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Monday, April 17, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Walker Art CenterNow that Minneapolis has had a year to live with the Walker...
    One year ago the Walker Art Center opened its expanded building to the public. Now that the newness of the building has faded, how is the Walker faring?6:50 a.m.
  • SignsSixth district GOP race provides early election-year drama
    The common campaign theme among the Republican challengers is that Congress doesn't just need more Republicans, it needs more conservative Republicans.7:20 a.m.
  • Waffle trialWaffle Plan researchers convinced they can lower flood levels
    After four and half years of research, advocates of the Waffle Plan say it will reduce flood levels for cities and towns in the Red River Valley.7:50 a.m.
  • Twins win series with Yankees
    In sports, the Minnesota Twins lost to the New York Yankees 9-3 yesterday at the Metrodome. Despite the loss, the Twins won the series. They will play the Angels at the Dome starting tomorrow night. Morning Edition sports commentator Steve Rudolph takes a look at the Twins and other local teams.7:55 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Iran Provides Money to Palestinian Government
    Iran is giving the Hamas-led Palestinian government $50 million in aid. Renee Montagne speaks with reporter Roxana Saberi in Tehran about the donation's importance. They also talk about Iran's resistance to international pressure to stop its nuclear program.
  • Supreme Court Hears Employee Retaliation Suit
    The Supreme Court hears a case attempting to define what constitutes retaliation by an employer against an employee who has filed a discrimination suit against their company.
  • Kevin Phillips: America Under the Influence of Oil
    As part of The Long View series of conversations on Morning Edition, author Kevin Phillips talks with Steve Inskeep about the influence of the oil industry. Phillips is a former aide to Nixon whose new book American Theocracy examines the emerging Republican majority and where it is taking America.
  • Chinese Currency Stirs Debate in U.S. Congress
    U.S. lawmakers are looking for ways to make China keep its pledge to re-value its currency. Some U.S. manufacturers say China undervalues the yuan by as much as 40 percent, giving Chinese exports a big advantage in the market. But Congress has decided to delay a vote on taxing Chinese goods.
  • Vietnam Committed to Economic Expansion
    Vietnam's ruling Communist Party is widely expected to reshuffle its leadership this week. The party has recently been ruffled by a corruption scandal at the Transport Ministry. Even so, the country is expected to continue on the path to greater economic openness.
  • Disappearing Birds May Point to Bigger Problems
    Fewer and fewer birds are migrating from California to Canada. Scientists are worried that this mysterious disappearance of birds may point to a larger problem.
  • Bald Eagle Chick Hatches
    In an update on a report from last month, a bald-eagle egg found on Santa Cruz Island has hatched, and researchers are watching closely to see how it grows.
  • Public Turns to Professionals in Face of Tax Complexity
    More and more Americans are filing their taxes by turning to professionals, or computer software. That trend has many saying the tax code needs simplification.
  • HD-DVD Format Makes Public Debut
    The first High-Definition DVDs go on sale Tuesday. It is the first shot in an emerging format battle among next-generation DVD players.
  • Saddam's Signature Takes Center Stage at Trial
    Saddam Hussein's trial resumes with testimony that the former dictator's signature is on paperwork that led to the execution of residents in a Shiite town. Meanwhile, Iraqis continue to have difficulty forming a working government.

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