce another pollutant in the area's lakes and rivers -- phosphorus. State officials from the two states will sign an agreement Thursday to reduce the amount of phosphorous in the St. Croix River. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/04/05/stcroixphosphorus?refid=0 Wed, 05 Apr 2006 17:04:08 -0500 Osmo on Abba The music of the 1970s Swedish supergroup is back and on stage at Orchestra Hall. Minnesota Orchestra music director Osmo Vanska is more famous for performing Beethoven and Sibelius, but he's no stranger to ABBA -- and he enjoys performing their pop melodies with a symphony orchestra. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/03/24/abbaorchestra?refid=0 Fri, 24 Mar 2006 15:00:00 -0600 Former Twin Roy Smalley remembers playing with Puckett Kirby Puckett's many former teammates are mourning him. One of them is Roy Smalley. He played three seasons with Puckett, ending in 1987, when the Twins won their first World Series. Roy Smalley remembers that season well, and agrees with the accounts that credit Puckett with leading the Twins to its first championship. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/03/08/roysmalley?refid=0 Wed, 08 Mar 2006 11:18:05 -0600 Strokes can be sudden and severe The news of former Minnesota Twin Kirby Puckett's death hit many fans hard. Puckett died Monday night from a massive stroke he suffered on Sunday, at the age of 45. The suddenness and severity of Puckett's stroke underscores how serious this health condition can be. Medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg talked with MPR's Tom Crann about strokes and their treatment. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/03/07/hallbergstroke?refid=0 Tue, 07 Mar 2006 14:11:52 -0600 Overview of global warming in Minnesota For an overview of the global warming issue, MPR's Tom Crann talked with Peter Ciborowski, an analyst who studies climate change for the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/03/06/ciborowski?refid=0 Mon, 06 Mar 2006 14:12:31 -0600 Coleman proposes changes to port security As debate continues over whether a United Arab Emirates company should manage terminals in some major U.S. seaports, U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., is proposing legislation he says will balance security and economic interests. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/03/02/colemanportsdeal?refid=0 Thu, 02 Mar 2006 17:11:52 -0600 Rep. Lesch unapologetic about his trip to Iraq State Rep. John Lesch, DFL-St. Paul, surprised friends and colleagues when decided to travel to Iraq in January on his own. His decision was heavily criticized. But Lesch, who returned a few weeks ago, says he has no regrets, and makes no apology for the trip. He spoke with MPR's Tom Crann Wednesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/03/01/leschspeaks?refid=0 Wed, 01 Mar 2006 17:00:00 -0600 Educators concerned about school violence A school on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation was evacuated earlier this week after a student wrote a threatening letter. Schools are taking more serious action against students who appear to threaten the safety of others, but sometimes the line between a credible threat and a violent fantasy is blurry. MPR's Tom Crann talked with three educators about how they draw that line. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/02/23/schoolviolence?refid=0 Wed, 22 Feb 2006 18:00:00 -0600 Too many teams? Minneapolis and St. Paul have more pro sports teams than they can handle, according to a new study from bizjournals.com, which calls the Twin Cities "over-extended" in its ability to support its professional teams. All Things Considered host Tom Crann talked with G. Scott Thomas, who conducted the analysis. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/02/15/toomanyteams?refid=0 Wed, 15 Feb 2006 18:03:59 -0600 Adventurous rabbit is Kate DiCamillo's newest hero Perhaps it's appropriate that Valentine's Day marks the release of Minneapolis author Kate DiCamillo's newest novel, "The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane." The book is, first and foremost, about love. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/02/14/dicamillo?refid=0 Tue, 14 Feb 2006 16:00:00 -0600 Binge drinking on the rise at U of M Binge drinking is up at the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/02/10/binge_drinking?refid=0 Fri, 10 Feb 2006 11:44:16 -0600 What's the fallout from the Twins' lease decision? If the Twins decided to leave Metrodome, would they leave the region? Where would they go? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/02/07/kahntwins?refid=0 Tue, 07 Feb 2006 16:16:16 -0600 Why does Mozart have such staying power? Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on Jan. 27 in Salzburg, Austria 250 years ago. He's one of the most important composers who ever lived, and also one of the most loved. In the 19th century Czech composer Antonin Dvorak put it simply: Mozart is Sunshine. Nicholas McGegan, one of the artistic partners of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, talked to MPR's Tom Crann about why Mozart's music has such staying power -- more than 200 years later. