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Friday, November 16, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Mark Seeley on weekend weather and holiday future forecasts
    Morning Edition host Perry Finelli talked about the latest weather news with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley. They also looked ahead to the weekend forecast.6:50 a.m.
  • Corn rowsSenate farm bill stalls
    The Senate hopes to pass a new farm bill before leaving for their Thanksgiving break. Democrats will try to break an impasse over the measure today by limiting debate on the legislation.7:20 a.m.
  • Wing and TaraWing Young Huie searches for Asian America
    Photographer Wing Young Huie offers Minnesotans a chance to look at themselves. For his well-known projects "Frogtown" and "Lake Street" he captured extraordinary images of ordinary people in St. Paul and Minneapolis. However in Huie's new book, "Looking for Asian America", he went in search of himself.7:50 a.m.
  • 'Green' busMetro Transit goes green
    Bob Gibbons of the Metro Transit Service talks about the new fleet of hybrid buses hitting the streets of Minneapolis.8:24 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Clinton Hits Back in Las Vegas Debate
    Presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton accuses her rivals of slinging mud "right out of the Republican playbook" and levels her sharpest criticism of the campaign at their records. Clinton needed a better performance than the last debate.
  • Las Vegas Offers Best Presidential Debate
    Las Vegas has never been a one-ring circus, and the Democratic presidential debate had plenty to contend with. Over at Caesars Palace was the HBO Comedy Festival headlined by Jerry Seinfeld. Over at the courthouse was a preliminary hearing starring O.J. Simpson.
  • Arizona Is Top U.S. Copper Producer
    Arizona leads the nation in copper production. These days, demand from Asia is contributing to record-high copper prices. Companies are trying to open new mines in Arizona despite opposition. Critics argue the mine will damage municipal water supplies and destroy scenic views.
  • 'Mesozoic Cow' Rises from the Sahara Desert
    The sands of the Sahara Desert have delivered one of nature's more bizarre experiments: a dinosaur with a mouth like a vacuum cleaner. Hundreds of little teeth worked like a conveyor belt of scissors to graze on low-growing ferns and primitive plants.
  • World War II Plane Discovered in Wales
    A fighter plane from World War II is uncovered just yards away from a beach in Wales. The American P-38 was flying a practice mission in 1942. Something went wrong with the fuel supply and the pilot made an emergency landing in the surf. He walked away leaving the plane behind.
  • Broadway Fans Find Alternative Amusements
    More than two dozen Broadway theaters have been dark since the stagehands went on strike a week ago. But Broadway fans still find entertainment opportunities in other amusements in the New York theater district.
  • Oil Spill in Black Sea Threatens Wildlife
    Russian and Ukrainian officials are trying to deal with a major oil spill in the Black Sea. Thousands of birds have died. A violent storm last weekend sank at least four freighters and broke up an oil tanker that caused the spill of more than half a million barrels of oil.
  • Alaska Towns Freeze Gas Prices
    Gas prices in Bethel, Alaska, a remote bush town, range from $5 to $7 a gallon. The only saving grace is that for many of the remote towns in western Alaska, gas prices aren't going up. They were locked in during the fall when an entire winter's fuel supply was shipped in by river barge and stored.
  • U.S. to Open Military Airspace for Holiday Travel
    President Bush announces a plan to ease flight delays and congestion for Thanksgiving by opening military airspace along the East Coast. That will create a five-day "Thanksgiving Express Lane." This year, the airline industry's on-time performance has been the worst in more than a decade.
  • Court Rejects Bush Fuel-Economy Standards
    A federal appeals court in San Francisco threw out the Bush administration's fuel-economy standards for SUVs and light trucks on grounds it is insufficient. States and environmental groups sued the NHTSA after it boosted fuel-efficiency requirements from 22.2 mpg in 2007 to 23.5 in 2010.

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