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Monday, March 21, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Steve HineTax hikes slightly better for Minn. economy than budget cuts, experts say
    State Economist Tom Stinson says that raising taxes on high earners would be better for the economy than budget cuts. But not by much, and his theory explaining why is just that -- theoretical.6:20 a.m.
  • Mabeth Hurd PaigeLooking back at the first women in Minnesota's Legislature
    March is women's history month, and as part of our regular conversations about Minnesota history we asked St. John's University and the College of St. Benedict history professor Annette Atkins to tell us about some women trailblazers in various fields.6:55 a.m.
  • Building a wallFlood picture in Twin Cities complicated by storm forecast
    The National Weather Service has been warning for weeks that spring flooding in Minnesota could be bad. It's just been a question of how bad.7:20 a.m.
  • If cities lose LGA money, will property taxes rise?
    The governor contends that if aid to cities were cut, property taxes will go up for many. But others point to the early 1990s, when property taxes increased at the same time as a boost in LGA spending.7:25 a.m.
  • Racino bill resurfaces at the Capitol
    As Minnesota wrestles with a $5 billion budget deficit, a bill that would establish a so-called racino at Minnesota's two horse racing tracks will be introduced Monday.7:45 a.m.
  • More budget details to emerge at the Capitol
    House and Senate budget committees will put in some long hours this week to complete work on spending bills before a self-imposed Friday deadline. Republicans in the House finished up a tax bill and unveiled a K-12 education bill over the weekend. They'll roll out a Health and Human Services bill today. Meanwhile, a Wisconsin-style labor fight appears to be brewing at the Capitol.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Gadhafi Supporters Rally Amid Rubble At Tripoli Base
    With U.S. and allied forces using missiles and bombs to strike at the heart of Moammar Gadhafi's military defenses, the Libyan leader finds himself standing alone against the world once more. But in Libya's capital, where part of Gadhafi's compound was hit Sunday, his supporters celebrated his continued defiance.
  • Reactor Engineers Struggle To Maintain Progress
    In Japan, engineers are still trying to reduce the hazards at the damaged nuclear reactor complex. Over the weekend, they made some progress but there were setbacks on Monday.
  • Chicago's Schools, Police Work To Stem Violence
    Nearly 700 children were hit by gunfire in Chicago last year — an average of almost two a day. Much of the violence is attributed to gangs in specific parts of town. That has the mayor, police and school officials looking for ways to control what some call an epidemic of youth violence.
  • Voters Pass Historic Changes To Egypt's Constitution
    Voters in Egypt overwhelming approved changes to the constitution. The landmark referendum was held over the weekend, and the vote prepares the way for new elections. But not everyone is happy, leaders of Egypt's revolution wanted the people to vote against the changes.
  • Old-Time Methods Yield Spring Greens All Winter
    Farmers Zachariah Lester and Georgia O'Neal grow tasty spring greens all winter long using ancient farming methods perfected by Europeans in the 1800s. And they do it without artificial light or heat.
  • Cooking Up Healthy Winter Greens At Nora's
    Chef Nora Pouillon of Restaurant Nora in Washington, D.C., shows NPR Host Linda Wertheimer a fresh way to cook greens without resorting to a long, slow braise and a hamhock.
  • AT&T Plans To Buy T-Mobile
    AT&T will pay about $25 billion in cash and the balance in company stock in a deal that gives Deutsche Telekom, which owns T-Mobile, about an 8 percent equity stake in AT&T.
  • EU To Stress Test The Bloc's Nuclear Reactors
    The tragic events in Japan are causing widespread concern in Europe about the safety of nuclear power. The European Union is trying to forge a joint response, but with attitudes sharply differing across the member states, it is proving a difficult task.
  • Midwest Firms Brace for Japan's Economic Ripples
    The billions of dollars in business that tie the American heartland to Japan go far beyond the automotive industry. And so those many other businesses are trying to figure out how their bottom lines will be affected by the Asian country's disaster.
  • Happy Birthday Twitter!
    The Internet messaging service Twitter turns five years old on Monday. Now more than 200 million people around the world use Twitter.

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