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Thursday, January 18, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • La Prensa de MinnesotaReporting the news - en Espanol
    As Minnesota's Latino population continues to grow, so does the Spanish language media. They play an important role delivering entertainment and news to the Latino community. But there can be challenges that come with covering important stories on sensitive issues.6:50 a.m.
  • Tornado damage in RogersThere's a new way to issue severe weather warnings
    The National Weather Service is moving to a more geographically specific warning system, using cities and well-known landmarks for severe weather warnings.7:20 a.m.
  • Watershed studentsMinneapolis charter school rocks to raise money
    A Minneapolis charter school needs to raise about $35,000 by the end of the month to avoid laying off teachers.7:25 a.m.
  • Windom, Minn.A new kind of digital divide
    As more small towns are getting access to high-speed Internet, a new kind of digital divide is forming: not one of access, but of choice.7:50 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Rice's Iraq Briefing Tour Moves to Europe
    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is in Berlin as efforts continue to sell allies on President Bush's new Iraq strategy, and to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Her trip to the Middle East appears to have yielded mixed results.
  • Kurdish Force Heads to Baghdad Battle Zone
    A Kurdish battalion of the Iraqi army is being deployed to Baghdad to help pacify the capital. The decision to deploy Kurdish fighters — part of President Bush's new war strategy — has many skeptics in Iraqi Kurdistan.
  • Canada Chuckles at 'Little Mosque on the Prairie'
    In Canada, a sitcom about a Muslim community in the fictional town of Mercy is creating a lot of buzz. The first episode of Little Mosque on the Prairie attracted more than 2 million viewers.
  • Making a Film for the Really Small Screen
    Filmmaker Maria Maggenti, director of the upcoming big-screen film Puccini for Beginners, is one of six filmmakers tapped by Robert Redford's Sundance Institute to produce a short film for mobile phones.
  • San Francisco Orders Paid Sick Leave for All
    San Francisco will become the first city in the United States to require that all employers provide paid sick leave. Labor groups hope the new law will serve as an example. Many small-business owners say they can't afford the mandate.
  • Helping Teens Make Peace with Sleep
    Late-night online chats with friends can make for rough mornings, and can eventually take a toll on a teen's health. Dr. Helene Emsellem offers advice for night-owl teens.
  • High Schools Starting Later to Help Sleepy Teens
    Some school districts are having their high schools open later to help give teens a little more sleep. The districts say the new start times benefit students, making them more alert and ready to learn.
  • Apple Earnings Jump, But Challenges Await
    Apple's earnings rose nearly 80 percent in the most recent quarter, boosted by iTunes revenue and video-player sales. But Apple faces major challengers, including a federal investigation about stock options.
  • Probe of Stock Manipulation Widens
    The Wall Street Journal says federal prosecutors are intensifying a criminal probe into stock-option manipulation at Monster Worldwide, parent of the jobs site.
  • Trees Hit by Beetles May Fuel Town's Buildings
    Ravenous bark beetles have left forests in the West full of ruined trees. Now Walden, Colo., plans to build a generator that would use the beetle-riddled wood to power several buildings owned by the small town.

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