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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • FBI to investigate gang strike force
    Minnesota Public Safety Commissioner Michael Campion said the credibility of the Metro Gang Strike Force has "been called into question" after an audit found lax bookkeeping at the strike force.5:20 p.m.
  • General MotorsMinnesota GM dealers brace for bankruptcy
    As bankruptcy looms for auto giant General Motors, GM dealers in Minnesota are wondering what the company's financial collapse would mean for them.5:24 p.m.
  • CSI: MiamiMayo says 'CSI,' other shows a public health risk
    Who is more likely to kill you? If you believe what you see on TV shows like "CSI," it would be a stranger, and that has researchers at the Mayo Clinic concerned.5:54 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • GM Heads Toward Bankruptcy
    A slimmed down and possibly healthier version of Chrysler could emerge soon after a key bankruptcy court hearing in New York. The carmaker's bankruptcy is moving quickly. And as Chrysler appears on its way out of bankruptcy, General Motors could be on the way in.
  • GM Workers Likely To OK Deal With Automaker
    General Motors has a tentative restructuring plan with the United Auto Workers union that would give a union trust fund up to 20 percent of GM's stock in exchange for concessions. Most UAW members appear likely to hold their noses and ratify the agreement.
  • In Calif., Gay Marriage Fight Moves To Next Round
    The California Supreme Court's ruling upholding the voter-approved ban on marriage is not the final word. A lawsuit filed Wednesday seeks to challenge Proposition 8 in federal court. Still others are trying to take another crack at the ballot box.
  • Youth Killings Reach Crisis Level In Chicago
    At least 36 Chicago Public School students have been killed this school year; most died from gunshots. Community leaders say violence has reached a crisis level, and many blame gangs. One pastor is flying a flag upside down at a Catholic church to signal a call for help.
  • Littell's Novel Transcends Genre
    It happens to the best of them, seasoned thriller writers taking it upon themselves to write a novel that extends the boundaries of the genre as a way of making a bolder, larger statement about life in the writer's time. Robert Littell's new novel, The Stalin Epigram, happens to be one of those books.
  • Somaliland Struggles For Recognition
    Somaliland has called itself an independent republic since the 1990s. But the rest of the world calls it the northern region of Somalia. The more than 3 million Somalilanders have their own president, their own Parliament and their own passports. They now want the rest of the world to show them a little respect.
  • World Has Few Options Left On North Korea
    NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr remarks on the growing concern about North Korea's nuclear program. Pyongyang announced it had conducted an underground nuclear test Monday. It has also launched several missile tests this week.
  • Freed Journalist Saberi To Be Interviewed
    On Thursday's All Things Considered, Melissa Block has an exclusive interview with Roxana Saberi, the Iranian-American journalist who has recently returned to the U.S. after being imprisoned in Iran for 100 days on charges of espionage.
  • Songwriter Billy Kelly: 'People Really Like Milk'
    It's been a rough spring — what with the ongoing financial crisis, H1N1 flu and auto-industry restructuring — so it's been easy to dwell on the negative. But Billy Kelly's children's song focuses on what people like: fire trucks, Chewbacca and Uncle Sam stilt walkers.
  • Study: Glowing Monkeys Pass On Gene To Babies
    For the first time, scientists in Japan have shown that monkeys genetically engineered to glow green can pass on this trait to their offspring. This means scientists are closer to breeding monkeys that carry human disease genes, which could be useful in medical research.

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