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Friday, April 27, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Save Darfur braceletRoseville students raise money for Darfur
    A group of students at Roseville Area High School has organized a fundraiser to help people in the troubled Darfur region of Sudan. The event features journalist Nick Clooney, who traveled to Darfur a year ago with his actor son George.6:50 a.m.
  • Have we seen the last frost?
    MPR's Cathy Wurzer talked with University of Minnesota climatologist Mark Seeley about the warming weather.6:55 a.m.
  • After the voteMinnesota House approves smoking ban
    The "Freedom to Breathe" bill they debated has one major exemption: Local officials could authorize ventilated smoking rooms in bars, where customers could light up but wouldn't be able to order food or drink because no employees would be allowed to enter.7:20 a.m.
  • Central libraryLibrary merger stuck on labor issues
    Time is running out for a proposed merger between the Minneapolis and Hennepin County Library systems.7:25 a.m.
  • The new stadiumA new deal for the Twins
    The Minnesota Twins are now locked into a 30-year lease at their new ballpark in downtown Minneapolis. The deal sets the team up to receive nearly all the revenue generated within the park when it opens in 2010.7:50 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Presidential Hopefuls Target Bush in Debate
    All eight Democratic presidential candidates were on stage Thursday night in South Carolina for their first debate in the 2008 run for the White House. The state has set an early presidential primary.
  • U.S. Commander in Iraq Says to Expect a Long Fight
    The top U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus, was in Washington on Thursday and told members of the media that Americans should expect more casualties in the coming weeks.
  • Oldest CEO Draws Fans to Denver
    The man believed to be the country's oldest CEO, 106-year-old "Papa Jack" Weil, is a favorite of customers at Rockmount Ranch Wear, the western clothing apparel company Weil founded in 1946.
  • The Joy of Driving a Minivan
    There's at least one father who drives a minivan and is totally fine with it. In fact, he's a little sick of people saying they're emasculating, and calling them "mom-mobiles." There are pleasures and virtues in driving a minivan through town.
  • Genetically Modified Alfalfa Tested in Court
    A federal judge halted the planting and sale of genetically engineered alfalfa and is expected to hear arguments Friday on whether the ban should stay in place while the government carries out a lengthy environmental study.
  • Sudan's Darfur Is Home to Tragedy, Optimism
    The conflict in Sudan's western region of Darfur has raged for four years. More than 200,000 people have been killed, and more than two million have been driven from their homes. But there are optimists in the midst of the tragedy.
  • 'Jindabyne': A Death, and Dark Things Surface
    Jindabyne is a movie in which friends on a fishing trip find a body, but choose not to report it. It's an Australian film based on a short story by Raymond Carver.
  • Valenti: 'A Giant Voice of Reason'
    Jack Valenti died Thursday at the age of 85. He was the former president of the Motion Picture Association of America, and an influential person in American culture for decades.
  • Mass. Homeowners Rally Against Foreclosures
    In Massachusetts, foreclosure filings have nearly doubled over the past year. People facing foreclosure rallied at the Massachusetts State House on Thursday.
  • Falsified Resume Forces Resignation of MIT Dean
    The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's dean of admissions is resigning because she falsified her credentials. Marilee Jones had been an outspoken critic of the pressures young people face to build impressive resumes.

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