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Friday, February 15, 2008

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  • AfloatJeune Lune gets back to basics
    This weekend in Minneapolis, Theater de la Jeune Lune opens its new show, "Fishtank." The company is in a deep financial hole. After years of doing lavish operas and classical French theater, Jeune Lune is going back to its clowning roots as it tries to rebuild.6:50 a.m.
  • University of Minnesota climatologist Mark SeeleyWeather with Mark Seeley
    University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley discusses Minnesota weather history and looks ahead to the weekend forecast.6:55 a.m.
  • Automotive emissionsLegislative committee passes tough auto emission standards
    Minnesota is one step closer to adopting California's aggressive emissions standards for cars and trucks.7:20 a.m.
  • JunoHow old is too young to see 'Juno'?
    Some parents worry the controversial film will give kids the impression pregnancy is easy.7:50 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Police Seek Motive in Deadly Campus Shooting
    Police are trying to determine a motive for the deadly shooting Thursday at Northern Illinois University. Authorities say a former student opened fire into a packed science class. At least five students were killed before the gunman killed himself.
  • Africa Trip Designed to Show Compassionate U.S.
    President Bush leaves Friday for a six-day trip to Africa. The president is traveling to Benin, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana and Liberia. All have benefited from U.S. aid to save lives and develop their countries.
  • Rice to Visit Violence-Wracked Kenya
    President Bush announces Thursday that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will travel to Kenya to support efforts to end more than a month of politically inspired violence. More than 1,000 people have been killed and half a million more displaced.
  • Lupita Tovar, Mexico's Sultry Screen 'Sweetheart'
    Lupita Tovar was just a teenager when a Hollywood scout discovered her in Mexico City. Nearly seven decades and one postage stamp later, the star of the Spanish-language version of Dracula has no regrets.
  • Baseball Memories: The Red Barber Centennial
    Walter Lanier Barber, better known as "Red" to countless baseball fans who heard his memorable broadcasts over the decades, was born 100 years ago this Sunday. Before his death in 1992, Barber spent a dozen years as a Morning Edition commentator.
  • Pakistanis Fear Vote Will Be Rigged
    Amid a climate of insecurity, Pakistan holds parliamentary elections on Monday. Residents widely believe the vote will be rigged, and many expect violence to break out if President Pervez Musharraf's unpopular party does well.
  • Justice Official Testifies on Waterboarding
    The acting head of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel tells a House subcommittee on Thursday that his department has not ruled on whether waterboarding is illegal. Steven Bradbury signed secret memos in 2005 authorizing the CIA to use the interrogation technique.
  • Newspaper Companies Join in Online Ad Deal
    The New York Times is teaming up with Hearst, Gannett and the Tribune companies in a new venture aimed at bringing in more money from online ads. The companies hope a single portal offering access to their Web sites will encourage advertisers to spend more money.
  • Top Financial Officials Take Heat for Economy
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson came under fire before the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday for their handling of the economy. They said they expect the U.S. to avoid a recession.
  • Consumers Will Determine Extent of Recession
    Consumers pinched by rising energy prices and declining home values have become more practical in their spending. And they, more than businesses, will determine whether the country experiences a difficult recession.

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