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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Lauri BarberDayton's income tax draws complaints, praise from state's top earners
    A key source of revenue in the Minnesota's freshly minted budget is a new higher income tax rate that the top 2 percent of earners will pay. The tax increase moves the top rate from nearly 8 percent to 9.85 percent.3:44 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.
  • Looking into the legal questions that could emerge from fatal rock slide
    The rock slide that killed two children at a regional park on Wednesday could have legal reverberations.5:20 p.m.
  • MemorialSchool, students cope with tragic loss
    It was a tough Thursday for students and teachers at Peter Hobart Elementary as they dealt with the loss of two students who died in a landslide during a field trip the previous day.5:25 p.m.
  • Lauri BarberDayton's income tax draws complaints, praise from state's top earners
    A key source of revenue in the Minnesota's freshly minted budget is a new higher income tax rate that the top 2 percent of earners will pay. The tax increase moves the top rate from nearly 8 percent to 9.85 percent.5:46 p.m.
  • Gov. Mark DaytonGov. Dayton vetoes portion of Legacy bill
    Two outdoor projects in the Legacy bill passed by the Legislature have been line-item vetoed by Gov. Mark Dayton: one which provides funding for habitat in the metro area and the other which targets aquatic invasive species. The governor says he responded to citizen pressure to drop funding for the two items.5:50 p.m.
  • The Minnesota CapitolFive major Minnesota businesses benefiting from tax breaks and government aid
    Several big companies that plan to expand existing operations or start new ones in Minnesota got a big financial lift from the state's lawmakers in the legislative session that ended this week. Here's a brief look at the taxpayer funds for each.5:54 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Four Arrested After British Soldier Hacked To Death In London
    The two men charged with killing a British soldier in south London on Wednesday were apparently on a government watch list, raising questions about why authorities were unable to prevent the attack.
  • One Of London Attack Suspects Had Troubled Past
    Robert Siegel speaks with Sandra Laville, crime correspondent for The Guardian, about what's known about the suspect in the Woolwich attack in London on Wednesday.
  • Obama Pledges To Be More Transparent About Drone Program
    In a major speech on counterterrorism on Thursday, President Obama said the war on terror has changed and U.S. policy must be adjusted. He promised to be more forthcoming about the government's targeted killing program for terrorism suspects, and said he was open to talking to Congress about ways to review the use of weaponized drones. Carrie Johnson talks to Melissa Block about the evolving drone policy.
  • 'Lunch Lady' Author Helps Students Draw Their Own Heroes
    Can you imagine your own superhero? That's the question author and illustrator Jarrett Krosoczka posed to kids on a recent afternoon at a school in Washington, D.C. Krosoczka also described how he overcame a difficult childhood to become the author of the beloved Lunch Lady series.
  • Abortion Opponents Try to Spin Murder Case Into Legislation
    Abortion opponents are hoping the recent murder conviction of Pennsylvania abortion provider Kermit Gosnell will lead to more scrutiny of second trimester abortions. They're working on a bill that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy — nationwide.
  • Health Officials Decry Texas' Snubbing Of Medicaid Billions
    The state is turning down an estimated $100 billion in federal funds that would have paid for health care coverage for more than 1 million poor Texans. For Gov. Rick Perry and the state's Republican-dominated Legislature, the potential appearance of supporting "Obamacare" was too much.
  • Okla. Family Must Rebuild Tornado-Damaged Home A Second Time
    In Moore, Okla., cleanup continues from Monday's tornado. One family is debating what to do next. The tornado destroyed the Phillips' home that they built after the 1999 tornado destroyed their previous one.
  • Inside A Tart Cherry Revival: 'Somebody Needs To Do This!'
    The revival is partly based on the humble sour fruit's growing reputation as a superfood. And in Michigan, a scientist is on a quest to introduce a whole new world of hardier, tastier tart cherries by breeding American trees with ancestral varieties from Eastern Europe.
  • Georges Moustaki, Who Wrote Songs For Edith Piaf, Dies
    One of France's most beloved songwriters, Moustaki died Thursday in Nice after a long illness. He was known for infusing French song with sounds from around the world.
  • Obama Details Plan To Pull Back From 'War On Terror'
    President Obama laid out his counterterrorism plans, including his policy on the use of drones, at a major speech at the National Defense University on Thursday.

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