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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Duluth nurses voteDuluth nurses reject contract, OK strike
    Nurses at two hospital systems in the northeast Minnesota city of Duluth have rejected new contracts and voted to authorize a one-day strike.7:20 a.m.
  • Hazel Park schoolAs districts shuffle students, schools change for them
    Thousands of students in St. Paul and Minneapolis will attend the same school they did last year, but they'll be in a new location. That means more than the usual summer maintenance at many buildings.7:25 a.m.
  • Unpasteurized dairy productsDairy inspector: Raw milk seller's dairy operation unsanitary
    A Sibley County farmer wants to resume selling unpasteurized dairy products after state officials banned him from selling the products, alleged his farm was the source of E. coli bacteria that sickened eight people. A dairy inspector with the Department of Agriculture, testified Thursday that the farm did not meet state standards for cleanliness.8:40 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Iraqi Politicians Still Unable To Form A Government
    It's been more than five months since Iraq's parliamentary election, and prospects for forming a coalition government grow dimmer. Power-sharing talks between the two top vote-getters have broken down. Anthony Shadid, a correspondent for The New York Times, tells Steve Inskeep things have gotten to the point where Iraq's politicians are acknowledging they have failed their people.
  • Last U.S. Combat Brigade Leaves Iraq, Troops Remain
    As part of our series of conversations about the drawdown of U.S. forces from Iraq, Morning Edition gets the perspective of a Marine who served two tours there. Reserve Captain Peter Brooks tells Linda Wertheimer he is confident that this is the right time to turn over security to Iraqi forces.
  • John Mellencamp: Looking Back While Staying Timeless
    For his new album, Mellencamp and his band went for an old-fashioned sound, using vintage equipment like a 1950s Ampex tape recorder while also recording in venerable locations like the Sun Studio in Memphis.
  • South Africa's Proposed Media Curbs Criticized
    South Africa's ruling party is proposing legislation that critics say will return the nation to apartheid-era controls on the media. South African journalists are up in arms. It was the ruling African National Congress that fought for freedom of the press when the nation was under white-rule.
  • Critics: International Groups Slow to Help Pakistan
    The floods in Pakistan have been nothing short of devastating. Images of whole villages washed away, people waiting to be rescued and the number of dead is beyond counting at this point. And yet the international community is not reacting in the same way it did after disasters in Haiti or the Indian Ocean tsunami several years ago. Moeed Yusuf, who works on South Asian issues for the U.S. Institute of Peace, talks to Linda Wertheimer about why the relief effort seems so slow.
  • New York's Little Pakistan Responds To Floods
    Response from the community has so far been slow. Residents of the Brooklyn neighborhood say the U.S. media have paid little attention to the devastation, and distrust of the Pakistani government is partly to blame. Many residents are instead making donations to private organizations.
  • MasterCard Buys DataCash For $517 Million
    Mastercard has agreed to pay $517 million to buy a British company that specializes in online payments. DataCash is similar to American company PayPal -- processing credit card payments over the web. It sells software that allows organizations to process money transfers securely.
  • GM Files For Stock Offering
    General Motors has filed paperwork with the SEC to clear the way for selling stock to the public. The automaker says U.S. taxpayers and other stakeholders will sell common shares. GM also will sell preferred shares.
  • Panama Canal's New Lane Is A Game Changer
    Despite a stagnant economy, several of the nation's ports are bustling -- getting ready for a big change in 2014. That's when the Panama Canal will open a new lane and mark the start of a new era in shipping.
  • New Biofuel Uses Whisky Byproducts
    Scientists say they have developed a biofuel for cars from waste produced in distilling Scotch whisky. The scientists say their new fuel is 30 percent more powerful than traditional biofuels, and it doesn't eat up valuable farmlands.

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