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Monday, February 19, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • At the CapitolThe week ahead at the Capitol
    State lawmakers are working on President's Day. Tonight, members of the Minnesota House will be discussing a renewable energy bill. On Tuesday Congressman James Oberstar will speak to a joint committee at the Capitol about transportation. Capitol reporter Tom Scheck joins Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer for a look at the week ahead.7:20 a.m.
  • Reading a bookPreschool literacy program shows long-term results
    The Words Work program is designed to close the education achievement gap, and researchers say it's working.7:25 a.m.
  • CascadeCecilia Ramon deals with fear through art
    Cecilia Ramon spent many years afraid. She grew up in Argentina during the "Dirty War" in the late 1970s and early '80s. She says she was afraid for so long that it's become a way of life for her. Now, living in Duluth, she's dealing with that fear through her art.7:55 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Sunni Sheiks Join Iraqi Police to Fight Al Qaida
    In Iraq, Sunni Arab sheiks angry over al Qaida attacks in the insurgent stronghold of Anbar province are urging their tribesmen to join the local police forces. So far, the United States has trained three battalions.
  • Marines Return to U.S. from Anbar Province
    About 300 U.S. Marines returned Saturday to Camp Lejeune, N.C., from Iraq. The troops had been fighting in Anbar province.
  • The Secret Behind Why Ideas 'Stick'
    Brothers Chip and Dan Heath examine why some ideas spread around the globe, while others are forgettable, in their book, Made to Stick. They say most people don't know how to frame their ideas in a clear and compelling way.
  • Jon Stewart, Take That: Fox Unveils News Satire
    A half-hour program that mocks the news debuted on the Fox News Channel Sunday. The network calls it a conservative alternative to Comedy Central's Daily Show.
  • North Dakotans Try to Reclaim 'Snow Angel' Title
    Nearly 9,000 people gathered Saturday in Bismarck, N.D., to try to break the world record for the most snow angels made at the same time. If the Guinness Book of World Records verifies the number, the city will reclaim the title it first established in 2002.
  • Security Breach Strikes VA Hospital in Alabama
    A portable hard drive is missing from a veterans hospital in Alabama. At risk is the personal information of nearly 2 million veterans and physicians. Steve Chiotakis of member station WBHM in Birmingham reports.
  • Opposition Leaders: Moscow Undermining Elections
    Russian opposition leaders say officials are banning their parties from taking part in local elections across the country next month. They say their candidates are being struck off ballots on technicalities. They say this is the Kremlin's latest assault against democracy.
  • Kasparov Leads Opposition Coalition in Russia
    Former chess champion Garry Kasparov has brought together a coalition of opposition parties for Russia's 2008 elections. Critics say Russian President Vladimir Putin has consolidated so much power that the country's democracy is in jeopardy.
  • JetBlue Cancels Flights
    Officials say they hope JetBlue will be fully operational Tuesday, after canceling nearly one-quarter of its flights Monday. The airline is still trying to recover from a Valentine's Day snowstorm that left some passengers stranded on planes for hours.
  • Online Ad Agencies Face Shortage of Workers
    Digital ad firms are on a hiring binge as more money migrates towards Web advertising. But they're having trouble finding workers with the right mix of creative and technical skills.

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