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Monday, March 6, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Defoliated treeFighting the gypsy moth
    Officials are planning their attack on an expected gypsy moth infestation in northeast Minnesota. Last year, researchers trapped more moths in Cook County than they've ever trapped in the entire state. With treatment, they think they can keep the forest pests at bay for at least a couple more years.6:50 a.m.
  • Puckett inducted into the HallPuckett in critical condition after stroke
    Kirby Puckett was in critical condition Monday after surgery for a stroke. Puckett, who led the Twins to two World Series championships before his career was cut short by glaucoma, was stricken Sunday at his Arizona home.7:20 a.m.
  • A growing inbox menaceSpammers turn to stocks
    The content of spam in the nation's e-mail inboxes goes through phases and fluctuations. In recent months, solicitations for pornography and pills have gotten competition from pitches that are equally annoying and potentially disastrous to anyone who takes the bait: stock-hyping spam.7:25 a.m.
  • Barn full of cowsSome question townships' power over agriculture development
    Some say township boards in Minnesota have too much control over farm expansions. But township officials say they should maintain control of agricultural development in their communities.7:50 a.m.
  • Local sports with Steve Rudolph
    Former Twins star Kirby Puckett suffered a stroke over the weekend and was in critical condition Monday morning. Morning Edition Sports Commentator Steve Rudolph discusses that and other local sports stories.7:55 a.m.
  • Monday Markets
    Minnesota Public Radio's Chief Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell discusses consoldiation in the telecommunications industry. AT&T is buying BellSouth for 67 billion dollars in stock.8:55 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Rocket Attacks Rattle Israeli Nerves
    Six months after Israel's unilateral withdrawal from the Gaza Strip, communities on both sides of the border are coming to terms with the new arrangement. On the Israeli side of the Gaza fence, daily life is suffering under the strain of rocket attacks.
  • Artillery Bombardments Disrupt Gaza Life
    Palestinians in Gaza are dispirited and frustrated by daily artillery attacks from the Israeli military. The bombardments are in response to Gaza rocket attacks on Israel. Strawberry pickers in Gaza are afraid to come to work and no one can move around much after dark.
  • Privacy Expectations at Odds with Reality
    Steve Inskeep talks with Brian Boucher about how he discovered a roommate had stolen his Social Security number, credit card information and names of family members. It's a cautionary tale about how much our personal information is easy to collect. This conversation begins a series about privacy.
  • Listeners' Letters: Hawaiian Birds and High School Dropouts
    Renee Montagne reads from listeners' letters. And what's on listeners' minds? Everything from high school dropouts to native Hawaiian birds.
  • Model Attempts to Recreate New Orleans Levee Failure
    A team of engineers assembled in a Vicksburg, Miss., laboratory on Sunday to watch a centrifuge spin a tiny model of a New Orleans canal. The experiment was an attempt to recreate, on a smaller scale, the failures of the city's levee system during Hurricane Katrina.
  • AIDS Drugs Considered for Use Before HIV Infection
    Anti-AIDS drugs may help prevent infection, if taken shortly after exposure to HIV. Now some people are considering taking these drugs before exposure to HIV as a way to prevent transmission of the virus. But AIDS researchers say it's important, first, to understand the side effects of these drugs on healthy people.
  • Sugar Drinks a Source of Weight Gain for Teens
    Researchers say a simple way for teens to lose weight is to stop having sugary drinks. Doctors at Children's Hospital in Boston found that teenagers who replaced soda and juices with calorie-free beverages lost about a pound a month over a six-month trial.
  • AT&T Rises from the Ashes
    AT&T is buying BellSouth for $67 billion in stock. The deal would substantially expand the reach of the telecommunications giant, already the country's largest by number of customers served. Renee Montagne talks to Leslie Cauley, a reporter with USA Today and author of the book End of the Line: The Rise and Fall of AT&T.
  • Ringling Brothers' CEO Testifies in Spying Trial
    A circus company executive is being sued for spying on a group of animal rights activists. Kenneth Feld, the CEO of Ringling Brothers Circus, takes the stand this week in a civil suit filed by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, also known as PETA. The group is seeking $1.8 million in damages, and alleges that the circus hired people to infiltrate the organization.
  • President to Ask for Line-Item Veto
    President Bush is expected to make a formal request to Congress for a line-item veto. That would give him the authority to cancel specific spending items in budget bills. Renee Montagne talks with News Analyst Cokie Roberts about the line-item veto, and about the primary election in Texas covering the seat of former House Majority leader Tom Delay.

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