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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Kevin GroenkeU of M seeks more revenue from inventions
    The University of Minnesota made nearly $84 million in revenue from technologies and inventions created by its employees last year, but a big chunk of that revenue will soon disappear when royalty payments stop on an AIDS drug developed at the school.7:21 a.m.
  • Hutchinson TechnologyHutchinson braces for economic jolt after layoff news
    Hutchinson Technology says its headquarters will stay in Hutchinson, along with around 500 jobs held by executives and those doing research and development.7:25 a.m.
  • As Dayton meets mayors, GOP rep. seeks local tax cap
    When Gov. Mark Dayton unveiled a two-year budget plan last month, he said his proposal to keep funding for local government aid at $3.5 billion would prevent state-forced increases in local property taxes.8:25 a.m.
  • Statue of Chief Bemidji to be replaced
    This week city leaders in Bemidji voted to support efforts to replace a statue of an Indian that's been sitting on the shore of Lake Bemidji for decades. The grassroots effort to replace the statue is partly about art and partly about race relations. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke this morning with reporter Tom Robertson from our Bemidji bureau to explain what's happening with the statue and to talk about a few other things happening in northern Minnesota.8:40 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Egyptians Storm Security Offices, Grab Secret Files
    The storming of Egypt's state security and other government compounds has netted Egyptians their first look at secret files documenting government atrocities during former President Mubarak's 30-year rule. Many of the records are being posted on public media sites. Some argue the information is private and belongs to the people cited in the files. Others hope to use the documents to bring officials to justice.
  • With Mubarak Gone, Politics Is New For Egyptians
    The recent uprisings in Egypt toppled the 30-year rule of President Hosni Mubarak. The autocratic leader tightly controlled comments about the government. Egyptians are now learning how to express themselves politically.
  • Lab Vs. Courtroom: Different Definitions Of Proof
    New DNA fingerprinting technology used in the FBI's anthrax investigation allowed investigators to match anthrax bacteria mailed in letters to batches in one lab. But how should law enforcement and the courts weigh a science that is still evolving?
  • New Concern About Bias In Counterterror Training
    Experts have been watching with alarm the phenomenon of officials with limited experience selling themselves as terrorism instructors. A new report by a Boston-based group says independent organizations that provide counterterrorism training to law enforcement officials often stereotype Muslims.
  • Archdiocese Suspends 21 Priests Named In Sex Report
    Philadelphia's archbishop announced the suspension of 21 priests who were named as child molestation suspects in a recent grand jury report. A canon lawyer says the archdiocese's moves mark a historic moment in the church abuse scandal. But the leader of a victims' group calls it "only a very partial first step."
  • Women Should 'Play A Part' In The 'New Egypt'
    As political uprisings transform the Arab world, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is urging governments to include women in decision making. Clinton has been an advocate of women's rights and has highlighted that during her tenure at the State Department.
  • Tina Brown's 'Newsweek' Has A Dash Of The 'Beast'
    When she launched the new version of Newsweek on March 7, editor Tina Brown closed the loop on two paths in her career: magazines and websites. The new magazine draws from her other venture, The Daily Beast. She says the goal is the same: to be a "must-read."
  • Deutsche Telekom In Talks With Sprint Nextel
    Deutsche Telekom owns T-Mobile USA, which is struggling to keep customers. By combining operations with Sprint Nextel, these smaller players might be more able to compete with the current U.S. industry leaders: Verizon and AT&T.
  • EU Court Ruling To Cost Female Drivers
    Women may be safer drivers, but in the European Union they'll no longer be cheaper drivers when it comes to auto insurance. The EU's highest court has ruled that charging men and women different insurance premiums is gender discrimination.
  • Capitol Hill Lawmakers Pressured To Cut Deficit
    Ari Shapiro checks in with David Wessel of The Wall Street Journal to discuss the latest on the politics of the budget deficit.

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