Minnesota Public Radio features by Mary Stucky http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=70 en-us Copyright 2014 Minnesota Public Radio Sat, 27 Dec 2014 16:20:46 -0600 Minnesota Public Radio features by Mary Stucky http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Blackburn goes to Cuba Composer Philip Blackburn is about to leave for Cuba, to bask in the hot sounds of that island's legendary music. Blackburn is on a mission: he wants to create a sound portrait of Cuba and hunt out undiscovered musical talent. http://minnesota.publicradio.orghttp://www.mprnews.org/story/2004/02/20_blackburn?refid=0 Fri, 20 Feb 2004 07:00:00 -0600 An Afghan journey War can bring big changes. Ghafar Lakanwal speaks five languages and holds a PhD. He is the former head of Afghanistan's U.N. delegation. Now he lives in the Twin Cities and runs two restaurants. Lakanwal says the story of his life contains a lesson for Americans. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/03/14_ap_lakanwal/?refid=0 Fri, 14 Mar 2003 05:30:00 -0600 Forbidden art from Iraq Minneapolis artist Meg Novak broke federal law last summer when she smuggled 40 paintings out of Iraq and into the U.S. Novak calls it an act of civil disobedience, defying the sanctions forbidding trade with Iraq. Now the paintings are about to be displayed in a Minneapolis gallery. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2003/02/06_kerre_babylongallery/?refid=0 Thu, 06 Feb 2003 11:00:00 -0600 No shortage of hunger The largest, and longest running study of hunger in America shows last year nearly half of the people using food-shelves were working, many at full time jobs. With the economy in recession, Second Harvest officials are braced for an unprecedented need for emergency food. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200112/28_stuckym_hunger/?refid=0 Fri, 28 Dec 2001 12:00:00 -0600 Mizna The country's only literary journal with writing by Arab Americans is published in Minneapolis. It's called Mizna, an Arabic word for desert cloud, a symbol of shelter and hope. Mizna's editors hope the journal will create understanding across cultures. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200112/07_stuckeym_mizna/?refid=0 Fri, 07 Dec 2001 12:00:00 -0600 Sept. 11 aftershock reaches Minnesota's Hispanics Since Sept. 11, the U.S. economy has weakened. Layoffs and job cutbacks have hit Hispanic workers especially hard. That's because so many immigrants work in the industries most affected - food service, hotels and airports. With layoffs and other scares like anthrax, some Hispanic immigrants are going home. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200111/14_stuckym_latinos/?refid=0 Wed, 14 Nov 2001 12:00:00 -0600 Cuba's Lessons for Minnesota Agriculture There's a new revolution on the island nation of Cuba; this time in the production of food. The collapse of the Soviet Union forced Cuba to turn to small-scale organic farming and urban gardens. This dramatic agricultural transformation is unparalleled in the world today. American agricultural experts, including some Minnesotans, are taking notice. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200104/11_stuckym_cuba/?refid=0 Wed, 11 Apr 2001 12:00:00 -0500 Gateway to a New Image On Sunday at the University of Minnesota, the doors of a new $45 million alumni building will be thrown open to the public for the first time. The McNamara Alumni Center on the site of the old Memorial Stadium is architecturally ambitious. While the building is not to everyone's taste, it's designed to create a new image for the university. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200002/11_stuckym_alumni/?refid=0 Fri, 11 Feb 2000 12:00:00 -0600 Heading Off Tragedy One of the more spectacular moves in soccer is the "header," where a player soars in the air to smack the ball into the net with a well-placed nod of the head. In recent months, there has been rising concern among soccer parents caused by reports heading may damage young brains. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199909/09_stuckym_helmets/?refid=0 Thu, 09 Sep 1999 12:00:00 -0500 Jesse the Movie What does it take to silence Jesse Ventura? How about an unauthorized movie about his life? http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199905/21_stuckym_jessemovie/?refid=0 Fri, 21 May 1999 12:00:00 -0500 60 Years of Modern Design With a new exhibition of his work and book about his life, it's a big week for Ralph Rapson. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199903/26_stuckym_rapson/?refid=0 Fri, 26 Mar 1999 12:00:00 -0600 A Mind in Flames (News Feature) http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199902/18_stuckym_mind/?refid=0 Thu, 18 Feb 1999 12:00:00 -0600 Writer Finds Inspiration in Local Landmark Author's writing environment proves as important as what's written. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199807/27_stuckym_broiler/?refid=0 Mon, 27 Jul 1998 12:00:00 -0500 Seeking a Role for Religion in Public Life While some try bring more moral and spiritual thought into the public domain, others believe there's enough present already. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199804/29_stuckym_public/?refid=0 Wed, 29 Apr 1998 12:00:00 -0500 Children and Spirituality Even the very young seek answers to spiritual and moral questions, whether or not they are from religious families. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199804/28_stuckym_children/?refid=0 Tue, 28 Apr 1998 12:00:00 -0500 Thousands Congregate in New Megachurches Grace Church in Edina is a local example of a national trend towards large, nondenominational congregations. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199804/16_stuckym_megachurch/?refid=0 Thu, 16 Apr 1998 12:00:00 -0500 The Search for Meaning The quests of today's spiritual seekers reflect the nature of life in the 1990s. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199804/09_stuckym_meaning/?refid=0 Thu, 09 Apr 1998 12:00:00 -0500 An Artist's Tour of Minneapolis Murals Maryland artist William Cochran found lots to like in a tour of Minneapolis murals. Eavesdrop on his commentary about the local wall-art scene. http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/199709/24_stuckym_mural/?refid=0 Wed, 24 Sep 1997 12:00:00 -0500