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Friday, October 12, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Horse logoSaddle shop remembers when horses strolled down Lake Street
    If you drive down Lake Street near Lyndale Ave. in Minneapolis, you'll pass the usual array of fast-food joints and bars. But one business doesn't seem to fit in -- Schatzlein's Saddle Shop.6:48 a.m.
  • Dr. Mark Seeley talks about October snow
    Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talked about the latest weather news with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley. They also looked ahead to the weekend forecast.6:54 a.m.
  • Rep. Michele BachmannGroups target Bachmann on children's health insurance
    Supporters of increased funding for children's health insurance are running ads against Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.7:20 a.m.
  • Video shootHow video cameras could bring societal change
    In many societies, it's taboo for women to speak out about domestic abuse, rape, and forced marriage. But the Minneapolis-based American Refugee Committee's new video project may change that.7:24 a.m.
  • Miracle on IceMinnesota wouldn't be Minnesota without...
    The Minnesota Historical Society asked people to finish that sentence and make the case why their selection should be included in an exhibit created to mark the 150th anniversary of Minnesota's statehood.7:51 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • NPR Poll: Bush Rating Weighs Down GOP Prospects
    President Bush's job approval rating remains anemic, creating a big drag on the Republican Party, a new poll for NPR shows. Although the Democratic-controlled Congress is even more unpopular than the president, voters aren't looking at Republicans as the solution.
  • Romney, Giuliani Vie for 'Fiscal Conservative' Title
    Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani have been sparring all week about who's tougher on taxes and spending. Independent observers say both men are pretty tough, even if their records are not quite as pure as their campaign boasts would suggest.
  • Gore Wins Nobel Peace Prize
    Former Vice President Al Gore and the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change win the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to spread awareness of man-made climate change and lay the foundations for counteracting it.
  • Generic Not Same as Brand Antidepressant?
    A study suggests that a generic form of the popular antidepressant drug, Wellbutrin, doesn't act the same way as the brand-name product. The manufacturer of the generic drug is disputing the findings.
  • Iraqi Couple Alter Life to Stay at Home
    The war in Iraq has brought dramatic changes to everyday life in Iraq. One Iraqi man has rearranged his entire life so that he and his wife never have to leave the house.
  • Climate Change a Global and Diplomatic Issue
    Al Gore says he's "deeply honored" to be named co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. He won for his work in climate change emphasized in An Inconvenient Truth. He calls global warming "a true planetary emergency." Climate change has become a global and diplomatic issue.
  • El Salvador Migration Creates Labor Shortage
    The small Central American nation of El Salvador has one of the highest rates of migration to the U.S. in the region, creating a labor shortage at home. But El Salvador's competitive wages attract workers from its less well-off neighbors Guatemala, Nicaragua and Honduras.
  • Cuban Native Describes Life as U.S. Citizen
    Commentator Alejandro Barreras is a native Cuban who has lived in the United States for 12 years. He has become a U.S. citizen, but still doesn't feel completely American. He describes his introduction to American culture.
  • Inequality Rises in the U.S.
    The wealthiest 1 percent of Americans earned more than 20 percent of all income in 2005. That means the richest Americans have surpassed the highs of the booming 1990s, according to the latest data from the IRS. It's more proof that inequality is rising in this country.
  • N.Y. Attorney General Broadens Student Loan Probe
    New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo expands his investigation into the student loan business. He's looking into whether direct marketers used deceptive tactics to persuade students to take out loans.

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