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StoryCorps 400: Still a Superwoman

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Trista Matascastillo speaks with her husband, Army 1st Sergeant Hector Matascastillo, about being sexually assaulted when she was in the Navy.

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PRI's The World

A shy 19-year-old woman disappeared in Minnesota — and resurfaced in Syria

Monday, September 15, 2014

At least one young man from Minnesota has died fighting with ISIS militants in Syria. But who would expect a shy, 19-year-old woman with no job and no passport to attempt the journey there? But that's exactly what happened to one Minneapolis family.

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The Takeaway

Report: Decades of Church Abuse in Twin Cities

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Earlier this month, Pope Francis begged victims of clerical sexual abuse for forgiveness and promised to hold bishops accountable for covering up the scandal. In recent weeks, a year-long investigation from Minnesota Public Radio revealed decades of abuse and cover-up in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Archdiocese. 

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WQXR Blog

Minnesota Orchestra Conductor Osmo Vänskä Resigns

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Minnesota Orchestra conductor Osmo Vänskä resigned Tuesday amid a labor impasse that has dragged on for more than a year as management pushed for deep cuts to musicians' salaries.

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Transportation Nation

Minneapolis Celebrates Marriage Equality With a Rainbow Bridge

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

On Monday, the governor of Minnesota signed the state's Marriage Equality bill into law.  To celebrate, on Tuesday the city of Minneapolis lit up its I-35 bridge in rainbow colors.

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The Takeaway

The Death of American Liberalism?

Monday, May 13, 2013

One of the most traditionally lefty states in the U.S., Minnesota is home to some of America’s biggest liberal household names, including Hubert H. Humphrey, Walter Mondale, Paul Wellstone, and Al Franken. But more recently, we’ve seen decidedly un-liberal people rising through the political ranks in Minnesota like Michelle Bachman and Tim Pawlenty. Is Minnesota a bellwether of the rest of American liberalism as a whole? Ralph Brauer, native Minnesotan and author of the "Strange Death of Liberal America," offers his thoughts.

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On Being

Kevin Kling — The Losses and Laughter We Grow Into [remix]

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Kevin Kling is part funny guy, part poet and playwright, part wise man. Born with a disabled left arm, he lost the use of his right one after a motorcycle accident nearly killed him. He shares his special angle on life's humor and its ruptures — and why w

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On Being

[Unedited] Kevin Kling with Krista Tippett

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Kevin Kling is part funny guy, part poet and playwright, part wise man. Born with a disabled left arm, he lost the use of his right one after a motorcycle accident nearly killed him. He shares his special angle on life's humor and its ruptures — and why w

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Soundcheck

Trampled By Turtles: In Studio

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

A Bluegrass Top 10 hit and critical acclaim are nice – but when you’ve had a stretch of hometown highway named after you? That’s when you know you’ve arrived. Minnesota’s fast-playing bluegrass band Trampled By Turtles join us live in studio with a just-released album called "Stars and Satellites," and to tell us about the newly christened "Trampled By Turtles Trail." (Pilgrims, take note: it’s on I-35 between Minneapolis and Duluth).

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Strangers

Abdi Hussein: Coming to America

Thursday, April 05, 2012

An immigrant story about the humor and heartbreak of trying to fit in, the difference one person can make, and about Abdi's ultimate triumph.

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The Takeaway

Ojibwe Language Thrives in Minnesota

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A small town in Minnesota is trying to make a big change. The people of Bemidji, Minnesota are building bridges between the white and the Native communities by making the signs in public buildings and many businesses both in Ojibwe and English

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The Takeaway

What's the Difference Between a Caucus and a Primary?

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

On Tuesday, Colorado and Minnesota will hold their Republican caucuses, either confirming or casting doubt onto Mitt Romney's lead. But why some states hold caucuses instead of primaries — or in the case of Missouri, use both — in order to determine how many delegates they'll send to a party's national convention is largely a matter of taste.

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It's A Free Country ®

House Races to Watch: Ideological Battle over Bachmann's Neighboring Minn. District

Friday, August 26, 2011

Minnesota's 3rd Congressional District, which encompasses the wealthy suburbs west of Minneapolis, should be competitive. Political strategists have often rated the district a tossup, but Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen has managed to keep the district in Republican hands following the 2008 retirement of moderate Rep. Jim Ramstad, even winning by double digits in 2010.

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It's A Free Country ®

House Races to Watch: Candidates Line up to Challenge Minn. Tea Party Freshmen

Friday, August 19, 2011

Despite a courts-driven redistricting plan that could drastically reshape Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District, candidates are lining up to challenge freshman Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack.

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The Takeaway

Minnesota Ends 20-Day Government Shutdown

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Minnesota's state government is poised to re-open after an almost three-week shutdown.  Lawmakers agreed late in the night on a budget. It could mean some 22,000 state workers will return to work as soon as Thursday, and ends a political impasse between Democrat Governor Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders. So what's in the deal, and how will it affect taxpayers? 

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The Takeaway

On Day 12 of Minnesota State Shutdown, Some Residents Losing Patience

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

It's day twelve of the Minnesota government shutdown, now the longest state government shutdown in U.S. history. On the first of July, after Minnesota's Democratic Governor Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders failed to enact a new budget, the state sent home 22,000 state workers and closed 66 state parks. All but the most essential services were put on pause. Even the websites are closed.

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The Takeaway

Minnesota Shutdown Affecting Local Businesses

Monday, July 04, 2011

State Legislators in Minnesota failed to agree on a budget last week causing massive disruption to services and the closure of many parks, public spaces and July 4th events organized over the holiday weekend. This includes the Minnesota Racing Commission, which governs race tracks in the state – forcing them to close for one of their busiest weekends of the year.

 

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The Takeaway

When Will State Budget Stallers Step Into Line?

Thursday, June 30, 2011

New York has balanced its budget, and California finally shed its reputation as a fiscal laggard, reaching its budget on time for the first time in years. But other states are not on similar paths. In Minnesota, if the Democratic governor and Republican-led legislature cannot agree on a budget by midnight tonight, all nonessential services will shut down, including state parks—dire news, ahead of the July 4 weekend. So why is it taking so long? And what can we learn from states that have already settled their books? 

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The Takeaway

Bachmann and Pawlenty Eye the Oval Office

Friday, March 25, 2011

Republicans in Minnesota are buzzing this week, after speculation that Tea Party star and Republican congresswoman from Minnesota, Michele Bachmann may be planning an exploratory committee for a potential 2012 presidential run. This comes just days after former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty announced his own committee. Minnesota’s Republican Party chairman Tony Sutton is calling the potential pool of top tier GOP candidates from in his state, “an embarrassment of the riches.” How might the two candidates fare in a national bid? 

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It's A Free Country ®

Presenting Pawlenty, or 'T-Paw'

Thursday, January 13, 2011

WNYC
My desire to cut spending and reduce the size and role of government is not driven by polls or a series of check marks on a scorecard of how to win an election. I've simply had enough with the growth of government. And I'm not alone. People all over America have had enough, too.

Tim Pawlenty, former Governor of Minnesota, from his book Courage to Stand: An American Story

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