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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Stalemate in Madison; which side will crack first?
    MPR's Phil Picardi was joined by Dennis Dresang this morning for an analysis of the power struggle at the Wisconsin State Capitol. Dresang is a professor emeritus in political science and public affairs at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.7:40 a.m.
  • Teaching his studentsProfessor with terminal cancer uses illness to teach
    Metropolitan State University professor has terminal cancer. He's been using his personal perspective to enlighten students on the process of death and dying in a class called Life of the Mind.8:37 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Anti-Gadhafi Forces Control Eastern Libya
    A defiant Moammar Gadhafi is encouraging his supporters to strike back against Libyan protesters to defend his embattled regime. Eastern Libya is considered "liberated" territory and is under the control of anti-Gadhafi forces.
  • Libya's Gadhafi Accused Of Using Foreign Mercenaries
    One question being asked within and outside Libya is who is carrying out Moammar Gadhafi's orders to neutralize pro-democracy supporters? It is said the fighters are from Mali, Niger, Chad and Sudan. But the reality is hard to pin down.
  • General Remembers Her 'Different' Military Days
    Wilma Vaught was one of the first women in the U.S. military to be addressed as "general." Women's officer training in the 1950s included lessons on how to put on makeup. Women didn't wear battle dress uniforms, or fire guns. Today, she says, "it's a different military."
  • Emanuel Avoids Runoff, Wins Mayor's Job In Chicago
    Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel has been elected mayor of Chicago. To win outright, Emanuel needed slightly more than 50 percent of the vote, and he captured 55 percent.
  • New Report: 'Higher Hate Group Count Than Ever'
    The bad economy, the wide reach of the Internet and changing racial patterns in the U.S. add to the growing number of active extremist groups in the U.S., according to a new study from the Southern Law Poverty Center.
  • In Pa., Low-Income Adults Soon May Be Uninsured
    Few options are available for the 42,000 Pennsylvanians losing coverage by the end of the month. Their state-subsidized health plan is out of money, and new Republican Gov. Tom Corbett is terminating the program.
  • Uninsured Have Limited Options Until 2014
    Many uninsured people will be able to get coverage under the federal health law. Those changes, however, don't kick in until 2014. Until then, they can try to get insurance on their own, which is expensive. Or, they can apply to join high-risk pools.
  • Turmoil In Libya Affects Oil Prices
    Justin Urquhart Stewart, director of Seven Investment Management in London, talks to Steve Inskeep about the quickly climbing price of oil.
  • Critics Condemn Violent Video Game Set In Juarez
    A soon-to-be-released video game — Call of Juarez: The Cartel — that glorifies murder and mayhem in the violence-wracked city of Juarez, Mexico, is sparking an outcry. Critics on the border say it's in bad taste given the thousands of people killed in the city's drug wars over the past few years.
  • Indiana Restaurant Accused Of Poor Taste
    The billboards for the Hacienda restaurant read: We're Like a Cult with Better Kool-Aid. People complained about the reference to the 1978 Jonestown Massacre. The restaurant took down the billboards and says it's working on a new slogan.

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