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Thursday, December 6, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Clean topsoilBiomonitoring for arsenic in children to begin in south Minneapolis
    The EPA is cleaning up yards in south Minneapolis neighborhoods where high levels of arsenic have been found.4:46 p.m.
  • Dr. Jon HallbergDr. Jon Hallberg explains the effects of arsenic
    Dr. Jon Hallberg is a physician in family medicine at the University of Minnesota. He spoke to All Things Considered host Tom Crann about arsenic and its dangers.4:50 p.m.
  • Duy Ngu and his wifeNews Cut: The fight for Duy Ngo's life
    At a hearing before a judge last month, in which a settlement of his lawsuit was reached, the Minneapolis cop thought the department would force his resignation as a condition. Instead, they said they wanted him back. That, he says, is the best thing he's heard in five years. But there are some things he wants not to hear.5:20 p.m.
  • Laptop theft highlights data security issues
    A laptop computer with 268,000 Social Security numbers is still missing from a Twin Cities blood bank. The news raises questions about the growing role of Social Security numbers as personal identification and as a key component of identity theft.5:24 p.m.
  • William McGuireMcGuire settlement not seen as surprising
    Former UnitedHealth chief William McGuire will give back more than $400 million in tainted stock options.5:50 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Romney: Church to Guide Him, Not the Presidency
    Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney says he would separate the affairs of government from any one religion if he is elected — but that does not mean keeping God out of government altogether.
  • Romney Illustrates Growing Role of Faith in Politics
    Much has changed since John F. Kennedy addressed his Catholicism in a 1960 speech. David Campbell, a scholar of religion and politics at the University of Notre Dame, talks with Robert Siegel about how the role of religion in politics has grown since 1960.
  • Obama Talks Taxes, Trade at N.H. High School
    Quickly approaching the Iowa caucuses next month, we're listening in on presidential candidates along the campaign trail. Today we hear from Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama, who spoke at a high school late last month in Alton, N.H.
  • Border Residents Craft an Appeal for More Security
    While some people have welcomed increased border security measures, many of the millions who live along the U.S.-Mexico border feel as though they have no voice in decisions that affect them.
  • Illegal Workers Get By Without Drivers Licenses
    A political backlash killed a plan in New York to give illegal immigrants drivers licenses. But that hasn't taken immigrants off the roads. Life without a drivers license has pros and cons for farm workers in rural upstate New York.
  • Intelligence Officials Testify on Iran's Nuclear Aims
    Deputy Director of National Intelligence Donald Kerr tells the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that even though Iran froze weapons development in 2003, the country still retains key nuclear capabilities and also likely still wants the ability to make nuclear weapons.
  • Iran in Diplomatic Deadlock with U.S., Allies
    The new National Intelligence Estimate says Iran halted a nuclear weapons program in 2003. That was a time when the Iranians reached out to the U.S. with an offer of talks -– an offer the Bush administration rejected.
  • The Intelligence Report and U.S.-Iran Diplomacy
    According to this week's National Intelligence Estimate, Iran suspended its nuclear weapons program four years ago. President Bush reacted to the report by saying it confirms that pressure on Iran has worked, and Iran is still dangerous.
  • 'Daily Show' Writer Notes News Ripe for Comedy
    Kevin Bleyer, a writer for the Daily Show who in on strike with other Hollywood writers, talks with Melissa Block about what we're missing by not having comedy writers.
  • 50 Years of Ice Skating at Steinberg in St. Louis
    Ice skaters have been gliding — and falling — at the Steinberg Skating Rink in St. Louis for 50 years. While attendance is not quite what it used to be, generations of St. Louis residents have taken a turn on one of the country's largest outdoor rinks.

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