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Friday, September 6, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Setting up customersE-cigarette use doubles among US high schoolers
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that children who use electronic cigarettes may end up getting hooked on nicotine, possibly making them more likely to switch to conventional cigarettes. E-cigarette proponents counter that e-cigarettes are intended to help smokers quit tobacco.5:35 a.m.
  • Landslide announcementLilydale landslide victims' families critical of new report
    Investigators say the City of St Paul could not have known about the potential danger to a class of fourth graders on a fossil-hunting field trip on May 22, of whom two died. Families of the victims say the city is trying to avoid responsibility.6:20 a.m.
  • MPR meteorologist Mark SeeleyClimatologist says central Minnesota falls into severe drought
    MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about the long dry spell that continues in much of Minnesota. He also forecasts a hotter than normal weekend ahead for the Twin Cities.6:55 a.m.
  • The USS MinnesotaThe third USS Minnesota joins Navy fleet Saturday
    This will be the third Navy vessel to be named after our state. The first Minnesota was a sailing steam frigate that saw action during the Civil War. The second one was a battleship which was retired shortly after World War I.7:20 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama Uses G-20 Summit To Gather Support On Syria
    The G-20 meeting draws to a close on Friday, overshadowed by the crisis in Syria. President Obama continues to try, both at home and abroad, to build support for a U.S. military strike on Syria.
  • Assessing Role Extremists Play In Syrian Opposition
    Renee Montagne talks to Elizabeth O'Bagy of the Institute for the Study of War about the balance of power among different rebel groups in Syria.
  • India's New Central Banker Steps Into A Perfect Storm
    The new chairman of the Reserve Bank of India infused a sense of much-needed optimism this week, but analysts say the exuberance is unlikely to last. India's economic growth has crashed, its currency has plunged and prices are up. After a decade of high growth rates, India is now the sick man of Asia.
  • Correcting Thursday's 'Word Of Mouth' Segment
    Renee Montagne has a correction for Thursday's segment "Word of Mouth" with Tina Brown, the editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast.
  • Broncos Kick Off NFL Season With One For Record Books
    The Denver Broncos celebrated a 49-27 win over the Baltimore Ravens Thursday night. Peyton Manning threw for seven touchdown passes — the first quarterback to do that since 1969.
  • Communications Gear Hitches Ride With Lunar Probe
    A satellite is scheduled to take off for the Moon Friday — carrying an instrument that could represent the future of deep space communication. Instead of sending data back to earth using radio waves, the Lunar Laser Communications Demonstration will use pulsed light waves.
  • Millennials Force Car Execs To Rethink Business Plans
    There's been a sort of collective freak-out in the auto industry about millennials and their waning interest in cars. Our series, reporting on the changing relationship between youth culture and the automobile, draws to a close.
  • Rates Come Down On Jumbo Mortgage Loans
    The interest rate on jumbo mortgages — those that exceed a government-set cap of $417,000 — has fallen below the rate for traditional loans. Mortgage industry observers say it's the first time this has happened.
  • G-20 Fears An End To Fed's Quantitative Easing
    Some G-20 members are worried the Federal Reserve will soon scale back the quantitative easing measures that helped to stimulate the U.S. economy during the Great Recession. An end to those policies might have a severe impact on countries such as Indonesia, which have benefited from the global economic growth that quantitative easing caused.
  • Bidding War Breaks Out For Small Strip Of Land
    Two Wall Street types competed for a narrow lot bordering both of their properties. The county in New York intended to sell the lot for $10. The winning bid was $120,000.

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