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Friday, June 4, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • SmileHealth care plan for the poor limits options for rural patients
    General Assistance recipients used to be able to get health care at any hospital or clinic. Now it's not so easy. Only four hospitals in the state have signed on to provide care for GAMC patients under the revised plan, and all four are located in the Twin Cities area.6:20 a.m.
  • Mark SeeleyWeather with Mark Seeley
    University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley discusses Minnesota weather history and looks ahead to the weekend forecast.6:55 a.m.
  • Wells FargoNo punitive damages in Wells Fargo case
    The decision comes one day after the Ramsey County District Court jury determined that Wells Fargo breached its fiduciary duty to four nonprofits and violated the Minnesota Consumer Fraud Act.7:20 a.m.
  • Hearing on Erlinder case held in Rwanda
    A hearing was held this morning in Kigali, Rwanda for Twin Cities law professor Peter Erlinder. Erlinder has been imprisoned in Rwanda for a week now. He's charged with denying the 1994 Rwandan genocide that killed more than 800,000 people.7:25 a.m.
  • Feta cheese holds special place for Egyptian immigrant
    Like many immigrants, Arab Americans feel passionately about the food of their homelands. Commentator Ahmed Tharwat lives in Minnesota now, but he grew up in Egypt. And he says there is one Egyptian delicacy that's especially important to him -- feta cheese.7:45 a.m.
  • Lobbyist: North Dakota oil poses environmental risks
    Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., says the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a good argument for extracting oil on land -- specifically North Dakota land.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Turkey Refocuses Attention On Plight Of Gazans
    Worldwide condemnation of Israel's deadly raid on an aid ship bound for the Gaza Strip gives some Palestinians in the besieged territory hope for an end to the long blockade.
  • Once Close Allies, Israel, Turkey Clash On Raid
    The Turkish-registered ship Marmara was the target of the Israeli commando raid that left nine people dead and dozens more wounded on a Gaza-bound flotilla of aid ships. Fury over their deaths has led to the biggest crisis in Israeli-Turkey relations in years.
  • French City Revisits Its Roots To Cash In On Olympics
    More than 450 years after being liberated from the English, the French coastal town of Calais is boasting of its links with the traditional enemy across the English Channel. The 2012 Olympics are in London, and Calais is determined to win some of the attention and money associated with the event.
  • Lingua Globa: How English Became 'Globish'
    English rose from humble beginnings to become a language that's spoken by people from every corner of the Earth. In Globish, Robert McCrum tells the story of how a mongrel language slowly took the world by storm.
  • Naoto Kan Elected Japan's Prime Minister
    Japan's parliament installed Naoto Kan as the country's new prime minister Friday. Kan was finance minister under the unpopular prime minister who stepped down Wednesday amid plunging approval ratings over broken campaign promises and a political funding scandal.
  • Va.'s 2nd Congressional District Race Heats Up
    In Virginia, the congressional campaign in the Virginia Beach area has got it all. First, an incumbent Democrat fighting to keep the seat he just won a year and a half ago. And then, a hot Republican primary split among military, business and Tea Party loyalties.
  • Florida's Meek Faces Powerful Rivals For Senate Seat
    Rep. Kendrick Meek's run to be the Democratic candidate for Florida's open Senate seat has been overshadowed by the jousting between Gov. Charlie Crist and conservative Marco Rubio. Now Meek has a Democratic challenger with deep pockets in billionaire Jeff Greene.
  • May Brought More Jobs, Lower Jobless Rate
    The economy added 431,000 jobs in May, the most added in a single month in the past decade. But almost all of those new hires were for government temp jobs, working on the Census. The pace of hiring by private employers actually slowed. Still, the overall unemployment rate did fall to 9.7 percent.
  • To Avoid Oil, Mississippi Opens Shrimp Season Early
    With the drifting oil from the spill in the Gulf of Mexico closing in, Mississippi opened its shrimping season 10 days early to get as big a catch as possible. Fishermen headed out at first light Thursday and stayed out to maximize their catch before the waters are closed.
  • Job Market Improves Slightly For New College Grads
    As part of Morning Edition's series on new college graduates entering the job market: Ed Koc, of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, talks to Renee Montagne. He researches what degrees are most likely to help grads land a job, and at what salary.

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