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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • StagedivingRevisiting American hardcore punk rock
    Twenty-five years ago American punk rock went hard core. During the years between 1980 and 1986 groups of teenagers all over the US got together to play loud, frenzied music, to dance violently, and generally scare their parents. Now a new film "American Hardcore"documents the era.6:47 a.m.
  • SunsetUntangling the roadless rule in Minnesota
    Forest managers in Minnesota are trying to work out what a California ruling reinstating the so-called "Clinton roadless rule" means for the Superior National Forest.7:20 a.m.
  • A tracker at workCandidates have few secrets from campaign 'trackers'
    Political campaigns are employing campaign trackers to videotape the candidates anywhere they make a public appearance. It's becoming a common practice especially after a senator from Virginia came under fire for making some controversial remarks.7:42 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Sherwood Faces Unexpected Race in Pennsylvania
    The seat in the 10th Congressional District of Pennsylvania should have been a sure bet for the GOP. The incumbent won with more than 90 percent of the vote in each of the last two elections. But this is 2006 and Republican Rep. Don Sherwood is facing a real challenge, partly of his own making.
  • Schwarzenegger Wins Public Back in California
    A year ago, California voters rejected Arnold Schwarzenegger's vision for the state's future by defeating his entire slate of referenda. He then apologized for battling with nurses, police officers and teachers, not to mention assorted Democrats in Sacramento. Now Schwarzenegger's back on top.
  • Bee Decline Threatens Farm Economy
    A new report from the National Academy of Sciences says the honey bees that pollinate billions of dollars worth of farm crops are in decline. That could spell trouble for the farm economy.
  • Letters: Rahm Emanuel Interview, Africa Series
    We received a number of letters about Steve Inskeep's interview with Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-IL), which some considered too aggressive. Others liked its probing tone. Listeners also wrote in with appreciations of Jason Beaubien's Africa series, although some questioned his story about the damage done by the second-hand clothes trade.
  • Land Development Engulfs Precious Chinese Farmland
    Development in China is eating up farmland. That's bad news for Chinese women, who make up about 70 percent of landless farmers in the country. But there is hope that changing values in a modernizing China will eventually mean better lives for the women.
  • 'Future Home' Adds Ease to Living for Everyone
    Dave Ward has turned his 1855 house into a model of "universal design." His so-called "Future Home" is made with technology and products that are easy to use for anybody, including quadriplegics, like Ward, or the elderly.
  • Seattle Homes Project Reduces Asthma Triggers
    Dr. Jim Kreiger takes a 19th-century approach to medicine. His goal is to improve the health of the public by first improving their living conditions. Kreiger designed Breathe Easy Homes -- public-housing for people with asthma in Seattle.
  • Dow Crests at Just Over 12,000
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average set a new record Wednesday. For 34 seconds it popped over the 12,000 mark. It closed just under that, spurred by strong earnings from IBM and good data on the housing market.
  • Wal-Mart Expands Low-Cost Drug Program
    Giant retailer Wal-Mart has been selling certain prescription drugs at an ultra-low price in Florida. Now, Wal-Mart pharmacies in more than a dozen other states will join the program.
  • Loose Credit Standards Boost Real Estate Woes
    Many investors loaded up on condos and other properties during the real-estate boom, hoping to sell them quickly at big profits. Now, with prices falling, some of them are in real trouble. One 24-year-old investor has started the Web site: iamfacingforeclosure.com.

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