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Monday, January 22, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Gov. Tim PawlentyPawlenty set to release two year budget plan
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty is set to unveil a two-year budget proposal Monday that tops $30 billion and puts his spending priorities for the 2007 session in sharper focus.7:20 a.m.
  • Minnesota State CapitolCapitol budget and bipartisanship
    Minnesota Public Radio reporter Tom Scheck talks with Perry Finelli about the week ahead at the Capitol.7:25 a.m.
  • Clinic in BoliviaBolivians benefit from Minnesota's surplus medical goods
    Rather than wringing their hands over all that is wrong in the world, a Mendota Heights couple is actually doing something about it. Segundo and Joan Velasquez collect new and used medical goods headed for the trash heap in this country and send them to clinics in Bolivia.7:55 a.m.
  • Monday Markets
    Minnesota Public Radio's chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell offers an update on the state of the economy, and he talked with Perry Finelli about about lower oil prices and the State of the Union speech.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Establishing Bipartisanship Is a Big Challenge
    Bipartisanship has been the talk of the nation's capital since Democrats won control of Congress in November. Is it possible for Congress and the White House to make good on their rhetoric?
  • Poll Results: America on Wrong Track
    An Associated Press and AOL survey finds that two-thirds of those who responded believe the country is on the wrong track. Five years ago, two-thirds of Americans thought the country was moving in the right direction.
  • Sadr Followers to End Parliament Boycott
    Reports that Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr and his radical movement will end a boycott of Iraq's parliament are raising a number of questions about politics in Iraq.
  • Pennsylvania Family Struggles with Soldier's Death
    Army Sgt. Jae Moon of Levittown, Pa., died in Baghdad when a roadside bomb detonated near his patrol unit on Christmas Day. His mother says "I don't need a hero. I need my son."
  • Midwestern Farmers Cope with Hay Shortage
    Blizzards across the high plains, summer fires in Oklahoma and a drought across the western Midwest have combined to create a hay shortage. Hay is going for nearly three times the normal price in some places.
  • Serb Elections Results Leave Questions
    Members of the hard-line Radical Party in Serbia won 28 percent of the vote in Sunday's general election. But they might not be able to form a government.
  • NASA's Big Chore: Dusting on the Moon
    As NASA makes plans to go back to the moon, it must face a problem that Apollo astronauts recognized when they last walked on the lunar surface more than 30 years ago: moon dust.
  • Gambling Probe Rattles the Markets
    Share prices in the world's largest online gaming company, PartyGaming, fall sharply on the London markets after news that the United States will continue an investigation into online gambling.
  • Detroit Awaits Bush Remarks on Oil
    President Bush is expected to address what he says is the nation's addiction to oil during Tuesday's State of the Union address. Auto executives in Detroit are on the edge of their seats. Dustin Dwyer of Michigan Radio reports.
  • California Hopes Smart Meter Will Spur Conservation
    Millions of Californian consumers could soon know the real costs of their electricity with the debut of the Smart Meter. Environmentalists and economists think it will make them more careful about how and when they use energy.

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