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/01/27_mozartmcgegan?refid=0 Fri, 27 Jan 2006 18:00:00 -0600 The life and times of the 'evil monk' Minneapolis author Robert Alexander continues to fascinate readers with stories of intrigue from Russian history. Alexander is out with a new book, &quot;Rasputin's Daughter,&quot; which looks at the life of the man some call the evil monk through his daughter's eyes. It follows his 2003 bestseller, &quot;The Kitchen Boy,&quot; set during the Bolshevik Revolution. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2006/01/26_newsroom_rasputin/?refid=0 Wed, 25 Jan 2006 17:00:00 -0600 Minnesota-based Supervalu acquires Albertson's stores Minnesota-based Supervalu Inc. will triple in size and become the nation's second-largest grocery store chain after buying the struggling Albertson's stores. It's part of a larger deal worth more than $9 billion. MPR's Tom Crann talked with Eric Larson, an analyst with Piper Jaffrey, about the deal. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/01/23_supervalu?refid=0 Mon, 23 Jan 2006 10:00:00 -0600 Dr. Jon Hallberg: Mental health issues get short shrift HealthPartners, one of Minnesota's largest medical groups, has announced it will stop providing mental health therapy at one of its Minneapolis clinics. Other health care providers have recently made similar cuts. This comes on the heels of a disturbing case in which a mentally ill man killed his stepmother, after he was turned away from Fairview Southdale Hospital because there were no available beds. Medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg says providers still don't give mental health issues the attention they deserve. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2006/01/11_hallberg?refid=0 Wed, 11 Jan 2006 17:30:00 -0600 Drug plan glitches leave some recipients caught in the middle Some poor Minnesotans are unable to fill their prescriptions because of startup glitches in the new Medicare Part D program. The problem is most common among people who should be eligible for both Medicare drug benefits and Medicaid services because of their low income level. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2006/01/09_newsroom_drugplanvox/?refid=0 Mon, 09 Jan 2006 10:00:00 -0600 Joe Wilson still wants accountability on Iraq intelligence Former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, a critic of President Bush's handling of the Iraq war, is in the Twin Cities for a DFL fundraiser Friday. Wilson contradicted the administration's claims that Iraq was obtaining yellow-cake uranium from Niger for use in a possible nuclear weapons program. After Wilson took his criticism public, the identity of his wife, CIA operative Valerie Plame, was leaked to journalists. Wilson spoke with MPR's Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/12/joewilson?refid=0 Fri, 16 Dec 2005 17:00:00 -0600 Confessions from the impound lot Can't figure out the snow emergency rules? You're not alone as All Things Considered host Tom Crann found out at the Minneapolis impound lot. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/12/16_impound?refid=0 Fri, 16 Dec 2005 12:00:00 -0600 Your papers, please? A state lawmaker wants Minneapolis and St. Paul police to be able to question people at random about their immigration status. Rep. Jim Knoblach says he plans to introduce a bill that would strip the cities of their ordinances that limit enforcement of immigration laws. He talked with All Things Considered host Tom Crann. /features/2005/12/14_extra_knoblach/?refid=0 Wed, 14 Dec 2005 17:30:00 -0600 Director Ang Lee has another winner in &quot;Brokeback Mountain&quot; The love story of two cowboys, the new movie &quot;Brokeback Mountain,&quot; has garnered seven Golden Globe nominations, including ones for best picture, and best director for Ang Lee. The acclaimed director is known for the variety of his films, from the sweet comedy &quot;The Wedding Banquet,&quot; to the period piece &quot;Sense and Sensibility,&quot; to &quot;Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.&quot; Lee's work has been the focus of a Walker Arts Center retrospective, and he appears there Tuesday night. Lee talked with MPR's Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/12/13_anglee?refid=0 Tue, 13 Dec 2005 16:30:00 -0600 A call for graceful aging The baby boom generation is headed for old age -- the leading edge of that group is now hitting 60. Amid the increasing use of Botox and Viagra is the well-known voice of Dr. Andrew Weil. In his new book, &quot;Healthy Aging,&quot; the popular medical author calls for accepting the aging process gracefully. Weil appears at an event in St. Paul Thursday night. He spoke with MPR's Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/12/18_weil?refid=0 Thu, 08 Dec 2005 16:00:00 -0600 Doctors confused by Medicare drug plan too Medicare Part D. The mere mention of the new federal prescription drug plan for seniors has 29 million eligible Americans scratching their heads, poring through brochures, and throwing up their arms in frustration. As it turns out, many health care providers are having the same reaction. Medical analyst Dr. Jon Hallberg spoke with MPR's Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/12/07_hallbergmedicare?refid=0 Wed, 07 Dec 2005 17:15:00 -0600 Julie Andrews, from acting to directing It's been 40 years since &quot;The Sound of Music,&quot; starring Julie Andrews, became one of the biggest movie musicals ever. Ten years earlier, Andrews charmed Broadway as the star of &quot;The Boy Friend.