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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • CriMNet logoNearly $200 million, 10 years and CriMNet is incomplete
    Despite a decade of work, Minnesota has not completed a statewide criminal justice information sharing network. Some say the failure compromises public safety and trust in the judicial system.4:50 p.m.
  • The Star TribuneStar Tribune price reflects tough ad market
    The surprise announcement that the Star Tribune is being sold came with a bit of reverse sticker shock. In 1998, the McClatchy Company paid about $1.2 billion for the Star Tribune. Now, it's selling Minnesota's biggest newspaper for $530 million.5:19 p.m.
  • Music classCapitol consensus: More money for schools
    There's one thing everyone at the Capitol seems to agree on for the 2007 legislative session -- Minnesota's public schools will get more money. But it may not be enough for some parents and education groups, who are calling for an overhaul of the way Minnesota funds schools.5:23 p.m.
  • Eagle on Seagull LakeAfter the fire
    From a distance, much of the land affected by the Cavity Lake wildfire looks like it's burned to a crisp. But even in the blackened areas, life is not only surviving, but thriving.6:19 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Ford an 'Underrated' President, Bob Dole Says
    Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole was President Ford's running mate in the 1976 presidential election. Melissa Block talks with Sen. Dole about President Ford, who he says was an underrated president.
  • Writer Changed His Tune on Ford's Place in History
    Robert Siegel talks with journalist Richard Reeves, author of the book A Ford, not a Lincoln: Or Why There are No Leaders in Washington, in which he was critical of Ford's presidency. Reeves says he later reassessed Ford's time in office and offered him an apology. Reeves says Ford was an ordinary man and a good man, and had a lot of common sense.
  • Ford's Legacy Will Be His Pardon of Nixon
    Senior Correspondent Daniel Schorr reflects on the legacy of Gerald Ford, and perhaps Ford's most infamous act, pardoning President Richard Nixon.
  • Students Praise Above-and-Beyond Teachers
    Three students at Curie High School in Chicago share stories of the teachers who mentor them after school. Kirsten Sanders profiles her bowling teacher, Madeline Ramirez. Charles Garcia interviews his TV teacher Noel Occomy, and Phillip Baggett introduces his gospel choir director, Rev. Daniel Garrett.
  • Somalia Gov't Gains Ground with Ethiopia's Help
    With the help of Ethiopian air power and ground troops, Somalia's transitional government forces managed to push the Islamic Courts Union from many of the towns they controlled. Government forces are now said to be within 60 miles of Mogadishu.
  • East African Fighting Prompts Diplomatic Response
    Diplomatic reaction to the conflict in East Africa has been swift. In the past day, the United Nations, the Arab League and the African Union have all weighed in.
  • PETS Law a Response to Post-Katrina Pet Losses
    After Hurricane Katrina left many pets stranded, lost and dead, Congress responded with the Pets Evacuation and Transportation Standards Act, which recently became law.
  • Boston Mayor Wants to Move City Hall
    The mayor of Boston wants to sell City Hall and the area around it -- a barren plaza with the distinction of being voted "the worst public space in the world." Mayor Thomas Menino is thinking about moving to a remote site on the South Boston waterfront, but others say City Hall should stay in the center of town.
  • Error Prompts Question: How Cold Can it Get?
    Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service predicted weekend low temperature for the San Jose area of minus 30,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The forecast is a computer error, and the temperature is physically impossible. But what would those sorts of temperature mean?
  • Gerald Ford's Legacy As a Likable President
    Former President Gerald Ford died Tuesday at his California home at the age of 93. Ford will be remembered as a personable, good-natured president -- well liked by his colleagues as well as his political opponents.

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