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Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Jim PerlmanHoly Cow! It's 30 years old!
    If you had to name the home of the oldest literary presses in Minnesota, you'd probably say the Twin Cities. But to be correct, you'd also have to mention Duluth. It's home to Holy Cow! Press, which is celebrating its third decade.6:50 a.m.
  • University of Minnesota studentsHouse DFL plan aims to slow tuition increases
    The bill would hold tuition increases to 2 percent at MnSCU schools, and 3.5 percent at the University of Minnesota.7:20 a.m.
  • A  house in New OrleansGulf Coast ghost town
    Students from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul went to New Orleans to clean up decaying houses still lining neighborhood streets, more than 18 months after Hurricane Katrina flooded the area. They found rows of empty homes and a community trying to get back on its feet.7:50 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Riding Herd on the Iraqi Police's Dirty 'Wolf Brigade'
    Army Maj. Charles Miller recently finished a year advising a group of Iraqi security forces. The National Police's "Wolf Brigade" has been linked to sectarian torture and killing. His advice to trainees who'll follow in his footsteps: Never let your guard down.
  • Iraq Newcomers Face First Fatalities
    Two-thirds of the members of the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment are just out of basic training. They did not expect to be in Iraq so soon. But things changed and now they're in Baghdad, trying to cope with the loss of three comrades.
  • Philippines Hostage-Taker Surrenders
    A daycare-center owner in the Philippines surrenders peacefully after taking a busload of children in his care hostage and driving them to Manila's city hall. He was demanding better housing and education for the children.
  • Rights Advocates Disturbed by Vietnam Arrests
    Human Rights Watch says there has been a steady increase in the arrest of dissidents in Vietnam — the worst crackdown seen in two decades. Vietnamese authorities say they are targeting people whose illegal acts are meant to provoke civil disorder.
  • An Ironic Turn of Events for Golden State Fence
    The Golden State Fence Company was hired in the 1990s to build a stretch of fence along the California border. The purpose: to keep undocumented immigrants out. Now the president of the company faces jail time for knowingly hiring undocumented workers.
  • Zimbabwe Opposition Gathers at Activist's Memorial
    Police have again arrested Zimbabwe's most prominent opposition figure, a day after security forces allowed a memorial to take place for a slain opposition activist. Violence against the government's political opponents has galvanized opposition to President Robert Mugabe.
  • Expelled Journalist Reviews Mugabe's Reign
    How has Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe evolved since his rise to power in 1980? A journalist who was expelled after covering Zimbabwe for more than 20 years offers his insight.
  • Wal-Mart and NYC: Not Making It 'There'
    After a long battle to open a store in Manhattan, Wal-Mart CEO H. Lee Scott has grown frustrated. He tells The New York Times "I don't care if we are ever here." Unions say Wal-Mart's low prices and low wages will undercut unionized stores.
  • Labor Board Weighs Work E-Mail, Union Business
    The National Labor Relations Board held a hearing Tuesday on whether employees may be reprimanded for using company e-mail accounts to conduct union business.
  • Workplace Woes: He Hovers While You Work
    Work is hard enough without having a boss who hovers over your shoulder all day. One listener says it may be cultural differences — her hovering manager is from Yugoslavia. Our workplace consultant offers this advice: Be upfront about the problem.

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