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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Ramsey County medical examinerRamsey County medical examiner Michael McGee under investigation
    Ramsey County is investigating the work of Dr. Michael McGee, who has served as the county's chief medical examiner for 26 years, after a Douglas County judge found he gave false testimony in a murder trial.7:20 a.m.
  • University of Minnesota incoming presidentU of M's Kaler talks about goals on the first day of fall classes
    Today is the first day of classes for the fall semester at the University of Minnesota. It's also the start of the first full academic year for new University President Eric Kaler. Kaler took over as President on July 1, the day that the Minnesota government shutdown began. It went on for about three weeks.7:40 a.m.
  • Medicaid fraud investigators may be missing the big-time cheats
    State officials say the recent conviction of Anita Soledolu on Medicaid fraud charges sends a message to others stealing public assistance dollars. But others say the health care fraud perpetrated by mom-and-pop-sized operations is small compared to the misdeeds of big companies.7:45 a.m.
  • Students unlikely to feel budget cuts on first day of school
    Tuesday is the first day of class for most public school students in Minnesota, and although school leaders have bemoaned state cuts to education and delayed payments to their districts, they've worked like mad to keep doomsday scenarios from happening.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama Previews Jobs Plan In Detroit
    President Obama is trying to rally public support for the jobs program he'll spell out to Congress later this week. At a Labor Day rally in Detroit Monday, Obama offered a sneak preview of parts of the plan. Labor leaders said they're encouraged by the president's new-found aggressiveness on the jobs front.
  • Sour Economy Thwarts Enthusiasm For Obama
    David Greene has been revisiting some of the stories he reported on during a trip he took across America back in 2009. The reporting trip was to mark President Obama's first 100 days in office. In his second report in the series "100 Days Revisited," Greene talks to Dorothy Jerse and Carolyn Toops, two of the ladies he spoke to in 2009.
  • A Final Smash For America's Giant Particle Collider
    The U.S. was once a magnet for particle physicists, but Europe's Large Hadron Collider is now the biggest show around. As the Tevatron prepares to go dark in September, questions remain about the next step in U.S. physics research.
  • Astronomers: Ancient Star 'Shouldn't Exist'
    Scientists examining a star at the edge of the Milky Way galaxy say it really shouldn't exist. They published their findings in the journal Nature.
  • Numerous Texas Wildfires Stretch Firefighters' Ranks
    Across Texas, scores of wildfires are burning out of control. A fire near Austin has burned thousands of acres and hundreds of homes. The Texas Forest Service says whatever the highest priority is, that gets the first attention.
  • Libyan Rebels Threaten To Invade Bani Walid
    Rebels in Libya have encircled the pro-Gadhafi stronghold of Bani Walid and are threatening to attack the town. Bani Walid is one of only a handful of towns still controlled by Gadhafi forces.
  • Gadhafi Troop Convoy Apparently Crosses Into Niger
    A troop convoy from Libya has crossed into the neighboring country of Niger, according to news reports. It's not clear if any family members of Libya's leader Moammar Gadhafi are part of the convoy.
  • California Same-Sex Marriage Ban Returns To Court
    On Tuesday, the state Supreme Court will decide if proponents of the initiative have the legal authority, or standing, to pursue an appeal of a ruling that the ban is unconstitutional.
  • Postmaster General Donahoe To Discuss Budget Woes
    Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe appears before Senators Tuesday — a few days after the U.S. Postal Service announced it may not be able to make a multi-billion dollar payment next week, and could run out money entirely by next year.
  • Airbnb: Where Homeowners And Travelers Connect
    Several new websites connect travelers, who are looking to save money, with homeowners who have a spare room. Airbnb is one of the fastest growing of these rental-by-owner sites. But as with other fast-growing businesses, it faces several challenges.

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