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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Mining shovelGrowing pains on the Iron Range
    The Iron Range in northern Minnesota is undergoing an economic transformation. How that will affect the long-standing communities there is open to question.6:50 a.m.
  • Former J. O'Connor speaks at NorthrupFormer Supreme Court Justice "saddened" by attacks on judiciary
    Former United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor told a Minneapolis audience last night that she was "saddened by the verbal attacks on state and federal judges."7:20 a.m.
  • Sounds like DylanDylan sound-alikes take the stage
    Today marks a milestone for the baby boom generation. Bob Dylan, the folk singer turned rock-and-roll icon, is 65. Minnesota fans threw him a party of sorts at the 400 Bar on the West Bank of Minneapolis -- its annual Bob Dylan Sound-Alike contest.7:50 a.m.
  • Bob DylanFinding and losing home in "Tangled Up in Bob"
    Bob Dylan turns 65 today, and a new documentary is out chronicling Bob Dylan's years growing up in Hibbing. "Tangled Up in Bob," from filmmaker Mary Feidt, features author Natalie Goldberg in her journey to find the connection between Dylan and the place where he grew up. Goldberg talked with MPR's Cathy Wurzer.7:55 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • U.N. Powers Discuss Next Iran Move
    Senior officials representing the U.N. Security Council's permanent members, and Germany, meet in London to discuss Iran's nuclear program. The meeting could initiate new negotiations between Iran and the EU. Iran, reportedly, would like to make direct contact with the U.S.
  • Bush Calls Israel Border Plan 'Bold'
    Ehud Olmert, Israel's new prime minister, addresses the U.S. Congress, one day after meeting with President Bush. Olmert plans to lay out his vision for a two-state solution between the Israelis and Palestinians. Mr. Bush called the plan "bold."
  • Political Violence in Gaza Sparks Fears of Civil War
    Escalating violence in Gaza has many Palestinians fearful of an all-out civil war. The fight is between the Palestinian party that previously held power in the government, Fatah, and the party that is now in power, Hamas.
  • Barbaro Benefits from Medical Advances
    Some of the technology used to treat Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro is new to the world of horse racing. Barbaro suffered a broken leg at the Preakness during the weekend, putting his life in danger. But a major operation on his leg may save the horse's life.
  • 'American Idol': The New Establishment
    Slate's Jody Rosen talks with Renee Montagne about tonight's American Idol finale. A new contestant will be crowned the fifth winner in the show's history. Rosen says the show is more than just popular; it's good for pop music.
  • At Muhammad Trial, Malvo Describes Sniper Life
    Lee Boyd Malvo testifies at the trial of sniper John Allen Muhammad. Malvo was previously convicted as Muhammad's accomplice in a series of 2002 Washington-area sniper killings. He tells the court how Muhammad trained him to commit the crime. Muhammad is on trial in Maryland on six murder charges. He has already been sentenced to death in Virginia.
  • Saudi Textbooks Still Teach Hate, Group Says
    Despite promised reforms, textbooks in Saudi public schools continue to "reflect an ideology of hatred" against Christians, Jews and other Muslims, the head of a religious-freedom group says.
  • Afghanistan Wants Answers on U.S. Air Strike
    Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered an inquiry into a U.S. air strike on Sunday that killed at least 16 civilians. He also called for a meeting with the commander of American forces in Afghanistan.
  • Charlie Gibson to Anchor ABC's 'World News'
    ABC has chosen a new anchor for its evening news show. Charlie Gibson is moving from Good Morning America to World News Tonight. Gibson replaces Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff. The show had already lost Woodruff to a serious injury suffered while reporting in Iraq. Vargas recently announced she was pregnant.
  • Germany Frets About Women in Shrinking Work Force
    Europe is facing increasing pressure on its social services because of a shrinking work force. Germany is examining ways to encourage mothers to return to the work force after they have children. Current family-friendly laws often have the unintended effect of limiting a mother's career potential.

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