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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Mark RitchiePhoto ID supporters question Ritchie's opposition to amendment
    Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, the state's chief election official, insists that he is not taking sides on the proposed voter ID constitutional amendment, despite having spoken publicly and critically about the issue.6:20 a.m.
  • Career fair job seekersTwin Cities again lead nation in black, white unemployment gap
    A new study shows Minneapolis-St. Paul leading the nation in a category no one is celebrating: of 19 major metropolitan areas, the Twin Cities metro area has the widest gap in unemployment rate between blacks and whites.7:20 a.m.
  • TipboardPlans for tipboard gambling get punted
    The plan to pay for the state share of a new Minnesota Vikings stadium using proceeds from electronic pull-tabs is inching forward. However, plans to legalize sports-themed tipboards have officially been shelved, as a nationwide legal battle over sports gambling plays out.7:25 a.m.
  • Duluth Aerial LiftbridgeDuluth is hoping for big crowds on July 4th
    Two weeks after heavy rains flooded Duluth, closed a major state park and caused tens of millions of dollars in damage, locals are hoping for a big boost from the Independence Day holiday. The 4th of July is one of the biggest holidays for tourism in Duluth. Reporter Dan Kraker tells Morning Edition host Phil Picardi about how the flood has affected tourism in Duluth.7:45 a.m.

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National Public Radio Stories

  • Can Sanctions Force Iran To Change Its Policies?
    Iran has been subject to limited Western sanctions for years, but the U.S. and its allies are now taking aim at the entire Iranian economy. The measures are intended to induce the Islamic republic to accept restrictions on its nuclear program.
  • Cheered In Europe, Suu Kyi Faces Crises In Myanmar
    After her star treatment in Europe, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi faces a much tougher time at home, where the country faces a range of difficult issues, including violence between Muslims and Buddhists in the western part of the country.
  • Before There Was Writing, There Were Pies
    It's Pie Week on Morning Edition, and we wanted to know more about where pie comes from. Linda Wertheimer talks to food anthropologist Deborah Duchon about the history of pie.
  • Medieval Pork Pie A Hit In 'Morning Edition' Contest
    NPR science editor Maria Godoy was inspired by the fantasy novel and HBO series Game of Thrones. The TV show also inspired the authors of A Feast of Fire and Ice, who found authentic medieval recipes for their cookbook.
  • 'Amazing Spider-Man' Successfully Reboots The Series
    The unmistakable air of Hollywood calculation hangs over The Amazing Spider-Man but this isn't necessarily a bad thing. The world was ready for new stars in a retelling of the comic book saga, thanks to strong performances from actors Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.
  • Wildfires Hurt Colorado Resort's Business
    Renee Montagne talks to Scott Downs, a retired firefighter and owner of Eagle Fire Lodge in Woodland Park, Colo. He's facing a potentially devastating loss of summer business because of the wildfires in the area.
  • Fledgling NASA Nonprofit Starts To Lift Off
    The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space was established to drum up interest in experiments by folks outside of NASA. The organization has had a rocky first year but now is starting to show what it can do.
  • When Ice Cream Attacks: The Mystery Of Brain Freeze
    Drink that Slurpee too fast, and you risk an attack of "brain freeze." Scientists are fascinated by the headaches caused by consuming cold things. But alas, they still don't know where ice cream headaches come from.
  • Under Pressure, Barclays CEO Diamond Quits
    Chief executive Bob Diamond is the latest figure ousted in a financial markets scandal at Barclays. The bank's chairman also announced his intention to resign.
  • GlaxoSmithKline To Pay $3 Billion To Settle Charges
    British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline has agreed to pay $3 billion to settle charges that it illegally marketed some of its most popular drugs. U.S. officials say among other things, the company promoted an antidepressant to children that was approved only for adults.

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