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Monday, July 14, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • SwingingCircus of the young
    This summer, St. Paul will have its own Cirque du Soleil-style production. For more than a decade, Circus Juventas has trained hundreds of young people of all ages each year to do sophisticated acrobatics and choreography.5:24 p.m.
  • Author Lin Enger'Hamlet' with a northwoods twist
    Lin Enger's new novel, "Undiscovered Country," explores the effect of a northern Minnesota man's apparent suicide on his family. The story is a reworking of the themes in "Hamlet."5:50 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Wall Street Responds To Government Housing Fix
    Shares of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac closed down more than 5 percent on Monday in response to the government's proposals to help rescue the companies. The Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve offered lifelines to the two quasi-governmental companies.
  • Fannie, Freddie Critics Say Warnings Were Ignored
    Critics of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac say the mortgage giants are too big and far too willing to take risks. They also say the companies have too close a relationship with Washington lawmakers, and that the entities shielded themselves from tighter regulation.
  • Turkish Cleric Tops List Of Intellectuals
    When the votes came in for Prospect magazine's list of the top 100 public intellectuals, at No. 1 was Turkish Sufi cleric Fethullah Gulen. Prospect Magazine editor Tom Nuttall says Gulen's global network of supporters propelled him to the top spot.
  • Sudan's President Charged With Genocide In Darfur
    The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor has filed charges of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity against Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir. The prosecutor requested an arrest warrant for Bashir.
  • Italy Plans To Fingerprint Roma
    Italy is moving ahead with plans to fingerprint the country's Roma, or gypsy, people. The government says the fingerprinting is necessary to fight crime, identify illegal immigrants and protect Roma children from exploitation. The plan has critics.
  • Budweiser Sale Leaves A Thirst For Bygone Days
    Budweiser is perhaps the best-known American beer. Now that Belgian brewer InBev has snatched up the iconic brand's St. Louis-based maker, Anheuser-Busch, some people in the company's hometown are wondering what's next.
  • Cost Of Popcorn Spikes
    The cost of popcorn is up. A movie theater owner in Ohio says he pays 50 percent more for a bag of popcorn than he did in early 2008. Farmers say fertilizer costs are up. And a popcorn maker in Indiana is looking to cut costs.
  • Brooklyn Store Celebrates The Art Of Graffiti
    Alphabeta, a new art supply store that sells cans of spray paint and provides a space for graffiti artists to showcase their work, has only been open for three weeks. But one New York councilman is already seeing red.
  • The Roots: 'Rising Down' May Be Their Best Yet
    The new album from the Philadelphia hip-hop band The Roots contains verses from the perspective of a child soldier in Sierra Leone, a campus shooter in America, and those in the grip of addictions. Rising Down may be the group's best album.
  • Nervous IndyMac Customers Seek To Pull Funds
    Customers are lining up to withdraw their money from IndyMac, the failed bank taken over by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation late Friday. It reopened Monday as IndyMac Federal Bank. The FDIC says depositors have nothing to worry about.

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