Minnesota Public Radio features by William Lager http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=31201 en-us Copyright 2015 Minnesota Public Radio Tue, 01 Dec 2015 13:33:19 -0600 Minnesota Public Radio features by William Lager http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Earth selfie: A southern hemisphere summer This week, clear skies over Australia await Antarctic storms reaching northward. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/26/earth-selfie-a-southern-hemisphere-summer?refid=0 Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:00:00 -0600 Reinvention and flying cars: Your weekly reading list This week, follow the reincarnating NASA aircraft, meet the algae-infused salamanders and travel in style with some flying cars. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/26/nasa-aircraft-algae-salamander-flyingcar-weekly-reading-list?refid=0 Thu, 26 Nov 2015 04:00:00 -0600 Asteroid monitors, fusion reactors and dunes: Your weekly reading list This week, meet the sky-watchers scanning space for near-Earth objects; meet marine biologist Sylvia Earle; and learn about the Wendelstein 7-X, a newly finished fusion reactor. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/19/asteroids-fusion-reactor-dunes-weekly-reading?refid=0 Thu, 19 Nov 2015 12:00:00 -0600 Earth selfie: A clear view from Morocco to Iran This week's Earth selfie centers on Africa, while southern Europe peeks out from under heavy cloud cover. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/17/earth-selfie-morocco-iran?refid=0 Tue, 17 Nov 2015 12:00:00 -0600 How we leave the atmosphere: Your weekend reading list This week: The race to carry astronauts into space by 2017, the missile test of the USS Kentucky, and the stumbles of rocket science. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/12/weekend-reading-how-we-leave-the-atmosphere?refid=0 Thu, 12 Nov 2015 10:00:00 -0600 Earth selfie: A tropical storm forms Each week, we bring you an Earth selfie, straight from deep space, courtesy of NASA. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/10/earth-selfie-a-tropical-storm-forms?refid=0 Tue, 10 Nov 2015 10:00:00 -0600 Soar as an astronaut or with the crickets: Your weekend reading list NASA wants you to be an astronaut to soar among the stars -- or, soar with the crickets and learn how Mars lost its atmosphere. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/06/weekend-reading-astronaut-cricket-pluto?refid=0 Fri, 06 Nov 2015 05:00:00 -0600 Earth selfie: Cyclone Chapala Each week, we bring you an Earth selfie, straight from deep space, courtesy of NASA. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/11/03/earth-selfie-cyclone-chapala?refid=0 Tue, 03 Nov 2015 19:00:00 -0600 Greenland melting, ice geysers in space, thermite pumpkins: Your weekend reading list Fly above a melting Greenland; pass through the icy geysers of Saturn's moon and have a little fiery Halloween fun with pumpkins and thermite. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/30/weekend-reading-greenland-ice-geysers-thermite-pumpkin?refid=0 Fri, 30 Oct 2015 14:00:00 -0500 Earth selfie: Winter looms as North America tilts Each week, we bring you an Earth selfie, straight from deep space, courtesy of NASA. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/28/earth-selfie?refid=0 Tue, 27 Oct 2015 13:36:41 -0500 Your daily Earth selfie The NASA and NOAA Deep Space Climate Observatory bring daily selfies of the Earth to a website near you. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/22/a-daily-new-blue-marble?refid=0 Fri, 23 Oct 2015 18:00:16 -0500 Star Wars, blobfish and Mars travel: Your weekend reading list This weekend, meet the blobfish; find out how far we are from Mars; and relive some childhood glee with the final Star Wars trailer. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/22/weekend-reading-star-wars-blobfish-mars-travel?refid=0 Thu, 22 Oct 2015 12:00:00 -0500 Author of modern software, Jupiter on display: Your weekend reading list This weekend, meet Margaret Hamilton, the lead software engineer for the Apollo program; see Saturn's moon, Enceladus; and hear a new take on nuclear energy. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/16/-your-weekend-reading-list-software-jupiter-wikipedia?refid=0 Fri, 16 Oct 2015 12:00:00 -0500 Nobel winners, online scams and astronaut play: Your weekend reading list This weekend, learn why neutrino study won the Nobel Prize in physics, find out how global Internet scams work and watch some astronaut games. