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Monday, March 20, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Red Lake High SchoolRed Lake braces for an uneasy anniversary
    Red Lake tribal members are reacting to the anniversary of last year's school shootings in different ways. Some will gather quietly to remember the tragedy and the people who died. Others are dreading the anniversary and are still trying to forget what happened that day.6:50 a.m.
  • Jim VandenheuvelMinnesota soldier continues to recover from wounds suffered in Iraq
    Jim Vandenheuvel suffered massive injuries when his Humvee was hit by a roadside bomb in February 2004.7:20 a.m.
  • Protest in UptownMinnesotans reflect on three year anniversary of Iraq war
    Minnesotans share their thoughts about the continued U.S. presence in Iraq.7:50 a.m.
  • Same-sex marriage issue could take center stage at Capitol this week
    This week, there will be rallies at the state Capitol both for and against the effort to pass a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Minnesota Public Radio's Capitol Bureau Chief Laura McCallum previews that and other issues likely to come up at the Capitol this week.7:55 a.m.
  • Chris Farrell previews Bernanke speech
    Minnesota Public Radio's Chief Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell discusses the latest economic news.8:55 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Iraq Three Years Later: The Path to War
    This week marks the third anniversary of the beginning of the war in Iraq. Mike Shuster tracks the events leading up to the U.S.-led invasion. These include Bush administration claims -- since discredited -- of ongoing Iraqi nuclear weapons development and links with al Qaeda.
  • Protests Greet Reelection of President in Belarus
    Election officials in Belarus say incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko has won the presidential vote by a huge margin. But the main opposition candidate is calling for a new election as thousands of his supporters jammed a main square in central Minsk.
  • Iraqis in U.S. Increasingly Pessimistic about Peace
    Three years after the start of the U.S.-led war in Iraq, some Iraqi ex-patriots are increasingly pessimistic about the prospects for peace in Iraq. Debra Baer of member station KPCC speaks with Iraqi Americans living in Southern California.
  • French Unions Protest Work Rules Reform
    Unions are threatening a one-day general strike in France over a government jobs plan that has sparked nationwide protests. The plan is aimed at making it easier for employers to hire -- and fire -- young workers.
  • A City Steps Up: Savannah Confronts Poverty
    Savannah, Ga., called "the Little Easy" for its charm and hospitality, is grappling with a stubborn poverty rate. The city is determined to confront its problem.
  • Hundred-Dollar Laptop Draws Skeptics
    Researchers at MIT have developed a laptop computer they say will cost $100 and could be used by millions of children in developing countries. Some critics, including Microsoft's chairman Bill Gates, say it's the wrong approach.
  • Judge Halts Sales of Landmark Recording 'Ready to Die'
    Sampling, when an artist takes part of one song and uses it in another, is a staple of hip-hop music. Now a federal court has decided how much of the original tune can be used without breaking the law. And five seconds is too much. As a result, the judge froze sales of the late rapper Notorious B.I.G.'s landmark album Ready to Die.
  • President Continues Iraq Opinion Offensive
    As the Iraq war enters its fourth year, President Bush is trying to get Americans to look beyond the unrelenting violence and see another trend: progress. The president travels to Cleveland as part of a series of speeches on Iraq. Steve Inskeep talks to Cokie Roberts about the president's efforts to turn around public opinion on the war.
  • Multiple Tours in Iraq Begin to Take Toll
    As the war in Iraq enters its fourth year, the U.S. military is showing signs of wear. Many of the soldiers and Marines in Iraq are now on their second or third tours.
  • Panama to Vote on Widening the Canal
    The Panama Canal has stayed exactly the same since it was built in the early part of the last century. Now, Panama's new president wants to expand the canal to allow the passage of today's larger ships. Panamanians are voting in a referendum to decide whether to pursue the project.

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