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Friday, April 4, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Mark SeeleyWeather with Mark Seeley
    University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley discusses Minnesota weather history and looks ahead to a warm weekend.6:50 a.m.
  • Minn. House of RepresentativesLegislature burns the midnight oil on a budget bill
    Lawmakers in the Minnesota House and Senate worked late into the morning to pass bills that erase the state's $935 million projected budget deficit.7:20 a.m.
  • Mortgage foreclosureElderly couple files first lawsuit under new anti-predatory lending law
    Elderly Red Wing couple files what appears to be the first lawsuit under Minnesota's Anti-Predatory Lending law.7:25 a.m.
  • King's Last March
    Today marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination of civil right leader Martin Luther King Jr. A new American RadioWorks documentary about King, called King's Last March, tells about the dramatic and often-overlooked final year in the life of Dr. King. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talked with Stephen Smith, host of American Public Media's documentary unit, American RadioWorks.7:50 a.m.
  • Trail AmbassadorsNew trail ambassadors will be 'eyes and ears' for DNR
    A new DNR program is putting state-trained trail ambassadors on public lands in Minnesota. The volunteers will keep watch on the state's trail system and report problems to the DNR.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Democrats Thinking the Unthinkable: Voting GOP
    Once upon a time, Democrats were extolling that they had two worthy contenders to choose from in Clinton and Obama. But now, some Democrats say they might just vote Republican if their preferred candidate doesn't win the party nomination.
  • The Role of Superdelegates in the Democratic Race
    It's widely viewed that the Democratic presidential nominee may be decided by the party's superdelegates. Democratic strategist Tad Devine talks about the origins of superdelegates and how a protracted Democratic presidential nomination contest could affect the party's chances in the general election.
  • Argentine Farmers Suspend Strike over Soy Tax
    In Argentina, a showdown between farmers and the new president is riveting the nation. Farmers angry over a new tax on soy exports went on strike for three weeks, paralyzing supermarkets and exports. They've suspended the strike but vow to resume it if demands aren't met.
  • Study Finds Soil Bacteria Can Live on Antibiotic Diet
    Antibiotics normally kill bacteria. But scientists have discovered that hundreds of bacteria living in dirt not only resist being killed by antibiotics — they use the antibiotics as food.
  • Michigan Schools Embrace Wind Power, Biodiesel
    A rural school district in Michigan has gone green. One school powers itself with wind turbines, and students soon will press oil from soybeans and sunflowers for biodiesel. The district's efforts are saving money — and preparing kids for green careers.
  • Boeing Official: Air Force Manipulated Tanker Deal
    When the Air Force picked Northrop Grumman and its European partner over Boeing to build refueling planes, controversy erupted. Now Boeing is trying to get the contract overturned. Mark McGraw, vice president of Boeing's tanker programs, says the Air Force manipulated the cost data in the bidding process.
  • Robert Kennedy: Delivering News of King's Death
    When Robert Kennedy spoke to a largely black crowd in Indianapolis, few knew that Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated earlier that evening. In delivering the shocking news 40 years ago, Kennedy compared King's death to that of his own brother.
  • Motorola to Cut 2,600 Jobs
    The world's second largest cell-phone maker says it's cutting 2,600 jobs — nearly 4 percent of its work force, which lost 7,500 jobs last year. Motorola is in trouble because handset sales are falling, and the company is losing money.
  • Deep Losses Expected in March Jobs Report
    The economy lost more than 80,000 jobs in the first two months of this year. Economic forecasters are predicting that hiring will be flat in March.
  • Poll Finds Americans Pessimistic about Salaries
    The New York Times released a major poll Friday about how Americans feel about their economic prospects. David Leonhardt of the Times says Americans are more worried than they used to be about job security.

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