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Monday, January 29, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Merger target?Northwest looks to the airport for financial help
    Since Northwest Airlines entered bankruptcy, the company has squeezed more than $1 billion in concessions out of its suppliers, workers and lenders. Now it's the Twin Cities airport's turn. The stakes involve almost $250 million, and the airline's Twin Cities hub and headquarters.4:49 p.m.
  • Sen. Norm ColemanIraq War vets group opens nationwide fight against troop buildup
    A group of Iraq War veterans is launching a national TV ad campaign arguing that politicians who fail to oppose a troop buildup in Iraq "don't support the troops." The group is targeting Republican U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman of Minnesota.4:54 p.m.
  • Gray wolfFeds plan to remove gray wolf from endangered list
    It's official: the gray wolf is no longer considered threatened or endangered in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan. But controversy about wolves is likely to continue for years to come.5:50 p.m.
  • The man without a mask
    National Hockey League goalie Lorne "Gump" Worsley has died. He tended goal for 21 years in the NHL, spending his last four seasons in Minnesota. The 77-year-old Hall of Famer died Friday, after suffering from a heart attack last week. To tell us more about the man without a mask is Lou Nanne, the former Minnesota North Stars player and general manager.5:54 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • President Bush, Part 1: The Job in Iraq
    President Bush sits down with NPR's Juan Williams for his first broadcast interview since the State of the Union.
  • Father Drinan, Vietnam War Critic, Dies at 86
    The first Catholic priest to be elected to Congress has died. Father Robert Drinan was a Vietnam War critic who served for 10 years in the House, until Pope John Paul II ordered him to chose between Congress and the priesthood. Drinan was 86.
  • Palestinian Suicide Bomber Kills Three in Israel
    A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up today in the southern Israeli city of Eilat, killing three Israelis and wounding several others. The bombing comes days before the Bush administration hosts a meeting of the "quartet" of Middle East peacemakers: the U.S., Russia, European Union and U.N.
  • Perspective on U.S. Middle East Policy
    Robert Siegel talks with Michael B. Oren, author of Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East: 1776 to the Present. The book is about the history of America's political, military, and intellectual involvement in the Middle East.
  • Barbaro Is Euthanized After Latest Surgery
    Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro has been euthanized after new setbacks in the attempt to save the colt's life after a broken hind leg ended his career in the Preakness Stakes race in May. Barbaro, who was 4 years old, received an outpouring of public support and interest after his injury.
  • The Life and Death of an Old Tree
    Commentator Julie Zickefoose remembers an old beech tree in the Appalachian foothills of Ohio.
  • President Bush, Part 2: Domestic Issues
    President Bush sits down with NPR's Juan Williams for his first broadcast interview since the State of the Union. They discuss the environment, health care, the federal budget and the quality of intelligence coming out of Iran.
  • Saudi King Warns Iran to Stay Out of Iraq
    Over the weekend, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia warned that Iran is not only interfering in Iraqi affairs, but is attempting to spread Shiite Islam in the majority-Sunni Middle East. The Saudi king told a Kuwaiti newspaper that he warned an Iranian envoy that Iran's actions are endangering the gulf.
  • Ari Fleischer Disputes Libby's Account at Trial
    In testimony Monday, former White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said that former White House aide Lewis Libby spoke of CIA operative Valerie Plame before the date that Libby had told investigators. Libby is accused of perjury in the outing of Plame, the wife of a prominent war critic.
  • University Failures Threaten Iraq's Professionals
    Iraq's Ministry of Education says that only 30 percent of Iraq's students are currently attending classes, the lowest level since U.S. troops invaded Iraq four years ago. The universities, which are directly linked to Iraq's future, are on the verge of collapse.

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