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Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Robert BruininksPawlenty's performance incentives draw some skepticism
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty has started using a new strategy he says will get better results for the billions the state spends on public education every year.7:20 a.m.
  • Votes on St. Paul's fire chief roll in
    Firefighters in St. Paul are holding a vote on whether they approve of the performance the chief, Doug Holton.7:25 a.m.
  • Walz on health care for veterans
    Congressman Tim Walz, DFL-Minn. says the Walter Reed situation may be just the most visible of problems within the military health care system as more wounded come back from Iraq and Afghanistan.7:45 a.m.
  • Hockey losing its cool factor?
    Cathy Wurzer talked with the publisher of Let's Play Hockey, Doug Johnson, to check in on the state of urban high school hockey.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Defense Lawyers to Fight Libby's Conviction
    Convicted of obstruction of justice and lying to the FBI, former vice presidential aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby faces sentencing in June. But defense lawyers plan to file a motion for a new trial.
  • Agents See Dangerous Precedent in Plame's Outing
    Intelligence insiders lament that nearly four years after the CIA called for a probe into the leak of Valerie Plame Wilson's name, no one is charged with what they see as an unpardonable crime: outing an undercover operative.
  • Rights Report Focuses on Plight of NGOs
    The State Department's annual Human Rights report this year finds that many nations are impeding the work of non-governmental organizations. Amnesty International says the war on terrorism has cost the U.S. the moral high ground on human rights.
  • Russian Journalist's Death in Dispute
    Was Russian journalist Ivan Safronov's death in a fall from his Moscow apartment a suicide, as police say? Colleagues suspect the military reporter was killed for angering high-ranking officials with investigative reports.
  • Study Questions Early Screening for Lung Cancer
    A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association casts doubt on the growing practice of using computerized X-ray scans to look for hidden lung cancers. It disagrees with an earlier finding that CT screening for lung cancer is a major lifesaver.
  • Many Veterans Face Health-Care 'Purgatory'
    Reports of poor conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center also underline obstacles veterans face in obtaining adequate care. Navigating the health-care system can be a nightmare.
  • Guard Deployments Hurting Business Owners
    Extended deployments for National Guard and Reserve units mean trouble for the 6 percent of Guard members who own their own businesses. Managing a business while at war is nearly impossible.
  • Paulson in China, Chrysler in Flux
    Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is in Beijing, lobbying officials to strengthen China's currency and thus cut the U.S. trade deficit with China. And will Daimler-Chrysler sell Chrysler? The New York Times reports that Daimler-Chrysler's chief executive says it would be difficult to sell off individual brands (such as Jeep) because of Chrysler's production system.
  • Toyota Never Stops Refining Formula for Success
    Even though Toyota is on track to surpass General Motors as the world's biggest car company, managers aren't necessarily jubilant. Toyota's success does not mean it has stopped looking for new ways to make production better and more efficient.
  • Ernest Gallo Did a Fine Job Marketing Wine
    Winemaker Ernest Gallo, who built one of the largest wine companies in the world, is dead at 97. With brother Julio, he used the end of Prohibition in the 1930s to sell inexpensive California wine to a growing market. The Gallo company shipped 70 million cases of wine in 2006.

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