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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Justice Rosalie WahlJustice Rosalie Wahl, first woman to serve on Minn. Supreme Court, dies
    Rosalie Wahl, one of Minnesota's legal pioneers, died today at 88. While she will be remembered first and foremost as Minnesota's first woman to serve on the state Supreme Court, her time as justice was only a part of an extraordinary life. "Minnesota owes Justice Wahl a great debt of gratitude for her exceptional service," Gov. Mark Dayton said.6:20 a.m.
  • Nitrogen yields per acreFarmers adjust fertilizer for cleaner water at home and downstream
    Farmland is the source for 70 percent of the nitrates in state surface waters, according to a recent study. Reducing the amount of nitrate that enters rivers and streams is a daunting job, but there are signs that some of the changes made on farms already are taking hold.7:20 a.m.
  • Wes Muilenburt (left) and Nicholas YoppTeachers say digital technology helps and hurts student writing
    The Pew Center's Internet and American Life Project recently surveyed nearly 2,500 middle and high school teachers across the country about the writing habits of students.7:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • In Syria, A Humanitarian Crisis Deepens
    More than 1.5 million people have fled the civil war in Syria. For those who remain, there's little semblance of normal life. David Greene speaks with the World Food Program's Muhannad Hadi about the worsening humanitarian crisis.
  • Coup Or No Coup In Egypt? U.S. Still Hasn't Decided
    The Obama administration still has not determined whether the ouster of former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi was a military coup. At issue is whether the U.S. would cut off roughly $1.5 billion in aid to a strategic Middle East ally. But this is not the first time the U.S. has been faced with this sort of dilemma, and there are ways around it.
  • Brewers' Braun Suspended For Season
    Major League Baseball has announced it is suspending Ryan Braun for the rest of the season. The league said the Milwaukee Brewers outfielder violated its drug policies. Braun, who won't appeal, is one of several stars tied to an anti-aging clinic in Miami that the league is investigating. NPR's Mike Pesca talks to Renee Montagne about the latest.
  • Scandal-Ridden San Diego Mayor Urged To Step Down
    Pressure is growing on San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to resign. His former communications director came forward Monday to publicly accuse him of sexual harassment.
  • New York Politicians Go Head To Head In The Wild
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced off in a rafting race Monday on a whitewater river high in the Adirondack Mountains. It was one part summer camp and one part House of Cards as two of the country's most influential big-city politicians shut off their smart phones and headed into the wild.
  • China Cracks Down On Health Care Corruption
    David Greene talks to economist Patrick Chovanec about the corruption scandal unfolding in China involving British pharmaceutical maker GlaxoSmithKline.
  • Honduran Street Artist Paints A New Image For His Country
    In Honduras, there's a masked man on a mission to change his country's violent image. He calls himself the Maeztro Urbano, the "Urban Master." By day, he works in advertising; at night, he covers city walls with pictures of weapons turning into balloons or fat bureaucrats spending money on art, not guns.
  • 'Arrested Development' Boosts Netflix Earnings
    Second-quarter earnings for Netflix more than quadrupled. The company reported its results Monday night after the markets closed. Netflix gave credit to its revival of Arrested Development, which was released Memorial Day weekend. For the three months ending in June, the streaming service added 630,000 subscribers in the United States. But investors were expecting an even bigger number.
  • In The Summer, Univision Is Numero Uno
    For three consecutive weeks, the Spanish-language TV network's prime-time ratings have dominated among young adult viewers.
  • Solar-Powered Cars Hit The Racetrack
    Whether it's a plane, car or boat, some vehicles are now relying on solar power to get from here to there. At the new Formula One track in Austin, Texas, there are even solar-powered race cars.

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