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Friday, July 27, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • One of Willow River's most famous residentsFilm revives 'larger than life' Wild Bill Cooper
    A new documentary explores the life and mystery of "Wild Bill" Cooper of Willow River, Minn., the famous snowmobiler and infamous criminal. He disappeared more than 30 years ago and hasn't been seen since.4:50 p.m.
  • Turkey barnDrought squeezes livestock producers
    More than half the United States is in drought, including parts of southern and western Minnesota. But even in areas where there's been enough rain, the dry weather is causing severe financial pain in Minnesota's $6 billion dollar livestock industry.5:20 p.m.
  • Chippewa National ForestState, federal forest managers deal with aftermath of blowdown
    Along the south shore of Cass Lake, clean-up efforts continue from the storms that ripped across northern Minnesota, with state, federal and county forest managers trying to determine how best to clean up the trees scattered across miles and miles of public lands.5:24 p.m.
  • Cube CriticsThe Cube Critics: 'Step Up Revolution,' 'Farewell, My Queen' and 'The Watch'
    On the discussion docket today, movies about the flash mob phenomenon, a neighborhood watch group fighting off aliens, and what the early days of the French Revolution were like.6:25 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • U.S. Economy Continued To Slow In Second Quarter
    The economy grew by an annual rate of 1.5 percent in the second quarter. A weakening job market caused consumers to curb spending just as recession in Europe worsens and China's growth rate levels off.
  • Week In Politics: Mitt Romney In Europe
    Audie Cornish speaks with regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss Mitt Romney's trip to Europe.
  • LCD Price-Fixing Ends With Historic Settlement
    A federal judge in San Francisco has given preliminary approval to a multi-million dollar settlement in a class action lawsuit over the cost of LCD screens and monitors. The plaintiffs claim that companies selling liquid crystal displays during the 1990s and 2000s set prices artificially high. Once the judge grants final approval in the price fixing case, consumers will be able to collect.
  • Battle For Syria's Largest City Draws Closer
    Syrian troops and anti-government rebels are gearing up for what could be a decisive battle for the country's commercial center. Government tanks and helicopter gunships are bombarding parts of Aleppo where the rebels are firmly entrenched. So far, government forces have not moved to re-take the city but analysts fear an offensive is imminent.
  • Syrian Rebels Heavily Manage Their Message
    Just like the Syrian government, the rebels in one besieged Syrian town are in the business of message control. They're trying to depict themselves in a sympathetic light and say they are protecting the remaining civilians. But if the rebels weren't there, would the government be targeting the town in the first place? (This piece initially aired July 27, 2012, on Morning Edition.)
  • Rebirth: From Millionaire To Prisoner To Pastor
    Vernon Jackson thought his telecommunications invention would bring him wealth and success. But his dealings with a corrupt congressman eventually landed him in prison. He has since emerged from prison, reinvented as a man of faith.
  • One White Buffalo To Get Sacred Name; Death Of Another Still Stirs Anger
    In Connecticut, the birth of what's thought to be a rare white bison is drawing Native Americans to a sacred ceremony. But in Texas, no one has yet been arrested in the May killing of another such animal and there's anger over the pace of the investigation.
  • CNN's President Steps Down Amid Poor Ratings
    Jim Walton, head of CNN Worldwide, has announced he will step down at the end of the year.
  • The Race To Create A Music Superlabel Still Faces Hurdles
    A proposed merger between EMI and Universal is drawing the scrutiny of regulators in the U.S. and Europe.
  • Opening Ceremony Kicks Off London's Olympics
    The opening ceremony of the London Olympics was on Friday. Howard Berkes took in the show and joins Robert Siegel to preview the upcoming sporting events.

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