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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Stimulus helps solar panel installer
    One of the promises that President Obama made when he pushed for passage of the economic stimulus package was that it would create so-called green jobs.7:20 a.m.
  • Delinquent businessesState pursuing more tax scofflaws
    The Minnesota Department of Revenue is working to track down $108 million in unpaid sales taxes, an increase of $22 million from the previous year.7:25 a.m.
  • WaitingLive music events thriving even during recession
    The economic meltdown has brought uncertainty and upheavel to many Minnesota arts groups. But one sector of the art scene that seems to be beating back the recession is live music.8:25 a.m.
  • Lost ash treesAdvice for Ash tree owners
    If you have Ash trees on your property and are wondering what to do as more trees fall victim to the Emerald Ash Borer, you are not alone.8:40 a.m.
  • Joe MauerMauer worth watching all summer
    The Minnesota Twins are mired under .500. But Commentator Peter Smith says Twins fans have a big reason to snap open the sports page every morning, or check their favorite baseball websites, all summer long and smile - a kid from Saint Paul named Joe Mauer.8:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • In Final Days, Iran's Presidential Race Heats Up
    Iran's mudslinging presidential campaign has made visible the divisions in Iran. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's chief rival, pro-reform Mir Hossein Mousavi, enjoys support from young people and women. Ahmadinejad's older, more conservative, backers applaud his firebrand style.
  • Debate May Be Turning Point In Iranian Election
    During a TV debate, Iranians witnessed an aggressive debate between the two main candidates. Journalist Hooman Majd is covering Iran's presidential elections. He talks with Steve Inskeep about how Iranians view this Friday's presidential contest. Majd is the author of The Ayatollah Begs to Differ.
  • FDA Debates Safety Of Antipsychotic Drugs In Kids
    More and more children are getting prescriptions for three powerful antipsychotic medications that have been approved for use by adults. Many doctors and parents say the drugs help children, but questions remain about their side effects. The FDA is scheduled to vote Wednesday on whether to approve the drugs for children.
  • What's Next For Slain Abortion Doctor's Clinic?
    Dr. George Tiller's family is expected to decide this week whether to reopen his Wichita, Kan., clinic. While abortion rights supporters worry about what will happen if the clinic does not reopen, anti-abortion advocates have been working to get it shut down for years.
  • Tail Section Found Of Downed Air France Plane
    Chris Yates is safety and security editor of Jane's Airport Review. He talks with Renee Montagne about the latest in the investigation of last week's Air France plane crash off the coast of South America.
  • Brown Wins Support From Labour MPs
    British Prime Minister Gordon Brown seems to have survived an orchestrated attempt to unseat him from his leadership. Twelve members of his government have quit in the last week — saying Brown cannot lead the ruling Labour Party to victory at the next general election. Brown held A private meeting with hundreds of Labour lawmakers in the houses of Parliament.
  • Special Forces Fighting To Win Afghans' Trust
    Civilian casualties from bombings by U.S. warplanes have generated public outrage in Afghanistan and strained U.S. relations with the government in Kabul. To repair relations, Special Forces soldiers have been tasked with rebuilding homes and trying to gain the trust of Afghan villagers.
  • Senate Advances Tobacco Legislation
    Congress is edging closer to putting tobacco products under the FDA's purview. The Senate has voted to move forward on the bill and could pass it by the end of the week. The House already has passed a similar measure allowing the FDA to regulate the content and marketing of tobacco products.
  • Farm Economy Learns From Past Crisis
    Agriculture appears to be a bright spot in an otherwise dismal U.S. economy. Big agribusiness is doing fairly well, and the mortgage debacle didn't affect rural banks as much as others. This may be due to hard lessons farmers learned in the 80s when a land bubble burst and crop prices plummeted.
  • Hormel Launches Radio, TV Ad Blitz For Spam
    The makers of Spam are trying to spiff-up the image of the canned might and offer it as a tight times alternative. Sales of canned foods have been rising as the economy slumps.

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