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Monday, June 2, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Dan Patch and driverNew book tells story of world famous horse
    A new book tells the story of Minnesota's own Dan Patch, one of the most beloved horses in American history. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer spoke with Charles Leerhsen, the author of "Crazy Good: The True Story of Dan Patch, the Most Famous Horse in America."6:50 a.m.
  • Clinton stumpingCandidates do last minute stumping in S.D.
    The Democratic presidential hopefuls continue to blanket the state of South Dakota Monday in the last day of campaigning before Tuesday's primary.7:20 a.m.
  • Rogers tornado damageLessons from the Rogers tornado
    Many residents of Hugo are putting their lives back together a week after a tornado killed a 2-year-old child, destroyed 50 homes and damaged many others in that community. People who live in Rogers, just northwest of the metro, survived a tornado in 2006 and know what rebuilding is like. Bob Collins, the author of Minnesota Public Radio's News Cut blog, has been talking with some of those people in Rogers.7:25 a.m.
  • Gov. Tim PawlentyRepublican leaders call for the party to unite
    Later this week state Democrats will gather in Rochester for their state convention where they'll pick a Senate candidate. Republican held their convention over the weekend.7:50 a.m.
  • New York Stock ExchangeMarkets with Chris Farrell
    Minnesota Public Radio's chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell previews the latest numbers from the manufacturing sector and looks at commodity prices.7:55 a.m.
  • Best Buy headquartersBest Buy testing free e-waste recycling program
    Under pressure to help dispose some of the electronic waste it helped create, Best Buy Co. is testing a free program that will offer consumers a convenient way to ensure millions of obsolescent TVs, old computers and other unwanted gadgets don't poison the nation's dumps.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Karachi Ambulance Driver Risks Life to Save Others
    A Karachi ambulance driver named Mohammed Nader is emblematic of the changing face of Pakistani cities. Nader came to Karachi from a rural village, got married and found a job, like many of the world's population that migrates to urban areas. But political and ethnic conflicts still threatened his life.
  • Building a Baby Earth to Test Its Magnetic Field
    It's still mysterious how Earth's liquid center produces its magnetic field. But one scientist hopes to find clues by building a 26-ton spinning model of the planet.
  • West Point Football Stars Bypass War to Try for NFL
    The class of 2008 graduated Saturday from the U.S. Military Academy. Unlike their classmates, two West Point grads won't be going off to war soon. Commentator John Feinstein says there is nothing wrong with the Army program that lets graduating football players stay stateside while they try to make it in the NFL.
  • Mostly Female Crowds Make 'Sex and the City' No. 1
    Sex and the City took in more than $55 million last weekend — almost twice what Warner Brothers had hoped for the film based on the HBO series. At a Washington, D.C., movie theater, a mostly young, female audience was gushing over the movie's high fashion, stylish cocktails and frank talk about men and sex.
  • Quake Aid Marks Turning Point for Chinese Society
    Three weeks after China's earthquake, the country is still feeling political aftershocks. There has been a groundswell of public support for the government following a very visible relief and recovery operation. Some analysts predict that the earthquake could be a turning point for civil society in China.
  • Fashion Icon Yves Saint Laurent Dies
    Legendary fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent died Sunday in Paris. He was 71.
  • Best Buy Tests Electronics Disposal Program
    Best Buy is expected to announce a test program aimed at helping consumers get rid of more of their electronics. The EPA' s latest figures show that Americans tossed out about 2 million tons of consumer electronics in 2005. Most ended up in landfills.
  • Web Retailers Fight New York's Internet Tax
    In New York on Sunday, a new law went into effect requiring Internet retailers to collect sales tax from customers. Until now, firms that didn't have a store or other physical assets in the state were not required to collect the tax. Major Web companies, including Amazon and Overstock, are challenging the new law.
  • Competition Remains Hot for Web Domain Names
    Though the economy may be in decline, the market for Web site domain names is on the rise. Last month, the name Gasprices.com sold for $300,000. What sells, why and who is buying them?
  • Wis. Man Finds Stash of Pre-1934 Cash in Shed
    Dan Deming of Wisconsin was hauling away an old shed on his property when a metal box full of money popped out. He turned over the bills — all dated before 1934 — to the U.S. Treasury to be redeemed for their face value. He thinks he may get $1,700.

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