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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Broadband cablesLawmakers aim for universal broadband access by 2015
    Minnesota's new broadband law aims to give every resident access to a high-speed internet connection by 2015, but missing from the law signed last week by Gov. Tim Pawlenty is a way to foot the bill.6:20 a.m.
  • Boone WadenaBand members continue plans to assert tribal rights with protest
    Organizers with the White Earth and Leech Lake Bands of Ojibwe, including Boone Wadena, above, plan to go fishing before the state walleye opener as a way to assert hunting and fishing rights they say tribal chiefs never relinquished in an 1855 treaty.6:45 a.m.
  • Haddayr Copley-WoodsDos and Don'ts when interacting with the disabled
    This year marks the 20th anniversary of the American With Disabilities Act. Commentator Haddayr Copley-Woods says that while progress has been made, lots of people still need an ettiquette lesson when it comes to their interactions with disabled people.6:55 a.m.
  • Larry Jacobs, political analystIP looking for opening between DFL and GOP
    Tom Horner officially kicks off his campaign for governor today. Horner will be a leading contender for the Independence Party endorsement when that party holds its statewide convention on Saturday. Horner recently left the Republican Party where he was a longtime activist.7:20 a.m.
  • Hearse carrying BergeronShooting witness: 'Just wish I could have helped him'
    A former St. Paul police officer and firefighter says the shooting death of a Maplewood police sergeant was a cold-blooded execution.8:35 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Pakistani-American Arrested In Car Bomb Attempt
    An American citizen of Pakistani descent is in custody in the failed terror attack on Times Square. Attorney General Eric Holder read a statement early Tuesday saying Faisal Shahzad was taken into custody at John F. Kennedy International Airport while trying to leave the country on a flight to Dubai.
  • Oil Spill Hurts Businesses In Post-Katrina Gulf
    The Gulf Coast is filled with people who were just getting back on their feet, nearly five years after Hurricane Katrina. Now, the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is placing their recovery at risk, along with thousands of other families.
  • Cities, Businesses Boycott Arizona Over New Law
    Businesses are boycotting Arizona, whose controversial new immigration law has also prompted some city governments to prohibit their employees from doing business in the state. Hotels say guests have canceled reservations. Economists and business owners wonder how it will impact an already faltering economy.
  • North Korea's Leader Said To Be In China
    North Korean leader Kim Jong-il is believed to be on the second day of a highly secretive trip to China. The trip comes as relations between North and South Korea are tense and the North's economy in tatters. As with Kim's four previous trips to China, Beijing will probably not confirm the visit until Kim has left.
  • In Shanghai, Alternatives To The World Expo
    Far from the glitzy pavilions of Shanghai's World Expo, artists, peasants and a rights activist are mounting their own expositions, telling the stories of individual Chinese and their struggles.
  • Amid Food And Car Parts, Swap Meet Offers Flu Shots
    A county health department in California has come up with a novel way to reach those vulnerable to swine flu, such as Latinos. Nurses are now giving out free H1N1 shots in makeshift clinics at weekend swap meets on the county fairgrounds. They say they've had success giving out more vaccines than normal.
  • Iran Complains About Nuclear Double Standards
    The United Nations was the scene of a diplomatic clash between the United States and Iran Monday. Iran's president showed up for the opening of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty review conference. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused him of trying to divert attention away from Iran's record of violating its international obligations.
  • Experts At Odds Over How To Avoid A Nuclear Iran
    Those who agree that the U.S. must prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons at all costs dispute what course of action to take. Some call for military attacks. Others want to instigate a regime change. But everyone says one thing's for sure: With Iran, there's no good option.
  • Greek Protesters Drape Banners On Acropolis
    Greek protesters have unfurled banners over the ancient walls of their country's most famous monument -- the Acropolis. It was part of a two-day strike to protest budget cuts the Greek government announced over the weekend. Athens must reduce spending if it wants to receive tens of billions of dollars in loans from the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.
  • Study: Job Market Still Grim
    Despite signs the job market is improving, new research suggests that few people who have been out of work for more than six months are finding jobs. A Rutgers University study finds that only one in five of the long-term unemployed have landed new jobs, and many of them are accepting lower pay and fewer benefits.

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