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Friday, April 27, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Home tourTour features renovated tornado-damaged homes
    This weekend's Minneapolis-St. Paul Home Tour features several homes that were damaged in last May's tornado.6:20 a.m.
  • David CampbellNew music from two Minnesota artists
    David Campbell, who hosts The Local Show each Sunday night on 89.3 The Current, talks with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer about two local musicians out with new albums: Blood 'N Stuff and I Self Divine.6:25 a.m.
  • 2012 Legislature opensLegislative log jam piles up unfinished work as session nears end
    With the legislative session heading into what is expected to be its final weekend, there's still no agreement on major issues including a Vikings stadium, a public works bonding bill or a tax bill.6:50 a.m.
  • Mark SeeleyWeather with Mark Seeley
    University of Minnesota meteorologist and climatologist Mark Seeley looks back at Minnesota's April weather and ahead to the weekend forecast.6:55 a.m.
  • Stadium conceptLittle support for stadium among Minneapolis lawmakers
    Republican leaders in the Minnesota House and Senate say it will take strong, bipartisan support to pass a Vikings stadium bill this session — but they won't be seeing many "yes" votes from Minneapolis Democrats.7:20 a.m.
  • Carlos DiazRochester students open up about school bullying
    With a little coaxing, more than a dozen students from Kellogg Middle School in Rochester, Minn., spoke with members of the Governor's Task Force on the Prevention of School Bullying.7:25 a.m.
  • Globe UniversityFormer deans file whistleblower lawsuits against Globe University
    Two former deans have filed lawsuits against the Woodbury-based Minnesota School of Business - Globe University alleging that they were fired for complaining about violations of multiple accreditation standards at the for-profit college.7:50 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Can Helmets Cut Tornado Deaths? CDC Isn't So Sure
    One year ago this week, powerful tornadoes killed more than 300 people in the Southeast. Experts now say that some tornado deaths could be prevented if people add one more step when taking cover: wear a helmet. But official guidelines from the CDC call for people to use their hands to protect their heads.
  • When Should A Country Abandon Its Own Money?
    More people use Disney Dollars than Iceland's krona. Is it time to give up on the currency?
  • In Southern China, A Thriving African Neighborhood
    Some 10,000 African immigrants, many of them traders, have taken over a neighborhood in southern China. It's a hard life, but it reflects the dramatic increase in commerce between Africa and China.
  • Cowell Relents, Cooperates With Unauthorized Book
    A controversial biography of TV and music impresario Simon Cowell came out on both sides of the Atlantic this week. Cowell showed up at the London launch of the unauthorized biography entitled, Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell.
  • Teaching The L.A. Riots At Two City Schools
    It's been 20 years since four police officers were acquitted in the beating of Rodney King, and Los Angeles erupted in race-fueled riots. NPR visited two schools — one not far from the flashpoint of the riots, and the other surrounded by million-dollar homes — to see how the riots are being taught to students who weren't born when the violence hit.
  • In L.A., Dreams Of Sunshine Became A Nightmare
    Behind the glamour and the star power, deep inequality persists in Los Angeles. For commentator John Ridley, living through the riots taught him about the city's many dimensions. Do you have stories of the riots? Tell us about your experiences in the comments.
  • Youngest Victim Looks Back On Los Angeles Riots
    For Jessica Evers Jones, the anniversary of the Los Angeles riots is also her birthday. She entered the world dramatically. Her pregnant mother was shot in the abdomen. Jones was delivered by Cesarean section, and surgeons removed a bullet from her elbow.
  • Amazon's Profits Exceed Wall Street's Expectations
    Online retailer Amazon.com posted first-quarter profits Thursday that beat analysts' estimates. Its total profits last quarter were $190 million. Shortly after the numbers were released, Amazon's stock shot up 15 percent.
  • Dilemma For European Banks: Clean Books Or Lend?
    European banks' efforts to clean up their balance sheets could actually end up hurting the continent's already-battered economy, the International Monetary Fund warns. Banks may be afraid to lend, which would hit troubled countries like Italy and Spain hard.
  • Bidding Wars Return To Real Estate
    Sales of previously owned homes are up more than 10 percent from last year, according to The Wall Street Journal. At the same time, the number of homes for sale is at the lowest levels in years. The result, say many real estate firms, is that most of the offers being made these days come with competing bids.

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