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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Cirrus SR22 drone aircraftDrones get crash avoidance tested to improve safety
    Be observant. Don't hit anything. Pilots in the cockpit live by those rules. Take the pilot out of the plane, though, and things get complicated. That's the dilemma aviation researchers face as they navigate the future of unmanned aircraft.5:20 p.m.
  • Yariset Rodriguez's graduationHigh school graduation a family triumph
    More than 20 percent of Latino students attending public schools in Minneapolis drop out of high school. That's nearly double the overall dropout rate for the district. In this latest installment of our Young Reporters Series, Yariset Rodriguez explains how she stayed in school.5:54 p.m.
  • Duck farmAppetites: Foie gras continues to divide
    You may have noticed or read about a protest by the Animal Rights Coalition against foie gras. MPR News Appetites discusses the controversy of foie gras, which is becoming one of the most divisive debates in the food world.6:23 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Writing A Road Map For Ending Sexual Assault In The Air Force
    Audie Cornish speaks with Maj. Gen. Margaret Woodward, director of the U.S. Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office. She's developing training and other programs to help stop sexual assault in the Air Force.
  • What Missile Shipment Says About Cuba-North Korea Relations
    Many questions are raised by the discovery of missile parts in a North Korean ship coming from Cuba and passing through the Panama Canal. Cuban authorities acknowledge sending the parts, but they do not explain why they are doing business with North Korea. The incident sheds some light on two of the most isolated regimes on the planet and what political and commercial ties may bind them.
  • Newly Discovered Dinosaur Sure Had One 'Supersize Schnoz'
    "Nasutoceratops translates as 'big-nose horned face." Scientists don't know why this Triceratops relative had such a large nose. Take a gander at what they think it looked like.
  • The Likely Story Of A Leaking Water Main
    A water main crisis has been averted in Maryland, but the crumbling of water infrastructure is a common story. How did we get here? Melissa Block speaks with Greg DiLoreto, president of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • 'The Exchange': The Book 'For You'
    Poet Tess Taylor reviews Sophie Cabot Black's book of poems, The Exchange.
  • Liz Cheney Throws Down Challenge To Veteran Republican
    Liz Cheney's campaign to nudge veteran GOP Sen. Mike Enzi into retirement has become an official challenge to his re-nomination. Enzi, 69, has said he is seeking another term. Audie Cornish speaks with NPR's Mara Liasson about the questions Cheney's campaign raises: Will he still run? And what implications does this have for Wyoming, for control of the Senate in 2015 and for women in the Republican Party in the long run?
  • Congress Debates Taking A Step Back From The Mortgage Market
    Lawmakers are trying to figure out how to scale back the outsize role that mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac play in the housing market. A bipartisan Senate proposal would replace Fannie and Freddie with a scaled-down program, while a Republican House proposal would go even further.
  • Doping In Sports: A Story We've Gotten Too Used To?
    The Olympics, baseball, track and cycling, among others, continue to struggle with the problem of doping, despite threat of sanctions. Sports fans are trying to digest news that never quite goes away. Some are wondering if it ever will.
  • Clever Hacks Give Google Glass Many Unintended Powers
    Whether it's facial recognition or snapping photos with a wink of an eye, hackers are proving it's possible to re-engineer Google Glass in a number of creative ways.
  • Helmet Scare Shuts Down Space Walk
    Astronaut Luca Parmitano's helmet malfunctioned during Tuesday's space walk outside the International Space Station. Water built up inside, causing the excursion to be abandoned. Audie Cornish talks with NPR's Geoff Brumfiel about what happened yesterday, how serious it was, and what NASA believes could be the cause of the leak.

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