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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Destroyed homeTornado likely to leave psychological scars
    Counselors say some tornado victims are already dealing with their emotions, but they predict for many others it will be months before they show signs of psychological stress.5:16 p.m.
  • Math studentEd Dept forms 9 centers for science, math teaching
    The Minnesota Department of Education will send hundreds of teachers to school this summer as part of a push to improve science and math education.5:20 p.m.
  • TracksMet Council to vote today on light rail route
    A vote today is expected to settle the question of how the Central Corridor light rail line will wind through the University of Minnesota.5:24 p.m.
  • University Ave.University Avenue: A work in progress
    University Avenue, the route of the Central Corridor light rail line, has a colorful past that is still evolving. We wanted to know how the light rail line might impact University Avenue yet again, so we visited different points along the route to find the answer.5:35 p.m.
  • Witch's Hat in 1935The view from Prospect Park
    The people along University Ave. in St. Paul and Minneapolis were told 25 years ago there was a light rail line in their future. Now with state bonding approved, the Central Corridor line is a step closer to reality. We visited the Prospect Park neighborhood to see how residents there view the project.5:36 p.m.
  • Porky's drive-inThe car culture
    The automobile still rules on University Ave., but it may one day have to share the street with trains -- yet again.5:41 p.m.
  • Prom BallroomAn entertainment destination
    St. Paul's University Ave. has a history as an entertainment destination and a gathering place that changes with the times.5:46 p.m.
  • Shuang HurImmigrants always welcome
    The east end of University Ave. reflects the rich cultural diversity of the people who live and work here, and give this section of the avenue its distinct character. This area is the most ethnically diverse and fastest-growing neighborhood in the city of St. Paul.5:52 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • How Clinton Shifted on Michigan, Florida Delegates
    Sen. Hillary Clinton once supported the Democratic National Committee's decision to punish Michigan and Florida for moving the date of their primaries. Now she says that not counting the votes violates the spirit of the Democratic Party.
  • Political Ads from '527' Groups Get Cold Shoulder
    In recent elections, so-called 527 committees have delivered attack ads without directly involving presidential campaigns. But candidates' reluctance — and legal questions — are getting in the way this time around.
  • NBA, NHL Playoff Fever Warms Detroit
    Detroit has sent two pro sports teams deep into the playoffs: basketball's Pistons and hockey's Red Wings. Jacin Waple, the bartender at Coaches Corner, a downtown Detroit sports bar, sets the scene.
  • Cuban Newspaper Pushes Beyond Party Line
    As Cuba's government allows more debate in the press, one newspaper is rising to the challenge. Although it still faces limitations, Juventud Rebelde is publishing articles criticizing aspects of Cuban society in an unprecedented way.
  • Philly's Black Muslims Increasingly Turn to Polygamy
    Many men in Philadelphia's large orthodox black Muslim community have multiple wives. In one family, the woman found a second wife to help take care of her family while she studied abroad. In another, the wives acknowledge that sharing a husband can be emotionally wrenching.
  • Motley Crue Sells Music Via 'Rock Band' Game
    Last month, the rock band Motley Crue began selling a single off a new album exclusively through the video game "Rock Band" — with great success. It's another new way for the music industry to find paying customers online.
  • Rebuilding Effort Rejected for Picher, Okla.
    Many buildings in Picher, Okla., were targeted for demolition even before a devastating tornado hit the former lead-mining town. Now the government has decided not to rebuild. Picher pharmacy owner Gary Linderman talks about the decision.
  • Earle Hagen's Theme Songs Made TV History
    The man who wrote TV theme songs for The Andy Griffith Show, I Spy and The Mod Squad has died. Earle Hagen, a former big-band trombonist, also wrote the jazz standard "Harlem Nocturne." He was 88.
  • Ex-Press Aide McClellan Blasts Bush on Iraq
    Scott McClellan, who once served as press secretary to President Bush, has written a memoir that accuses the Bush administration of misleading the country on the way to an unnecessary war in Iraq.
  • Shelves Are Full of White House Memoirs
    Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan isn't the first presidential staffer to write a tell-all memoir. Peter Baker, a writer for The New York Times Magazine talks about the phenomenon of the White House memoir.

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