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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Gorilla ForestComo Zoo gorillas explore new enclosure
    A new $11 million expansion at the Como Zoo will give visitors a new look at one of the zoo's key attractions: a new home for a group of seven gorillas, six of them new to Minnesota.3:50 p.m.
  • AsparagusAppetites: Stars of the spring harvest
    It's been a slow start to the growing season, but now we're in the swing of things at farmers markets around the region. Two stars of the spring harvest are asparagus and morel mushrooms.3:54 p.m.
  • Hopkins High SchoolHopkins High School black students' suspensions, charges dismissed
    The Hopkins School District and an attorney for two students who were suspended and charged with misdemeanors this spring have reached an agreement.5:20 p.m.
  • Law enforcement personnelIn leaving abusive situations, women should seek help
    Advocates for victims of domestic abuse say most women leave bad situations safely, but the threat of violence escalates when a separation is imminent. In cases where there has been a pattern of abuse, a break-up can be dangerous.5:24 p.m.
  • Gorilla ForestComo Zoo gorillas explore new enclosure
    A new $11 million expansion at the Como Zoo will give visitors a new look at one of the zoo's key attractions: a new home for a group of seven gorillas, six of them new to Minnesota.5:51 p.m.
  • AsparagusAppetites: Stars of the spring harvest
    It's been a slow start to the growing season, but now we're in the swing of things at farmers markets around the region. Two stars of the spring harvest are asparagus and morel mushrooms.6:25 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama Picks Rice As Next National Security Adviser
    President Obama has selected Susan Rice to take over as White House national security adviser as Tom Donilon steps down after four years. The president is nominating former aide Samantha Power to fill Rice's position as U.S. ambassador to the U.N.
  • What Obama's Picks Say About His Foreign Policy
    President Obama has selected trusted advisers Susan Rice and Samantha Power for key foreign policy positions. Rice has been under fire for her characterization of the attack last year in Benghazi. She withdrew her name for consideration as secretary of state after Senate Republicans threatened to block her possible nomination. Audie Cornish talks with NPR's Mara Liasson about the political calculations behind the president's picks.
  • The Cliburn Competition After Van
    Founded in 1962, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition continues this year without the presence of its iconic namesake. But organizers and contestants believe the contest — as well as its high standards and ability to boost careers — will remain.
  • Tiny, Ancient Tree-Dweller Was One Of Earth's Earliest Primates
    About 55 million years ago, a teacup-sized critter in China was helping to pave the way for apes and humans. This insect eater had fingernails and stereo vision, a newly published analysis of a fossil suggests. And it weighed just 1 ounce.
  • MLB Investigates Star Players In Drug Probe
    NPR's Tom Goldman talks to Robert Siegel about the possible suspensions of up to 20 Major League Baseball players for their connection to a South Florida lab that allegedly provided performance-enhancing drugs to athletes.
  • Largest Municipal Bankruptcy In U.S. Nears End
    Lawyers for Jefferson County, Alabama, and its creditors have reached a deal to end what is the largest municipal government bankruptcy in U.S. history. Both sides were in court earlier Wednesday to hash out the details.
  • Big Apple Debates Storm Prep As Hurricane Season Begins
    As hurricane season begins, New Yorkers are debating how to protect the city's 520 miles of coastline from major storms and rising sea levels. One camp favors giant offshore barriers to divert storm surge. The other says barriers are too expensive and too risky. They argue New York must learn to live with water by making streets, subways and buildings more resilient to flooding.
  • Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi Walks Fine Line In Her New Role
    The Myanmar opposition leader is being criticized for cooperating with the former military rulers who kept her under house arrest for nearly two decades. But supporters say she is trying to show she has what it takes to lead the nation.
  • 'The Greatest Songs You've Never Heard,' Rescued From History
    Three for a Song is a performing trio with a love for the 1930s, during which some of the greatest songwriters who ever lived wrote music that would enter the canon of American popular song. But the group has recently added a quirk to its repertoire: performing songs that were never popular.
  • Rebels Lose Key Town To Syrian Forces
    Syrian troops and Hezbollah militants have recaptured the town of Qusair. The town near the Lebanese border had been under rebel control for more than a year. Rebel commanders confirm that their forces have retreated to two villages north of the town. Kelly McEvers

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