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Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Sherry EngebretsenEngebretsen family shares its grief in aftermath of bridge tragedy
    The family of Sherry Engebretsen says she was a devoted mother and wife who loved the Beatles, books and sports. Ron Engebretsen and his daughters, Jessica and Anne, shared stories about Sherry Monday as they sat in the backyard of their Shoreview home6:50 a.m.
  • I-35W bridgeTwo survivors were on their way to a soccer game
    Dozens of people survived the I-35W bridge collapse. Some were seriously injured, others escaped with minor injuries. But all are experiencing the emotions that come after surviving a brush with death. Experts say understanding those emotions will take time and patience.6:55 a.m.
  • Wreckage of the collapsed bridgeThe big question: Why did the bridge fall down?
    A bridge is thousands of pieces of metal and concrete. It's built to withstand all manner of weather and stress. And most bridges do exactly that -- for up to 100 years. So why did the 35W bridge collapse after only 40 years?7:20 a.m.
  • Molnau at bridge news conferenceBridge collapse arms Molnau critics
    Critics of Transportation Commissioner Carol Molnau say the I-35W bridge incident exposes her lack of leadership.7:25 a.m.
  • Jesus at GuantanamoManna Fest blends religion and theater
    Manna Fest at Augsburg College features a variety of plays and performances, all with a spiritual theme.7:50 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Rescuers Try to Reach Coal Miners in Utah
    There has not been any contact with the six trapped coal miners in southern Utah. The effort to free them is in its second day. There's no shortage of hope or determination among the hundreds of rescuers who have converged near the town of Huntington.
  • Navy Aids Search for Victims of Collapsed Bridge
    Emergency coordinators in Minneapolis are bringing in Navy divers to help remove debris from last week's bridge collapse. Eight people are listed as missing. Also, Minnesota is fast-tracking a plan to replace the collapsed Interstate 35W bridge.
  • Air Travelers Say Hassles Mount
    Many travelers go to airports with low expectations. They don't expect to take off on time or land on time. The Eldridge family has been flying for years. While waiting at Philadelphia International Airport for their flight to West Palm Beach, the family of six explains how air travel has changed.
  • Little League Players Mixed on Bonds' Feat
    Little League baseball players analyze Barry Bonds' chase for Major League Baseball's home run record. Bonds is seeking his 756th homer, which would break the tie he is currently in with retired slugger Hank Aaron.
  • Organic Farmers Face Higher Insurance Costs
    Organic farmers are trying to meet growing demand for chemical-free food but among their financial hurdles is paying more for federal crop insurance than farmers who use pesticides. But a provision in the farm bill tells the Agriculture Department to justify the higher price, or stop charging it.
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Lowers Corporate Fraud Lawsuits
    After five years, the Sarbanes-Oxley law has reduced corporate fraud. It was crafted to restore investor confidence with tighter rules for audits and forcing executives to certify financial statements. Chris Cox, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, talks with Renee Montagne.
  • Art Thieves in France Take Monet, Other Paintings
    French police are looking for five people who stole $1.5 million worth of paintings from a museum in Nice. As tourists milled around the Museum of Fine Arts, the masked gunmen stormed in and made off with four paintings that included a Monet.
  • Prolific 'Sojourner' Writes a New Box Set
    CD box sets usually gather a singer's career highlights — greatest hits, with some rarities thrown in. Now comes one that contains no hits. All of Sojourner's recordings are new, from a band with a small but intense following: Magnolia Electric Co.
  • Sen. Clinton to Call for Foreclosure Bailout Fund
    The crumbling mortgage market has caught the eye of presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton, who is expected to call for a $1 billion federal fund to help homeowners avoid foreclosure. The move comes a day after sub-prime lender American Home Mortgage filed for bankruptcy protection.
  • Federal Reserve to Discuss Markets, Interest Rates
    The Federal Reserve's open market committee is due to meet and investors await Fed policymakers' response to volatility in financial markets. Stocks rallied Monday, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average up nearly 2.2 percent. That follows an equally sharp drop in the Dow on Friday.

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