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Monday, June 1, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Minnesota Judicial CenterColeman appeal heads to state's highest court
    Minnesota's long-running U.S. Senate battle reaches another milestone Monday when the state Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the election contest.7:20 a.m.
  • International Falls bridgeAmericans entering the U.S. now need passports
    Tightened border rules now require U.S. citizens to have a passport or other approved document to re-enter the country. Some are worried it may slow down commerce in border towns.7:25 a.m.
  • Al FrankenFranken confident as Supreme Court hearing takes place today
    As the Minnesota Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments this morning in the state's long-running Senate race, Democrat Al Franken told MPR he's confident the court will rule in his favor. His opponent, Norm Coleman, declined an interview request.7:40 a.m.
  • Monday market report with Chris Farrell
    Minnesota Public Radio's chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell gives a preview of the week on Wall Street.8:25 a.m.
  • Hmong cookingNew cookbook traces Hmong cooking traditions
    There are more than 50,000 Hmong people in Minnesota, but very few Hmong restaurants -- and no mainstream Hmong cookbooks, until now. "Cooking from the Heart: the Hmong Kitchen in America," has just been published. MPR's Jim Bickal talked with the authors, Sami Scripter and Sheng Yang.8:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • GOP Senators Weigh Sotomayor Criticism
    Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor meets this week with key senators who are to vote on her confirmation. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is among some Republicans who have called Sotomayor a racist, based on a 2001 speech in which she said she hoped a Latin woman would reach better conclusions than a white male based on her life experiences. Senate Republicans appear divided over whether to repudiate those calling Sotomayor a racist.
  • Sotomayor's Second Amendment Record
    Prospective Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's record as a federal judge is being examined for clues as to how she would rule on constitutional issues before the high court. As an appeals court judge, Sotomayor has one ruling on the Second Amendment that's getting close scrutiny.
  • High Court May Review Personal Weapons Ruling
    The Supreme Court is considering whether to hear a case in which Judge Sotomayor and two others upheld a New York state law banning the possession of a nunchucks. The question is whether the Second Amendment restricts the power of state governments to regulate personal weapons.
  • In India, Bucking The 'Revolution' By Going Organic
    When the modern, chemical-reliant system of farming — the so-called Green Revolution of the 1960s and '70s — swept across India's Punjab region, farmers abandoned traditional methods for synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and high-yield seeds. Now, an increasing number of Indian farmers are switching to organic methods.
  • Boyle Places Second In 'Britain's Got Talent'
    Scottish singing sensation Susan Boyle did not win Britain's Got Talent. She lost to the street dancing troupe Diversity.
  • Sculpting The Body With Recycled Fat
    Some plastic surgeons have adopted the controversial technique of transferring unwanted fat from the belly, hips and thighs of patients to the breasts and other areas. But others question not only the effectiveness of this procedure, but also its safety.
  • Silicone Injections May Harm Some Patients
    Injecting silicone to plump the lips or get rid of wrinkles can cause health problems and deformities. Sometimes the silicone hardens, creating ridges across the skin; and bits of silicone can get into the bloodstream, which can be fatal.
  • Geithner: U.S., China Must Restore Gobal Economy
    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is in Beijing for talks with his Chinese counterparts. China is America's biggest creditor. Geithner says the global recession appears to be losing steam, but he added that the U.S. and China needed to make changes to help restore the world economy to health.
  • S.C. Judge To Hear Stimulus Dispute
    In South Carolina, a federal judge will hear arguments Monday in three lawsuits over whether the state should be forced to spend federal stimulus money.
  • Long-Term Unemployed Numbers Grow
    With the unemployment rate at almost 9 percent, the Obama administration is worried — not just about the number of people out of work — but about the growing number of people who are out of work for the long term. David Wessel of The Wall Street Journal talks with Steve Inskeep about the long-term unemployed and their potential impact on the economy.

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