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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Fergus Falls cougarCougars recolonizing Midwest, one male at a time
    A new report that mountain lions are slowly expanding their range eastward returning to areas where they were killed off a century ago.6:45 a.m.
  • Teacher moraleWith school out, teachers talk about burnout
    June brings a mix of emotions for teachers: relief over making it through another year and a sense of accomplishment after helping students learn. But many teachers struggle this time of year, feeling completely burned out.7:20 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • JPMorgan's CEO Calls Losses 'Indefensible'
    The chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, Jamie Dimon, was on Capitol Hill Wednesday, where he tried to explain his company's recent multibillion-dollar trading losses. Dimon told the Senate Banking Committee that the losses were indefensible. He also said the company may try to recover some of the compensation paid to the traders who were responsible.
  • Jury Deliberates In Gupta Insider Trading Case
    The insider trading case against Rajat Gupta is in the jury's hands. Gupta was a former member of the board of directors of Goldman Sachs and a close associate of Raj Rajaratnam, the hedge fund manager who was convicted of insider trading last year.
  • Will Credit Be The Spoiler In Housing Recovery?
    The housing market is finally showing signs of a comeback, according to an annual study from Harvard. Home prices have stopped falling in many areas, and buyers are growing more confident. But, though mortgage interest rates are at record lows, banks are often cautious to lend.
  • Yemen Works To Reclaim Al-Qaida's Territory
    Yemen announced earlier this week that it had driven out militants linked to al-Qaida from its southern region, an area that has become a focal point of U.S. concerns about terrorism.
  • Iran's Nuclear Fatwa: A Policy Or A Ploy?
    Iran's supreme leader has repeatedly cited his own fatwa, or religious edict, that nuclear weapons are a sin and that Iran doesn't want them. Many in the West are skeptical, but U.S. officials are calling on Iran to live up to the fatwa.
  • U.S. Open Tees Off In San Francisco
    David Greene talks with Christine Brennan of USA Today for a preview of the tournament. Brennan weighs in on the Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson rivalry, Masters champ Bubba Watson and a 14-year-old qualifier.
  • Michigan Finally Eyeing Changes To Lawyers For Poor
    Prosecutors admit that the constitutional right to an attorney is inconsistently applied for indigent criminal defendants in some states. In Michigan, officials have repeatedly ignored pleas to change how it pays lawyers for the poor. But lawsuits and exonerations may be starting to change that.
  • What's A Yenta?
    I thought a yenta was a matchmaker. I was wrong — as my mother, among other people, pointed out.
  • Cellphone Maker Nokia Announces Job Cuts
    Finnish cellphone manufacturer Nokia announced it will cut 10,000 jobs by the end of next year; that follows a cut of 14,000 jobs announced last year. Nokia once dominated the cellphone industry but in recent years has struggled to keep up with smartphone makers like Samsung and Apple.
  • 'A Morning Ritual': New Orleans Fights For Its Paper
    The city is rallying around its famous newspaper, the Times-Picayune, as it goes through layoffs and publication cutbacks. The public outcry is escalating, with the upper echelon of the city's political, business and cultural leaders pleading with the paper's owners to reconsider.

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