&quot; Andrews is back with a new production of &quot;The Boy Friend,&quot; this time as its director. MPR's Tom Crann talked with Andrews at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul, where &quot;The Boy Friend&quot; is now playing. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/12/julieandrews?refid=0 Tue, 06 Dec 2005 16:30:00 -0600 Sen. Coleman on who should control the Internet Sen. Norm Coleman is in a dispute with the UN over control of the Internet. Last week, the UN sponsored an international conference on the future of the Internet. Coleman opposed a proposal to take control of the Internet's domain-naming system away from an American nonprofit called the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers -- or I-CANN. The proposal was defeated for the time being. Coleman talked to MPR's Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/11/21_coleman?refid=0 Mon, 21 Nov 2005 17:05:00 -0600 Minnesotans head back to Gulf Coast for holiday week Mission from Minnesota, a grass-roots organization whose members took it on themselves to help with hurricane recovery efforts in the Gulf Coast region, is planning another relief trip over Thanksgiving week. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/11/15_newsroom_nolamission/?refid=0 Tue, 15 Nov 2005 16:45:00 -0600 A chronicle of American life through food The Kitchen Sisters, an award-winning radio production team, are turning their attention toward food -- how Americans gather and cook in the most unexpected places. They call those places Hidden Kitchens. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/11/09_newsroom_kitchensisters/?refid=0 Wed, 09 Nov 2005 17:00:00 -0600 Knight Ridder woes raise concerns over future of St. Paul, Duluth newspapers The largest shareholder of Knight-Ridder newspapers is pressuring the company to put itself up for sale. It's the owner of 32 daily newspapers, including the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Duluth News Tribune. All Things Considered host Tom Crann talks about the situation with Rick Edmonds, a reporter and writer on the newspaper business. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/11/02_knightridder?refid=0 Wed, 02 Nov 2005 17:30:00 -0600 Local officials assess disaster preparations in Twin Cities How would the most vulnerable in the Twin Cities area fare in a disaster comparable to Hurricane Katrina? Some 30 state and metro-area community leaders met Tuesday to try to answer that question. Father John Estrem, the CEO of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, organized the meeting. He spoke with MPR's Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/11/01_estrem?refid=0 Tue, 01 Nov 2005 18:00:00 -0600 Growing concern over polio numbers Polio is once again in the news, with the recent cases in an Amish community in Minnesota uncovered last month. there is growing concern about the number of polio cases worldwide, and the goal of halting the spread of the disease worldwide has been put off another 12 months. The University of Minnesota's Dr. Jon Hallberg talked about fighting polio with MPR's Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/11/01_hallbergpolio?refid=0 Tue, 01 Nov 2005 16:00:00 -0600 Poet Elizabeth Alexander inspired by rich variety of experiences Poet and essayist Elizabeth Alexander takes her inspiration from a wide range of influence -- the history of poetry, the richness of language, and what she calls the &quot;rich infinity&quot; of the African-American experience. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/10/13_newsroom_alexander/?refid=0 Fri, 14 Oct 2005 14:00:00 -0500 The Pulitzer Prize Photographs: Capture the Moment A Flash presentation about The Pulitzer Prize Photographs exhibt at the Minnesota History Center. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/10/13_newsroom_pulitzer/?refid=0 Thu, 13 Oct 2005 17:00:00 -0500 Researchers turn stem cells into cancer fighters A team of University of Minnesota medical researchers has found a way to kill cancer cells using embryonic stem cells. The generated &quot;natural killer cells&quot; help defend the body against infection and some types of cancer. All Things Considered host Tom Crann talked with Dr. Dan Kaufman of the U of M's Stem Cell Institute. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/10/11_extra_stemcell?refid=0 Tue, 11 Oct 2005 15:30:00 -0500 Odd Couple's Jack Klugman recalls his friend and co-star Tony Randall The late actor Tony Randall is remembered first and foremost for his portrayal of the fussy Felix Unger in the 1970s TV comedy, The Odd Couple. His on-screen partner Jack Klugman is equally associated with his portrayal of Felix's roomate, Oscar Madison. Klugman has written a new book remembering Tony Randall, and he spoke to MPR's Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/10/07_klugman?refid=0 Fri, 07 Oct 2005 17:00:00 -0500 Children's Theatre ready to unveil its new space The Children's Theatre Company officially opens its new performance space this weekend in Minneapolis. Built onto the front of the company's existing building, the $24 million expansion is infused with vivid, playful colors and is full of natural light. