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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Returning to educationFrom high school to higher education
    In Minnesota, high schools and colleges are talking about ways to make the transition to higher education in the state easier.4:50 p.m.
  • Sen. Larry PogemillerSenate committee sinks measure for environmental, cultural funds
    Despite its high-powered sponsor and an army of vocal supporters, a constitutional amendment that would set aside sales tax money for environmental and cultural purposes suffered a defeat Tuesday in a Senate committee.5:20 p.m.
  • Flynn and NienstedtNew Ulm bishop chosen to succeed Harry Flynn
    Bishop John Nienstedt, who currently heads the Diocese of New Ulm, will succeed Archbishop Harry Flynn of St. Paul and Minneapolis when Flynn retires next year at the age of 75.5:24 p.m.
  • Walter MosleyWalter Mosley's advice
    Mosley's newest book features no characters, no unsolved murders, jury trials or plot of any kind. This time, the novelist says, it's your turn.6:15 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Panel Focuses on Tillman, Lynch Combat Reports
    The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform holds a hearing on misleading information from the battlefield. The focus is on two cases: former Army Pfc. Jessica Lynch, and Army Ranger and former NFL star Pat Tillman, who was killed by friendly fire.
  • Jihadists Behind Attack That Killed Nine Soldiers
    An Iraqi jihadist group is claiming responsibility for one of the deadliest suicide attacks against U.S. troops in more than a year. The victims were all from the Army's 82nd airborne division, based at Fort Bragg, N.C.
  • Veteran Soldiers, Guardsmen Cut Careers Short
    With experienced military officers and sergeants opting to end their careers early, Pentagon officials are now considering new bonuses and incentives to persuade them to stay. The Pentagon says the active-duty Army and the National Guard are exceeding their overall recruiting goals.
  • Rapes, Abuse High for Indigenous U.S. Women
    Native American women and Alaska Native women suffer disproportionately high levels of sexual assault compared with other women in the United States. They're also the least likely to receive justice, according to a report from Amnesty International. Aid workers say most of the abusers are not Native American men.
  • California Condor Lays Egg in Northern Mexico
    For the first time in more than 70 years, an egg laid by North America's largest flying bird — the California Condor — has been found outside the United States.
  • Cost of New Warheads Faulted in Tough Review
    The Bush administration's plan for a new set of nuclear warheads to replace the aging ones in the U.S. stockpile received a tough review today from some outside experts, who criticized the plan's cost. The group included some top scientists and three former directors of laboratories that design nuclear weapons.
  • Student Loan Abuses Have Roots in 1965 Law
    The House is preparing to hear testimony about New York's investigation into the student-loan industry, even as the U.S. Education Department plans to address the issue. But there are signs that abuses in the student-loan industry stem from the laws that are meant to govern it.
  • 2005 Law Made Student Loans More Lucrative
    The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act was enacted in 2005 to include private student loans as one of the 10 debts that can't be forgiven. An industry analyst says that the rule means lenders have no risk, making student loans a very lucrative business.
  • At MOMA, a Multi-Ton Moving Day
    The Museum of Modern Art is setting up a Richard Serra retrospective — which means getting his immense steel structures into the building.
  • Rock Shots: Behind the Bands, Behind the Lens
    Tom Wright traveled as a road manager with the Rolling Stones, the Faces, the Who and other bands from the late '60s through the early '80s. But Wright is also a photographer — so while he was collecting indelible experiences in those decades, he was also collecting extraordinary images.

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