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Friday, May 4, 2012

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  • Stadium conceptStadium outcome in question when House votes Monday
    Republicans spent the better part of the week working on an alternate stadium plan that they eventually realized could not work. On Thursday, Republican House Speaker Kurt Zellers announced he was scrapping the plan and scheduling a vote on the original stadium proposal.6:20 a.m.
  • Amy SenserPrison sentence likely for Amy Senser
    Amy Senser now almost certainly faces prison time after a Hennepin County jury found her guilty Thursday of two felony counts of criminal vehicular homicide.6:50 a.m.
  • Mark SeeleyWeather with Mark Seeley
    University of Minnesota meteorologist and climatologist Mark Seeley discusses Minnesota weather and looks ahead to the weekend forecast. Seeley, a regular guest on Morning Edition for many years, celebrated his 65th birthday today.6:55 a.m.
  • ClassroomMinnesota schools find it harder to shorten their school weeks
    Minnesota school officials watched with interest in recent years as 11 rural districts transition to four-day weeks. Many administrators are considering the switch as a cost-saving measure, but the process is difficult and complex.7:20 a.m.
  • Remote-learning classroomHigh tech classrooms in northeast Minnesota redefine distance learning
    A school district collaborative in northeast Minnesota is using video technology to link classrooms with others in the region.7:25 a.m.
  • Anton TreuerA new book answers your questions about Indians
    Why do Indians have long hair? What is a naming ceremony? How many tribal languages are spoken in North America? Those are just a few of the questions Anton Treuer answers in his new book, "Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask."7:40 a.m.
  • Wisconsin Gov. WalkerWisconsin recall election looks like a close race
    Political eyes will be on Wisconsin in coming weeks, as a state prepares for a June recall election that has become a national showdown over union rights.8:15 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Unions Take The Lead To Recall Wis. Gov. Walker
    Next month, Wisconsin voters will go to the polls in a recall election that could remove controversial Republican Gov. Scott Walker from office. But first, Democratic voters will mark their ballots in next week's primary election that will determine which Democrat will face-off against Walker. Labor unions were the driving force behind the bid to recall Walker, and the movement has a great deal at stake in the election.
  • Challenger's Challenge: Romney's Bid To Make News
    Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney had been getting some attention for his critique that the president was politicizing the anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death. That is, until Obama flew to Afghanistan, signed an international agreement and addressed the troops and the nation.
  • Potential Torture Testimony Could Rattle Sept. 11 Case
    Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has admitted to masterminding the Sept. 11 attacks, but he and his alleged co-conspirators could plead not guilty in a military courtroom Saturday. That could mean a public airing of how he was treated in U.S. custody — details the government would rather not talk about.
  • 'Avengers' Usher In Summer Blockbuster Movies
    Marvel's The Avengers is expected to break box-office records. If you have to watch a bunch of superheroes and explosions, this movie provides good ones.
  • For College Seniors, One Last Lap Before Graduation
    Requiring students to pass a swimming test to graduate was once a widespread tradition. Today, only a handful of colleges still require the exams. Some schools are trying to persuade procrastinators to put the test behind them long before their last college semester.
  • Political Change Slow To Come To Bahrain
    Opposition activists in Bahrain are still fighting for political change. David Greene talks to opposition leader Khalil Al-Marzooq, and Maryam Al-Khawaja, the daughter of a prominent imprisoned human rights activist, about the pace of change, and the fate of jailed democracy activists in Bahrain.
  • Spaniards' Hopes For Economic Relief Dashed
    After months of punishing austerity measures, some in Spain want a break and maybe even some stimulus from Europe. But that didn't happen at Thursday's meeting of the governing board of the European Central Bank.
  • Facebook To Go Public Later This Month
    The social networking site plans to sell share shares for between $28 and $35 each, using the ticker symbol FB. The share sale is expected to raise as much as $12 billion, making it one of the largest initial public offerings ever.
  • Undercover Operation Cracks Drug Theft Ring
    Federal prosecutors have charged nearly two dozen men in a string of pharmaceutical thefts in three states. The drugs included anti-depressants and chemotherapy medications. One of the break-ins at a warehouse in Connecticut led to changes in the way companies handle security.
  • High School Bake Sales Run Afoul Of Obesity Fight
    As school budgets continue to get squeezed, administrators, parents and students are having to do more fundraising. And now the fight to raise funds has come head-to-head with the fight against childhood obesity. Stephanie Armour, of Bloomberg Businessweek, talks to David Greene about the move to ban bake sales.

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