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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • A new roof for the MetrodomeMetrodome roof replacement about 80 percent done
    About 80 percent of the new roof being installed on the Metrodome in Minneapolis is in place. The new roof was needed after the old one collapsed under the weight of snow during a blizzard last December. MPR's Jim Bickal went inside the stadium earlier this week and got an update on the project.6:55 a.m.
  • Tornado damageMayor Rybak headed to Washington in search of tornado aid
    Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is going to the White House next week to meet with members of the Obama administration. He's hoping to line up federal funding to aid in the recovery from the tornado that hit his city three-and-a-half weeks ago.7:20 a.m.
  • Bachmann in New HampshireCan Bachmann serve her district while running for president?
    When U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann was in the spotlight at the Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire Monday evening, she missed a series of votes in Congress. Bachmann's new role as a presidential candidate means she will be spending even more time on the road campaigning, and less time in Minnesota and Washington, DC.7:25 a.m.
  • WolfGrand Rapids audience shows support for wolf delisting
    Nearly 200 people attended the meeting, which was organized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to learn more about the latest plan to delist wolves.7:40 a.m.
  • Nonprofit leader: Shutdown would force big reduction in services
    A state government shutdown would prevent many nonprofit organizations from delivering services ranging from counseling to youth job training to health services, the executive director of the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits said Wednesday.7:45 a.m.
  • Damaged roofDenied federal aid, more north Mpls. residents may need places to live
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency's decision to deny a request for individual aid comes at a time when displaced residents are scrambling to figure out where they're going to live next.8:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Hearing To Examine Terrorist Recruitment In Prisons
    The House Homeland Security Committee holds a hearing Wednesday examining terrorist recruitment inside the walls of American jails and prisons. Experts say the number of criminals who turn to extremism behind bars is small but worrisome. Civil rights groups argue there's not enough evidence to hold a congressional hearing.
  • Pakistan Arrests CIA Informants Tied To Bin Laden
    Pakistanis who fed information to the CIA in advance of the raid on Osama Bin Laden's compound have been arrested by Pakistan's intelligence agency. While people have been taken into custody, there are differing reports about who they are.
  • 'Fast Fashion': Italians Wary Of Chinese On Their Turf
    The Italian town of Prato is home to the largest concentration of Chinese residents in Europe. In this textile center, the Chinese have created a parallel, off-the-books economy — hiring illegal workers and selling items at low prices. As their wealth has grown, Italian resentment has spread.
  • In Nigeria, Chinatown Vendors Struggle For Profits
    Nigeria has Africa's largest Chinese population, and many Nigerians see Chinese businessmen as an unstoppable force. But some shop owners at the Chinatown in Lagos tell a different story.
  • Iowa Residents Hope New Levee Will Save Hamburg
    In southwest Iowa, crews have been working to save a tiny town from the rising Missouri River. Hamburg, Iowa, is of particular concern, following the breach of a nearby levee. Crews are building up another earthen levee just outside of town.
  • Blind Would-Be Law Student Says Test Discriminates
    The Law School Admission Test or LSAT usually includes questions that require students to draw diagrams — which discriminates against blind test-takers, a Michigan law student says.
  • In Teaching, Pink Slips Are A Way Of Life
    For many teachers, job uncertainty is one of the biggest downsides of their profession. Recent estimates from the American Association of School Administrators show that about a quarter-million educators could face layoffs in the coming year as states cut education spending.
  • Polarizing Union Law Takes Effect In Wisconsin
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court has cleared the way for substantial cuts to collective bargaining rights for the state's public workers. The ruling is a victory for Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
  • Another Internet Company's IPO Is Successful
    The Internet music service Pandora sells shares to the public on the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday. Pandora's IPO, or initial public offering, was part of a frenzy for stocks in Internet companies, especially those that connect people and have huge numbers of users. Pandora has more than 90 million.
  • Greeks Fed Up With Ineffective Austerity Measures
    In Greece, national anger continues to rise over the lack of progress in dealing with the country's national debt. A year after the first bailout, and the austerity measures that went with it, most Greeks see no improvement and fear more suffering lies ahead.

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