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Friday, April 6, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Boreal owlMinnesota wildlife threatened by global warming
    Experts say global warming could have a profound effect on Minnesota wildlife. Dry spells and rising temperatures could be a disaster for Minnesota wildlife from ducks, to moose, to owls.4:44 p.m.
  • Mike FarrellMike Farrell: Actor to activist
    Actor Mike Farrell is best known for his portrayal of B.J. Hunnicutt on the long-running TV show, M*A*S*H. But for years, he's been making a name for himself as an advocate for human rights.4:50 p.m.
  • Federal courthouseResignations in U.S. attorney's office "troubling"
    Minnesota's U.S. Attorney, Rachel Paulose, says she supports the resignations of her top three senior attorneys, who stepped down Thursday from their management positions. Observers called the situation troubling, and unusual.5:20 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • U.N. Climate Report Predicts Droughts, Flooding
    The U.N. scientific panel is stark in its depiction of what's in store for the planet: flooding, droughts and extinctions. And the scientists warn the world's poor will be hit hardest.
  • March Job Figures Stronger Than Anticipated
    Job growth surpassed expectations in March despite high energy prices and the real estate slump. Employers added 180,000 new jobs, the unemployment rate fell to 4.4 percent and worker paychecks grew.
  • California Takes Laid-Back Approach to Gas Prices
    The price of gas averages more than $2.50 nationally and runs more than $3 per gallon in California. But folks in California have learned that it's really difficult to make changes in gas consumption. So they suck it up and pay more for gas.
  • Matthew Dowd, Turning Sour on Bush
    Matthew Dowd, the chief strategist for President Bush's 2004 campaign, stunned many by telling The New York Times he has lost faith in the president and feels it is time to withdraw troops from Iraq.
  • Drug Czar Blasted for Lack of Leadership
    John Walters is the public face of the drug war, the nation's drug czar. But many activists blame Walters for a lack of leadership, and experts are concerned that the war on terrorism has pushed the war on drugs off the nation's radar.
  • Making the Case for Legalizing Marijuana
    As founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, Ethan Nadelmann is pursuing alternatives to the war on drugs. He is keenly aware of the many ojections to legalizing street drugs. But is marijuana a special case?
  • Director Jake Kasdan on 'The TV Set'
    The TV Set is actually Jake Kasdan's latest movie project. It pokes fun at how networks create the fall TV lineup. Kasdan talks about the film and some of his past work ... including his short-lived career as a child actor.
  • Pelosi Defends 'Message' of Middle East Trip
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi talks about the Middle East tour that drew criticism from the White House. She met Wednesday with President Assad of Syria and Thursday with a Saudi advisory council.
  • British Sailors Recount Captivity in Iran
    Some of the 15 British sailors and marines freed after nearly two weeks captivity in Iran speak publicly about their experiences and their statements about allegedly entering Iranian waters.
  • Absences at Intel Center Raise Questions
    For the past four months, military intelligence officers were absent from the National Counter-Terrorism Center (NCTC). It's supposed to be a clearinghouse for data gathered by 16 agencies. What happened?

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