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/09/weekend-reading-list-nobel-winners-astronauts-apollo?refid=0 Fri, 09 Oct 2015 00:02:00 -0500 The waters of Mars, peace walls and Ghost Ranch fossils : Your weekend reading list This weekend, learn about interplanetary biological contamination, explore the legacy of the 'peace walls' of Belfast, and find out why digging up a fossil is just the beginning of the work. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/10/02/weekend-reading-list-mars-water-peace-walls?refid=0 Fri, 02 Oct 2015 12:00:00 -0500 NASA supervillain, nuclear history and a lost phone: Your weekend reading list This weekend hear from a NASA scientist mistaken for a supervillain, explore a bit of nuclear history, meet a gaming grandmother and follow a curious trail of a cellphone into familiarity. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/25/your-weekend-reading?refid=0 Fri, 25 Sep 2015 14:30:00 -0500 Forest defense and threats, robotic Barbie, and the world's heaviest insect: Your weekend reading list Take a look at the forest threats and the tenacious fights to protect them, the human history of a robotic Barbie, and meet the world's heaviest insect, the tree weta. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/18/weekend-reading-forest-defense-robotic-barbie-heaviest-insect-weta?refid=0 Fri, 18 Sep 2015 10:00:00 -0500 New Ukrainian police, proteins, and killer caterpillars: Your weekend reading list This weekend follow the aspirations of the new Ukrainian police force, explore a possible new human evolutionary ancestor, and watch carnivorous Hawaiian caterpillars hunt. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/09/weekend-reads-ukraine-police-proteins-killer-caterpillars?refid=0 Fri, 11 Sep 2015 15:00:33 -0500 Nineties internet dating, NASA's logo, octopus warfare: Your weekend reading list This week we reach back to mid-90's dating -- Internet-style -- the NASA logo that re-branded the space shuttle era and octopus' territorial warfare. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/09/03/your-weekend-reading-list?refid=0 Thu, 03 Sep 2015 13:35:12 -0500 Poachers and vigilantes, Kinsey's wasps, arctic maps: Your weekend reading list Take a dive into Kinsey's gall wasp collection, relaxing Stormtroopers, NASA's latest engine test and follow a game of cat and mouse between poachers and the vigilantes that hunt them. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/08/28/vigilantes-poachers-kinseys-wasps-orions-engine-and-arctic-maps?refid=0 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:12:19 -0500 Photos: New Horizons to Pluto NASA's New Horizons probe, launched in January 2006, flew within 8,000 miles of Pluto Tuesday. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/15/pluto-new-horizons-nasa-flyby-photos?refid=0 Wed, 15 Jul 2015 09:16:08 -0500 By week's end: Pluto, cephalopods and a rescue mission A taste of what you might have missed this week with a chance to discover something new for the second week of July. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/07/09/by-weeks-end-pluto-squid-rescue-mission?refid=0 Thu, 09 Jul 2015 12:00:00 -0500 Upper St. Anthony lock closing after half a century; blame the carp Tuesday night, the Upper St. Anthony Falls lock will run its final cycle. Here's an interactive guide to the closing, from invasive carp to how a lock actually works. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/06/08/upper-st-anthony-lock?refid=0 Mon, 08 Jun 2015 04:00:00 -0500 Ticks: A summer survival guide This time of year, Minnesotans are very ready to shed some winter layers and get outdoors. But it's also the same time of year that ticks are very ready to find hosts. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/04/29/ticks?refid=0 Wed, 29 Apr 2015 07:00:00 -0500 Unlike Mpls., St. Paul tow trucks target whole city In Minneapolis, tow trucks focused on areas near the city's impound lot, but tow trucks in St. Paul made it to most residential neighborhoods. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/01/22/st-paul-towing?refid=0 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600 Ticket writers didn't miss affluent areas of Minneapolis The well-to-do areas of City Council Ward 13 may be filled with garages, but city ticket writers still managed to ticket drivers who ran afoul of snow emergency parking rules. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2015/01/08/snow-emergency-tickets?refid=0 Thu, 08 Jan 2015 04:00:00 -0600 Tow trucks gave upscale Mpls. area a pass, again Cars towed during the recent snow emergency in Minneapolis tended to come from crowded, poorer neighborhoods. And from the wealthier southwest, there were none. