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Monday, June 20, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Sylvia Hernandez Cruz and daughterLow-income residents worry about possible shutdown
    It's still not clear what all the effects would be from a state government shutdown. But the looming budget crisis has many low-income residents worried about paying next month's bills.6:55 a.m.
  • Charles SkinnerDNR let Lutsen Mountains resort violate water permits for years
    State officials allowed the popular Lutsen Mountains ski resort for years to violate permits restricting how much water it could pull from a North Shore stream to make snow for its groomed hills.7:20 a.m.
  • Sitting with belongingsLiving on the margin made worse by north Mpls. tornado
    Many residents in north Minneapolis have begun rebuilding their homes and their lives after the May 22 tornado which struck that part of the city. But the recovery will be slower for people who were already living in the margins.7:45 a.m.
  • Chaos Computer ClubMarketplace Tech Report: Inside a hacker's brain
    Malicious hacking has been all over the news lately with attacks on the CIA, the U.S. Senate, and the International Monetary Fund to name just a few. Over the weekend, another 1.3 million accounts were broken into. This time game maker Sega was the target. Emails, usernames, passwords, and birthdays were stolen; however, credit card information appears to be safe. We explore why hackers hack with one of the most famous/infamous hackers ever.8:20 a.m.
  • Minn. senators to petition high court to block 'essential services' rulings
    A group of four GOP state senators are going to ask the Supreme Court on Monday to intervene in the state's budget impasse.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Afghan City May Be Test Case For U.S. Withdrawal
    Afghan security forces are preparing to take formal control of seven locations across the country. One of them is the capital of volatile Helmand province. Some residents are happy to see Afghan forces taking the lead, but they're also worried about what will happen when the American troops leave.
  • Soldier Killed In Iraq Predicted He Wouldn't Make It
    Before his death, Christopher Fishbeck, 24, had confided in his mother that he did not believe he would come home alive. He was among five U.S. soldiers killed in Baghdad on June 6, victims of a rocket attack on their base.
  • China's Growing Military Muscle: A Looming Threat?
    Beijing has long argued its army is primarily defensive, and Chinese senior officers insist the country is decades behind the U.S. But the speed of China's military development is unnerving its neighbors and the United States.
  • Indians Uneasy As China Builds Ports Nearby
    Some members of India's military establishment fear Chinese-funded ports being developed in surrounding countries could later turn into military bases. Skeptics, however, say it's ill-advised to base Indian policy on a Chinese strategy that may or may not exist.
  • Squeaking Up A Storm: Yes, That Mouse Is Singing
    Like birds and whales, some male mice make sounds akin to singing to attract females. "The more we search, the more we find that rodents and other small mammals produce vocalizations," one researcher says. Fish also "sing" to influence a female's behavior.
  • Why Seeing (The Unexpected) Is Often Not Believing
    Two psychologists have been conducting experiments on inattentional blindness — how people fail to see things in front of them when they're focused on something else. They were inspired by a case in which a police officer said he didn't see a crime in progress even though he ran past it.
  • Additional Bailout Money For Greece Delayed
    European finance ministers have decided to hold off giving Greece another installment of bailout money. They want to see if Athens makes more progress in fixing its finances. The Greek government is trying to pass a package of spending cuts and tax increases. But it's up against street protests and opposition in parliament.
  • Paris Air Show Features Newcomers, New Technology
    The Paris Air Show opened Monday with more than 2,100 exhibitors from 45 countries taking part in the week-long event. Most of the attention will be focused on the annual battle between Airbus and Boeing over who will sell the most airliners.
  • Apps That Let You Share Cars, Photos And Money
    The market for smartphone apps is growing quickly. Last month, Apple hit a milestone of 500,000 apps. And Google has more than 200,000 in the Android marketplace. Ben Keighran, CEO of Chomp, runs down his favorite new apps, from payments (Square) to car services (Getaround).
  • Monroe's 'Subway' Dress Sells For $4.6 Million
    The billowy "subway" dress Marilyn Monroe wore in the 1955 film The Seven Year Itch was sold at auction over the weekend for $4.6 million — more than double what was expected. The dress was part of an auction of classic film memorabilia which was owned by film legend Debbie Reynolds. The light blue dress Judy Garland wore in the Wizard of Oz fetched more than $900,000.

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