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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • PlayingThe Face of Hunger: Migrant workers in southern Minn.
    One in 10 Minnesotans struggles at times to get enough food -- the reasons vary from from place to place. MPR News is travelling the state this summer to see why people are going hungry in an occasional series, "The Face of Hunger." In the first installment, we visit migrant workers in southern Minnesota who struggle to get enough food, even as they prepare the food we eat.3:50 p.m.
  • Damaged homeSBA tornado loan center opens in north Minneapolis
    A temporary help center opened Tuesday in north Minneapolis to assist tornado victims who want to apply for federal loans.4:54 p.m.
  • Dayton in St. CloudIn St. Cloud, Dayton lays out budget impasse, shutdown
    Gov. Mark Dayton said he feels emboldened about his stand on the state budget after a Tuesday morning forum in St. Cloud, in which state residents and workers urged the governor and Republican leaders to compromise.5:20 p.m.
  • State parks shutdownShutdown is mixed bag for tourism industry
    Minnesota's tourism industry is projected to lose millions of dollars for every week that state government remains shut down. But gauging the impact on tourism-related businesses depends on whom you ask.5:24 p.m.
  • PlayingThe Face of Hunger: Migrant workers in southern Minn.
    One in 10 Minnesotans struggles at times to get enough food -- the reasons vary from from place to place. MPR News is travelling the state this summer to see why people are going hungry in an occasional series, "The Face of Hunger." In the first installment, we visit migrant workers in southern Minnesota who struggle to get enough food, even as they prepare the food we eat.5:51 p.m.
  • Bertha TrevinoPhotos: Migrant workers in Minn. struggle with hunger
    Migrant workers travel hundreds of miles every summer to work in farm fields and processing plants of Montgomery, a small town in southern Minnesota. When they first arrive, many struggle to get enough to eat.5:57 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • What The 'New Normal' Means For Americans
    What exactly does it mean to be living in an economy with 2 percent growth instead of 3 percent growth? We can look forward to an even higher unemployment rate, smaller incomes and increasing government budget issues.
  • Italy Faces Its Own Financial Woes
    Over the past couple of days, stocks in Italy have fallen. Interest rates on Italian bonds have risen. And, generally, sentences that used to include the phrase "Greece, Portugal and maybe Spain" now include a founding member of the European Union.What are the problems with Italy — and what are the Italians doing about it? Robert Siegel speaks to Roben Farzad, senior writer for Bloomberg Business Week, about Italy's financial woes.
  • Obama Cracks Down On Medical Marijuana
    Public support for the medical use of marijuana is rising, but the Obama administration has begun lashing out against the drug. The Justice Department has warned that dispensaries aren't immune from prosecution, even in states where medical use is legal.
  • China's Secretive Army Opens Door For U.S.'s Mullen
    The visiting chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff watched an anti-terrorism exercise and flashy displays of fighter jets. But he also heard criticism of U.S. military spending from his counterpart, as the two countries work to repair tense relations.
  • Book Review: 'Partitions'
    The novel Partitions by Amit Majmudar is set in the chaotic period when the newly independent India is rent into two countries, India and Pakistan — one Hindu-dominated the other Muslim.
  • Libyan Rebels, Regime Put Attention On Gharyan
    Gharyan, just 55 miles south of Tripoli, is a prime objective of rebels in the country's western mountains. The government says the city is firmly on the side of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, but many residents have reportedly left, and the real extent of government support is unclear.
  • Expat Pair Among Libyan Rebels Fighting For Zawiya
    Rebel commanders say one of their objectives is the city of Zawiya, the site of a major oil refinery. But for some fighters, the battle is about much more than a refinery. The rebel force includes many who were chased out of the city by Gadhafi's forces, as well as a father and son who traveled from Pennsylvania.
  • At Teen's Trial, Bullying Of Gays In Focus
    Three years ago, 15-year-old Lawrence King was shot in a Southern California classroom. Now, his accused murderer's trial is bringing national attention to the issue of gay bullying.
  • TV Continues To Cash In On Pawn Show Popularity
    NBC's It's Worth What? is the latest in more than a dozen television shows that deal with antique appraisal. Commentator Andrew Wallenstein considers the fascination that's been fueling the trend.
  • Amina Alaoui: Swirling Sounds From Spain And Morocco
    On her new album, the singer mines the rich musical pasts of two Mediterranean countries.

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