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Thursday, February 16, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Shopping on Grand Ave.Neighbors, businesses spar on future of Grand Avenue
    Many neighbors fear the spread of regional and national chains attracted by Grand Avenue's success will spoil the character that helped make the avenue what it is today.6:46 a.m.
  • Kevin GarnettDespite win, Timberwolves still looking for answers to nagging problems
    Wednesday night's win counts as the Minnesota Timberwolves' first home victory in February and just their second win in nine games. Timberwolves players hope the win will help them turn things around after a few days off for the NBA All Star weekend.6:50 a.m.
  • Medical procedureReport: Medical errors linked to 12 deaths in 12 months in Minnesota
    The most common mistakes included finishing surgeries without removing all surgical tools, operating on the wrong body part and letting serious complications develop from bed sores.7:25 a.m.
  • bin Laden on trialThe trial of Osama bin Laden
    How would Americans react if Osama bin Laden was captured and put on trial in New York City? A new play opening in Minneapolis Thursday night tries to imagine just that.7:49 a.m.
  • Violent reactions to art not unprecedented in history
    Thousands of people in Pakistan rallied Thursday and burned an effigy of the Danish prime minister in a fourth day of protests in Pakistan over cartoons portraying the Prophet Muhammad. The situation got Morning Edition Arts Commentator Dominic Papatola thinking about violent reactions to art.8:21 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Cheney Explains Delay in Disclosure of Hunting Incident
    Vice President Dick Cheney gave his first interview since shooting his friend while hunting. Cheney said the shooting was his fault but that it was best to delay informing the public until all the facts were known.
  • Gonzales Looks Back on a Year as Attorney General
    It's been one year since Alberto Gonzales became attorney general. He has had to balance reining in crime and defending the White House against allegations of torture and illegal eavesdropping.
  • Preval Named Winner in Haiti Presidential Election
    Rene Preval has been declared the winner of last week's presidential election in Haiti. The agreement was announced early Thursday by the interim government and Haiti's electoral council. Preval avoided a second vote by getting credit for slightly more than 51 percent of the votes cast.
  • Letters: Cheney Shooting, Muslim Cartoon Controversy
    Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne read from listeners' letters.
  • Plushenko a Front-Runner in Figure Skating Showdown
    American Johnny Weir is in second place heading into Thursday night's long program in men's figure skating. Russian Evgeni Plushenko is in first place and is expected to win the gold medal. Renee Montagne talks to USA Today columnist Christine Brennan.
  • Spousal Risk of Death Linked to Partner's Hospitalization
    A new study shows that spouses have a higher risk of death when their partners are hospitalized during a given year. That risk increases when their partners are suffering from severely mentally or physically disabling conditions such as dementia or a psychiatric illness.
  • Living in the World of Cancer
    Commentary Leroy Sievers has spent a long career as a journalist covering war, genocide, and natural disasters. Now after decades of observing other people's deaths, he is forced to contemplate the possibility of his own. He's fighting cancer.
  • U.S. Internet Execs Testify to Congress on China Dealings
    Representatives from Yahoo, Microsoft, Google and Cisco Systems testified on Capitol Hill Wednesday about their business practices in China. A panel of human rights activists also appeared, raising concerns about each of the companies' roles in helping the Chinese government censor and monitor the Internet.
  • Getting Past China's Government Firewall
    Steve Inskeep talks to Bennett Haselton, an American software developer who has figured out a way for computer users in China to get around the Chinese government's Internet firewall.
  • Salon Editor on Publication of Latest Abu Ghraib Photos
    Steve Inskeep talks with Joan Walsh, editor-in-chief of, about the online magazine's decision to publish previously unreleased photos of abuse at Abu Ghraib prison.

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