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/10/05_newsroom_childrenstheater/?refid=0 Thu, 06 Oct 2005 14:30:00 -0500 Songs of the ancient oud still resonate An Iraqi-born musician uses an age-old instrument called the oud to relate his experiences of exile in his native land, and of new beginnings in his adopted country. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/09/29_newsroom_oudplayer/?refid=0 Fri, 30 Sep 2005 15:00:00 -0500 Minnesota relief workers head home soon from Gulf Coast The wrath of Hurricane Rita compounds the challenge facing relief workers who arrived in the Gulf Coast region in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Jon Hallberg and other relief workers from Minnesota was evacuated last week from southern Louisiana, but they have now returned to the Gulf Coast. Hallberg talked with MPR's Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/09/28_hallbergnola?refid=0 Wed, 28 Sep 2005 16:30:00 -0500 Archbishop Harry Flynn recalls his years in Louisiana Archbishop Harry Flynn, head of the Catholic Church in St. Paul and Minneapolis, was the bishop of Lafayette, Louisiana when Hurricane Andrew struck in 1992. Flynn says he remembers the damage caused by Andrew, and says colleagues in Louisiana have told him the devastation this time is much worse. Flynn talked to MPR's Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/09/09_harryflynn?refid=0 Fri, 09 Sep 2005 05:30:00 -0500 Minnesota nurse Mary Harbeck is in Biloxi with the state's emergency response team Members of Minnesota's emergency response team, formed after the floods of '97, headed to the region affected by Hurricane Katrina. Mary Harbeck, a nurse with the team, normally works at St. Francis Hospital in Shakopee. She talked to MPR's Tom Crann from Biloxi, Miss. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/09/08_extra_harbeck?refid=0 Thu, 08 Sep 2005 16:45:00 -0500 Huy Pham of the Minneapolis-based American Refugee Committee is in Baton Rouge or 25 years, the Minneapolis-based American Refugee Committee has provided shelter, medical care and education for millions of people in refugee camps in Africa, Asia and Balkans. The ARC has sent a team to Louisiana. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/09/06_extra_arc?refid=0 Tue, 06 Sep 2005 17:15:00 -0500 The big bubble blowers Blowing bubbles. Most of us did it as kids on a small scale, but a Minnesota-based company is taking it to the extreme. The Xtreme Bubble team will almost definitely set a record for blowing the world's largest free-floating soap bubble. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/08/26_newsroom_bubbles/?refid=0 Fri, 26 Aug 2005 11:00:00 -0500 Drug therapy holds promise for treating alcoholism Alcoholism has long been defined as a disease, but until now the treatment has not moved beyond the therapy and abstinence programs similar to the 12-step program. New evidence is pointing toward treatment with medication that would reduce the cravings. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/08/24_newsroom_alcoholism/?refid=0 Wed, 24 Aug 2005 15:00:00 -0500 Gas price grumbling All Things Considered host Tom Crann found rising prices don't seem to be having much of an effect on driving habits or vehicle choices, with the exception of those who make their living on the road. /features/2005/08/16_crannt_gasprices/?refid=0 Tue, 16 Aug 2005 16:30:00 -0500 Lobbyists find Minnesota attractive Minnesota ranks fourth in the nation in money spent on lobbying the government, according to a new report from the Center for Public Integrity. Minnesota ranked behind California, New York and Texas, all states with much larger populations and budgets. Hamline University professor David Schultz says Minnesota attracted so much attention because it's closely divided politically. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/08/12_lobbying?refid=0 Fri, 12 Aug 2005 12:00:00 -0500 Studs Terkel's conversations about music In 1964, legendary radio host and oral historian Studs Terkel brought a young, virtually unknown songwriter from Hibbing into the studios at WFMT Chicago. That interview with a young Bob Dylan is one of dozens he has transcribed into a collection of conversations about music. Terkel says the book's title, &quot;And They All Sang: Adventures of an Eclectic Disc Jockey,&quot; comes from an interview with conductor Leonard Bernstein. He talked with MPR's Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/08/11_studsterkel?refid=0 Thu, 11 Aug 2005 16:00:00 -0500 Playwright Sean O'Casey's life retold by his daughter Irish playwright Sean O'Casey's life and work is the subject of a new documentary film produced and directed by his daughter, Shivaun. &quot;Under A Colored Cap&quot; will be screened Thursday evening, leading up to the annual Minnesota Irish Fair in St. Paul. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/08/10_newsroom_seanocasey/?refid=0 Wed, 10 Aug 2005 16:16:00 -0500 Minnesota refugee group receives $1 million for Thai boat project A Minnesota organization is the first to receive money from the tsunami relief fund headed by former presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton. The American Refugee Committee will receive $1 million to help replace fishing boats in villages in Thailand. