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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Culturally responsive teachingTeachers facing achievement gap try cross-race connections
    As Minnesota wrestles with some of the worst academic achievement gaps in the nation between white kids and students of color, some teachers are questioning their own practices in the classroom.6:20 a.m.
  • Andrew Winter, Steve SchleicherGuilty verdict in Minnesota Native Mob trial
    A federal jury in Minneapolis on Tuesday found three men guilty of multiple racketeering charges for their affiliation with a Native American gang. The three men are involved with the Native Mob, which the FBI describes as one of the largest and most violent crime organizations in the country. After deliberating for more than five days, the jury found the three men guilty on several counts.6:50 a.m.
  • The Minnesota CapitolSenate majority leader previews budget framework
    Senate DFL leaders will release their budget priorities Wednesday, a day after House DFL leaders released theirs.7:20 a.m.
  • Children's Theatre CompanyChildren's Theatre Company's new works are drama for toddlers
    Now focusing on developing plays for toddlers, the Children's Theatre Company has become a national leader in work which child experts say is a perfect match for the educational needs of pre-schoolers.7:40 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • President Obama Makes First Official Trip To Israel
    President Obama's past relations with Israel's government have not always gone well. The two nations insist they've reached new levels of security cooperation. They have publicly debated issues ranging from Iran to the Mideast peace process.
  • Dramatic Testimony Marks Start Of Guatemalan Genocide Trial
    The genocide trial of former U.S.-backed Guatemalan General Ephraim Rios Montt began Tuesday. The charges stem from the bloody civil war which lasted for more than three decades. More than 200,000 people died or went missing.
  • Off The Battlefield, Military Women Face Risks From Male Troops
    According to Pentagon research, a quarter of all women who join the military are sexually assaulted during their careers. Many cases go unreported, and some victims say the perpetrator is a superior to whom they would have to report the assault.
  • Dominican Republic Wins World Baseball Classic
    The Dominican Republic team, which had a perfect run in the series, beat Puerto Rico in the championship game 3-0 Tuesday night in San Francisco.
  • Fracking Rule Delays Rile New Yorkers
    In New York, expected rules on hydro-fracking for natural gas are overdue, and leaders in Albany seem poised to slow the rule-making process further. The delays are not going over well with some people who hope to cash in on the gas boom.
  • Annuities Explained: The Choices And Red Flags
    Older Americans and younger boomers may find themselves bombarded with ads for annuities. Annuities are a $200-billion-a-year business for life insurance companies and financial institutions. Kiplinger's Kimberly Lankford explains some of the choices and red flags facing potential investors.
  • Court:Reselling Books Bought Abroad Isn't A Copyright Violation
    The Supreme Court ruled that Americans have the right to resell goods bought and made overseas. This is a win for consumers, but bad news for publishers and other manufacturers who like to price products differently around the world.
  • Law Says Insurers Should Pay For Breast Pumps, But Which Ones?
    Health insurers are obligated to cover pumps to help moms breast-feed. But there is a variety of equipment. Some nursing mothers prefer faster, electric models that cost more. Insurers may say a less expensive manual pump would do just fine.
  • Judge Approves Hostess Snack Food Sales
    Twinkies, Ho Hos and Ding Dongs will go to a pair of private equity firms. Wonder Bread will be sold to snack food maker Flowers Food. The Beefsteak brand of bread will go to a Mexican company.
  • For Some Ready To Buy, A Good Home Is Hard To Find
    Housing season seems to have arrived early in some places where homebuying is already frenzied, and in many markets, the pendulum has swung from an excess of homes on the market a few years ago to a shortage.

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