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Wednesday, March 8, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Hatch at caucusHatch, Klobuchar surge at caucuses
    Attorney General Mike Hatch appeared to be the favorite candidate for governor among those attending DFL precinct caucuses Tuesday night. In the DFL's U.S. Senate contest, a straw poll showed Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar had nearly 77 percent to veterinarian Ford Bell's 16 percent.7:20 a.m.
  • Northwest planeSome Northwest Airlines ground workers reject pay-cut contract
    The ground workers union at Northwest Airlines has delivered a split vote on the company's contract proposal. The union's clerical and customer service workers voted in favor of the bankrupt airline's cost-cutting proposal. But baggage handlers and stock clerks rejected the contract.7:25 a.m.
  • Gordon ParksGordon Parks, acclaimed photographer, filmmaker, dies at 93
    Gordon Parks, who captured the struggles and triumphs of black America as a photographer for Life magazine and then became Hollywood's first major black director, died Tuesday, his family said. He was 93.7:45 a.m.
  • SignGroups challenge forest certification
    Does the DNR have enough resources to prevent damage to state forest by OHV users? A group that certified the agency as a sustainable forest manager isn't sure. Two environmental groups say the certification shouldn't go through until the DNR shows it can do better.7:50 a.m.
  • Jack PineForest changes linked to global warming
    Scientists think global warming is changing, perhaps forever, Minnesota's forests.7:55 a.m.
  • St. Paul school adjusts art class to fit Muslim students
    Higher Ground Academy in St. Paul is trying to adjust its art classes to respect the beliefs of its many Muslim students. Bill Wilson is the executive director of the K-12 charter school.8:25 a.m.
  • Gordon Parks remembered
    Gordon Parks, who captured the struggles and triumphs of black America as a photographer for Life magazine and then became Hollywood's first major black director, died Tuesday. He was 93. Robin Hickman, who lives in St. Paul, was his grandniece.8:50 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Senate Panel Declines Domestic-Surveillance Probe
    The Senate Intelligence Committee rejects an investigation into the domestic-surveillance program that President Bush set up more than four years ago. Instead, the committee created a panel to keep closer tabs on the program.
  • FBI Agents Take Stand in Moussaoui Trial
    In the sentencing phase of the Zacarias Moussaoui terrorism trial, the FBI has to walk a fine line between proving the importance of Moussaoui's information about the attacks and not making itself look inept.
  • Key Witness Takes Stand at Enron Trial
    The architect of Enron's financial schemes testifies that former CEO Jeffrey Skilling knew about fraudulent deals at the energy company. Andrew Fastow says Skilling made it clear that he wanted "juice" to cover up Enron losses. Skilling and Enron founder Kenneth Lay are on trial for fraud and conspiracy.
  • There Are Good Uses of Information, and Bad
    James Lee, chief marketing officer of ChoicePoint, talks about his company's massive personal information business. ChoicePoint verifies data on millions of transactions every day. But it angered critics after accidentally selling information to identity thieves last year.
  • Earlier Eruption Eclipses Destruction of Pompeii
    The Italian city of Pompeii is one of the best-known reminders of how deadly volcanoes can be. Mt. Vesuvius' eruption in 79 A.D. buried the city, entombing many of the dead in casts of hardened ash. Now, scientists say the destruction was even worse in an earlier incident 4,000 years ago.
  • Groups Take Aim at Tuberculosis
    A new plan is under way to fight a disease that one-third of the world suffers from: tuberculosis. Hundreds of organizations are aiming to stop TB in the next 10 years. But to do that, it will take billions of dollars.
  • Prosecutor Locks Up Young Witnesses
    The victim is 16. One of the accused murderers is 14. And the two witnesses are 15 and 16. A local prosecutor in Pennsylvania wants to make sure the witnesses are safe and will show up to testify. So he's locked them up.
  • Multitalented Artist Gordon Parks Dies at 93
    Filmmaker and photographer Gordon Parks has died. He was 93. Parks captured black America as a photographer for Life magazine, and then became Hollywood's first major black director with the hit Shaft. He also wrote fiction and was an accomplished composer.
  • Worker's Guide to Surviving a Merger
    Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne report on what workers can do to survive layoffs when companies merge.
  • 'Economist' Magazine Wins American Readers
    A British magazine about business and global politics seems an unlikely hit among American readers. But The Economist is defying expectations. It has doubled its readership in the U.S. since 1993.

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