Minnesota Public Radio features by Stephen Smith http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=65 en-us Copyright 2014 Minnesota Public Radio Thu, 18 Dec 2014 03:17:07 -0600 Minnesota Public Radio features by Stephen Smith http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Bright Ideas with Omar Ansari Omar Ansari, the founder of Surly Brewing Co., talked with MPR's Stephen Smith, host of the "Bright Ideas" series, before a live audience in the UBS Forum on November 27, 2012. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/11/27/bright-ideas-omar-ansari?refid=0 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0600 U of M opens up to open source textbooks Paying for textbooks is becoming such a burden for college students, that today the University of Minnesota is launching an online project to hunt down free textbooks to replace the pricey ink-and-paper versions. It's part of a national movement to cut the cost of textbooks. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2012/04/23/university-open-source-textbooks?refid=0 Mon, 23 Apr 2012 04:00:00 -0500 Bright Ideas: Chef Isaac Becker Stephen Smith welcomes Isaac Becker, co-owner and chef of two popular Minneapolis restaurants -- 112 Eatery and Bar LaGrassa. Becker won this year's James Beard award for best chef in the Midwest. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/06/01/bright-ideas-isaac-becker?refid=0 Tue, 21 Jun 2011 00:00:00 -0500 Bright Ideas: PZ Myers Bright Ideas host Stephen Smith sat down with noted science blogger PZ Myers to discuss evolution and the intersection of science and politics. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2011/06/09/bright-ideas-pz-myers?refid=0 Tue, 31 May 2011 00:50:07 -0500 Say it Plain, Say it Loud Public speech making has played a powerful role in the long struggle by African Americans for equal rights. This collection, for the ear and the eye, highlights speeches by an eclectic mix of black leaders. Their impassioned, eloquent words continue to affect the ideas of a nation and the direction of history. http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/blackspeech/?refid=0 Thu, 13 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0600 War on Poverty: From the Great Society to the Great Recession From the heady optimism of the Great Society to the trauma of the Great Recession, questions remain about what government should do to help the nearly 40 million Americans who are poor. http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/poverty/index.html?refid=0 Thu, 17 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0500 Workplace U We know that a good education can be the ticket to a good job. But for many Americans, conventional school isn't working. They don't make it through high school or don't learn enough to prepare them for good jobs. A new movement turns conventional wisdom on its head, and makes a job the ticket to an education. The idea is to turn workplaces into classrooms and marginal students into productive workers. http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/workplace_ed/?refid=0 Thu, 12 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0600 Campaign '68 The 1968 presidential election was a watershed in American politics. After dominating the political landscape for more than a generation, the Democratic Party crumbled. Richard M. Nixon was elected president and a new era of Republican conservatism was born. On the eve of another historic election, we look back 40 years to the dramatic story of Campaign '68. http://www.americanradioworks.org/features/campaign68?refid=0 Thu, 16 Oct 2008 13:00:20 -0500 Routes to Recovery To mark the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, American RadioWorks teams up with Nick Spitzer of American Routes to find out how culture might save New Orleans. http://www.americanradioworks.org/features/nola?refid=0 Wed, 22 Aug 2007 00:00:00 -0500 Remembering artist Charles Biederman Artist Charles Biederman, who died Sunday at his Red Wing home, leaves behind a legacy unknown to many people in Minnesota. Biederman is best known for his three-dimensional painted aluminum sculptures, which attempted to capture the "structural processes" of nature. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2004/12/28_ap_biedermanobit/?refid=0 Tue, 28 Dec 2004 12:00:00 -0600 Hidden Agendas An American Radio Works investigation finds disclosure laws have failed to protect the public from the vested interests of some politicians. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199902/15_smiths_hiddenagendas/?refid=0 Mon, 15 Feb 1999 12:00:00 -0600 The Positive Life Adolescence can be rough for anyone, but these four teens face the extra challenge of living with HIV. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199901/15_smiths_poslife/?refid=0 Fri, 15 Jan 1999 12:00:00 -0600 Supreme Court Ruling: Reproduction Called "Major Life Activity" A report on the June 25, 1998 decision that people with HIV qualify for legal protection under the Americans with Disablities Act. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199806/30_smiths_ruling/?refid=0 Tue, 30 Jun 1998 12:00:00 -0500 Experimental Program May Help HIV-Infected Males to Safely Father Healthy Children A Boston program aims to help HIV-positive men and their uninfected female partners have a baby. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199804/23_smiths_hiv/?refid=0 Thu, 23 Apr 1998 12:00:00 -0500 Minnesota Surrogacy Center A Minneapolis lawyer says she will open the first center in Minnesota for surrogate motherhood. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199803/20_smiths_surrogacy/?refid=0 Fri, 20 Mar 1998 12:00:00 -0600 Deflation History As our economy hints at deflation, we might ask ourselves, "Have we seen this before?" http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199803/18_smiths_depression/?refid=0 Wed, 18 Mar 1998 12:00:00 -0600 Keeping the Brakes on Embryo Research The ban on federal funding of embryo research slows medical advances for the infertile. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199802/05_smiths_embryo/?refid=0 Thu, 05 Feb 1998 12:00:00 -0600 Cloning and Infertility Laws to ban human cloning could have an impact on treatments for infertile couples. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199801/09_smiths_cloning/?refid=0 Fri, 09 Jan 1998 12:00:00 -0600 The Fertility Race: From Barren to Infertile Stephen Smith's ongoing documentary on the social implications of infertility and the advanced reproductive techniques designed to correct the problem. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199711/20_smiths_fertility/?refid=0 Thu, 20 Nov 1997 12:00:00 -0600 Dreaming Awake Narcolepsy affects a quarter of a million Americans. Learn what it's like to suffer from this deceptive disease, and visit a kennel of narcoleptic dogs where scientists unravel the mysteries of sleep. Site includes movies and audio. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199709/02_smiths_narcolepsy/?refid=0 Tue, 02 Sep 1997 12:00:00 -0500 Working Nights Learn about our "circadian rhythms" - the human body's instinctive urge to sleep at night - and hear how sleep researchers and night-shift workers are trying to thwart them. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199706/05_smiths_nights/?refid=0 Thu, 05 Jun 1997 12:00:00 -0500 Buffalo Bill's Cowboy Band Mike Masterson, a professor of music in Powell, Wyoming, has recreated the repetoire of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. Stephen Smith reports. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199705/20_smiths_buffalobill/?refid=0 Tue, 20 May 1997 12:00:00 -0500 Frances Densmore: Song Catcher Movies, audio, and a Web magic lantern show pull you into the life and work of Frances Densmore whose monumental collection of Native American music from the early 20th century has been deemed a national treasure. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199702/01_smiths_densmore/?refid=0 Sat, 01 Feb 1997 12:00:00 -0600 Shaped-Note Singing A Southern tradition brims with life in the Twin Cities. Hear the sounds of shaped-note singing in this special feature. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199612/01_smiths_shapenote/?refid=0 Sun, 01 Dec 1996 12:00:00 -0600 Face of Mercy, Face of Hate Follow a trail of clues through war-ravaged Sarajevo with journalist Michael Montgomery as he unravels the true story of how the war in Bosnia claimed a friend's life. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199609/08_smiths_bosnia/?refid=0 Sun, 08 Sep 1996 12:00:00 -0500