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Monday, April 12, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Midtown GreenwayJudge to hear Minneapolis power line dispute
    Supporters and opponents of two proposed high-voltage power lines and substations in south Minneapolis on Monday will present their cases to a judge. Potentially, one of the lines would run overhead along the Midtown Greenway.6:20 a.m.
  • Target FieldTarget Field pushes Twins into new financial territory
    The Twins look strong so far on the field this season, and because of their new ballpark, they are winners financially as well.7:20 a.m.
  • Lull in store at Capitol
    State lawmakers have just over a month left in the 2010 session, but much of their budget-balancing work has slowed significantly because lawmakers are in a holding pattern until they learn how much federal health care money they can use to help erase the remaining budget deficit.7:25 a.m.
  • Target FieldMany ways to get to Target Field
    The Minnesota Twins play the Boston Red Sox in the inaugural game at Target Field in Minneapolis The first pitch is scheduled for 3:10 this afternoon.7:45 a.m.
  • Monday Market report with Chris Farrell
    Minnesota Public Radio's chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell gives a preview of the week on Wall Street, and analyzes what's happening in the economy in the Upper Midwest.8:25 a.m.
  • Helping outLibrarian's job description expands to help unemployed
    The combination of a recession and changes to the typical job application process has made some local librarians into self-described social workers.8:35 a.m.
  • First gameTarget Field hires official meterologist
    Target Field in Minneapolis has its own meteorologist. It's Craig Edwards, who did on-air weather forecast for Minnesota Public Radio.8:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Nuclear Summit Takes Urgent Tone
    Security is tightening in Washington, D.C., ahead of a two-day international nuclear summit that begins Monday. Although the U.S. and Russia have been trying to secure dangerous nuclear materials for more than a decade, there has never been an international summit this large and at such a high level focused on nuclear security.
  • Laser Nuclear Technology Might Pose Security Risk
    Washington's nuclear security summit is approaching and GE-Hitachi is preparing to build a nuclear power plant that would enrich uranium with lasers rather than the centrifuges that use more energy, cost more and are larger. But the new technology's convenience would make it easier to secretly make weapons, and some scientists are alarmed.
  • Republicans Eye Indiana's Open Senate Seat
    One of this year's most closely watched Senate races will likely be in Indiana, which has an open seat after two-term Democrat Evan Bayh abruptly decided not to seek re-election. The Democrats are considering a two-term congressman, while five Republicans are vying for a spot on the ballot.
  • Chicago's Polish Community Reels From Plane Crash
    As Poland tries to come to grips with the death of its president and many other officials in a plane crash over the weekend, Chicago's Polish community is reeling too. Chicago is home to more Poles than any other city outside of Warsaw. To compound the shock and sorrow for Polish-Chicagoans, one of their own was on the plane that crashed.
  • How Tackling Allergies Can Ease Asthma Suffering
    Most children who have asthma are treated for just that. But a large percentage of them suffer from respiratory allergies, too, and untreated allergies make it much harder to keep asthma under control.
  • For This Doctor, 'DNR' Means Do Not Resign
    A doctor's first instinct is to do everything to save a patient. But for end-of-life patients, the decision isn't always that simple. Part of the choice, says Dr. Boris Veysman, is deciding if extending the person's life could be done with comfort and humanity.
  • China's Imports In March Outpaced Exports
    China's demand for oil and other commodities is surging as the country's economy powers forward. Beijing says it imported so many things from the rest of the world last month, that it posted an unusual trade deficit. With the U.S., however, China still runs a surplus.
  • China Interested In California's High-Speed Rail
    The Chinese rail ministry is in talks with the state government in California to both build and finance a link between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The high-speed rail project needs private financing of up to $12 billion. California is talking to other countries that have high speed rail as well.
  • Bountiful Strawberry Crop Bonanza For Consumers
    Strawberries are very inexpensive right now. Some supermarkets are selling them at more than half off the normal price. The January freeze in Florida delayed the growing season and that harvest has overlapped with California's strawberries. But the good news for consumers has led to some bad press for farmers.
  • Fla. Man Sued Over Negative eBay Feedback
    Michael Steadman bought a $44 time clock off of eBay. He wrote negative feedback about the sale. The seller, Elliot Miller, says his reputation was ruined and he filed a lawsuit against Steadman.

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