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Friday, June 26, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Filmmaker William KleinFilmmaker William Klein reflects on a distinguished career
    Paris-based filmmaker William Klein is in Minneapolis this weekend for the culmination of a retrospective of his films at the Walker Art Center. Klein, who is 82 years old now, revolutionized the art of street photography in 1956 with the publication of his book of photos entitled "New York." After that he tried his hand at moving images and made a number of satiric films and insightful documentaries. Morning Edition's Jim Bickal talked with Klein about his career.6:45 a.m.
  • Cheryl and her new babyRecession can be even tougher for low-income families
    For families already living on the financial edge before the recession hit, the economic blows can be even more punishing.7:20 a.m.
  • Hiawatha lineHiawatha light rail marks five years; what's next?
    On the fifth anniversary of Minnesota's first light rail service, debate continues over how to expand transit.7:40 a.m.
  • Golden doorMinnesota's largest Hindu temple gets grand ceremony
    Thousands of people are expected to flock to Maple Grove this weekend for the grand opening of the Hindu Temple of Minnesota.7:45 a.m.
  • Wild general manager and coachMinnesota Wild prepares for NHL draft
    The National Hockey League draft takes place Friday and Saturday in Montreal. This will be the first draft since the Minnesota Wild hired a new general manager and head coach.8:25 a.m.
  • Michele BachmannCensus briefs Bachmann's office on privacy concerns
    U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., says she will leave most of her U.S. Census survey blank next year, even though that violates the law. Bachmann told Fox News she is "just not comfortable" answering questions about income and commuting time. MPR's Cathy Wurzer discusses the situation with a Census Bureau official.8:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Remembering Michael Jackson, 'King Of Pop'
    We watched Michael Jackson grow up and morph into a modern-day song-and-dance man; we danced to his beat until he began to change and we weren't sure what to make of it; and then we witnessed his long, strange fall from grace.
  • Proposal Offers Specifics On Preventive Detention
    A proposal works through many of the difficult questions the Obama administration has skirted about a potential law. It provides restrictions on who can be held and requires regular review by the courts. The proposal's author acknowledges that it's controversial but says the system already allows indefinite detention.
  • 3 High Court Rulings Change Legal Landscape
    The Supreme Court has released three significant decisions: When federal courts may act to enforce federal mandates on the states, when, if ever, school officials may conduct strip searches of students for drugs; and the rights of criminal defendants to cross examine crime lab analysts. The rulings will have far-reaching consequences.
  • For 'Cheri' & Co., Liaisons Dangerous To The Soul
    It's been 20 years since Michelle Pfeiffer, director Stephen Frears and screenwriter Christopher Hampton teamed up for Dangerous Liaisons. In Cheri, they tell a very different kind of love story.
  • Budget Office Works Powerfully Behind The Scenes
    The Senate Finance Committee has crafted a health care bill that won't add to the federal deficit, even though it's expected to cost a trillion dollars over the next 10 years. The senators went back to the drawing board after an even higher price tag was predicted by the Congressional Budget Office. The CBO is playing a powerful role in shaping the health care debate.
  • GE Calls For More Exports To Aid Economy
    General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt is on a mission to improve U.S. exports. Immelt, who presides over the global giant in energy, transportation and financial services, says fixing trade deficits and building up the U.S. manufacturing base are top priorities.
  • Rhubarb: Reviving A Forgotten Crop
    Years ago, Jim Crawford of New Morning Farm noticed that rhubarb had fallen out of favor. His Pennsylvania neighbors were letting the tart perennial languish in their gardens. But Crawford has seen a resurgence in demand for rhubarb, often fueled by nostalgia.
  • China Likely To Put Hummer Deal On Hold
    China's state radio reports the government's planning agency is likely to reject a Chinese company's bid to acquire General Motors Corp.'s Hummer unit. The report says gas-guzzling vehicles conflict with Beijing's conservation goals.
  • Prosecutors To Appeal Stanford's Release On Bond
    The Texas billionaire charged with running an elaborate Ponzi scheme has pleaded not guilty. Federal prosecutors say Allen Stanford bilked investors out of $7 billion. A federal magistrate in Houston set bond at $500,000, but Stanford is still being held while prosecutors appeal his release on bail.
  • Housing Market Still Keeping Economy Down
    The Federal Reserve said this week that the "pace of the economic contraction is slowing." But house prices are still falling, and some analysts - including former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan — say the economy can't go up until house prices stop going down. David Wessel of The Wall Street Journal talks with David Greene about the housing industry.

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