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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Kristen Wiig and Wendi McLendon-CoveySNL's Wiig hopes to show that women can be as raunchy as men
    Her "Bridesmaids" isn't only aimed at "chicks." The star and co-written hopes to lure the all-important teenage male demographic that is the lifeblood of movie theaters.6:50 a.m.
  • Army ammunitions plantThe Arden Hills Vikings?
    The Minnesota Vikings say they want to move out of Minneapolis to the suburbs. They said yesterday that they shook hands with Ramsey County officials on a deal that would put them on a 260-acre site in Arden Hills, the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant. But the deal is a long way from done.7:16 a.m.
  • Aaron White, Sr.Ojibwe bands still upset about treaty rights battle with state
    Minnesota is approaching another walleye fishing opener this weekend, but there is still no resolution to a treaty rights dispute between the state and two Ojibwe bands in northern Minnesota.7:21 a.m.
  • Vikings stadium renderingDespite deal in Ramsey Co., Minneapolis still considering Metrodome site plan
    The Minneapolis City Council is still expected to consider a Vikings stadium proposal, even though the team announced their support Tuesday for a Ramsey County site for a new stadium.7:50 a.m.
  • Regional news: Rochester may have a new school superintendent this week
    Rochester's last superintendent spent just about four years in the district's top position. Now, two Midwesterners are among the three finalists for the position. By the end of the week, parents, teachers and students might know who their next schools' leader will be.8:36 a.m.
  • Steve Gottwalt, Steve SimonOne-on-one debate: Same-sex marriage in Minnesota
    The Minnesota Senate will vote Wednesday to put same-sex marriage on the ballot next year. Bill sponsor Rep. Steve Gottwalt, R-St. Cloud, and Rep. Steve Simon, DFL-St. Louis Park, debated the issue as part of the Minnesota Public Radio News series One on One.8:46 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Appeals Court Hears Challenges To Health Care Law
    The hearing in Richmond, Va., marked the first time any of the dozens of lawsuits filed against last year's law have reached the appellate level, and brings the measure a step closer to what most predict will be a legal showdown that will only end at the Supreme Court sometime in 2012.
  • Indiana Law Slashes Planned Parenthood Funding
    Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has signed legislation that would make his state the first to ban Planned Parenthood from receiving any government funds.
  • Case Against WikiLeaks Part Of Broader Campaign
    In addition to its investigation of WikiLeaks, the Justice Department has brought criminal charges against four former government employees for violating their pledge of secrecy. Yet members of Congress still want the Obama administration to take more action against leaks.
  • Libyan Rebels Make Gains In Besieged City Of Misrata
    The Libyan city of Misrata has been the main battlefront for weeks, as rebels struggle to push back Moammar Ghadafi's forces. The rebel want to push back Ghadafi's men far enough away that their rockets can't hit Misrata's civilian population.
  • Working In Shadows: Best U.S. Policy Toward Iran?
    Cyberattacks, assassinations and defections are among the black operations that have replaced, at least for now, all talk of launching military attacks on Iran's suspect nuclear facilities. And covert operations are increasingly being viewed as the most effective approach, analysts say.
  • Intriguing Exhibits Highlight Intel's Science Fair
    Intel's International Science and Engineering Fair in Los Angeles brings together more than 1,600 high school students from all over the world to compete for more than $4 million in prizes. Renee Montagne speaks with writer Judy Dutton and competitor Taylor Wilson about this year's fair. Dutton has written a book called Science Fair Season.
  • Making Parenthood A Reality Through IVF Grants
    Infertility treatment is prohibitively expensive for many. Some couples take out a second mortgage, cash in their 401(k) or run up credit cards to pay for it. In Virginia, one nonprofit organization is providing financial help in the belief that becoming a parent should not depend on your paycheck.
  • Sing To Your Baby: Fighting Parental Stage Fright
    If you'd like to sing to your baby this Mother's Day, but think your voice is enough to make a small child cry, fear not. A new CD just might boost your confidence.
  • China Agrees To Lower Trade Barriers For U.S. Firms
    Chinese officials have been in Washington this week for high level talks. China says it will let U.S. banks sell mutual funds and provide other financial services. But once again, China resisted pressure to let its currency rise faster.
  • How Does Buying Skype Help Microsoft?
    Microsoft is buying Skype for $8.5 billion. Bloomberg News technology analyst Rich Jaroslovsky talks to Steve Inskeep about what the moves means for Microsoft.

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