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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • State's school districtsShould Minnesota redraw school district boundaries?
    The Minneapolis School District is considering whether to push for a new state law that would require an entire re-drawing of all school district boundaries in Minnesota.7:20 a.m.
  • Twin Cities builders helping Haiti
    Ten volunteers from the Builders Association of the Twin Cities are in Haiti. They are assisting with the ongoing earthquake recovery by building two homes near Port au Prince. The construction project was funded by money raised during the annual Twin Cities Parade of Homes.8:25 a.m.
  • Sears and Roebuck buildingA look back at the Sears and Roebuck empire
    Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer and historian Annette Atkins met up at the Midtown Global Market to talk about Mr. Sears and his retailing empire and how the Minneapolis Sears store has morphed into a rich tapestry of businesses.8:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Long Goodbye For Infamous Public Housing Complex
    Chicago's Cabrini-Green was the scene of several incidents of violence over decades that earned it a reputation as one of the nation's worst public housing complexes. But the city is tearing down the high rises at Cabrini, and the two families who remain could be out as soon as Tuesday.
  • Legal Standing Among Issues In Proposition 8 Appeal
    California's ban on same-sex marriage is now in the hands of federal judges. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard Monday from those who want to uphold the state's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and those who say doing so violates equal protection for gays and lesbians.
  • WikiLeaks Founder Surrenders, Faces Charges In U.K.
    Julian Assange was arrested by British authorities Tuesday as part of a Swedish sex-crimes investigation. It's just one part of a host of international legal, financial and security challenges closing in on Assange and the controversial website. For the latest, Steve Inskeep talks with NPR's Philip Reeves.
  • Secret Cable: China Said To Coordinate Google Attack
    In a classified diplomatic communication released by WikiLeaks, a U.S. diplomat quotes a source as saying top Chinese officials were behind the cyberattack on Google's operations in China last year.
  • On Banks Of Seine, Niche Booksellers Fight To Survive
    The famous Parisian booksellers on the river's banks are peddling less lofty merchandise -- including run-of-the-mill trinkets -- to make ends meet. "Mass tourism means you get the same thing everywhere," says one frustrated long-time seller.
  • Clinton Appeals To China To Calm Korea Tensions
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her counterparts from Japan and South Korea met in Washington on Monday and called on China to use its influence over North Korea to reduce tensions on the Korean peninsula. Absent from the table was China, which has argued that resuming the Six Party talks aimed at denuclearizing North Korea would help. Clinton says a resumption of talks now would only reward the North.
  • Afghan TV Show Aims To Burnish Police Reputation
    A slick new cop show in Afghanistan tracks the fictional adventures of an elite police unit. The people behind it hope it will build trust and respect for the police in a country where many people see their police forces as corrupt, brutal and indifferent.
  • 'Consumer Reports' Reviews Cell Phone Carriers
    Consumer Reports has a new review that ranks AT&T at the bottom of the list of cell phone carriers, based on a survey of 58,000 readers. The top-rated carrier in the survey is U.S. Cellular, and Sprint and Verizon tied for second.
  • Justice Department Targets Investment Crooks
    The Justice Department announces results of a four-month crackdown on investment fraud against ordinary citizens. More than 300 people face criminal charges for swindling 120,000 victims -- their neighbors, fellow church members and others. It's the first big public demonstration by President Obama's Financial Fraud Task Force.
  • Destructive Bug Infests Hawaii's Kona Coffee Fields
    The insect, known as the coffee berry borer, has the potential to reduce crop yields by up to 90 percent. Agriculture specialists have called for mandatory treatment of all beans leaving Kona for other islands.

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