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Monday, July 23, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Check inAirline performance goes from bad to worse
    This year is shaping up to be the worst year ever for air travel. New data shows that -- nationwide -- there are already more flight delays and cancellations this summer than there were last summer. The situation isn't much better in the Twin Cities.6:40 a.m.
  • A sign at the Minneapolis VAMinnesota Guard troops subject of war trauma study
    A VA Medical Center study aims to find out why some soldiers are able to avoid problems with post-traumatic stress, while others suffer from it.7:20 a.m.
  • Manny's has a dealConvention consultants sell GOP connections
    The 2008 Republican National Convention will bring millions of dollars to Minnesota, and several new companies are springing up to try to get a piece of the action.7:25 a.m.
  • Remembering the "Storm of the Century"
    Twenty years ago today, a rainstorm swept through Minnesota that would later be known as the state's "Storm of the Century." MPR's Cathy Wurzer talked with Bill Togstad, a forecaster at the National Weather Service in Chanhassen who co-authored a paper on storm.7:50 a.m.
  • Monday Markets
    Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talks with Minnesota Public Radio's Chief Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell about the lastest economic news.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Turkey Re-Elects Prime Minister Erdogan
    Opponents of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, prime minister of Turkey, charge he wanted to subvert his country's political system, accusing him and his party of being Islamic fundamentalists. But that didn't stop voters in Turkey from returning their prime minister to office.
  • New Afghan Commandos Take to the Frontlines
    As NATO forces push for Afghans to take the lead in the battle against insurgents, the first class of American-trained Afghan commandos graduates this week.
  • Mother and Son Offer Transracial Adoption Insights
    When Judy and Bob Stigger decided to adopt nearly three decades ago, they chose children who very obviously didn't look like them. The white couple adopted two children who are biracial, a decision that meant a lifetime of learning for their family.
  • Padraig Harrington Takes Golf's British Open
    Padraig Harrington of Ireland won golf's British Open after throwing away a lead on the 72nd hole, then defeating Sergio Garcia of Spain in a four-hole playoff. The finish was an eerie reminder of the 1999 British Open, also played at famed Carnoustie in Scotland, when Jean van de Velde of France lost a big lead on the final hole.
  • Couple's Challenges, Joys of First Year as Pastors
    For twenty-something couple Chris and Katie Bishop, the first year as Methodist ministers means serving God and meeting the needs of their parishioners, while adjusting to the demands of two careers, and soon, a new baby.
  • Microsoft to Protect Consumer Privacy
    Microsoft will start erasing data from Web searches after 18 months, unless it receives consent to store it longer. Microsoft is calling on the rest of the Internet industry to support a common set of privacy practices. This week, Yahoo will lay out its own plans for a similar policy.
  • New Technology Predicts Browsing Behavior
    Companies are developing new technologies to monitor and predict Web browsing behavior. Yahoo announced tools for ads aimed at Web searches. Adam Greenfield, author of Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing, spoke with Steve Inskeep.
  • U.S. Tracks Suspicious Sudafed Purchases
    MethCheck, a computerized tracking system the government is trying out in pharmacies, collects customer data and then notifies police about suspicious purchases of Sudafed, which can be used to make methamphetamine.
  • CNN and YouTube, and the Next U.S. President
    Thousands posted questions on YouTube.com for the Democratic presidential candidates who will gather in South Carolina for a debate. Democratic Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin wants Congress to censure President Bush for his management of the war in Iraq.
  • Somalia Security Too Shaky for Aid Workers
    Bombs and bullets keep delaying the work of reconciliation in Somalia. The security situation is tenuous at best and aid workers say they can't really do much to help people in a violence plagued country that hasn't had a real functioning government for 15 years.

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