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Monday, April 17, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Dalai LamaDalai Lama speaks of compassion
    THe Dalai Lama spoke at the Mayo Clinic today. He said compassion for oneself and others were keys to a healthy body and a healthy society.5:17 p.m.
  • Health News Review helps consumers evaluate medical reporting
    As the U.S. population ages, Americans are seeing more and more news coverage of new drugs and medical treatments. Some medical stories are better than others and a new Minnesota-based Web site tries to separate the best health reporting from the worst.5:21 p.m.
  • Nicole BoswellEducators say some Indian children being left behind
    American Indian educators say high rates of truancy and culturally biased tests make it difficult to meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act.5:48 p.m.
  • Trial of second man accused in Sackett killing continues
    Testimony continues Tuesday in the murder trial of a second man accused of killing a St. Paul police officer nearly 36 years ago.5:55 p.m.
  • NPR's Michele NorrisMichele Norris discusses Minnesota roots
    Michele Norris, cohost of NPR's All Things Considered, grew up in Minnesota and returned this week to deliver a lecture to journalism students at the University of Minnesota, where she got her own start in journalism. She talked to MPR's Tom Crann about life at National Public Radio and her career in media.6:19 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Suicide Bomber Kills Nine in Tel Aviv
    A Palestinian suicide bomber strikes in the heart of Tel Aviv, killing nine people and wounding more than 50. Islamic Jihad has claimed responsibility. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the attack. A Hamas official called it "self defense."
  • Baghdad Residents Take Up Civil Duties
    An increasing number of Baghdad residents are forming neighborhood-watch groups, pooling money for security, and even fixing their own sidewalks. Many residents of two neighborhoods see the government as incapable of offering service or security.
  • Rumsfeld, a Man With a Plan
    NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr says that the current dustup over the competence of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld underlines what can happen when ideologues manage a war.
  • Report: Two Duke Players Indicted on Assault
    Two members of the Duke University lacrosse team were named in sealed indictments handed down form a Durham, N.C., grand jury, according to reports. The charges stem from a night in March, when a dancer at a house party thrown by team members told police she was sexually assaulted by three men.
  • Supreme Court Hears Workplace Retaliation Case
    The Supreme Court hears arguments related to employees being punished after making discrimination complaints. The case of a worker suspended without pay for more than a month could define the circumstances under which an employee who charges discrimination can also sue for retaliation.
  • China's President Hu Jintao to Talk Business in U.S.
    Chinese President Hu Jintao travels to the United States on Tuesday. He'll visit with Microsoft founder Bill Gates and other leaders in the Seattle area before heading to Washington, D.C., to meet with President Bush. The Chinese president's trip puts Jintao into the spotlight after years of working behind the scenes.
  • Khan! The Rock Opera
    Rock opera, the tradition that has thrived since its early days of the Who's Tommy and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar, now embraces another likely figure: Genghis Khan. The show blends throat singing with heavy metal.
  • 'Now You See It': The Comedy of Harry Shearer
    Versatile writer, actor and comedian Harry Shearer talks about his new DVD, which compiles some of his funniest material from the 1980s. He talks about his sketches -- and how much he enjoys satirizing network television news anchors.
  • New Breast Cancer Drug Has Fewer Side Effects
    A newer drug, raloxifene, prevents breast cancer in older, high-risk women just as well as today's standby, tamoxifen -- but with fewer side effects, the National Cancer Institute announced Monday.
  • Prosecutors Grill Skilling on Enron Debacle
    Federal prosecutors begin their cross-examination of former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling over his role in the collapse of the company. The government accuses Skilling of orchestrating fraud and conspiracy that led to one of the largest bankruptcies in U.S. history.

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