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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Worthington businessWorthington groups stay separate
    The goal is for immigrants to blend seamlessly into their new communities. That rarely happens. Like many cities, the different groups in Worthington tend to keep to themselves.7:20 a.m.
  • Tribal elections in Red Lake
    Members of the Red Lake Band of Ojibwe head to the polls today for tribal elections. The offices of chairman, treasurer, secretary and tribal council representatives are up for grabs. Current Tribal Chairman Buck Jourdain is seeking reelection and faces three challengers.7:25 a.m.
  • Gavins Point Dam on the Missouri RiverRiver change could help endangered fish
    There's enough water in the Missouri River this year for a release of waters from upstream dams. It's a move that's designed to help get endangered fish spawning naturally once again.7:50 a.m.
  • American goldfinchA birder's poem
    If you're out for walk today, you might hear a warbler or a robin or another bird song that you don't recognize. Serious birders have mnemonic devices that help them identify birds by their songs. They think of often silly phrases that mimic the sounds that birds make.7:55 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Coalition Forces Watch Over Iraq's Oil Platforms
    In the southern waters off Iraq, the patrol ship USS Whirlwind keeps a constant vigil over two offshore oil-transfer platforms that are indispensable to Iraq. Some sailors call them the crown jewels. U.S. naval personnel work together with Iraqi marines to protect the platforms.
  • Current Guest-Worker Program Requires Patience
    As the Senate contemplates creating a new guest-worker program, it's worth noting that the U.S. already has a program. A group of farmers in Idaho has been following the rules for years. They've even formed a special association to deal with the massive paperwork generated by the program.
  • Border Patrol Struggles to Find Enough New Agents
    Recruiting and hiring thousands of additional federal Border Patrol agents is a key part of President Bush's plan to reduce illegal immigration. But tough entry requirements and low pay are making it difficult for the Border Patrol to find and retain enough new agents to meet that goal.
  • Schools Find Chinese Teachers in Short Supply
    Everyone suddenly wants to learn Mandarin Chinese. The problem is that there are few credentialed teachers. Now the Chinese government is making plans to develop teaching partnerships with U.S. public school districts.
  • ABC Says Government Is Tracking Reporters' Calls
    ABC News reports that the government is tracking two of its reporters' phone calls. The FBI says the ABC report is misleading and has nothing to do with the current debate on the National Security Agency's domestic activities.
  • Hayden Nomination Turns on More Than Qualifications
    In the second of two commentaries on the nomination of Gen. Michael Hayden to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency, commentator Stansfield Turner explains why he opposes the president's pick. Turner is a retired Navy admiral and a former head of the CIA. He is also the author of books on the spy organization.
  • Foreign Companies Face Cultural Adjustment in U.S.
    Toyota's head of North American operations has been accused of harassing a female employee, and has since resigned. Renee Montagne talks with attorney Bill Milani about the challenges foreign companies face integrating American workplaces.
  • Booming Honda Expands in Japan and North America
    The Honda Motor Company announces it will open new factories in the United States, Japan and Canada. The company says the plants will help it keep up with rising demand for its cars.
  • Tips for Taming the 'Ugly American'
    They're commonly referred to as the "ugly American." You know, the businessman overseas who is always complaining about the food, the drink and the customs of the country he's visiting. A nonprofit organization that focuses on foreign perceptions of Americans has a few tips.
  • Alabama Senator Emphasizes Border Security
    Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions talks about President Bush's immigration agenda with Renee Montagne. Sessions has been staunchly opposed to legislation that creates a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Sessions emphasizes the rule of law, including tight border controls.

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