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/08/10_newsroom_tsunamiboats/?refid=0 Wed, 10 Aug 2005 14:14:00 -0500 Too many polls. Too little credibility Polls are a common way that the media supply a snapshot of public opinion. But increasingly, the public's trust in polls themselves has been suspect. That's something that concerns Kathy Frankovic, director of surveys for CBS News. MPR All Things Considered host Tom Crann talked with Frankovic. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/08/polls?refid=0 Tue, 09 Aug 2005 15:30:00 -0500 What is a puppet? Minnesota is the center of American puppetry this week. Puppet Fest 2005 is going on now in Minneapolis, featuring giant puppets, human-sized puppets, marionettes, shadow puppets, stick puppets, and even sock puppets. All the variety prompts the question, what is a puppet, anyway? http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/07/29_newsroom_puppets?refid=0 Fri, 29 Jul 2005 16:30:00 -0500 Transportation bill would accelerate Union Depot redevelopment St. Paul's hopes of becoming a regional transportation hub would get a boost from the new federal transportation bill. Minnesota would get $241 million dollars for highway and transit projects, $50 million of which would be earmarked for redeveloping downtown's Union Depot. Ramsey County Commissioner Rafael Ortega, a long-time advocate of the Union Depot project, spoke Friday with MPR's Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/07/29_newsroom_uniondepot?refid=0 Fri, 29 Jul 2005 16:30:00 -0500 House acts on major legislation Congress is trying to wrap up several big legislative items before leaving for its August recess. Late last night, the House of Representatives narrowly approved the Central American Free Trade Agreement, or CAFTA. Just this afternoon, House members approved a massive Energy Bill, which the Senate plans to take up tomorrow. A long-awaited Transportation Bill should get a vote this week as well. Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., and Rep. Gil Gutknecht, R-Minn., spoke with Minnesota Public Radio's Tomm Cran about how these important bills could affect Minnesotans. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/07/28_newsroom_house?refid=0 Thu, 28 Jul 2005 16:00:00 -0500 Feline distemper epidemic hits St. Paul animal shelter An outbreak of feline distemper at one St. Paul animal shelter has resulted in the death of 100 cats in the last month. Feline distemper is highly contagious, often fatal, and impossible for shelters to treat. The St. Paul Humane Society Shelter for Companion Animals is not accepting any new cats for time being, as it takes more steps to rid the facility of the dieseae. The shelter's executive director, Janelle Dixon, spoke with Minnesota Public Radio's Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/07/27_newsroom_distemper?refid=0 Wed, 27 Jul 2005 16:15:00 -0500 Thai ambassador Kasit Piromya talks with Tom Crann Thailand's ambassador to the United States is in Minnesota this week. He visited with St. Paul mayor Randy Kelly and Twin Cities area business groups to talk about health care and the medical device industry. Ambassador Kasit Piromya says Minnesota medical products can help Thailand achieve some long-term goals. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/07/19_newsroom_ambassador?refid=0 Tue, 19 Jul 2005 17:00:00 -0500 Dr. Daniel Schultz on testing medical devices Guidant corporation is warning doctors that some of its pacemakers may malfunction, possibly leading to serious health problems. The company says it's warning doctors about certain pacemakers because a sealant on a small number of them may degrade, allowing moisture to get into the device. The U.S Food and Drug Administration's Dr. Daniel Schultz works with companies like Guidant to troubleshoot medical devices before they go on the market and says there are many ways to test how a product will age over time. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/07/19_newsroom_pacemaker?refid=0 Tue, 19 Jul 2005 17:00:00 -0500 Blood shortage hits Minnesota Many Minnesota hospitals are operating with just a one-day supply of blood. Blood inventories usually go down this time of year, but Joann Tumin, hospital services manager for the North Central Blood Services Division of the American Red Cross, told All Things Considered host Tom Crann that some summers are worse than others. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/07/18_atc_bloodshortage?refid=0 Mon, 18 Jul 2005 17:50:00 -0500 Air quality concerns continue through weekend The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is warning of poor air quality in the Twin Cities metropolitan area this Saturday and Sunday. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/07/15_newsroom_haze/?refid=0 Fri, 15 Jul 2005 17:20:00 -0500 Kline says Gitmo is no Abu Ghraib Members of Congress have been hearing from military and FBI officials this week about instances of prisoner abuse at Guantanamo Bay. Military investigators told lawmakers they've found evidence of &quot;degrading and abusive treatment&quot; at the U.S. detention center there. U.S. Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., recently visited Guantanamo Bay. Kline says conditions at the detention center are nothing like conditions at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/07/14_kline?refid=0 Thu, 14 Jul 2005 16:30:00 -0500 A Northern Front John Hildebrand of Eau Claire has been called &quot;one of the finest essayists in America.