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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Art HoundsArt Hounds
    Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside their own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on in local arts.4:49 p.m.
  • PawlentyPawlenty strikes down Minn. health care bill
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Thursday vetoed a Health and Human Services spending bill, saying it had too many cost increases.5:15 p.m.
  • Minnesota isn't alone when it comes to budget crises
    With a $3 billion deficit, Minnesota faces a budget predicament common among the nation's states.5:20 p.m.
  • Lorie Skjerven GildeaGildea named to take Magnuson's place on high court
    Supreme Court Justice Lorie Skjerven Gildea was named Thursday as the new chief justice of the state's high court, replacing Chief Justice Eric Magnuson who is stepping down.5:44 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • FBI Launches 3-State Raids In Times Square Probe
    Federal agents conducted raids in three Northeastern states on Thursday, in connection with the attempted bombing in Times Square. Michele Norris talks to NPR's Dina Temple-Raston, who has the latest on the raids and the case.
  • Investigation Into Banks, Securities Widens
    New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is investigating how Wall Street managed to get excellent credit ratings on the junk-filled CDOs it sold to investors. Cuomo has subpoenaed documents from eight banks. Meanwhile, the SEC appears to be broadening its investigation of the way Wall Street sold mortgage-backed securities. J.P. Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and UBS have all been added to the list of banks under scrutiny. Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Jim Zarroli.
  • For Greece, Breaking The 'Orbital Pull Of Stupid'
    Greece won't be able to get its debt under control until it has a fiscal epiphany, according to a personal finance guru. Even with a massive bailout by Europe and the IMF, Greece will still be spending more than it earns, Dave Ramsey says.
  • Life On An American Campus In The UAE
    The United Arab Emirates has attracted a slew of U.S. schools that are eager to scoop students who want an American degree. Michigan State in Dubai has about 100 students who come from all over South Asia and the Arab world. And in Abu Dhabi, an NYU outpost could change the definition of an overseas campus.
  • Lessons From Britain's New Government
    NPR Senior News Analyst Dan Schorr reflects on the formation of a new government in the United Kingdom, and what the rest of the world can learn from the British.
  • Renegade Army General Shot In Thailand
    New York Times correspondent Thomas Fuller was interviewing Gen. Khattiya Sawasdiphol, known as "Seh Daeng," when he was shot in the head. Robert Siegel talks to Fuller about the shooting and Seh Daeng, a Thai officer accused of leading a paramilitary force among the anti-government group called the Red Shirts.
  • Minnesota, Tribe Battle Over Fishing
    In Minnesota, a Native American tribe and the state government are about to battle over a century-old fishing treaty. Some members of Leech Lake and White Earth Ojibwe say they plan to fish a day before the Minnesota walleye and northern pike seasons begin. Tribe members hope to spark a legal battle over the state's fishing and wildlife rules.
  • Minn. Fishing Season May Be Biggest In Decades
    Michele Norris talks to John Wetrosky, a former fishing guide in Pine River, Minn., about the opening of the fishing season -- possibly the biggest opener in decades.
  • Letters: Nashville's Flooded Music Scene
    Listeners respond to a story about musical instruments destroyed in recent flooding in Nashville. Robert Siegel and Michele Norris read from listeners' e-mails.
  • 'Amelia': An Opera And A Goodbye
    The war in Vietnam left its mark on a generation of Americans, including poet and librettist Gardner McFall. Her opera, Amelia, is her chance to say goodbye to her father, who was killed during the war. Amelia is now onstage at Seattle Opera.

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