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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • This house faced foreclosureRealtors and churches work to prevent foreclosures
    There's an effort underway in the Twin Cities to teach people about predatory lending practices because non-traditional home loans are one of the biggest factors in the dramatic increase in foreclosures. A new group of professionals hopes to play a role.6:53 a.m.
  • Rare joint committee hearing at the Legislature
    Nearly half of the Legislature will meet to hear environmental advocates, including polar explorer Will Steger, discuss global warming.7:20 a.m.
  • Singing at schoolSouth Dakota makes preschool a form of economic development
    Business leaders in South Dakota are taking an interesting approach to economic development. They're using money set aside for recruiting new businesses and investing it in preschool education.7:25 a.m.
  • New trade mission to India
    Cathy Wurzer talks with Concordia University economics professor Bruce Corrie about what the mission would mean for Minnesota.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Job Openings at State May Begin with White House
    Even as a Senate panel considers the nomination of John Negroponte for deputy secretary, a large number of senior State Department posts remain unfilled. Can the reasons be found at the White House?
  • Fleischer Disputes Libby's Account of Plame Case
    Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, testifying at the perjury trial of Lewis "Scooter" Libby, disagrees with Libby's version of how Valerie Plame's identity as a CIA agent was revealed. Next up: Times reporter Judith Miller.
  • NRC Declines Security Boost for Nuclear Plants
    Fearing terrorism, activist groups have asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to strengthen safeguards at power plants. On Monday, the NRC decided not to require plants to build additional defenses.
  • 'Loose Nukes' Threat Growing, Nunn Says
    A Russian is held in the former Soviet republic of Georgia for offering to sell weapons-grade uranium. The incident highlights the problem of securing nuclear material, says former Sen. Sam Nunn.
  • Chinese Leader Set for Another African Tour
    For the second time in less than a year, China's president will tour Africa. This trip takes Hu Jintao to eight countries. China wants to trade aid for Africa's oil and mineral resources.
  • Young British Muslims More Political, Survey Finds
    A survey from the Policy Exchange exchange, a British think tank, finds that younger Muslims show more support for Islamic schools, the veil and extremist groups.
  • Gay Muslim's Case Puts Focus on German Asylum Law
    A lawyer for a gay Muslim from Lebanon says a new German law should be used to grant the man asylum in Germany. The case prompts debate about how homosexuality is treated in Muslim nations and in Europe.
  • Global Air Travel Still Gathering Speed
    A survey sees the number of air travelers around the world doubling by 2025, to more than 9 billion passengers annually. The Geneva-based Airports Council International predicts Asia will challenge North America as the busiest air region.
  • Air Passenger Rights Bill Heads to House
    Proponents of an airline passengers' "bill of rights" have found a sponsor in the House. Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) will introduce legislation holding airlines more accountable when passengers are stranded by bad weather.
  • Can a US Airways-Delta Deal Go Through?
    Why does US Airways want so badly to acquire Delta Air Lines? The stakes have been raised twice, but it's questionable whether another big merger in the industry would win federal approval.

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