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Friday, July 7, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • SPJPage One Awards
    They're called the "Page One Awards," but they're given out annually to some of the best Minnesota journalism in all formats: newspapers, TV, radio and the Web. The Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists hands out the awards. This year's list contains more than 300 examples of some of the best journalistic work from all across then state.6:19 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Britain Comes to a Halt, Recalling July 7
    One year ago, four suicide bombers blew themselves up in London. They hit three subway trains and one bus, killing 52 people. Commemorations were held today at the sites of the bombings, and in a London park. The country also observed two minutes of silence. We listen to sounds from July 7, 2005.
  • Muslims Report Distrust After July 7 Bombings
    It has been a year since the bombs exploded on three underground trains and a bus in London, killing 52 and injuring hundreds. Police say the blasts were set off by four suicide bombers, members of Britain's Muslim community who had no known ties to international terrorists. Since the blasts, British Muslims say they have been treated with anger and suspicion, and that the whole community is being blamed for the actions of four individuals.
  • U.S. Transit Authorities Work on Security
    The July 7, 2005, attacks on the London transit system was a wakeup call to metropolitan systems around the world. In the United States, steps to improve transit security have included a Florida conference to instruct transit workers on suspicious situations. And in Baltimore, Md., the federal government has tested a new system to detect explosives residue on the hands of subway ticket purchasers.
  • France, Italy Hold Nations' Hopes in Final
    Robert Siegel talks with ESPN soccer commentator Seamus Malin about the final games of the 2006 World Cup. Germany will play Portugal on Saturday for third place, and France and Italy will compete for the trophy on Sunday.
  • Refreshingly Old School: Pimms Cup
    With Wimbledon wrapping up this weekend we take a look at the beverage most associated with the event: the Pimms Cup. Michele speaks with Martin Joyce, director of catering for Wimbledon, about what's in the drink -- and why it pairs so well with watching tennis.
  • Inside Baghdad's Overflowing Central Morgue
    Baghdad's accelerating murder rate is overwhelming the city's main morgue. There are too many bodies and more coming in every day. Last month, 1,600 bodies were received; the month before, 1,400. NPR's Jamie Tarabay reports.
  • Tallying the Body Count in Iraq Since 2003
    Michele Norris talks with Hamit Dardagan, co-founder and researcher of the Web site Iraq Body Count. The site, founded just before the 2003 invasion, tracks civilian deaths in Iraq due to the U.S.-led military presence. The count includes deaths caused by coalition as well as insurgent groups.
  • Petroleum Industry Hunts for U.S. Workers
    The oil and gas industry is worried about having enough workers for future expansion in the United States. Petroleum engineering hasn't been a popular profession among young people. Companies are even having trouble finding enough rig workers. But outreach efforts are beginning to pay off a little bit. An industry training center for rig workers is beginning to see a surge in enrollment.
  • 'Scanner Darkly' Looks Odd -- and That's Good
    Director Richard Linklater's adaptation of the Philip K. Dick novel A Scanner Darkly stars Keanu Reeves. It was produced by filming live actors, and rendering the images in a painting-like animation process. Bob Mondello reviews.
  • Why 'Lolita' Remains Shocking, And A Favorite
    Author Bret Anthony Johnston offers his endorsement of the classic. Part of the genius in Vladimir Nabokov's tale of pedophilic love, says Johnston, is that the author makes his readers complicit.

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