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Friday, July 13, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Weather with Mark Seeley
    Minnesota Public Radio's Perry Finelli talked with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about the dry and windy weather.6:50 a.m.
  • If you build it...Residents and technology muscle crime off Bloomington Avenue
    The latest numbers show crime in Minneapolis is down compared to last year. Nowhere is the decline more obvious and welcome than on a main thoroughfare in south Minneapolis.7:20 a.m.
  • One-stop shopDuluth shelter enters the music business
    A Duluth's battered women's shelter is holding a music festival fundraiser. Shelter workers say cuts in government funding are forcing them to be creative in coming up with their own sources of money.7:25 a.m.
  • A big boatAfloat on a boat made of milk cartons
    This Sunday afternoon, on Lake Calhoun, you might notice a whole lot of strange boats as part of the Minneapolis Aquatennial's milk carton boat races. People all over the metro area will show up with boats they've built themselves using milk cartons. We meet one of them.8:40 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • White House Releases Iraq Report
    The much-awaited interim report card on progress in Iraq is a mixed bag. The Bush administration says Iraq made progress in some areas, but the political situation is still far from stable.
  • Bush Defiant, But Restrained With Press
    President Bush strongly defended his Iraq strategy, saying Congress has no business micromanaging the war. Even so, he was more restrained with the press during a White House news conference.
  • NRC Head Testifies About Dirty Bomb License
    Edward McGaffigan, head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, talks with a Senate committee about how a sham company set up by undercover agents from the General Accounting Office received a license from the NRC to buy enough radioactive material to build a so-called dirty bomb.
  • John Edwards Set to Embark on Poverty Tour
    Following in the footsteps of former presidential hopeful and New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, Edwards will set off on a 12-city tour of poor America this weekend.
  • Florida Joins Climate Change Campaign
    Florida Gov. Charlie Crist plans to order targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, making his the first state in the South to get serious about global warming. Florida will also adopt car-pollution standards similar to California's.
  • Iranians Upset About Gas Rationing
    In Iran, a controversial gasoline-rationing program is in its third week. Iran is trying to reduce the billions of dollars it spends on imported gas. It remains to be seen whether rationing will force Iranians to cut back on gas consumption.
  • Rush Is on for Harry Potter Knockoffs in China
    In China, copyright pirates are racing to get out their version of the latest Harry Potter film before the real one makes it to theaters. Fake books are in the works, too, with no resemblance to the real thing. Such fakes have become a cottage industry in China.
  • Stock Market Rallies to Record
    The Dow Jones Industrial average's rise of 283 points, to 13,861.33, has many on Wall Street speculating about its next feat: sweeping past the 14,000 mark sooner than expected. Standard & Poor's 500 Index, meanwhile, hit a new record of 1,547.70.
  • Investors Go Gaga Over Green
    Investors are pouring money into alternative energy and so-called clean-tech firms, touted as one of the biggest economic opportunities of the century. No one knows whether clean-tech is the next Internet-sized success story. Analysts warn not to put too much faith in the solar hype.
  • Environmental Issues Resonate With All Kinds
    Ray Hopewood, a fake presidential candidate whose campaign exists solely on the Web, has only one appeal: He's a zillionaire. He boasts green credentials that include a personal fighter jet that he flies between campaign stops. It's called "The Wings of Hope."

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