&quot; His latest book, A Northern Front, is a collection of 17 new and selected essays. Hildebrand says the essay is one of the most personal forms of writing. But, he admits, it's sometimes hard to get people to embrace it. All Things Considered host Tom Crann talked with Hildebrand. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/06/20_extra_hildebrand?refid=0 Mon, 20 Jun 2005 18:30:00 -0500 The art of taking someone's picture In these days of digital cameras that can fit in your pocket, photographer Alec Soth still likes to take photos the old-fashioned way. A collection of portraits taken by Soth is currently on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/06/15_newsroom_sothportraits/?refid=0 Thu, 16 Jun 2005 14:00:00 -0500 Author of 'The Hours' hopes to hit it big again Michael Cunningham's last novel, &quot;The Hours,&quot; won the Pulitzer Prize, and inspired the 2002 film of the same name. The movie garnered nine Academy Award nominations. Cunnningham hopes his new novel, &quot;Specimen Days,&quot; is a strong followup. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/06/14_newsroom_cunningham/?refid=0 Wed, 15 Jun 2005 00:01:00 -0500 Poker champ is flush with cash for college A University of Minnesota student has found a novel way to deal with increasing education costs: poker. Chad Flood was awarded a $41,000 scholarship for winning the online College Poker Championship. He spoke with MPR's Tom Crann from his home in Fon Du Lac, Wisc. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/06/09_crann_poker?refid=0 Thu, 09 Jun 2005 16:00:00 -0500 As I was saying... One of the features of the newly renovated Walker Arts Center is new performance hall. To inaugurate the 385-seat McGuire Theater, the Walker has called on an old friend, dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/06/03_newsroom_billtjones/?refid=0 Fri, 03 Jun 2005 16:00:00 -0500 Cowboy poet Baxter Black Baxter Black has been described as the nation's most successful living poet. And he may be the most famous cowboy since Yosemite Sam. Black maintains that, in spite of e-mail and cell phones and digital technology, there will always be a need for someone who can &quot;think stuff up.&quot; The former veterinarian stopped by All Things Considered and spoke with host Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/06/02_baxterblack?refid=0 Thu, 02 Jun 2005 16:00:00 -0500 Is a strike in Northwest's future? Northwest Airlines wants the National Mediation Board to declare an impasse in contract talks with its mechanics union. If the board agrees, and the sides don't come up with a contract within 30 days, mechanics could walk off the job. All Things Considered host Tom Crann talked to Joel Denney follows the tumultuous airline industry for Piper-Jaffray. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/05/26_crann_nwa?refid=0 Thu, 26 May 2005 15:30:00 -0500 Mondale reviews 'Nixon in China' The Minnesota Opera is taking the term &quot;political theater&quot; literally these days. Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger and Mao Zedong are all main characters in the Opera's current production, &quot;Nixon in China.&quot; At a recent performance, MPR's Tom Crann got the perspective of a man who's no stranger to the political stage himself -- former Vice President Walter Mondale. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/05/20_newsroom_mondaleopera/?refid=0 Fri, 20 May 2005 13:00:00 -0500 A guidebook for new immigrants Many immigrants come to the U.S. with little money or little education -- but not all. Of the 2.6 million people who immigrated to the U.S. between 2000 and 2003, 36 percent had a college education. Nearly 12 percent held advanced degrees. But still, many were not able to find work matching their education or skill levels. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/05/20_ap_immigrantbook/?refid=0 Mon, 16 May 2005 10:00:00 -0500 Minority report With both houses at the Minnesota Capitol so closely divided between Republicans and DFLers, there's a good chance minority leaders from both chambers will be in on session-ending negotiations to help ensure they don't sabotage a deal. All Things Considered host Tom Crann talks with House Minority Leader Matt Entenza and Senate Minority Leader Dick Day. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/05/09_minority?refid=0 Mon, 09 May 2005 16:30:00 -0500 The Puck stops here The Walker Art Center expansion and opening has attracted international attention, but one of the details that's attracting the most notice is an international name -- of a chef. Wolfgang Puck is behind the Walker's signature restaurant, 20.21, which opens this week. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/05/03_newsroom_wolfgangpuck/?refid=0 Tue, 03 May 2005 13:00:00 -0500 Of medicine and poetry April is National Poetry Month, for a little while longer, at least. One of this country's most prominent poets, William Carlos Williams, was also a physician, and his poetry was often influenced by medicine. Poetry and medicine intersect more often than you might think, according to Dr. Jon Hallberg of the University of Minnesota Medical School. