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
San Francisco: Memories of an Earthquake
The San Franciso quake of 1906 killed more than 3,000 people and sent tens of thousands on the run. Many of those were children, paired off with siblings, to find their way to safety. On the 100th anniversary of the quake, through letters and oral histories, a look at what the experience was like for those children.
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.
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.