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Monday, September 14, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Borlaug gets Congressional Gold MedalBorlaug's connection to the U of M
    Norman Borlaug won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in combating world hunger. He died Saturday at the age of 95. Borlaug graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1937, and continued to be involved with the university throughout his life.7:20 a.m.
  • Minnesota State FairEconomists try to sketch out Minnesota's job future
    The latest reading on Minnesota's job market comes out later this week, and the big question is whether the state will see job growth for a second month in a row.7:25 a.m.
  • Favre efficient in first game with Vikings
    The Minnesota Vikings are undefeated with Brett Favre as their quarterback. Favre threw a touchdown pass in his debut with the Vikings to help Minnesota defeat the Browns 34 - 20 in Cleveland yesterday. The big star on offense was not Favre, but running back Adrian Peterson.7:45 a.m.
  • Highway tapeEngineers take a new line on road safety
    Engineers are turning to low-cost solutions - like improved pavement markings - to reduce fatalities on rural roads.8:40 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Timeline Of War's Progress Differs In U.S., Kabul
    Defense Secretary Robert Gates mused this month about the very different timelines in Washington and Kabul for progress in the war in Afghanistan. The notion of "two clocks" isn't new for military leaders. Gen. David Petraeus said Washington's clock ticked faster than the one in Baghdad. President Lincoln even grappled with the problem in the Civil War.
  • U.S.-China Frictions Escalate Over Tire Tariff
    A trade row between the U.S. and China seems to be escalating. On Friday, the Obama administration announced it would increase tariffs on imports of Chinese tires. On Sunday, Beijing said it's investigating possible restrictions on imports of U.S. poultry and automotive products. Observers worry that a tit-for-tat trade war could slow any global economic recovery.
  • Federal Reserve Mulls Its Role One Year After Crisis
    As the global financial system teetered on the edge of collapse a year ago this week, the Federal Reserve stepped in with unprecedented actions. Yet some lawmakers say the Fed should have done more to prevent the crisis.
  • France Marks Return From Vacation In 'Rentree'
    Every September, Paris buzzes with renewed excitement and energy — it's la rentree. "The return" is best described as a giant back-to-school for the whole country — because it's not just schoolchildren who've had the summer off; the entire nation is returning from a two-month break.
  • Models With Psoriasis Strut To Raise Awareness
    With the help of Project Runway's Tim Gunn, psoriasis patients hit the catwalk to demystify this often-misunderstood skin disorder. Not only is the disease painful, it can be embarrassing, causing people to hide their skin and even isolate themselves.
  • Treating Stress And Skin Disease In Tandem
    Stressed out? It may explain acne, a psoriasis outbreak or a case of the hives. Dermatologists at Columbia University Medical Center have reviewed all the studies on the relationship between stress and bouts of skin disorders.
  • Chevron Snags Natural Gas Deal In Australia
    U.S. energy giant Chevron says it's going ahead with a major project to extract liquefied natural gas off the coast of Western Australia. The project is one of the largest in the world and the biggest ever for Australia, which could become a major supplier of fuel to Asian economies hungry for energy.
  • Trucker Team Brings Fresh Produce To Alaskans
    It's not easy to get fresh fruit and vegetables to Alaska. Some companies fly them in. Walmart trucks them in, along a long and potentially hazardous route. Annie Feidt reports for Alaska Public Radio.
  • Chipotle Raises Pay For Tomato Pickers
    In Florida, a long-standing effort to pay more money to people who pick tomatoes has gotten a new ally. The fast food chain Chipotle Mexican Grill has decided to pay pickers an extra penny per pound. But unlike past agreements with other food outlets, the company will ensure that those who pick the tomatoes actually get the money.
  • USDA Urges Schools, Hospitals, Others To 'Buy Local'
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is launching a campaign to encourage schools, hospitals, jails and other institutions to buy food from local producers. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has been trying to get Americans to eat more fruit and vegetables as a way to combat obesity. The campaign also aims to provide income for small farms and boost the economies in rural areas.

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