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Friday, October 6, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • The southwest entrance to the mallUncertain future for America's first mall at age 50
    The "mall" is turning 50. Southdale Center in Edina was the country's first indoor shopping center. And it's celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend.6:49 a.m.
  • Klobuchar visits seniorsSenate candidates take different views of health care
    Democrat Amy Klobuchar, Republican Mark Kennedy and Independence Party candidate Robert Fitzgerald have all proposed ways to provide more health insurance coverage by controlling the cost of health care.7:20 a.m.
  • Kathy SheranThe races round Mankato
    Three of the legislative seats round Mankato are open in November. That doesn't mean whoever wins will lack political experience.7:48 a.m.
  • Brad Radke #22 of the Minnesota Twins .Twins hopes may rest on a broken shoulder
    A come-back for the Minnesota Twins in the baseball playoffs will depend largely on a strong performance from a starting pitcher with a broken shoulder.7:55 a.m.
  • VJ Day in MinneapolisFilm festival honors greatest generation
    A film festival this weekend at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul honors the lives of regular Minnesotans who lived through extraordinary times.8:24 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • House Opening Formal Investigation into Foley Case
    The House Ethics Committee moved to open a formal investigation into the case of former Congressman Mark Foley (R-FL), which it says should take "weeks, not months."
  • New Mexico House Race Too Close to Call
    In Albuquerque, N.M., Republican Rep. Heather Wilson faces a challenge from Democratic Attorney General Patricia Madrid in one of the closest house races of the year. The Iraq war is a key issue, as is the Mark Foley case.
  • Resurgent Taliban's Strength Runs Deep
    The Taliban are back in Afghanistan, battling NATO forces in the country's south. They're based in neighboring Pakistan, according to author and journalist Ahmed Rashid.
  • NATO Beats Taliban in Battle, Works to Win War
    The Afghan people are looking for security and displays of strength, according to U.S. Army Col. Steve Williams. He is a deputy commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan. Williams tells Renee Montagne that the military cannot win the war in southern Afghanistan without winning the hearts of the people.
  • Body Armor Saves 'Lucky' Marine in Iraq
    Gunnery Sgt. Shawn Dempsey has high praise for the body armor he wears, even though many complain it's too heavy for patrolling in the heat of the Iraqi desert. A sniper's bullet left a hole in the Marine's armor, but the equipment saved his life.
  • Bombing Trial Highlights India's Hindu-Muslim Divide
    A trial underway in Mumbai is putting the tense relationship between Hindus and Muslims under further strain. The court proceeding is for a bombing that took place 13 years ago, and there are over 120 defendants.
  • Britain's Straw Starts Veil Controversy
    Jack Straw, leader of Britain's House of Commons, is being criticized for suggesting that Muslim women remove their veils in public.
  • Wal-Mart Expanding Generic Drug Program
    Wal-Mart has announced it's expanding a plan to charge $4 for some generic drugs to stores throughout the state, after testing it in Tampa. Company officials say they expect to take the program national next year.
  • Goodyear Contract Talks Collapse, Employees Strike
    At least 15,000 Goodyear workers are off the job as strikes begin at plants in 10 states and Canada. As Daniel Hockensmith of member station WKSU reports, talks between labor and management fell apart Thursday.
  • Avoiding the Pitfalls of Family Borrowing
    Sometimes borrowing a little money from a family member can turn into a big bundle of stress. A Boston-based company, CircleLending, specializes in making sure that family loans are done without misunderstandings.

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