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Monday, June 12, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Endorsed!Even with endorsement, Hatch can't shake DFL opposition
    Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch is the DFL endorsed candidate for governor. Hatch won the endorsement on Saturday in Rochester, beating out state Senators Becky Lourey and Steve Kelley. The endorsement makes Hatch the clear frontrunner to take on Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty but he will have to win the DFL primary first.7:20 a.m.
  • U.S. Senate may support House telecommunications bill, cable access funding cap
    Channel surfers could pick up a remote and dial in their favorite programs if the U.S. Senate supports a recently-approved House bill, making it easier for telephone companies to provide subscription television services. Supporters of the bill say it will lower cable television bills, but opponents worry that the bill will deal a potentially fatal blow to cable access programming. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer spoke with Mike Wassenaar, Executive Director of St. Paul Neighborhood Network and Chair of the National Alliance for Community Media.7:42 a.m.
  • DJ El VaqueroSpanish language radio builds in Minnesota
    You've got to work a little to hear Spanish language radio in the Twin Cities. There's a smattering of programs on community stations. But, if you know where to look, there are now two 24-hour Spanish language stations going head to head for listeners.7:46 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Military, Critics Split over Guantanamo Suicides
    The military says three detainees who hanged themselves at Guantanamo Bay Saturday coordinated their deaths as an act of "asymmetric warfare." But the suicides stoke fresh debate over conditions at the camp.
  • Guantanamo Tribunals and the Constitution
    What constitutional issues are involved in holding military tribunals at Guantanamo? John Hutson is dean of the Franklin Pierce Law School in Concord, N.H. The retired admiral offers his insights to Steve Inskeep.
  • Conversations on Immigration: Carlos Mencia
    Comedian Carlos Mencia's routines feature a stream of observations and questions about race and ethnicity. His own experiences are as complex as his lineage. He says America would benefit from more assimilation.
  • FAA Probe Puts Wind Farms on Hold
    A Federal Aviation Administration study stops work on more than a dozen wind-to-electricity farms. The giant turbines may interfere with military radar. But some say the probe stems from a political battle over a proposed wind farm off Cape Cod.
  • English Soccer Fans Seek Return to Glory Days
    For 40 years, English soccer teams have gone down to defeat in the World Cup. There is hope that England -- where the game was invented -- may finally have players skilled enough to win its first trophy since 1966.
  • The Boys from Brazil: Power and Grace
    How impressive is Brazil's national soccer team? One American soccer fan finds a deep allegiance with "the least hated juggernaut in all sports," a team that attacks to a samba beat from the stands.
  • Figures on Chinese Engineers Fail to Add Up
    A report cited in The New York Times and quoted on the House floor claimed China graduates nine times as many engineers as the U.S. Skeptical, a Duke professor had students check the numbers.
  • No Slowdown in Iraq's Sectarian Violence
    Over the weekend, 83 bodies were delivered to the Baghdad morgue. The figure is high even by the grim standards of a venue that has seen thousands of corpses this year.
  • Bush Team Opens Up Review of Iraq
    The White House begins a highly visible two-day review of the conflict in Iraq. Monday, President Bush will hear the latest from his civilian and military advisers. Tuesday, a video conference will involve Iraqi leaders.
  • Afghanistan's Cultural Gap Grows Wider
    The culture clash in Afghanistan between modernizers and traditionalists, and between urban and rural society, has been a constant source of tension.

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