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Monday, May 5, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Lee and Will'Son of Rambow' director enhances his childhood memories
    When Garth Jennings and Nick Goldsmith made the movie "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" a couple of years ago, they set aside the film the really wanted to make, "Son of Rambow." Now after being a hit at Sundance, the film is about to open in Minnesota.4:50 p.m.
  • Star Tribune denies reports it is near bankruptcy
    The Star Tribune is denying a story in yesterday morning's New York Post that it is close to bankruptcy.5:20 p.m.
  • Garlic mustardTasty invasives
    The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary in Minneapolis is asking for public help to get rid of an invasive plant.5:24 p.m.
  • Losing her homeFrom 35th Street to Wall Street: Anatomy of a foreclosure
    Tomorrow, a Minneapolis woman is scheduled to lose her home. Faith Burns has been told to be out of her house. The bank says she's fallen behind on her monthly mortgage payments and is foreclosing on her. We traced the path of Faith Burns' mortgage to Wall Street.5:35 p.m.
  • In The Loop - Story Slam: real estate
    MPR's In The Loop invited Twin Cities storytellers for a real estate-inspired open-mic. Minneapolis resident Lucie Amundson brings her experience in the sagging market to the crowd at the Bedlam Theater in Minneapolis.6:24 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Cyclone Kills Thousands in Myanmar
    Myanmar's foreign minister says the death toll from a devastating cyclone that hit Saturday could reach more than 10,000. The storm knocked out electricity to the country's largest city and left hundreds of thousands of people homeless.
  • Countries Meet to Pledge Support for Sudan
    Donor countries are meeting in Oslo this week to promise aid for southern Sudan — the part of the country emerging from a 20-year civil war. Aid workers say the area is not getting the attention it needs.
  • A Look Ahead to the Indiana Primary
    Indiana political analyst Brian Howey talks about which voters are likely to back which candidate in Tuesday's Democratic primary. Indiana weighs in on the race between Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on the same day as North Carolina.
  • Yahoo Stock Falls After Microsoft Deal Collapses
    Yahoo shares fell sharply on Monday, the first day of trading after news that Microsoft had pulled its $44 billion offer for the company. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer refused Yahoo's demand for a better deal.
  • Why Did Yahoo Refuse Microsoft?
    Yahoo fended off the merger deal offered by Microsoft. But why? Robert Hof, the Silicon Valley bureau chief of BusinessWeek, gives a sense of Yahoo's corporate health.
  • Russia's Relations with West Chilled Under Putin
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has used his country's vast energy wealth to return Moscow to the world stage during his eight years in office. But instead of integrating with the West, as some had hoped, the Kremlin has made its mark by opposing Western policy.
  • Iran's Dissident Crackdown Sparks Exiles' Fears
    An Iranian government crackdown on dissidents is raising fears among the large community of Iranian exiles, who worry they too could be targeted. Some say the Islamic republic is ratcheting up the pressure by threatening political opponents living overseas — even in the United States.
  • Three Famed Novelists Weave Exhilarating Tales
    Three renowned women writers have books of fiction out this spring, and each one asks the reader to take a leap of imagination. The resulting novels, says reviewer Alan Cheuse, are a thrill and a privilege to read.
  • Letters: Women Presidents, Coots
    Listeners comment on Friday's show, sending their thoughts on a Julia Louis-Dreyfus ad and on coots — the birds, not the people.
  • CBS Tries Comedy-Crime Crossover
    CBS is crossing over its sitcom Two and a Half Men with the procedural crime drama CSI. The shows aren't just going to share actors and storylines: Comedy writers are working on CSI, and Two and a Half Men is being written by CSI vets.

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