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Monday, April 30, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Clean hubArchitecture that can change the world
    A group of architecture and design students at the U of M has come up with a final project they hope will have a big impact. They've created a portable structure, called a "clean hub," that can meet the water, power and storage needs of people affected by natural disasters.6:50 a.m.
  • Final negotiations ahead at the Capitol
    With three weeks to go in the legislative session at the state Capitol, lawmakers still have some final considerations before they send bills to Gov. Pawlenty.7:20 a.m.
  • Paycheck to paycheckMinnesotans come face to face with poverty
    According to a new survey, four out of 10 people say they see people struggling financially. An overwhelming majority say they hold their elected officials accountable.7:25 a.m.
  • Court to decide the bounds of judges' turf
    The state Court of Appeals is considering whether judges have the power to seal criminal records beyond their own branch of government, at the BCA.7:45 a.m.
  • Tom HeffelfingerAnother attorney on the list?
    Former U.S. attorney for Minnesota, Tom Heffelfinger, says whether or not he was on the initial termination list for U.S. attorneys, he planned his sudden resignation of over a year ago.7:55 a.m.
  • Monday Markets
    MPR's Cathy Wurzer talks with Minnesota Public Radio's chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell about the lower than expected consumer spending figures, interest rates and the global economy.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Petraeus Faces 'Complex' Demands in Iraq
    Gen. David Petraeus, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, has been on the job for two months. He says he still hopes to help establish a unified Iraq, but acknowledges the situation is as "complex" there as any he's seen.
  • Democratic Hopefuls Blast Away at Bush
    Most of the Democratic candidates for president were in California over the weekend, courting activists ahead of California's early primary. Speakers at the state Democratic convention in San Diego took dead aim at President Bush.
  • FCC Holds Hearing on Media Ownership Rules
    The Federal Communications Commission holds one of a series of hearings Monday to determine if it should relax broadcast-ownership rules. The agency tried to do so in 2003, but a federal court said it needed to study its options further.
  • Israeli Report Dissects 'Failures' in Lebanon
    A report commissioned by the Israeli government on last summer's invasion of Lebanon is highly critical of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. But the report stops short of calling for Olmert's resignation.
  • Fla. Developer Has 800,000 Acres and Political Clout
    By targeting acreage on the state's panhandle, the St. Joe Co. has attracted some critics, who worry about the pace of growth. But along with its 800,000 acres of land, the developer has powerful allies and political clout.
  • Consumer Spending Creeps Higher in March
    The Commerce Department says consumer spending edged up 0.3 percent in March, the weakest showing in five months. But even as gas prices soar and home values flatten, Americans have the cash to keep buying.
  • Engineer Shortage? Duke Study Says No
    Why are so many engineering jobs being sent overseas? Leaders of tech companies say the United States does not produce enough engineers. But a Duke University study says the real issue is cheap overseas labor. Vivek Wadhwa discusses his study's findings.
  • Asia Producing Engineers Short on Skills
    A U.S. debate over the number of engineering jobs outsourced to India and China overlooks one key issue: Many graduates of those nations' lesser engineering schools lack the skills to be hired, at home or abroad.
  • Don't Do Windows? Maybe 'DoMyStuff' Does
    The Web site DoMyStuff.com allows people to post any task they can't do or don't want to do, from grocery shopping to washing windows. People willing to do the work bid on projects.
  • Prospect of Devout Muslim President Divides Turkey
    Protests have been growing in Turkey against the government's candidate for president. Citizens and members of the army are concerned about Abdullah Gul's Muslim roots. Many Turks fear Gul's faith will erode Turkish secularism.

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