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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Submerged streets in Waterville, Minn.Flooded Minnesota towns search for the road back to normal
    Skies have been blue, but the damage left by last week's storms and flooding is still creeping up, in cities, small towns and farms. In some parts of the state, nearly half of this year's crops are gone.5:20 p.m.
  • Looking at the damageMinn. geology combined with wet soil is recipe for mudslides
    Satish Gupta, professor at the University of Minnesota's Department of Soil, Water and Climate has his eye on mudslides -- like the one that sent a Mississippi River bank plummeting last week near the University of Minnesota's Fairview Medical Center campus.5:24 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • At Iraq's Largest Oil Refinery, Siege Nears A Complicated Conclusion
    Both ISIS militants and the Iraqi government claim to control the country's largest oil refinery. But NPR's Deborah Amos reports that the rebels have closed in and are negotiating with the beleaguered forces inside.
  • U.S. Faces Challenges In Shoring Up Iraq's Crumbling Military
    U.S. military advisers sent to Iraq to assess the state of the country's military will find an army in far worse shape than the one they left behind in 2011. It lacks troops, training and leadership.
  • For UK Phone-Hacking Case, An End In Acquittal And Conviction
    Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murodoch's newspaper empire in Britain, has been acquitted of phone hacking and other criminal charges. But Andrew Coulson, former editor of a Murdoch-owned tabloid and one-time chief spokesman for Prime Minister David Cameron, was convicted. The verdicts comprise the latest development in a scandal that has touched the heights of British media and politics.
  • A 'Major Shift' In Oversight Of Special Education
    Education Secretary Arne Duncan announces new measures for ensuring that students with disabilities are making progress.
  • New Approaches To Discipline Strive To Keep Kids Out Of Jail
    Teen courts and restorative justice are focused on cutting off the "school-to-prison pipeline."
  • Former Treasury Secretary Finds In Climate Change An Economic Threat
    As secretary of the treasury from 2006 to 2009, Henry Paulson grappled firsthand with the U.S. financial crisis. He says he sees a similar pattern now developing related to climate change: mounting excess, flawed policies and unheeded warnings. For that reason, Paulson is working to convince his fellow Republicans and the American business community that a carbon tax is not only a wise move, but a critical one.
  • In Wyoming, Going Deep To Draw Energy From Coal
    The United States has lots of coal, but most of it is buried far underground. A new method can extract it, but the environmental costs might prove too high for nearby landowners.
  • The Map Of Native American Tribes You've Never Seen Before
    Aaron Carapella couldn't find a map showing the original names and locations of Native American tribes as they existed before contact with Europeans. That's why the Oklahoma man designed his own map.
  • Book Review: 'No Country'
    Alan Cheuse reviews Kalyan Ray's new novel, No Country. It's a family drama that crosses continents and time, from the U.S. to Ireland to India over 150 years.
  • New York Philharmonic's Lead Fiddler Rests His Bow
    Glenn Dicterow became the youngest concertmaster in New York Philharmonic history in 1980, when he was just 31. After spending more than half his life leading the violin section, he says goodbye.

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