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Monday, August 27, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Flooded carState flood aid may be a long time coming
    Legislators routinely move quickly to provide financial help to flooded cities. But quick action doesn't necessarily mean quick relief.7:20 a.m.
  • It was house, then a boat, now wreckageConfusion in southeastern Minnesota about flood insurance
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty wants to require insurance companies to tell Minnesotans about their eligibility for flood insurance. His proposal comes on the heels of some confusion in southeastern Minnesota about flood insurance.7:25 a.m.
  • Monday Markets
    Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talked with MPR Chief Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell about the financial markets.7:50 a.m.
  • Northside CubLack of grocery stores may result in poor nutrition for N. Mpls
    In Minneapolis, city statistics indicate that Northside residents have higher rates of obesity and related health problems than the city as a whole. A lack of grocery stores in North Minneapolis appears to be part of the problem -- government studies show that a shortage of full-service grocery stores can be linked to poor nutrition and obesity.7:55 a.m.
  • Star TribuneNew online newspaper to launch in Minnesota
    An online newspaper specializing in Minnesota news and insight articles will launch later this year. Called MinnPost.com, it has a roster of well-known regional reporters lined up to provide content.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Greek Villagers Do Battle with Blazes
    More than 40 major fires are still burning out of control across much of southern Greece. Dozens have died, towns have been destroyed and villagers are mounting desperate firefighting efforts.
  • Record Crop for Afghan Opium Poppies
    A U.N. report says 95 percent of the world's opium comes from Afghan fields and much more is on the way. Poppy production there is expected to top all records this year.
  • Minnesota Town Copes with Flood Damage
    Flash floods in Minnesota left 1,500 homes and many businesses under water last week. Six counties were declared federal disaster areas. In the small town of Rushford, flood victims face a grim aftermath.
  • 'We Fight to Save New Orleans'
    Chris Rose, a columnist at The Times-Picayune, says life is difficult in post-Katrina New Orleans. But those who are rebuilding the city now know that the most important four-letter word is not "love," but "home."
  • Federer, Sharapova Defend U.S. Open Titles
    As the U.S. Open tennis tournament gets under way, Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova are the reigning champions. Federer is heavily favored to win again and Sharapova appears to have an easier route to the finals than her chief rivals.
  • Missouri Family Clings to Memories of Fallen Soldier
    A helicopter crash in northern Iraq last week claimed the lives of 14 American soldiers, including Jessy Pollard, 21, an Army Ranger from southwest Missouri. He had recently spent two weeks at home on a surprise visit.
  • Moving the Marines on Land and Sea
    Operational planning — getting forces where they're needed, when they're needed — is critical to any military operation. Col. Clarke Lethin, chief of staff for the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Pendleton in Southern California, talks about the logistics.
  • Credit Crunch Hits Sale of Home Depot Unit
    Home Depot has cut the price it was planning to sell its supply unit for by almost $2 billion. That's 18 percent lower than the original asking price. The move is seen as an indication that the credit crisis is beginning to affect big corporate deals.
  • Blu-Ray, HD Wrestle for DVD Market
    Blu-Ray and HD are two video formats vying to be the high-definition replacement for the DVD. Companies such as Disney and Fox are releasing movies in Blu-Ray and Paramount will reportedly get $150 million from Blu-Ray to release upcoming titles in its format.
  • Problems Surface at 'Net Phone Service Skype
    When the Internet phone service Skype went down recently, millions of its customers lost contact with the world. Skype says 30 percent of its customers are business users. Is it reliable enough to be a sole provider for big businesses?

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