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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Flood watersDuluth, NE Minn. reeling after torrential rains, flooding
    Flash floods, sinkholes that swallow cars and more rain on the way. Duluth this morning is struggling with flooding unseen in decades.5:06 p.m.
  • A couple holds hands showing their weddiPro-marriage amendment group raises $588K since Jan. 1
    Minnesota for Marriage, the primary group backing a state constitutional amendment that would define marriage as between a man and a woman, has raised roughly $588,000 so far this year, according to a new finance report.6:20 p.m.
  • 'Clandestino'The immigration raid that became a play
    Four years ago, immigration authorities raided a kosher slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa. It was one of the largest single roundups in U.S. history, resulting in the arrest of nearly 400 undocumented workers. That event is the focus of a new play.6:25 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Hill Republicans Tight-Lipped On Immigration Change
    In response to President Obama's decision to halt deportation of some young illegal immigrants, Republicans have been quiet about his policy, choosing instead to complain about an abuse of power. They seem to be letting presidential candidate Mitt Romney take the lead on a key issue for Latinos.
  • Economy One Of Biggest Issues For Latino Voters
    President Obama and Mitt Romney are scheduled to address the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials conference in Orlando. Robert Siegel speaks with Arturo Vargas, executive director of the group, about what issues attendees would like to hear about.
  • Program On Ariz. Immigration Part News, Advocacy
    Dozens of Spanish-language radio and TV stations in Arizona have banded together to air a show about the Supreme Court's upcoming decision on the state's controversial immigration law. The half-hour program will air simultaneously Wednesday night.
  • Seattle Forager Inspires Others To Learn About Wild, Forgotten Foods
    A walk in the woods isn't that different from a walk through the produce section of the supermarket for Langdon Cook, an influential Seattle forager, blogger, and home cook. He's dedicated to rekindling interest in forgotten foods.
  • Facing Up To Bullies, Everywhere But On Reality TV
    The fight against bullying has become increasingly high profile over the past couple of years, drawing in many big-name celebrities. But in the world of reality TV, says commentator Eric Deggans, bullying is alive and well as a profitable career move.
  • House Cites Attorney General Holder For Contempt
    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. He is accused of not turning over certain documents related to the flawed gun-trafficking operation known as Fast and Furious. The White House has invoked executive privilege.
  • Bishops Launch 2-Week Campaign Against Health Law
    The effort, dubbed "Fortnight for Freedom," will involve praying, fasting and rallies against what the Catholic bishops call an assault on religious freedom by the Obama administration. But parishioners worry that the movement is splitting the church.
  • Pakistan's 'Burushaski' Language Finds New Relatives
    Robert Siegel talks to professor Ilija Casule of Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. His research shows that a language spoken by about 90,000 people in a remote area of Pakistan is Indo-European in origin. He explains how 20 years of research has tied this isolated group of people to a migration that started in the Balkans and moved East 3,000 years ago.
  • Pizza Coalition Protests Menu Labeling Proposal
    Melissa Block and Robert Siegel explain why a group called the American Pizza Community is meeting with lawmakers Wednesday in Washington, D.C.
  • Sail Into Summer With Novel Picks From Alan Cheuse
    Hang on tight. These five new works of fiction will take you on an exhilarating ride. Brace yourself for a noir he-said-she-said, an R-rated version of Marie Antoinette's life and death, a haunting tale from a back-to-nature commune and Toni Morrison's lush Home.

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