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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Eugene SitMinnesota philanthropist Eugene Sit dies
    The head of one of the Minnesota's leading investment firms has died. Eugene Sit was 69 years old. He died Tuesday from pancreatic cancer.7:20 a.m.
  • Interlachen clubhouseMinnesota welcomes top golfers to U.S. Women's Open
    The U.S. Women's Open golf tournament starts this morning at Interlachen Country Club in Edina. Some of the world's best female golfers will compete there this week, including retiring champion Annika Sorenstam.7:25 a.m.
  • AfloatArts with Dominic Papatola
    Minnesota Public Radio arts commentator and St. Paul Pioneer Press theater critic Dominic Papatola discusses the recent news that Theatre de la Jeune Lune will close.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Justices to Rule on Individuals' Right to Own a Gun
    The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to weigh in Thursday on the constitutional meaning of the right to bear arms. It will be the last decision of the term.
  • Voters Group Reflects Hurdles Facing Candidates
    Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama and former rival Hillary Clinton will campaign Friday in Unity, N.H. Democrats hope that Clinton's supporters will rally to Obama's side. But one voter's focus group reflects the challenge facing the party.
  • 'Uncle Wiggly Wings' and Berlin's Candy Bombers
    When West Berlin was cut off by Soviet troops 60 years ago, British and U.S. aircraft flew in food, diesel and coal to residents. On the anniversary of the Berlin Airlift, Andrei Cherny, author of The Candy Bombers, and pilot Hal Halvorsen talk about a secret mission: showering the children of Berlin with candy.
  • My Cancer, 2 Years Later
    When he started his blog, Leroy Sievers thought he had six months to live. Doctors found a brain tumor and lung cancer. Today, on My Cancer's second anniversary, he's facing a prognosis just as bleak.
  • Tsvangirai Sets Deadline for Zimbabwe's President
    Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai issued a 24-hour deadline Thursday to President Robert Mugabe to negotiate or face being shunned as an illegitimate leader responsible for the killing of civilians.
  • Linking Climate Change, National Security
    Intelligence agencies are debating the effects of climate change on national security. A classified assessment delivered to Congress concludes that rising global temperatures would indirectly present a security threat to the United States.
  • Robotic Baby Seal Coming to U.S. Shores
    A company that makes a robotic baby seal from Japan named Paro plans to sell it in the U.S. to help comfort people with dementia, autism and other problems related to social isolation. But some doctors say real pets provide the best kind of therapy.
  • Countrywide Shareholders Vote to Sell Company
    Co-host Ari Shapiro has this morning's business news.
  • How the Bear Stearns Fraud Case Unfolded
    The FBI counts on e-mails to make the first Wall Street arrests related to the subprime mortgage fraud crisis. But critics wonder how strong the case really is and whether Bear Stearns' failure made it an easy target.
  • Romanian Lawmakers Require 'Upbeat' Newscasts
    Co-host Ari Shapiro has today's Last Word in business.

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