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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • A deformed frogDeformed Minnesota frogs still largely a mystery 17 years later
    After seventeen years of sleuthing, scientists still have not solved the mystery of what caused frogs to develop abnormally in a south central Minnesota pond. The biologist who led the research tells the story in her new book.6:55 a.m.
  • Dry cornfieldMinnesota crops starting to suffer from drought
    Drought conditions in the Midwest are intensifying and starting to affect Minnesota crops, as both corn and soybeans took a step backwards over the last week.7:20 a.m.
  • Clouds over Pelican LakeDNR: Warm weather is stressing fish in Minnesota lakes
    The hot weather this summer is having a big impact on the lakes in our region. Don Pereira of the Fisheries Research Policy Manager for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources talked about the issue with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.7:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Romney, Obama Keep Up Campaign Sniping Attacks
    The campaign rhetoric continues to heat up. On Fox News Monday, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said the Obama campaign was off base in demanding he release more tax returns. Meantime, President Obama traveled to Ohio where he held a town hall meeting with voters.
  • Romney's Plan To Revive Jobs Has Mixed Results
    The Republican presidential candidate says he wants to revive an idea first tried under the Bush administration: the personal re-employment account. Long-term unemployed people would get a lump sum to spend on job retraining and education. The idea was tried in eight states in 2004 and 2005.
  • Addict To Activist: How Elton John Found His 'Cure'
    The musician describes his life in the '80s as a "drug-fueled haze," but he says he turned it all around after meeting Ryan White, a teenager who contracted AIDS through a blood transfusion. In Love Is the Cure, John recounts his journey from substance abuse to AIDS advocacy.
  • Democrats' Efforts To Reveal GOP Donors Stymied
    Democrats in the Senate have failed to break a Republican filibuster on a bill that would force non-profit social welfare groups advertising in federal campaigns to disclose their donors. Such groups are keeping GOP presidential challenger Mitt Romney competitive in the TV ad campaign against President Obama..
  • Athletes, Visitors Flood London's Heathrow Airport
    Athletes and fans from around the world have begun to arrive in London for the Summer Olympic Games. On Monday, Heathrow saw a record number of arrivals. Meanwhile, a giant security firm failed to recruit the number of Olympic guards it promised. The London Olympics start July 27 and end Aug. 12.
  • Looking For Lady Day's Resting Place? Detour Ahead
    When Billie Holiday died on July 17, 1959, thousands of mourners attended her funeral at St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in New York City. But Holiday isn't buried in New York's Woodlawn Cemetery, near Duke Ellington and Miles Davis. Instead, she's "way, way, way out" in the Bronx.
  • Investigation: HSBC Laundered Drug Money
    Europe's largest bank allowed drug cartels to launder billions of dollars through its U.S. operations, and skirted bans against transactions with Iran. Those are among the findings of a Senate investigation of London-based HSBC. Executives from the bank are in Washington for a hearing on the probe.
  • Tech World Star Marissa Mayer To Head Yahoo
    Yahoo has hired Google executive Marissa Mayer to run the struggling Internet company. Mayer, a 13-year Google veteran, will face a tough task trying to reverse Yahoo's sagging fortunes.
  • Silicon Valley Firm To Help UVA Expand Online Courses
    The University of Virginia's board of governors last month fired then rehired its president. One reason some board members called for her ouster was that she had not moved quickly enough to expand the university's online courses. On Tuesday, school officials plan to announce a partnership with Silicon Valley company Coursera that will do just that.
  • Self-Help Guru Covey Dies At 79 After Bike Accident
    The management and self-help guru's best-known work, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, was on The New York Times best-seller list for more than five years. Stephen Covey's family said he died from the effects of a bicycle accident in April.

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