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Friday, June 16, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • The singersThree women create musical memoirs in "Songstories"
    As bestseller lists will attest, the memoir is an extremely popular way for writers to delve into their personal lives and create an interesting read at the same time. Three Twin Cities writers are taking the form in a more audible direction by bringing it off the pages and into the studio. Their new CD, "Songstories," consists of what they call "audio memoirs" accompanied by songs sung by the women themselves.4:38 p.m.
  • Crosstown/I-35W projectNo takers on Crosstown highway reconstruction
    There's another delay in relieving congestion on Minnesota's biggest traffic bottleneck. Minnesota Department of Transportation officials said Friday construction on the Crosstown interchange in south Minneapolis and Richfield, scheduled to start this summer, has been put off indefinitely.5:07 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • House Rancor Leads to No Timetable on Iraq
    An emotional House debate on the war in Iraq concludes with passage of a Republican-drafted resolution. In a 256-153 vote, 42 Democrats crossed party lines to approve a document that rejects a set date for withdrawing U.S. troops from the conflict.
  • Report: Multiple Failures to Report Haditha Deaths
    Three groups of U.S. military personnel who visited the scene of a U.S. Marine engagement that left 24 Iraqi civilians dead failed to report the incident up the chain of command, according to an Army general's new report.
  • Hamas, Fatah, Jockey in Gaza and West Bank
    Tension is mounting between Hamas and Fatah in the West Bank and Gaza. Palestinians fear there is no way to stop the slide toward civil war.
  • The Life of an 'American Taliban' in a U.S. Jail
    Michele Norris talks with Tom Junod, whose article about John Walker Lindh appears in the July issue of Esquire magazine. Junod focuses on what Lindh's life is like in prison, where he is serving a 20-year sentence.
  • Soweto 1976: An Audio History
    Thirty years ago, the uprising of a group of schoolchildren forever changed South Africa's history. What began as a protest against a government education policy became a watershed moment in the fight against apartheid.
  • World Cup's First Week: No World Parity
    One week into the month-long World Cup tournament, extremes of soccer are on display: The United States had an abysmal performance against the Czech Republic, while Spain, Argentina, and Ecuador have shown excellence.
  • Singing of the World Cup, Off-Key and Off-Kilter
    The World Cup finals feature soccer that is elegant, powerful and artistic. But the quadrennial tourney holds no guarantees for providing music that matches the magic conducted on the pitch. In fact, some of it could only be filed under "A" for awful.
  • House Removes Jefferson from Influential Panel
    The House, following a recommendation from the Democratic Caucus, voted to remove Rep. William Jefferson from the Ways and Means Committee today. Jefferson, a Louisiana Democrat, has not been officially charged with anything. But the FBI says it has video of him taking bribes.
  • Judge Weighs Return of Rep. Jefferson's Papers
    A federal judge is considering a request by House leaders to return documents taken during a search of Representative William Jefferson's Capitol Hill office. The House leaders objected to the search as a violation of the separation of powers, and made their argument in court.
  • Cook County Chief in Seclusion Since March
    The chief executive of Cook County, Ill., has been neither seen nor heard from publicly since he suffered a severe stroke back in March. John Stroger's family and political allies aren't saying much about the 77-year-old's condition, or if he'll be able to resume his duties and stand for re-election this fall.

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