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Friday, October 20, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • PassageThomas Hirschhorn's cave
    There is a new opportunity to do cave exploration in the Twin Cities starting this weekend. It's at the Walker Art Center of all places. Using cardboard, and packing tape wrapped around a wood structure, a Swiss artist has created a huge five-chambered cave.6:49 a.m.
  • TamarackThe "roadless rule" and state land: a special case
    A California judge's ruling reinstating the "Clinton roadless rule" has complicated the debate about the use of forests in Minnesota.7:21 a.m.
  • Roger is a non voterMore "voters" take a pass on... voting
    This November, the largest political party won't be the Republicans or the Democrats. As in years past, it'll be the non-voters.7:43 a.m.
  • The Star GathererThe St. John's Boys' Choir tries something new
    The St. John's Boys' Choir in Collegeville is celebrating its 25th anniversary by performing a commissioned one-act opera entitled "The Star Gatherer."7:48 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Panel Likely to Recommend Iraq Policy Changes
    An independent panel commissioned by Congress to examine the Iraq war is set to recommend policy changes after the November elections. Iraq Study Group sources say the White House will likely review the recommendations before they're released.
  • General: Baghdad Security 'Disheartening'
    Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell, the top U.S. military spokesman in Iraq, has described the violence in Baghdad as "disheartening," admitting that a recent plan to quell the violence has not achieved the hoped for results.
  • Tight Midterm Races Force Tough Money Decisions
    Highly competitive midterm congressional elections are causing the GOP, and other groups, to reevaluate which races to invest in. Linda Wertheimer interviews candidates from two affected Ohio districts.
  • Bush Makes Push for Two Imperiled Incumbents
    President Bush gives some campaign help to two Republican incumbents whose re-election is in doubt. Virginia Sen. George Allen and Pennsylvania Rep. Don Sherwood both received visits by the president.
  • Signs of Progress Accompany Rice in China
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visits China to coordinate with officials there on enforcement of a U.N. resolution against North Korea. There are indications that the U.S., China and North Korea may be ready to return to six-party talks over Pyongyang's nuclear program.
  • Iraq's Sectarian Violence Forces Displacement, Fear
    Escalating sectarian violence in Iraq has forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes and has led many Iraqis to conceal their identities out of fear, according to the author of a new study.
  • Dow Closes Above 12,000
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed Thursday above the 12,000 mark for the first time. Also, Google exceeded expectations with its third-quarter earnings.
  • Grasso Ordered to Return NYSE Pay
    A judge ruled Thursday that Richard Grasso has to return much of the big pay package he got when he was the chair of the New York Stock Exchange while it was still a nonprofit organization. Grasso was criticized for not explaining details of his pay package to his board.
  • Scientists Make Progress on Invisibility Device
    Cloaking may not be just for Harry Potter. Scientists have made an object invisible. Not to the human eye, just invisible to some kinds of electromagnetic radiation.
  • FBI Investigates Pennsylvania Republican Weldon
    Add another Pennsylvania Republican to the list of endangered House incumbents. This time it's Curt Weldon, who is reportedly being investigated by the FBI for possibly steering federal contracts to his daughter.

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