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Thursday, August 3, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • The difference irrigation makesFarmers talk about the costs of water
    Farmers in the region are still dealing with drought, especially in parts of north central and central Minnesota that missed out on this week's rain. But there are some farmers in the driest parts of the state who expect to have a healthy crop at harvest time. That's because they're irrigating.7:20 a.m.
  • Concordia's BiohausConcordia language village goes green
    The German village at Concordia Language Camps is putting the finishing touches on a green house that'll be used as an educational tool for kids at the camp. They'll not only learn a new language but some new energy habits as well.7:24 a.m.
  • 13th annual Minnesota Fringe Festival begins today
    Nearly 900 performances of more than 160 shows can be seen at 23 venues across Minneapolis. To help guide first time attendees and even hard-core Fringe-ers find their way around the festival, Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio arts commentator and former Minnesota Fringe muse, Dominic Papatola.8:24 a.m.
  • President, CEO of Minneapolis Foundation will lead philanthropy in Silicon Valley
    The Minneapolis Foundation will begin a nationwide search for a new president and CEO after its current leader, Emmett Carson, was named head of the newly-formed Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Carson has been in charge of Minnesota's largest private community grantmaker since 1994, managing $640 million in assets and administering more than 800 funds. The Silicon Valley Community Foundation controls more than $1.5 billion in assets and more than 1,400 funds.8:54 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • U.N. Security Council Divided on Lebanon Plan
    The U.N. Security Council faces a diplomatic dilemma in trying to bring peace to Israel and Lebanon. Members have have largely agreed on the need for an international force to be deployed along the Lebanon-Israel border. But they have very different views on how to get from agreement to deployment.
  • Deciding Who Would Keep the Peace in Lebanon
    A multinational peacekeeping force is a prominent element in plans to end the fighting in southern Lebanon between Hezbollah guerrillas and Israeli troops. Before a force can be formed, the international community must decide on its composition.
  • 1981 Strike Leaves Legacy for American Workers
    The air-traffic controller's strike 25 years ago left many of the strikers jobless and unable to return to the FAA after President Reagan banned them. The tension between the union and management of that era still affects American workers today.
  • Letters: Life in the Foreign Service
    Don Gonyea and Renee Montagne read from listeners letters, including praise for the two-part series on life in the U.S. foreign service.
  • Ohio Town Feels the Loss of Local Marines
    Last year, more than a dozen Marines from a battalion based in Brook Park, Ohio, were killed in Haditha, Iraq. The deaths sparked a memorial drive in the town, thrusting the blue-collar city into the spotlight.
  • Not All Cholesterol-Reducing Supplements Are Equal
    From garlic to fish oil, substances aimed at reducing cholesterol are among the best-selling dietary supplements. But a new evaluation shows some products don't measure up to their labels or marketing claims.
  • NIH Spends Millions to Study Alternative Therapy
    The NIH's Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine applies rigorous scientific testing to alternative treatments. It's currently spending $30 million to study a powerful chelation drug called EDTA that's marketed as a way to clean out blocked arteries.
  • AOL Shifts Strategy from Subscriptions to Ads
    AOL will offer free e-mail -- and other services -- to broadband customers as it shifts its focus from subscriber revenue to advertising revenue. The changes are part of a strategy announced Wednesday that seeks to increase AOL's shrinking audience.
  • Study Questions Impact of Car Rental Taxes
    Many municipalities use rental car taxes to fund sports arenas, convention centers and other expensive infrastructure projects. The theory is that the taxes mostly affect out-of-town visitors. But a new study finds that may not be true.
  • Hospital Gunfight Highlights Baghdad's Chaos
    A gunfight left one of Baghdad's largest hospitals in chaos last month. The crime scene involved the personal bodyguards of a government official, and a high level insurgent.

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