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Monday, August 19, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • ManufacturingMinnesota factories' output up, employment down
    Minnesota's factories are churning out lots of products like airplane parts and medical devices these days, but they're not exactly going on hiring sprees.7:25 a.m.
  • Beaver Bay ClubNorth Shore historic fish house at center of legal dispute
    A court hearing later this week will determine what happens to the historic Beaver Bay fish house on the North Shore of Lake Superior.7:45 a.m.
  • Jeff O'Neill, of  Monticello, MNBondholders set to take big loss on Monticello broadband project
    In June, the city made a formal offer to bond holders, paying back $5.75 million of the $26 million borrowed to finance the construction of the network in 2008, before aggressive competition from private companies put the publicly owned company in a financially precarious position.8:25 a.m.
  • Ron GardenhireMinnesota coaches on the hot seat
    With the Twins having another losing season, there is a lot of speculation that manager Ron Gardenhire will be replaced after the season ends. And his tenuous situation is not unique among the Minnesota coaching fraternity. Howard Sinker, digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, discussed the situation with Mornign Edition host Cathy Wurzer.8:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Egyptian Islamists Turn Their Rage Onto Christian Community
    Dozens of churches have been attacked across Egypt since the security crackdown on Islamist protesters began last week. Christians worry they are becoming the scapegoat among more extreme Islamists, who blame them for President Morsi's overthrow. Human rights groups are asking why the state isn't doing more to protect the Christian community.
  • Members Of Congress Urged To Cut Aid To Egypt
    The U.S. has been unable to do much to reduce the violence in Egypt. President Obama canceled upcoming joint military exercises, and says the administration is looking at other options, perhaps affecting the $1.5 billion in military aid the U.S. provides Egypt each year. For more insight, Renee Montagne talks to Nathan Brown, a scholar of Middle East politics with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and George Washington University.
  • N.Y. Art Dealer Faces Charges In Forgery Case
    Long Island art dealer Glafira Rosales is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on charges of money laundering and wire fraud. Prosecutors say Rosales was involved in selling $80 million worth of counterfeit Modernist paintings that turned out to be the work of one anonymous painter.
  • For You To Borrow, Some Libraries Have To Go Begging
    Most Americans say public libraries are important to the community — but eight states don't actually support them. Texas has cut budgets drastically; in Vermont, local librarians must go hand in hand to town meetings every year. Neda Ulaby reports on the landscape of library funding across the U.S.
  • Inexpensive CNC Machines Turn Students Into Manufacturers
    Manufacturing is increasingly being done with robotic power tools that cost tens of thousands of dollars. They're known as CNC or computer-numerical-control machines. A California company is making low-cost CNC machines that will help in the classroom.
  • How To Get 'Young Invincibles' To Sign Up For Obamacare
    The federal health care law requires young people to sign up for coverage. The health insurance premiums of younger, healthier adults will be important to balancing the cost of covering older, sicker Americans.
  • You Ask, We Answer: More Of Your Questions About The Affordable Care Act
    Think buying health insurance through the Affordable Care Act will be confusing? You're not alone. NPR listeners asked questions that have been bugging them about student status options and penalties. Julie Rovner, NPR's health policy correspondent, explains how it's going to work.
  • JPMorgan Chase's Hiring Practices In Asia Probed
    The Securities and Exchange Commission reportedly has opened a bribery investigation into whether JPMorgan Chase hired the children of powerful Chinese officials to help the bank win lucrative business. JPMorgan says it is fully cooperating with investigators.
  • Post Hurricane Sandy: Architects Face Increased Legal Risks
    It's been nearly 10 months since Superstorm Sandy hit the Northeast — and coastal communities are still trying to rebuild. Many homeowners are turning to building professionals to reduce the risk of future floods. But in doing so, architects and designers may be exposing themselves to legal risk.
  • Consider Wedding Insurance To Get Hitched Without A Hitch
    The average cost of an American wedding cost more than $28,000 last year. Travelers insurance is now offering wedding insurance. There's coverage for failed wedding pictures, the caterer goes out of business, gifts go missing, etc.

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