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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Seibel escorted from Rice County CourthouseShattuck-St. Mary's former teachers claim Seibel's alleged sexual abuse of students known, not reported
    A former Shattuck-St. Mary's teacher appears in court this week in Faribault to face charges of sexual abuse. Lynn Seibel is accused of abusing six male students at the Faribault boarding school from 1999 to 2003. The school claims it knew nothing of the alleged crimes. An MPR News investigation shows several teachers did know about some of Seibel's behavior but failed to tell police. The insular nature of the private boarding school is one reason the former teacher gained access to children, and school officials took few steps to prevent the alleged abuse.3:35 p.m.
  • Shattuck-St. Mary's SchoolShattuck-St. Mary's victims silent on abuse, until one was charged with his own crime
    Shattuck-St. Mary's is a private Episcopal school with about 400 middle and high school students. Given the school's national reputation as a hockey powerhouse, as well as a general reluctance among victims of sexual abuse to talk about their past, the six victims listed in court documents might be the only ones who come forward. And for those six, the process for some has involved finally realizing that they were victims of sexual abuse, investigators said.3:44 p.m.
  • Lynn SeibelLynn Seibel: Chronology of alleged abuse at Shattuck-St. Mary's
    The following is a timeline of the events that led to Lynn Seibel being charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct related to his alleged actions while teaching at Shattuck-St. Mary's, a private boarding school in Faribault, Minn.3:48 p.m.
  • Waiting in lineGun control bills differ on universal background checks
    The gun control debate continues this week at the Capitol with a DFL legislator planning to introduce a bill that will not include universal background checks for gun sales.4:54 p.m.
  • Minn. picks up 12K jobs in Jan.
    Minnesota's employers added about 12,000 new jobs in January, which helped put the state's job market 90 percent of the way back to pre-recession levels.5:20 p.m.
  • Seibel escorted from Rice County CourthouseShattuck-St. Mary's former teachers claim Seibel's alleged sexual abuse of students known, not reported
    A former Shattuck-St. Mary's teacher appears in court this week in Faribault to face charges of sexual abuse. Lynn Seibel is accused of abusing six male students at the Faribault boarding school from 1999 to 2003. The school claims it knew nothing of the alleged crimes. An MPR News investigation shows several teachers did know about some of Seibel's behavior but failed to tell police. The insular nature of the private boarding school is one reason the former teacher gained access to children, and school officials took few steps to prevent the alleged abuse.5:35 p.m.
  • Shattuck-St. Mary's SchoolShattuck-St. Mary's victims silent on abuse, until one was charged with his own crime
    Shattuck-St. Mary's is a private Episcopal school with about 400 middle and high school students. Given the school's national reputation as a hockey powerhouse, as well as a general reluctance among victims of sexual abuse to talk about their past, the six victims listed in court documents might be the only ones who come forward. And for those six, the process for some has involved finally realizing that they were victims of sexual abuse, investigators said.5:44 p.m.
  • Lynn SeibelLynn Seibel: Chronology of alleged abuse at Shattuck-St. Mary's
    The following is a timeline of the events that led to Lynn Seibel being charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct related to his alleged actions while teaching at Shattuck-St. Mary's, a private boarding school in Faribault, Minn.5:48 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Infections With 'Nightmare Bacteria' Are On The Rise In U.S. Hospitals
    Federal health officials warned that a dangerous group of superbugs has become increasingly common in hospitals. The bacteria are said to be resistant to virtually all antibiotics.
  • To Combat 'Superbugs,' Hospitals Boost Disinfection Techniques
    With the rise in superbug occurrences at hospitals, Audie Cornish talks with Tara Palmore, deputy hospital epidemiologist and infectious disease physician at the National Institutes of Health, about how healthcare facilities are changing practices to help stem the spread of the drug-resistant bacteria.
  • Kerry: We're Trying To Offer Syrian President A Rational Choice
    Secretary of State John Kerry is wrapping up his first official overseas trip to Europe and the Middle East. He's shifted U.S. policy on Syria, offering direct assistance to the opposition coalition and non-lethal aid to fighters. He's also offered Egypt's Islamist government $190 million to avert a budget crisis and he's warning Iran that talks can't go on indefinitely.
  • Lithium Ion Battery Makers Have Trouble Marketing Them After Boeing Incidents
    Federal stimulus money has helped cut the high cost of lithium-ion batteries, but not nearly enough to make electric cars affordable. Now there's an abundance of advanced battery manufacturers and not enough major companies to buy them. Many plants in the United States, South Korean, Japan and China that got government subsidies aren't producing many batteries, if at all. Three years ago Michigan's governor touted the state as the new battery capital of the world. There were five new advanced battery plants in the works, all of which were to get major tax breaks and some federal grants. But most of these plans have not worked out.
  • Dreamliner's Battery Woes A Deja Vu Moment For Aviation Industry
    Lithium-ion batteries sparked a crisis for Boeing's Dreamliner 787 — but the crisis is not an unprecedented one. Four decades ago, a very similar transition to new battery technology in airplanes yielded similar problems. Audie Cornish describes what happened then — and what lessons might be learned as lithium-ion batteries become the next generation that power planes.
  • Jeb Bush May Have Changed His Mind On Immigration With 2016 Bid In Sight
    When former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush got to work on his new book on immigration, he was expected to be out in front of his party urging a broader conversation with Hispanics and more open legislation. After all, he had previously supported a pathway to citizenship for immigrants here illegally. Instead, it's fellow Florida Republican Marco Rubio in the lead, and Bush who's explaining an apparent reversal on the issue of citizenship. Both are likely candidates for president in 2016.
  • Born In Sierra Leone, Young Woman Documents Her Final Steps On Path To Citizenship
    Becoming a citizen was a long path for Veralyn Williams. She came to the U.S. from Africa as an infant, and found as a teen, she couldn't even get a job at a fast food restaurant. This is the final chapter in her journey to citizenship.
  • Posthumous Pardon For Heavyweight Boxer Jack Johnson A Bipartisan Effort
    Democratic Senators Harry Reid and Mo Cowan have joined Republicans John McCain and Representative Peter King to call for the pardon of former heavyweight boxing champ Jack Johnson. He was the first black fighter to win that title, in 1908. Another win in 1910 sparked race riots nationwide, and his relationships with white women only added to the controversy. He was convicted of taking women across state lines for "immoral purpose." Audie Cornish has more.
  • Hamid's How-To For Success, 'Filthy Rich' In Irony
    Mohsin Hamid's How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia presents itself as a how-to manual for success in South Asia. The story of a street urchin's corrupt path to prosperity, the novel puts critic Alan Cheuse in mind of that quintessential American story of an unscrupulous striver, The Great Gatsby.
  • For This Pair Of Clowns, 'Old Hats' Means New Laughs
    Theatrical clowning duo Bill Irwin and David Shiner haven't shared the spotlight onstage since the late 1990s. Now, with a collaborative theater project running at off-Broadway's Signature Theatre, they bring their zany brand of participatory slapstick to a new generation.

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