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Kenyan Gov’t: 2 Somali-Minnesotans Involved In Mall Attack

In an interview with PBS NewsHour, Kenyan Foreign Minister Amina Mohamad told Margaret Warner about the Minnesota connection with attackers involved in the Kenyan mall attack. Mohamad confirmed that “two or three Americans” and “one Brit” were involved. “From the information we have, [they] are young men about…between maybe 18 and 19…of Somali origin or Arab origin,” Mohamad said. “[They] lived in the U.S. in Minnesota and one other place.” Members of the Twin Cities’ Somali-American community were already concerned when unconfirmed reports of attackers being from Minnesota surfaced on Sunday.

09/23/2013

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Best Local Standup Comics & Comedians From Around MN

A surprisingly large number of comedians call Minnesota their home.

02/25/2013

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Opinion: Big Bird And America Want No Part Of The Big Bird Attack Ad

The Obama campaign’s thinking – or non-thinking – that America will be distracted by Big Bird when there are so many other really important issues involving real people is nothing more than an insult to every Americans’ intelligence.

10/11/2012

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Good Question: Why Do We Pay For Public Television?

No one expected Big Bird to be the breakout star of the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney.

10/04/2012

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Reality Check: The 1st Presidential Debate

It may have been a surprise to some, but the first presidential debate had a great deal of substance.

10/03/2012

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Ownership Of Dylan’s Historic Guitar In Dispute

Bob Dylan and historians at PBS are in a dispute over the whereabouts of an electric guitar that the singer plugged in at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965, quite possibly the most historic single instrument in rock ‘n’ roll.

07/12/2012

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Southdale Amongst ‘10 Buildings That Changed America’

It was the first indoor shopping center in Minnesota — and the United States. For that, the Southdale shopping center has been named one of “10 Buildings That Changed America.”

06/25/2012

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Guthrie’s ‘Pinafore’ Kicks Off PBS Fall Arts Fest

The Guthrie Theater kicks off a new performing arts series on PBS Friday night.

10/13/2011

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Cameras To Capture Guthrie’s ‘Pinafore’ Shows

Cameras will be rolling on some of the Guthrie Theater’s final performances of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “H.M.S. Pinafore.”

08/24/2011

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Lehrer Calls For PBS, NPR To Invest More In News

PBS anchor Jim Lehrer told public broadcasters Tuesday that they must continue to defend their federal funding and raise more money to meet an increasing need for serious journalism as commercial newspapers and broadcasters see declines.

04/26/2011

Michele Tafoya Show: 7/30/10

World Renown Film Maker Ken Burns joins Michele.   He is in town this weekend to watch the Twins, and to discuss his upcoming PBS Mini Series, “THE 10th INNING,” another Chapter in his award winning […]

07/30/2010