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Thursday, March 8, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Twins stadium may move forward
    The Twins have become involved in the land deal for the Minneapolis property slated for their new stadium.7:20 a.m.
  • The view from home plateWill the downtown diamond sparkle?
    Twins fans have a lot of questions about the size, shape and location of the proposed new baseball stadium. Will there be room for enough seats on the small parcel of land? How far will the seats be from the action? And will fans enjoy travelling to that part of town?7:25 a.m.
  • Minneapolis vets home facing fines for uncorrected problems
    The Minnesota Department of Health found three new violations during a reinspection of the Minneapolis Veterans Home. Health officials also found that six previous violations have not been corrected.7:40 a.m.
  • Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D.Sen. Tim Johnson's recovery going well
    Sen. Tim Johnson continues to recover from a brain hemorrhage he suffered in December. Johnson's staff says he works on Senate business as he focuses on rehabilitation.7:44 a.m.
  • Gov. Pawlenty speaks to National Guard soldiersA surprise visit to support the troops
    Col. Neal Loidolt, chief of staff of the National Guard Infantry Division based in Rosemount, talks about the impact of the governor's recent surprise visit to bolster Minnesota's Guard members currently serving in Iraq.7:50 a.m.
  • Cottage Grove waterSwanson looks into chemicals found in drinking water in the east metro
    Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is considering whether any legal action should be taken over groundwater contamination in the eastern metro area.8:33 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Bush Set to Begin Latin American Tour
    President Bush is leaving for a lengthy tour of Latin America. The White House views the trip as an effort to reach out to the region's poor and disenfranchised. Some U.S. lawmakers say the Bush budget doesn't back up those sentiments.
  • Saga Still Unfolding for Colombia's Araujo
    Fernando Araujo is Colombia's new foreign minister, a post he assumed shortly after escaping the Marxist rebels who held him captive for six years. He's readjusting to a changed world even as he takes on diplomatic duties.
  • John Mayer's Soft-Sell 'World'
    John Mayer doesn't want to tell you what to think, even if his hit song "Waiting on the World to Change" seems like an old-fashioned anti-war song. "All I want a song to do is just to kind of present an idea..." the singer says.
  • Beverly Hills Eyes Iran Native for Mayor
    City Council member Jimmy Delshad, born and raised in Iran, is now on the verge of becoming the mayor of Beverly Hills. He would be the highest-ranking elected official of Iranian origin in the United States.
  • Detecting High-Risk HPV in Older Women
    Gynecologists are recommending that women over 30 undergo a test to detect high-risk strains of HPV — the virus that can lead to cervical cancer. The HPV vaccine is only recommended for women 26 and younger.
  • Young People and Sex: Parents, Can We Talk?
    Many young people are no longer having "the sex talk" with their parents. They're filled with information, including what they learn from TV or the Internet. But they're still interested in what Mom and Dad might have to say — however awkwardly.
  • Walgreen Accused of Racial Bias on the Job
    Walgreen, the nation's largest drug-store chain, faces a federal lawsuit after charges of widespread discrimination against black workers. Among the allegations: black pharmacists are sent to low-performing stores.
  • Jim Press and Toyota, Setting Sights on No. 1
    Jim Press, president of Toyota Motor North America, talks about what makes his company tick. Toyota overtook Chrysler in U.S. sales last year and may soon become the world's No. 1 carmaker.
  • A List of Women-Friendly Companies
    The National Association for Female Executives has released a list of the 35 most women-friendly companies. Insurance companies Aetna, Allstate and MetLife made the cut. So did Colgate-Palmolive, IBM and clothing retailers Patagonia and Liz Claiborne.
  • New Orleans Plan Prompts Cool Response
    A blueprint for rebuilding New Orleans, based on months of neighborhood meetings, is drawing decidedly mixed reviews. One local public-policy group calls the plan indecisive and confusing.

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