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Friday, January 12, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Lone TwinTwo guys make art on their bikes
    They ride their bikes around the world, and they tell people about it. Two performance artists who call themselves Lone Twin have visited cities around the world -- riding their bikes for hours at a time in those cities, and then turning their experiences into performances.4:50 p.m.
  • Adjutant Gen. Larry ShellitoMilitary turns to high schools for recruits
    The defense department intends to increase new recruitment goals by 92,000 troops a year as part of President Bush's plan to boost troop strength in Iraq.5:20 p.m.
  • Democrats tap Walz for radio address
    Rep. Tim Walz will deliver the Democrats' weekly radio address this weekend. He's a veteran opposed to President Bush's plan to increase the number of U.S. soldiers in Iraq.5:24 p.m.
  • Pawlenty outlines education planPawlenty pledges more school aid, but with strings attached
    Gov. Pawlenty outlined his general proposals for education funding during a speech Friday, acknowledging that school boards need more state money to keep up with rising costs. He also sought to dampen expectations for funding all-day kindergarten statewide.5:50 p.m.
  • Neighborhood newspapers have struggles of their own
    Media Commentator David Brauer tells Tom Crann that even as the Twin Cities major papers struggle under new management, some neighborhood newspapers are stronger than others.5:54 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Senators Debate Troop Boost with Gates and Pace
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace go before the Senate Armed Services Committee to answer lawmakers' questions about President Bush's plan to send 21,500 more troops to Iraq.
  • Week in Review: Bush, Iraq and Congress
    Robert Siegel talks with E.J. Dionne, a columnist for The Washington Post, and David Brooks, columnist for The New York Times. This week's issues: The White House defends its Iraq policy...and the first 100 hours of the Democrats' legislation on Capitol Hill.
  • Indian Police Use 'Truth Serum' in Child Murders
    Police in India have been conducting tests on two men accused in one of the most gruesome cases of serial rape and child murder in the country's history. The tests include administering so-called "narco-analysis" drugs — or, as some put it, "truth serum."
  • Kids and the King Holiday
    Monday is Martin Luther King Day, but celebrations have already begun in Washington, D.C. A group of fourth-graders from Watkins Elementary School stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to recite his "I Have a Dream" speech.
  • Despite Reforms, Scars Remain from Clergy Abuse
    Since the scandal year of 2002, the Catholic church has faced declining membership, financial woes and erosion of moral authority. Reforms have produced mixed results and parishioners are still coping.
  • David Beckham, the New Star in L.A.'s Galaxy
    British soccer superstar David Beckham has signed a five-year deal to play with the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer.
  • It's January, and that Means Newbies in the Gym
    Commentator Aaron Freeman knows that this month, just like every January, his gym is going to fill up with new people, most of them working on their New Year's resolutions to get more exercise. Like all of the other gym regulars, he knows that most of them won't be around by the end of February. But a few of them will become regulars.
  • White House Blames Tepid Response on Details
    Polls taken since President Bush's address to the nation this week show strong resistance to his plan to increase U.S. troop levels in Iraq, fueling opposition to the plan on Capitol Hill. The White House insists that Congress will like the plan better when it sees the details.
  • At Fort Benning, News of Possible Third Tours in Iraq
    Soldiers react to the new Iraq strategy. President Bush visited Fort Benning, Ga., on Thursday to rally the troops. Many of the soldiers based at Fort Benning have been to Iraq before and are going back for their second or third tours.
  • Bush Prods Maliki to Let Baathists Back In
    As part of his new Iraq strategy, President Bush is asking the Iraqi government to review and amend the de-Baathification law that ousted thousands of members of Saddam Hussein's political party from jobs in the government, the army, state corporations, universities and hospitals.

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