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Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Steven RosenstoneMnSCU board set to name system's next chancellor
    The Board of Trustees of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is scheduled to pick the system's next chancellor at a meeting Wednesday afternoon. The choice comes after two days of public interviews with the candidates.7:40 a.m.
  • John Rittman, Tom TriskoLGBT convention comes to Mpls. as rights debate escalates
    The five-day event is billed as the largest annual convention for advocates of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, and it's getting under way at a time when debate over same-sex marriage in Minnesota is heating up -- again.7:45 a.m.
  • Dayton unveils bonding billCan the state afford Dayton's $1 billion bonding bill?
    In spite of concerns raised by Republicans, state finance officials are insisting that Minnesota can afford Gov. Mark Dayton's proposal for a $1 billion bonding bill. Some GOP legislators are also questioning whether bonding is the right thing to do, given the state's budget problems.8:25 a.m.
  • Flood preparations gearing up in Red River Valley
    MPR's Phil Picardi spoke today with reporter Dan Gunderson from the Moorhead bureau about flood preparations and other news in northwestern Minnesota.9:00 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Did Egypt Uprising Foster Stability Or Chaos?
    Protests against Egyptian President Mubarak's autocratic rule are in their ninth day. Demonstrators remain camped in Cairo's central Tahrir Square demanding his ouster. Mubarak announced he wouldn't run in presidential elections this fall. But kis promise fell short of what many protesters seek and left many asking what next?
  • Israel Monitors Egyptian Political Crisis Carefully
    A new Egyptian leader would reconfigure the politics in the Middle East. A departure by President Mubarak could have implications for many nations, including Israel which signed a peace treaty with Egypt in 1979.
  • How Will Supreme Court Rule On Health Care Law?
    For the second time, a federal judge has struck down part or all of the health care law enacted by Congress. But legal experts caution against drawing any conclusions from these decisions, as history indicates that early court decisions are hardly predictive.
  • PACs Donate To GOP Presidential Contenders
    No GOP White House hopeful has rolled out a campaign committee yet — or even launched a presidential exploratory committee. But several of them have built fundraising organizations.
  • What Should The U.S. Do To Encourage Democracy?
    The protests in Egypt pose a challenge to the Obama administration. U.S. officials need to support the rights of protesters, who are demanding things the U.S. supports: freedom of speech and more responsive governments. But as leaders in the region start listening to their people, they might also be more reluctant to support other U.S. policies in the region.
  • GOP Freshman Already Strategizing For Next Election
    Rep. Andy Harris is part of the giant class of Republican freshmen in Congress. His district runs along much of Maryland's Chesapeake Bay. Harris won his seat from a conservative Democrat who failed to convince voters that he was moderate enough. Now Harris faces the same challenge from the other side of the aisle.
  • Congress Likely To Keep Aid Flowing To Egypt
    Ever since Egypt signed a peace accord with Israel in 1979, Congress has continued to reward Cairo with huge outlays of foreign aid. Most of that money has gone to Egypt's military, and it's also arguably helped Hosni Mubarak remain as the unchallenged autocratic ruler of Egypt.
  • International Stocks Higher On Asian Markets
    Many Asian markets were closed Wednesday for the start of the Lunar New Year. The markets that were open ended on a positive note.
  • Walking Away: Inside The Nevada Foreclosure Crisis
    Nearly 1 in 4 foreclosures in Nevada involved a decision to walk away from the mortgage even though the homeowners could pay, according to a new report that examines the causes of the state's foreclosure crisis.
  • Google Offers Virtual Gallery Tours
    Google is using its Street View technology to help people see art far away from where they live. The tech giant is creating virtual gallery tours at 17 museums in the U.S. and Europe, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the National Gallery in London and the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy.

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