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Friday, January 12, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Winter has arrived
    Wind chills are now stinging our faces. Cathy Wurzer talks with University of Minnesota climitologist Mark Seeley about the cold weather.6:55 a.m.
  • Guard ceremonyGuard employers wonder when workers will return
    Minnesota National Guard soldiers and their families are coming to terms with an extended deployment in Iraq. While the change is a disappointment for soldiers' families, the extension is also a challenge for employers with workers serving in Iraq.7:25 a.m.
  • Antal DoratiDorati's recordings put the Minneapolis Symphony on the map
    No orchestra today equals the feat, but during the 1950s the Minneapolis Symphony sold millions of recordings thanks largely to its conductor, Antal Dorati.7:50 a.m.
  • Stone tools found in Walker
    Archaeologists have discovered stone tools atop a hill in the northern Minnesota town of Walker that may be 13,000 to 14,000 years old.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Rice, Hagel Spar at Senate Hearing on Iraq
    Hostile questioning and a tense exchange with a fellow Republican, Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, mark Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's appearance before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
  • Maliki Cool to Bush Approach to Sunnis, Militias
    Part of President Bush's strategy in Iraq includes reconstruction of Sunni-dominated areas and a crackdown on militias. But the Iraqi government has shown little enthusiasm for these plans.
  • Intelligence Officials Face Questions on Iraq
    The leaders of the U.S. intelligence community tell a Senate panel that al-Qaida and nuclear arms top the list of national security threats. But senators want to talk about Iraq.
  • Madrid Meeting Seeks to Spur Mideast Peace
    The Spanish government hosts a conference on the moribund Mideast peace process, bringing together Israeli and Arab officials and a delegation from the Syrian government.
  • Chinatown Vendors Ripe for Bargains
    There's a prevalent belief that groceries are typically more expensive in lower-income neighborhoods. But in New York's Chinatown, high-quality produce sold by small vendors is fresh and affordable.
  • House to Vote on Drug-Price Negotiation Bill
    A House vote is expected Friday on a bill to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate lower prices for the Medicare prescription drug program. President Bush opposes the measure.
  • Experiencing Other Faiths to Find One's Own
    A college senior traveled the world to immerse herself in other religions and began to question her own. But her doubts led her to a firmer spiritual path and bolstered her thinking about other faiths.
  • Drop in Oil Prices Helps Send Dow to Record High
    A drop in oil prices sends the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a record high. An unusually warm winter in the Northeast is affecting prices for heating oil.
  • Legal Road Clear for Automatic Pension Savings
    Starting this year, companies may automatically enroll employees in retirement savings plans. Employees of companies who make that decision will have to opt out to avoid participation in automatic 401-K enrollment.
  • AT&T to Phase Out Cingular Name
    AT&T says it will begin to phase out the Cingular name on phone service, replacing it with AT&T. The older communications giant recently completed acquisition of Cingular, the nation's largest wireless company.

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