December 2011 Archives

Winds of Change

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Three out of four residents do not have power south of Pasedena, California.

The Santa Ana winds wreaked havoc in California this past week, knocking over power lines, up-rooting trees and warranting 500 emergency calls to be placed.

"It is possibly one the biggest wind disasters of a generation," Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told ABC News.

Footage from David Wright's report shows images of the aftermath that would be hard to imagine otherwise.

"I never in a million years, living here pushing 45, thought that I would see anything like this,"one Temple City resident, whom was not named on camera, said.

Cain Suspends Campaign

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Presidential candidate Herman Cain announced the supsension of his campaign Saturday.

In an even that was supposed to mark the grand opening of Cain's state headquarters in Georgia, Cain surprised supporters with his announcement.

"I'm suspending my campaign," Cain publicly announced, "Because of the continued distractions and continued hurt caused on me and my family."

Peter Alexander's report for MSNBC's Today Show highlights footage from the event and also includes analysis from David Gregory.

"His political support was hollowing out," Gregory said. "So yes, the personal became the political."

Beginning of the End

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Troops, tanks, and weapons have begun to make their way back to the United States.

By December 31 America will end its eight year war Iraq.

"It was very hard to get information, not impossible, but really hard," Anne Barrels NPR war correspondent said."We walked in to the bombing campaign pretty ignorant about the country."

The report weaves the narratives of a war correspondent and an American colonel together to give a broader view on the bombing campaign and the fall of Baghdad.

NPR has broken the war down into event-based segments that will make the topic easier to listen to and easier to understand.

Housing for the Homeless

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There is only one place in Dakota County that helps place 18-24-year-olds in permanent homes.

Lincoln Place houses 24 young adults and counsels them on educational and career goals.

"Where is your heart," Mindy Karris said to Liz Collin, "If you don't have a home?"

Even though there was a glitch in the beginning of the tape, the story brought to light an important issue.

Only 30 percent of need is met f all of the shelters in the Twin Cities are filled to capacity.

Sounds of the Art Hounds

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Black and white are two important colors in art, but local artists are spending time exploring the gray areas.

Chris Robert's theatrical lead for "Art Hounds" pulls the listener in as a thespian reads the first line, and his three interviewees read the following three lines.

"I think you're gonna get pulled into the this romance that is sort of funny and surreal," Lily Troia, the founder of the Invisible Button, said. "Yet, it gets you questioning morality and choices."

Roberts takes stand out quotes from each of his interviewees and ties their narratives together through the use of music.

The goal of Art Hounds to get people interested in what is out there, and I think that it doesn't get more interesting than a story that features a graphic artist, an accordian player, and a play called "How to Cheat."

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