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Friday, September 12, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • University of MinnesotaTuition increase included in proposed U budget
    University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks unveiled his budget proposal today, which will ask lawmakers for nearly $150 million in new money. It also calls for a 4.5 percent increase in tuition.5:20 p.m.
  • I-35W bridge constructionWhat does the new I-35W bridge mean to relatives of victims?
    The new I-35W bridge is scheduled to open in days. When it does, there'll be a lot of attention on the structure, and its role as a thoroughfare for thousands of commuters. But what does it mean to relatives of victims?5:23 p.m.
  • Sen. Norm ColemanOpponents say Coleman broke ad disclosure rules
    Republican U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman says his re-election campaign has changed a recently released television commercial to ensure it meets federal requirements. Coleman says the mistake is a non-issue. His opponents disagree.5:50 p.m.
  • Jefferson MemorialHow architect Eero Saarinen shaped America
    Starting this weekend, two major art institutions in Minnesota will showcase the work of an architectural visionary, Eero Saarinen. His buildings, airports, memorials and furnishings reflect the height of ingenuity and innovation of post-war America.5:52 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Effect Of Vice Presidential Candidates Weighed
    The choice of a vice president has rarely affected the outcome of the presidential race. But for the past week, Sarah Palin has been the draw of the Republican ticket so much so that her Democratic opponents often seem flummoxed as to what to do with her.
  • McCain's Poll Lead Analyzed
    New polls show a significant bump for John McCain. E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post says the sky isn't falling for Barack Obama, but it is darker than it was three weeks ago. David Brooks of The New York Times says Democrats shouldn't be worried.
  • At Paralympics, No Short Supply Of Testosterone
    The Summer Olympics ended last month, but Beijing is still playing host to the Paralympics. Associated Press sportswriter Stephen Wade, who is covering the games, says wheelchair rugby has lots of testosterone and tattoos, too.
  • Charlotte, N.C., School Tackles Football Concussions
    In many cities, high school games are a religion on Friday nights. But bone-crushing collisions have often led to injuries. One Charlotte, N.C., high school is tackling football concussions by outfitting players' helmets with high-tech sensors.
  • Storm Surge Major Threat As Ike Barrels In
    Ike is churning toward the Gulf Coast of Texas. Storm surge and extreme flooding as far north as Houston are major threats. Mark Fox, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, says the storm surge will likely be as bad as those caused by Hurricane Katrina.
  • In New Orleans, Trash Magnate Cleans Up
    Sidney Torres, 33, started a trash company after Hurricane Katrina. As he rides through the French Quarter on his all-terrain vehicle, he's greeted like royalty for cleaning up the neighborhood. He says residents will come back if they see others making a change.
  • For 'The Women,' A Cut-Rate Reno-vation
    Despite the best efforts of an able cast (including Meg Ryan and Annette Bening), this loose remake's only virtue is that it allows critics to talk about the stylish, gossipy George Cukor original.
  • In A World ... Where Books Are Hyped Like Movies
    Long a staple of the film industry, book trailers are now standard operating procedure in the world of publishing. Posted on YouTube and on publisher and retail websites, these tailor-made short video clips are designed to generate buzz about books.
  • To Flee Or Not To Flee? Texans Decide As Ike Looms
    As the hurricane bears down on the Texan coast, residents from Galveston to Houston face mandatory evacuations. While many people are fleeing, others are staying put.
  • With No Rescue Plan, Lehman Shares Fall Again
    Lehman Brothers shares are down amid reports the Treasury Department won't come to its rescue. Treasury and Fed officials are reportedly helping Lehman find a white knight, but it's not clear yet whether Lehman will be kept intact or sold in pieces.

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