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Friday, June 21, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Bruce Kramer at his Hopkins homePatient argues for changes to drug trials
    "Obviously we're not talking about a cure for ALS here," Bruce Kramer says. But if a medicine helps a patient feel better, "that would certainly be helpful."6:45 a.m.
  • The scene at Macalester and NilesPowerful storm, heavy winds batter state
    A swath of thunderstorms swept across Minnesota early this morning, with winds up to 85 mph, nearly one-inch hailstones and flash flooding reported in Morris, Starbuck and Glenwood.6:55 a.m.
  • PigletsPED virus threatens piglets, farm finances
    Minnesota hog farmers have a new disease to worry about, a virulent form of diarrhea that is deadly to young pigs.7:20 a.m.
  • Mayan artifactsLatest science illuminates ancient Maya world
    The largest modern show of Maya artifacts opens at the Science Museum of Minnesota. It explores the complex society which built huge cities across Central America over a millennium ago.7:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama's Pick To Lead FBI Adds New Layer To Privacy Debate
    President Obama will nominate Jim Comey to be the country's next FBI director on Friday. Comey is best-known for raising alarms about a secret surveillance program during the Bush years. That issue has taken on new resonance after the latest revelations of government surveillance.
  • Can Iran's New President Resolve Nuclear Program Dispute?
    Many are wondering whether Iran's newly elected president Hassan Rowhani will be able to change his nation's posture on nuclear enrichment and convince the West to end crippling economic sanctions. To find out, Steve Inskeep talks to Gary Samore, a former White House coordinator for arms control and weapons of mass destruction.
  • 'The Attack' Depicts Opposing Sides In Middle East Violence
    Renee Montagne talks with Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri about his new film: The Attack. Based on a best-selling novel of the same name, the film follows an Arab-Israeli doctor whose life takes a sharp turn after a suicide bombing.
  • Protests In Brazil Gain Steam, Violence Increases
    Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians turned out in cities across the country in mass demonstrations Thursday night. Despite government pledges to reverse fare hikes for subway and bus rides, public anger is only rising.
  • Miami Wins Back-To-Back NBA Championships, James MVP
    The Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs 95-to-88 in Game 7 of the series Thursday night in Miami. LeBron James, who was chosen MVP, had 37 points and 12 rebounds.
  • 2 Syrian Rebels Share Their Stories
    U.S. and European officials meet on Saturday to decide how to increase their aid to the rebels in Syria. The U.S. is deepening its involvement in Syria's Civil War. Steve Inskeep, who recently was in Syria reporting for Morning Edition, has the story of two rebels.
  • More Banks Caught Up In Libor Scandal
    Libor is the London interbank offered rate. It's important because it establishes the rate that banks pay to borrow from one another.
  • China's Credit Crunch Felt Across Financial Markets
    The lending rate between Chinese banks spiked dramatically on Thursday, creating a credit crunch. Renee Montagne talks to NPR Shanghai correspondent Frank Langfitt about the turbulence in China's banking system, and how authorities in Beijing are responding.
  • 'Last Word' Pays Homage To Actor James Gandolfini
    Gandolfini, who died this week while vacationing in Italy, became famous for his role in The Sopranos. Tony Soprano, the mob boss, described his job as "waste management consultant." Call it what you want, but on the job, Tony Soprano had plenty of business insights.
  • House Votes Down 5-Year Farm Bill
    Members of the House on Thursday rejected the measure, studded with Republican priorities. In the past, the farm bill has been a model of bipartisan support. But defections in both parties spelled the bill's doom.

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