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U.S. Muslims on anti-Muslim film and its aftermath

SCPR wanted to know how "The Innocence of Muslims" and violent reactions to the film have affected local Muslims. So they queried Muslims living in Southern California and throughout the United States, who have found themselves not only feeling targeted, but also uncomfortable watching the violent reaction overseas. More at's Multi-American blog.

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Crowdsourcing the truth of election fliers

MPR's new On Message feature asks people to share campaign fliers, ads, robocalls, emails and other campaign materials with the newsroom -- and then MPR fact checks them and finds out who's paying for them. More at

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All we had to do was edit this source’s story

Leatrice Fullerton sent in her story via PIN. After speaking with her, Michigan Radio PIN journalist Sarah Alvarez knew she would be a great candidate for testing out something new: having sources voice and record their own stories. She told an amazing story of what it takes to raise successful kids on a very limited income and with other challenges as well. More at

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Protecting the farm with…llamas?

Concern for security has led one Minnesotan to use an unusual tactic to protect his farm. Ken Kalish deploys guard llamas, both to protect farm animals from predators and to keep tab on strangers. More at, and on YouTube.

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Sikh leader adds context to Wisconsin shooting

Kirtan Singh Khalsa discusses with Patt Morrison the shooting of Sikhs in a Wisconsin temple. Khalsa is a member of the board of directors for Sikh Dharma So Cal and Sikh Darma Worldwide, an international body of Sikhs; he is also a minister at the West Los Angeles Guru Ram Das Ashram. More at