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/04/28_extra_hallbergpoetry?refid=0 Thu, 28 Apr 2005 16:00:00 -0500 A new Walker The Walker Art Center opens its new building in Minneapolis on Friday. Take a multimedia tour (RealPlayer required) as MPR's Tom Crann talks to Kathy Halbreich, director of the Walker Art Center. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/04/12_newsroom_walker/?refid=0 Tue, 12 Apr 2005 14:55:00 -0500 Poet Laureate Ted Kooser writes from the heartland Poet Ted Kooser has had quite a year. Kooser, a retired insurance executive from Nebraska, was named the U.S. Poet Laureate in fall 2004. And just last week, he won the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for his newest collection, &quot;Delights and Shadows.&quot; Kooser is in the Twin Cities for a reading at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis Monday night. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/04/11_jonesj_tedkooser/?refid=0 Mon, 11 Apr 2005 17:09:00 -0500 Archbishop Flynn reflects on Pope John Paul II's funeral Among the hundreds of thousands of mourners at Pope John Paul II's funeral Friday was the archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Harry Flynn. From his hotel room in Rome, Archbishop Flynn reflected on the day's events, and their place in history, in a conversation with MPR's Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/04/08_harryflynn?refid=0 Fri, 08 Apr 2005 16:30:00 -0500 Twin Cities orchestras host rare performance of &quot;War Requiem&quot; The Minnesota Orchestra and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra will join forces for a performance of a monumental, and rarely heard work. This weekend Osmo Vanska will conduct the orchestras, and choral forces including the Minnesota Chorale, for a performance of Englishman Benjamin Britten's &quot;War Requiem.&quot; The work, written in 1961, mixes the traditional Latin Mass for the dead with anti-war poetry by Wilfred Owen. Mary King Osterfield, 93, is a violist and teacher who lives in Moorhead. She played in the premiere of the piece in 1962. Osterfield spoke to MPR's Tom Crann. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2005/04/07_requiem?refid=0 Thu, 07 Apr 2005 17:30:00 -0500 The smokers' lament Smoking bans took affect early Thursday across the metro area. In Bloomington and Golden Valley as well as Hennepin County, all bars and restaurants became smoke-free. In this RealPlayer slideshow (required), All Things Considered host Tom Crann documented the big moment. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2005/03/31_hughesa_smokebanrules/slideshow/smoking.ram/?refid=0 Thu, 31 Mar 2005 16:00:00 -0600 Christmas carols are a family tradition If you've been shopping this holiday season, chances are you've heard a carol by Alfred Burt playing on the speaker overhead. Songs like &quot;Caroling, Caroling&quot; and &quot;Some Children See Him&quot; have become standards. His grand-niece Abbie Burt Betinis is upholding that tradition. The Minneapolis-based composer has written her fourth annual Christmas carol for the year 2004. Like two generations before her, Betinis will be sending her carol out as her holiday greeting card this year. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/12/24_crannt_abbiecarol/?refid=0 Fri, 24 Dec 2004 23:30:00 -0600 Dale Warland Singers present I Have Had Singing—A Choral Celebration! The Dale Warland Singers presented their final concert on Sunday May 30, 2004. Listen to the full 2 hour farewell. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/05/30_warland_final/?refid=0 Sun, 30 May 2004 15:00:00 -0500 Dale Warland Singers present &quot;A River Journey&quot; &quot;A River Journey&quot; explores the iconic significance of rivers in American arts and culture, and features the world premieres of &quot;River Journey Suite&quot;, a major commission by four American composers. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/05/26_dws_river_journey/?refid=0 Tue, 25 May 2004 14:00:00 -0500 Dale Warland Singers present Cathedral Classics 2004 This annual favorite showcases what the Singers do best—rich and complex melodies in one of the most superior acoustic spaces in the Twin Cities, the Basilica of Saint Mary. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/05/18_cathedral_classics/?refid=0 Sat, 15 May 2004 15:00:00 -0500 Dale Warland Singers present Cathedral Classics, 2003 This concert of sacred music is one of the Warland Singers’ most in-demand events each season, and it is always a sellout. Several selections by European and American composers, most of them acappella (or unaccompanied), but a few featuring the solo cello of Laura Sewell as well. All of them conducted by the founder of the choir Dr. Dale Warland, leading his 40-voice ensemble. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/05/12_cathedral_classics03/?refid=0 Wed, 12 May 2004 09:00:00 -0500 Sound Irish, 2004 In the past four years, public radio listeners nationwide have come to love Sounds Irish—an award-winning celebration of Ireland's cultural heritage. March 13, classical music host Tom Crann brought a similar celebration to the Fitzgerald stage. http://music.minnesota.publicradio.org/programs/soundsirish/?refid=0 Sun, 14 Mar 2004 09:00:00 -0600 Dale Warland Singers present &quot;Echoes of Christmas 2003&quot; This final Echoes of Christmas concert features three world premieres, all of which have been written by talented composers from within the Dale Warland Singers organization. