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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Lake WinnipegRed River pollution threatening Lake Winnipeg
    Pollution from the Red River is threatening the wildlife and economies that rely on Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba -- the tenth-largest freshwater lake in the world.3:51 p.m.
  • Gimli Harbor boardwalkSlideshow: Red River pollution's impact on Lake Winnipeg
    Pollution from the Red River is threatening both the economies and wildlife that depend on Lake Winnipeg. Canadian researchers have been tracking the impact of that pollution.3:52 p.m.
  • 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.4:44 p.m.
  • Report: Minnesota women still earn less than men with the same jobs
    A new report shows wide disparities still exist for women in Minnesota when it comes to income, leadership positions, economic status, and health.4:52 p.m.
  • Erlinder in Rwandan courtRwanda court grants medical bail to Erlinder
    A Rwandan judge granted St. Paul attorney Peter Erlinder's appeal to be released on bail today, citing humanitarian reasons. Erlinder's family expects him to return to the U.S. as early as Sunday to seek medical treatment.5:18 p.m.
  • Raw dairy productsState widens raw milk investigation
    The state's raw milk investigation apparently has expanded beyond the farm linked to an E. coli outbreak that sickened eight people.5:23 p.m.
  • Lake WinnipegRed River pollution threatening Lake Winnipeg
    Pollution from the Red River is threatening the wildlife and economies that rely on Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba -- the tenth-largest freshwater lake in the world.5:50 p.m.
  • Gimli Harbor boardwalkSlideshow: Red River pollution's impact on Lake Winnipeg
    Pollution from the Red River is threatening both the economies and wildlife that depend on Lake Winnipeg. Canadian researchers have been tracking the impact of that pollution.5:51 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • U.S. Hopes To Win Afghan Trust, Village By Village
    The mission of Green Berets in a village outside Kandahar is a long, slow effort to persuade Afghans to side with the government and not the Taliban. Recently, the American troops met with some small success. It's part of the major U.S. military operation in the Taliban stronghold.
  • Planet Money: Avoiding Government Oversight
    Regulators often get bested by the powerful vested interests they oversee. It doesn't matter whether it's oil, mining or banking. Companies figure out ways to avoid government oversight. There's even a name for it -- "regulatory capture."
  • Execution By Firing Squad Will Be First In 14 Years
    In less than 1 hour, a five-man team of executioners is scheduled to take aim at death-row inmate Ronnie Lee Gardner, who has evaded the death chamber for 25 years. Thirty-five states allow the death penalty, but death by firing squad remains an option only in Utah. A Utah historian says the reason this method of execution exists is rooted in the state's history as a Mormon sanctuary.
  • Letters: A Decade Of Living With Alzheimer's
    Listeners respond to our update on writer Tom DeBaggio, who was diagnosed with early on-set Alzheimer's disease 11 years ago. Melissa Block and Michele Norris read from listeners' e-mails.
  • Oil Imperils Native American Town, And Way Of Life
    Grand Bayou, a tiny Native American fishing village in the vast wetlands south of New Orleans, managed to survive Hurricane Katrina. But now oil menaces this community, which has revolved around seafood for centuries.
  • Oil Industry: Integral To Louisiana Culture And Economy For Decades
    Mark Davis says the industry has been important since before the first offshore oil rig was drilled, in 1947.
  • Story Collections Reviewed: 'The Spot,' 'If I Loved You'
    Alan Cheuse reviews two new collections of stories: The Spot by David Means and If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This by Robin Black.
  • Looking Back At Another Celtics-Lakers Game 7
    The Lakers and Celtics face each other in Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Thursday in Los Angeles. Melissa Block talks to Celtics great Kevin McHale about the last time the two teams faced each other in a Game 7 -- back in 1984. McHale is now an analyst for NBA TV.
  • The Spin: Ibiza's Hit Is David Guetta's 'Gettin' Over'
    People from all over flock to the island of Ibiza for the beaches, the sunsets, the whitewashed villages and especially the nightlife. All summer, Ibiza is home to some of the the world's top DJs. One of the biggest is David Guetta, who says he opens his legendary Thursday-night parties with his song "Gettin' Over."
  • Lawmakers Grill BP Oil Executive
    BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward testified before a House panel on Thursday. He told lawmakers he was "deeply sorry" for the catastrophe in the Gulf, while lawmakers accused the company of ignoring problems at the Deepwater Horizon rig.

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