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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Community memorialCommunity comes together to remember crash victims
    The town of Cambridge is still trying to understand an accident that took the lives of six people early Sunday morning. Last night, the community gathered to remember the victims and help each other heal.6:20 a.m.
  • The Como-Harriet Streetcar LineThe historic Como-Harriet Streetcar Line
    The Como-Harriet Streetcar Line is part of the Minnesota Streetcar Museum. The historic car runs during the spring and summer between Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis.6:50 a.m.
  • Seifter and EmmerGOP gathers in Mpls. to endorse a candidate for governor
    The race has come down to two men: state Reps. Tom Emmer and Marty Seifert. Both candidates agree on things like cutting taxes and state spending but they differ on style and on their approach to courting delegate votes.7:20 a.m.
  • Paddy O'PradoMacalester alum will donate Kentucky Derby winnings
    A Macalester College alum whose co-owns a horse racing this Saturday in the Kentucky Derby said he plans to donate money to his alma mater if the colt wins.7:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • GOP Gives Life To Bill Overhauling Financial Regs
    The financial regulatory bill has made it to the Senate floor for debate. Republicans had successfully blocked it three times. But late Wednesday, under threat of an all night session, they relented and let the bill go forward. Republicans say it was worth it because they have gotten some concessions on the bill, and will attempt to change it on the Senate floor.
  • Van Hollen Doesn't Want To Repeat 1994 Surprise
    As chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, it's Rep. Chris Van Hollen's job to make sure Democrats don't lose control of Congress in November elections. Historically, it's been difficult for a new president's party to hold onto all their seats. Van Hollen tells Steve Inskeep that he doesn't want a repeat of 1994 when Republicans won mid term elections.
  • The Man Who Double-Crossed The Founders
    In An Artist In Treason, author Andro Linklater recounts the double life of Revolutionary War hero James Wilkinson and how he won the trust of America's first presidents — while selling their secrets to Spain.
  • Chicago Wants To Soup Up School Menus
    The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday adopted new nutritional standards for school breakfasts and lunches, promising that next year the meals will be tastier and much healthier. The move was spurred, in part, by complaints from students about the quality of food.
  • Charlie Crist To Run For Senate As Independent
    Florida's governor, a mainstay of state GOP politics since the 1980s, is expected to announce Thursday that he'll seek election to the U.S. Senate as an independent in the general election. He had fallen behind his primary opponent, conservative Marco Rubio, and the move would immediately scramble the race.
  • Mojave Cross Ruling Shows A Supreme Court Shift
    In deciding that lower courts went too far in ordering the dismantling of a cross on public land to honor fallen soldiers in World War I, justices said the Constitution does not require the eradication of all religious symbols in the public realm. The decision shows the court has moved toward a greater accommodation between church and state.
  • HP To Buy Palm While Continental Talks To United
    Hewlett Packard has agreed to buy the struggling smartphone maker Palm for about $1 billion. Palm was an early pioneer of mobile devices, but its Palm Pilots — and the Palm brand — have been eclipsed by Apple's iPhone, BlackBerries and other mobile devices. Meanwhile, there are reports that Continental Airlines and United Airlines are discussing a merger.
  • New Rule Offers Trapped Travelers An Exit Door
    Starting Thursday, a new federal rule requires airlines to give passengers the option to exit the plane if it's still on the tarmac three hours after leaving the gate, giving them an option in a situation that's come under increasing scrutiny and criticism.
  • European Airlines Must Pay Stranded Passengers
    The European Commission says "maximum pressure" will be put on European airlines to reimburse travelers delayed by the volcanic ash disruption. The EU has strict rules requiring passengers be compensated for delayed air travel. Some budget airlines complain that it is unfair to ask them to pay the cost of meals and hotel rooms that far outweigh the original fare.
  • California County Restricts Toys With Happy Meals
    Officials in Santa Clara County, Calif., are trying to combat childhood obesity. They passed a law banning restaurants from offering toys with children's meals that exceed national standards for fat, salt, sugar or if they have too many calories. Restaurants could be fined.

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