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/12/10_dws_echoes/?refid=0 Wed, 10 Dec 2003 09:00:00 -0600 Dale Warland Singers presents &quot;An American Thanksgiving&quot; This year's performance features charming folk songs, tender hymns and five world premieres that honor the intricate patchwork of our nation's community of cultures. Complementing the program is Minnesota Public Radio's Tom Crann, who has been invited to narrate several seasonal readings interspersed throughout the performance. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/11/25_dws_thanksgiving/?refid=0 Tue, 25 Nov 2003 09:00:00 -0600 Dale Warland resigns; choir to disband after season Internationally-acclaimed choral conductor Dale Warland is stepping down as artistic director of the chorus he created three decades ago. Under his baton, the Dale Warland Singers have become known as one of the best <i>a capella</i> choirs in the world. But now Warland says it's time to move on. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/05/29_kerre_warland/?refid=0 Thu, 29 May 2003 20:45:00 -0500 Dale Warland Singers' 30th Anniversary Concert The Dale Warland Singers and their founder, Dale Warland, celebrated that 30th anniversary milestone with a concert at the Ted Mann Concert Hall on Sunday April 27th, 2003, broadcast live by Minnesota Public Radio. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/04/27_dws_30th/?refid=0 Sun, 27 Apr 2003 09:00:00 -0500 Dale Warland Singers present Cathedral Classics, best of 2000-2002 From the deep basses in the music of Russian masters Golovanov and Stravinsky to the familiar sound of Mozart’s &quot;Ave Verum Corpus&quot; and Poulenc’s &quot;Mass in G Major&quot;, Cathedral Classics sets a tone that is both somber and glorious, perfect for the Easter season. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/04/15_cathedral_classics/?refid=0 Tue, 15 Apr 2003 09:00:00 -0500 Sound Irish, 2003 Sounds Irish celebrates the brilliant music at the heart of Irish life. Classical meets Celtic this year, as Tom remembers musician Derek Bell of the Chieftains, who died unexpectedly in October while the group was on a US tour. The Belfast native will no doubt be remembered as a member of the one of the most famous Irish bands in the world. But he was also a classically trained composer and instrumentalist, accomplished on the oboe, English horn, and keyboards. http://music.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/0303_soundsirish/?refid=0 Mon, 17 Mar 2003 09:00:00 -0600 Sound Irish, 2002 Flutist James Galway, perhaps Ireland's most acclaimed musical ambassador, and an engaging storyteller, reviews his long and distinguished career. We visit Ireland's noted Killaloe Festival, the picturesque summer home of the Irish Chamber Orchestra. It's held in the medieval St. Flannan's Cathedral on the banks of the River Shannon, and has garnered international acclaim. Sounds Irish includes a performance of a Corelli concerto by the ICO with musical director Nicholas McGegan conducting, as recorded at the Killaloe Festival. http://music.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/soundsirish/?refid=0 Sun, 17 Mar 2002 09:00:00 -0600 You've got (Mozart's) mail Mozart would have loved email. It would have been the perfect outlet for his frenzied, frequent, and very personal communications. His unorthodox spelling and scattershot style would have been well served by todays more immediate and chatty electronic medium. (And I have no trouble at all imagining him firing off the latest awful jokes to his father, sister, and cousin, from a laptop on the road.) Im convinced of this after reading the composers correspondence in Robert Spaethlings smart and revealing &quot;Mozarts Letters, Mozarts Life&quot; (W.W. Norton, 2000). http://music.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/0108_mozartletters/?refid=0 Sun, 05 Aug 2001 09:00:00 -0500 Sound Irish, 2001 Sounds Irish features music by and conversation with some of Ireland's most prominent classical artists and ensembles, including James Galway, two harp players (Minnesota's Ann Heymann and Clíona Doris of County Down) in studio sessions, singer Caitríona O'Leary, remembering composer Joan Trimble and more. http://music.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/0103_soundsirish/?refid=0 Sat, 17 Mar 2001 09:00:00 -0600 Orchestras Cut Middleman in Bid for Future on the 'Net A forward-looking agreement has been reached that makes it more likely we’ll hear oldies - the real oldies - online. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200007/21_crannt_orchestradeal/?refid=0 Fri, 21 Jul 2000 12:00:00 -0500 Sound Irish, 2000 Sounds Irish features a sampling of Ireland's prominent classical artists and ensembles, presenting music by the National Symphony of Ireland, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, pianist John O'Conor, the RTE Vanbrugh String Quartet, choral phenomenon Anúna, and composer/pianist Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin. Listeners will also enjoy host Tom Crann's conversations with several of the musicians. http://music.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/0003_soundsirish/?refid=0 Fri, 17 Mar 2000 09:00:00 -0600