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Monday, April 16, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • The lobbyRed House Records enters a new era
    More than a year after the death of its founder and president, Bob Feldman, St. Paul-based Red House Records is still going strong, and embracing the digital age.6:40 a.m.
  • Budget bills and poison pills
    The DREAM act and domestic partner benefits for state workers are a couple of the "poison pills" on the bargaining table as House Democrats push their tax increase proposal.7:20 a.m.
  • Vocal warm-upsMinneapolis arts education program earns award
    Each year the Ordway Center in St. Paul presents its annual Sally Awards to honor individuals and institutions in Minnesota who make a significant contribution to the region's artistic and cultural life. This year's winner in the category of education is the Arts for Academic Achievement program in Minneapolis.7:25 a.m.
  • Joshua SchmitFallen Willmar soldier was 10 days away from home
    Army Sgt. Joshua Schmit, 26, was 10 days away from leaving Iraq. He survived three previous roadside bombings.7:55 a.m.
  • Monday Markets
    Stagflation on the rise? Housing slump spreading to other areas in the economy? Minnesota Public Radio's chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell sorts through the latest marketplace news.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Long, Winding Road Led to Padilla Trial
    Nearly five years after he was arrested amid dark allegations of a plot to set off a radioactive "dirty bomb," Jose Padilla will finally face trial. After much debate and mystery, he is now charged with supporting a terrorist organization.
  • Judicial Crisis Imperils Pakistan's Musharraf
    Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf continues to work through the most serious political crisis since he took power in a coup several weeks ago. Musharraf suspended the country's chief justice and since then, public protests have increased. The question is whether this is the crisis that will bring down his presidency.
  • Gay-Marriage Advocates Switch Tactics
    After Massachusetts' highest court ruled that same-sex couples had the right to wed in 2003, many lawyers expected a cascade of lawsuits. But resistance has been stiffer than expected, forcing gay-marriage advocates to settle for civil unions — for now.
  • Letters: Sen. Stevens, Campaign Fundraising
    Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep read your letters. Topics include the interview with Sen. Ted Stevens as part of The Long View series, and our coverage of the fundraising efforts of presidential candidates.
  • Soccer Fields Latest Threat to Thoreau's Woods
    A school in Concord, Mass., wants to build artificial-turf soccer fields on part of the 15 acres of woods described in Henry David Thoreau's Walden. The land is no longer pristine — it contains railroad track and a landfill.
  • Pope Benedict Marks 80th Birthday
    Pope Benedict XVI turns 80 Monday. He has a new book out and will mark his second anniversary as pontiff Wednesday. On Sunday, St. Peter's Square hosted an early celebration.
  • Turkish Military Wary of Erdogan Candidacy
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is poised to run for president next month. But while the moderate Islamist is considered the front-runner, the military strongly opposes his candidacy. They fear he would help politicians who want to move the country in the direction of an Islamist state.
  • Sallie Mae Agrees to $25 Billion Buyout
    Sallie Mae, the largest U.S. student-loan company, has agreed to a $25 billion buyout involving a pair of private-investment funds, JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America. In the past several weeks, the entire student-loan industry has been under fire for improper relationships with college financial-aid offices.
  • Online Gambling Law May Be Bad Bet
    Rep. Barney Frank, a Massachusetts Democrat, wants Congress to repeal a law that effectively bans online gambling by making it illegal for credit card companies to process online gaming receipts. The World Trade Organization rejected the law, enacted in 2006.
  • Space Tethers: Slinging Objects in Orbit?
    What do you get when you combine a high school library, a ballistic missile, and a machine that makes sexy underwear? A woven string more than a half a mile long called a "space tether." Some say tethers could help move things around in outer space without needing rockets.

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