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Monday, August 12, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Courtney and Kyle OpdahlIn tight metro housing market, homebuyers seek edge with 'love letters' to owners
    To stand out in a crowded marketplace, some buyers have decided to employ a very traditional and personal medium -- deeply personal and emotional letters they hope will curry favor with the sellers.5:35 a.m.
  • Mike Stebnitz and neighborsProposed 2nd Seward Co-op site raises concerns
    The Seward Co-op in Minneapolis has announced plans to open a second store in the Bryant neighborhood. Opinions in the neighborhood about the co-op proposal vary. Some people are thrilled that it might locate nearby, but others worry that some residents would not be able to afford to shop in a co-op.6:20 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Ahead Of Peace Talks, Israel Expands Settlements
    Just days before U.S. brokered peace talks are to resume, the Israeli government has cleared the way for construction of more than a thousand new housing units in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem. The move is sure to cast a shadow over the talks, but Israeli expectations for the talks are already very low.
  • The Complications Of Getting Running Water In The West Bank
    Rawabi, a privately developed Palestinian community, sits in the West Bank. The first residents are due to move in later this year, but its developer is worried about water. To get a pipe laid, Rawabi needs Israeli permission. Israel has cooperated, but the Palestinian developer says the cooperation has been "very slow and always incomplete."
  • Killed For Taking Part In 'Everybody's Fight'
    Sally Liuzzo-Prado was just 6 when her mother, Viola Liuzzo, was killed by Ku Klux Klansmen following marches in Alabama. The death of Liuzzo, the only white woman protester to die during the civil rights movement, captured the nation.
  • Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
    Download new music from hip-hop producer (and Kendrick Lamar collaborator) Terrace Martin, Justin Vernon's Volcano Choir project, the upstart Americana band Houndmouth, pop singer Carolyn Malachi and much more.
  • Egypt's Government Warns Protest Camps Could Be Seized
    In Cairo, a large gathering of supporters of ousted President Morsi are anticipating clashes with security forces. Egypt's Ministry of Interior says the camps could come under siege at any time. Protesters have their own barricades in place in preparation.
  • New Muscle Drugs Could Be The Next Big Thing In Sports Doping
    From human growth hormone to EPO, many sports doping products these days come from big drug companies, not rogue chemists. Scientists and body builders warn that new drugs being developed to treat muscle wasting disease will also likely be abused by athletes — with little chance of detection.
  • U.S. Postal Service Reports Quarterly Losses
    The U.S. postal service posted $740 million in losses last quarter — making it nearly $4 billion so far this year. These losses come despite major trims to the operating budget in 2013.
  • Food Delivery Hits The Web, But Restaurants Pay The Price
    If you're a takeout or delivery customer, websites like Seamless and Grubhub are a marvel. Just type, click your order and the food is on its way. But if you're a restaurant, this shift to the web may not sit so well with you.
  • Sequestration Has Georgia Town On Edge
    Warner Robins, Ga., is a booming community that is entirely dependent on civilian Defense Department employment. The local Air Force Base is massive, but because it's mostly a logistics depot, the bulk of the employees are not service members.
  • Premium Parking Space Comes With Big Price Tag
    A parking spot in London is on the market for $465,000. That buys an outdoor location near Buckingham Palace and a 91-year lease.

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