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Monday, April 2, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Imam Omar ShahinChilling effect feared after removed Muslims sue fellow travelers
    The civil rights lawsuit, filed earlier this month, has so alarmed some lawyers that they are offering to defend the unnamed "John Doe" passengers free of charge. They say it is vital that the flying public be able to report suspicious behavior without fear of being dragged into court.6:47 a.m.
  • book coverThe Resurrection Trade
    "Splayed, flayed and displayed." That's how Minnesota poet Leslie Adrienne Miller says women were illustrated in 18th century anatomical texts. Now she has a new book about it.6:50 a.m.
  • At home with Herb CarnealPlayers and friends remember Herb Carneal
    The Minnesota Twins open their 2007 season Monday, with a game at the Metrodome. But the occasion will be tinged with sadness, with the death of longtime Twins radio announcer Herb Carneal. Carneal, who called Twins games for 45 seasons, died Sunday of congestive heart failure at 83.7:20 a.m.
  • Joe MauerLet the baseball season begin
    The Twins are the defending American League Central Divison champs but have lost some key starting pitchers from last year.7:25 a.m.
  • Convincing constituents
    With proposed plans to increase income taxes in the works, lawmakers are gearing up to leave their offices at the Capitol and head home for Passover/Easter break. This is usually a time when constituents have a chance to talk with the elected officials, and lawmakers have plenty to talk about this year.7:35 a.m.
  • 3M's Cottage Grove plantToxic Traces Revisited
    In 2005, Minnesota Public Radio first raised questions about whether the state of Minnesota acted quickly enough to investigate contamination from 3M chemicals. Two years later a new 3M chemical has been found in drinking water, affecting more communities, and the state's response is again being questioned.7:45 a.m.
  • Monday Markets
    MPR's Cathy Wurzer talks with Minnesota Public Radio's chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell about new newspapers sales and other events in the marketplace.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Britain Decries Sailors' Iranian TV Appearance
    British officials call it "completely unacceptable" for Iran to show more video of British sailors it seized on March 23. A commentary on Iranian state TV Monday said Iran saw hope the crisis over the sailors could be solved.
  • Iraq Death Toll Rises in Face of U.S. 'Surge'
    The number of Iraqis killed in the past seven days rose to nearly 550 despite a U.S.-Iraqi security sweep that is now in its seventh week. Over the weekend, roadside bombs claimed the lives of six American soldiers.
  • Exploring the Sacred, Modern Along the Ganges
    India's holy Ganges River provides sustenance to more people than the population of the United States. A 1,550-mile journey along Mother Ganga offers a unique glimpse of what lies behind the complexities of India today.
  • John Paul II Moving Closer to Sainthood
    Pope John Paul II will move one step closer to beatification Monday, pending a Vatican announcement. Pope Benedict XVI has set his predecessor on a fast track to potential sainthood, a process that typically takes much longer.
  • Massachusetts Moves Toward Mandatory Insurance
    A new state agency is determining the minimum health insurance plan that all Massachusetts citizens must buy by 2009. Will Massachusetts face a consumer revolt, or will it lead the nation closer to universal coverage?
  • Hemingway-Dietrich Letters: 'Just Flirting'
    Letters from Ernest Hemingway to singer Marlene Dietrich have been unveiled at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston. They suggest a flirtatious — but platonic — relationship between the two celebrities.
  • U.S., South Korea Agree on Trade Deal
    U.S. and South Korean negotiators endorse a plan to expand business between the two countries by up to 20 percent. They already do more than $70 billion in trade a year. Lawmakers in both nations must sign off on the deal.
  • Ohio Seeks to Help Those in Loan Trouble
    Ohio has been hit hard by the upheaval in the mortgage market, posting one of the highest foreclosure rates in the country. The state has a new program to help homeowners get out of high-interest mortgages and into lower, fixed-rate loans.
  • CompUSA to Close Half Its Stores
    The electronics chain CompUSA recently announced it will close more than half its stores. Like many other electronics outlets, CompUSA is troubled by Internet competitors and the ever-changing marketplace.
  • France Won't Reject Gaunt Runway Models
    France says it will not ban models from Paris fashion shows for being too thin, but will introduce a voluntary program to make the design industry more aware of health risks posed by extreme dieting. Many fashion makers and modeling agencies around the world have pledged not to hire paper-thin women.

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