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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Gov. Tim PawlentyAlternative pay for teachers making slow progress
    Minnesota school leaders are moving slowly when it comes to changing the way they pay their teachers. Only 15 school districts have made the switch.7:20 a.m.
  • Andrew Dipper holding an old violinOld violins and new technology
    Minneapolis is a new center for the sale and preservation of violins from the 18th and 19th century. In the past these instruments were worked on in places like Italy, London and New York. But new technology has enabled people involved in violin restoration to live anywhere.7:25 a.m.
  • Dora and Rosanne ZaidenweberRemembering the Holocaust
    A Holocaust survivor and her daughter talk about memory and how future generations will remember the event.7:50 a.m.
  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources concerned about giant carp
    A nearly fifty-pound Asian carp was caught by a commercial fisherman in the Lower St. Croix River earlier this month, heightening concerns at the Minnesota DNR about invasive species threatening native fish and wildlife. Cathy Wurzer talked with Jay Rendall, the invasive species program coordinator for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Egypt Searches for Answers After Deadly Bombings
    Security forces are searching wreckage for clues after three explosions killed two dozen people in the Egyptian resort of Dahab on Monday. It's the third terrorist strike on a Sinai Peninsula resort in less than two years, and it came at the height of the tourist season. Renee Montagne speaks with Time Magazine's Scott MacLeod.
  • Former Enron Chairman Blames Others for Collapse
    Ken Lay, the former chairman of Enron, testifies that he was not responsible for Enron's collapse. He blames former Chief Financial Officer Andrew Fastow and The Wall Street Journal for destroying the company. Lay faces six counts of conspiracy and fraud.
  • Moving L.A.'s Homeless Away from Skid Row
    There are some ambitious plans to get many of the tens of thousands of homeless in Los Angeles County off the streets and into homes far away from the downtown area known as Skid Row. But many cities say they're already doing their part.
  • Strike Leaves New York City Transit Union Weaker
    New York City's transit workers are taking stock of the results from their recent strike. The union received a $2.5 million fine, faces potential bankruptcy and earned jail for one union leader.
  • Nepalese Opposition Welcomes Return of Parliament
    Nepal's opposition alliance formally calls off weeks of pro-democracy protests after King Gyenandra reinstates Parliament. But the country's communist insurgents reject the king's offer, a sign that the turmoil in this Himalayan country may be far from over.
  • Moussaoui's Fate Now in Jury's Hands
    It is now up to a jury whether Zacarias Moussaoui is executed or is sentenced to life in prison. Family members of Sept. 11 victims are divided over Moussaoui's fate. The jury continues considering Moussaoui's fate Tuesday after deliberating for three hours Monday.
  • Gas Prices Have Politicians Talking in Washington
    On Capitol Hill, members of Congress are blaming oil companies for high gas prices. Politicians want an investigation into price gouging, or a possible windfall profits tax. But whatever Congress does, it's unlikely to lower prices at the pump.
  • E-Mail Suggests Boycott to Lower Gas Prices
    An e-mail chain letter floating around the Internet urges people to boycott Exxon Mobil in an attempt to bring down gas prices. Renee Montagne talks to Tim Haab, associate professor of agricultural, environmental and development economics at The Ohio State University, about the idea. He says it wouldn't work.
  • Criticism of Rumsfeld Sparks Debate in Military
    Retired military personnel are speaking publicly about their disapproval of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Two lifelong military men talk about their different views on whether retired high-ranking officers should take on the role of public critic.
  • Military Town Unsure About Iraq War
    North Carolina's Fort Bragg was home to the general who started the public criticism of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld by retired officers. People living around the base have their doubts about the Iraq war. But they also have a strong commitment to the military.

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