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Friday, January 5, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Warm winter
    University of Minnesota climatologist Mark Seeley talks with Cathy Wurzer about the unseasonably warm weather.6:55 a.m.
  • Mesaba Saab turboprop aircraftNorthwest Airlines reaches deal to buy Mesaba, whose parent company has yet to sign on
    Northwest Airlines says it has worked out a deal to buy its bankrupt feeder carrier Mesaba Airlines.7:20 a.m.
  • Hydro powerFord dam draws potential buyers
    Ford has puzzled some by putting up for sale one of the soon-to-be-closed plant's major assets -- a unique hydroelectric plant that has powered Ford's St. Paul operation for 83 years.7:25 a.m.
  • The Heartland Corn Products plant in WinthropSmall railroads see big ethanol future
    The ethanol boom is helping more than farmers. Most of the nation's ethanol production is transported by rail. Shortline railroads often ar the first link in moving the fuel from rural plants to big city markets.7:50 a.m.
  • Collecting smellsTom Tykwer's challenges
    How do you make a film about smell? This was just one of the challenges facing director Tom Tykwer in making "Perfume" which opens in the Twin Cities this weekend.7:55 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Amid Fanfare, 110th Congress Gets Under Way
    The 110th Congress convenes with new leadership and a flurry of welcoming ceremonies. Democrats have the majority in the House and Senate for the first time in 12 years. And Rep. Nancy Pelosi was sworn in as the first female Speaker of the House.
  • Boxer 'Optimistic' on Environmental Goals
    Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) is the new head of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. She notes existing differences between the parties on environmental issues, but says she's optimistic that progress can be made.
  • European Workers Fill Call-Center Gaps in India
    Calls to customer service centers frequently lead to a worker in India. But demand for call-center workers has far surpassed the number of skilled workers available. Some companies are hiring Europeans to fill the gap.
  • 'Stand-In Moms' Warm Hearts, Fill Stomachs
    For a modest fee, an enterprising woman will cook a week's worth of food for Indian immigrants in the U.S. -- sometimes based on a faraway mother's own recipes.
  • Patrick Takes Office in Massachusetts
    Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is sworn in as the second elected black governor in U.S. history. He took the oath of office with a Bible given to John Quincy Adams by survivors of the slave ship Amistad.
  • French Lawmakers Seek to Make Housing a Right
    The French government is about to introduce a bill that would make housing a national right, on a par with free medical care and education. The issue has been embraced by leading politicians across the political spectrum.
  • Female Activists a Force in Male-Dominated Gaza
    Palestinian women are moving to the forefront of activism and even taking part in regional violence. In male-dominated Palestinian society, the increased participation marks a significant change.
  • Economic Indicators Point to Solid Job Market
    The Labor Department's employment figures for the month of December are a bit stronger than expected. And economists expect the labor market will remain relatively strong despite a slide in the housing industry.
  • Giving Investment Portfolios a Yearly Checkup
    January is a good time of year to look at your portfolio to determine which investments have done well and what to change. Should you consider a rebalancing act for your money?
  • 'Football Scouting' Book Finds New Fans
    The out-of-print book Football Scouting Methods, published in 1963, is one of the hottest things going on the Web-driven book resale market. It was written by Steve Belichick, father of New England Patriots' coach Bill Belichick.

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