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/12/31/snow-emergency-towing?refid=0 Wed, 31 Dec 2014 17:15:44 -0600 Map: St. Paul fined more people higher fees for not shoveling Both Minneapolis and St. Paul send work crews to clear sidewalks at property owners' expense. But last winter, St. Paul cleared more sidewalks and assessed higher fees against scofflaws. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/12/01/st-paul-snow-shoveling-fines-and-assessments?refid=0 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 04:00:00 -0600 Map: Here's who didn't shovel in Minneapolis and got fined Each winter, as snow piles higher and ice hardens in the cold, some people just don't shovel. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/11/06/minneapolis-map-snow-shoveling-fines?refid=0 Thu, 06 Nov 2014 04:00:00 -0600 Map: Top 5 coldest Super Bowls Minneapolis, a cold weather city if there ever was one, will host the Super Bowl on Feb. 4, 2018. The high temp in Minneapolis on Feb. 4, 2013: a balmy 14 degrees. http://blogs.mprnews.org/stadium-watch/2014/05/20/top-5-coldest-super-bowls/?refid=0 Tue, 20 May 2014 15:15:53 -0500 Map: Minneapolis bike crashes 2009-2013 A map of incidents involving bicycles in Minneapolis between 2009 and 2013. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/05/07/map-bike-crashes-minneapolis?refid=0 Wed, 07 May 2014 21:10:00 -0500 Accused priests: Who they are, where they've served, what's alleged An MPR News investigation found the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has dealt with allegations and suspicions of child sexual abuse involving at least 70 clergy members since 1950 -- nearly double the church's official count. Explore an interactive database with details of the allegations against those priests, deacons and monks, along with the locations of their service and their current status. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/catholic-church/priest-list/?refid=0 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 04:07:14 -0600 Archbishop John Nienstedt's years in the Twin Cities The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis announced Dec. 17 that Archbishop John Nienstedt voluntarily 'stepped aside from all public ministry' while police investigate a claim that he touched a boy on the buttocks in 2009, an allegation the archbishop denies. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/catholic-church/2013/12/17/nienstedt/?refid=0 Tue, 17 Dec 2013 22:28:43 -0600 Ground Level: Making Connections Minnesota's growing Latino population has been around long enough to put down roots, grow businesses and go through school, sometimes for generations. /projects/2012/12/ground-level-latino-connections/?refid=0 Fri, 14 Dec 2012 09:09:11 -0600 Deep roots of the marriage debate Minnesotans are involved in a passionate debate about marriage this election season. The two sides began squaring off more than 40 years ago. The Deep Roots of the Marriage Debate draws from MPR's extensive audio archive to explore the origins of this election day showdown over same-sex marriage. /collections/special/2012/campaign/amendments/marriage/timeline/home/?refid=0 Thu, 25 Oct 2012 06:00:00 -0500 Ground Level Ground Level is an MPR News project providing news coverage, resources, connections and conversations on important topics in Minnesota communities. /collections/groundlevel/?refid=0 Fri, 19 Oct 2012 09:49:12 -0500 Voter ID Amendment Debate The debate over Voter ID is explored through a four-week dialogue. /collections/special/2012/campaign/amendments/voterid/discussion/?refid=0 Fri, 19 Oct 2012 09:28:52 -0500 Marriage Amendment Debate The debate over same-sex marriage is explored through a four-week dialogue. /collections/special/2012/campaign/amendments/marriage/discussion/?refid=0 Fri, 19 Oct 2012 09:26:04 -0500 Minnesota Marriage Debate interactive map Conflict over the marriage amendment is a local story playing out in every community across the state. In partnership with KARE11, MPR News took a road trip through greater Minnesota to take the pulse of this issue in several cities. /collections/special/2012/campaign/amendments/marriage/map/?refid=0 Fri, 19 Oct 2012 09:16:43 -0500 Map: Flood Path Map of current and projected flooding http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/06/22/map-flood-path?refid=0 Fri, 22 Jun 2012 12:53:12 -0500 Map: Duluth flooding Map of flooding in Duluth and surrounding communities http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/06/20/map-duluth-flooding?refid=0 Wed, 20 Jun 2012 12:28:37 -0500 Art-A-Whirl stirs up the art scene Northeast Minneapolis is abuzz with Art-A-Whirl this weekend. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/05/19/art-a-whirl?refid=0 Sat, 19 May 2012 12:46:23 -0500