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Friday, May 5, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Sorting fishWalleye season comes again to Red Lake
    Members of the Red Lake Band of Ojibwe are gearing up for a celebration. Beginning Saturday, tribal members will be able to legally fish for walleye for the first time since 1997.6:40 a.m.
  • FaceA new way to view the body
    The Body Worlds exhibit features the world's first anatomical presentations of real human bodies.6:50 a.m.
  • Spring green-up
    Cathy Wurzer talked with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about seasonal grass growth and the forecast ahead.6:55 a.m.
  • The original Guthrie exteriorMemories of the Guthrie
    This Sunday night, the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis will close after more than four decades as a celebrated theater and music destination. In a few weeks, the Guthrie will reopen in its dazzling new complex on the Mississippi River. But memories of the old Guthrie will linger for a long time.7:20 a.m.
  • Tips from a crime prevention specialist
    While a new Safe City initiative will put more cops on the streets to combat the increased robberies and aggravated assaults in Minneapolis, individuals can also take measures to reduce their chances of becoming a victim. Cathy Wurzer talked with Tom Thompson, a crime prevention specialist with the Minneapolis Police Department. He works in south Minneapolis, where part of his job is to educate the community about how to reduce crime.7:55 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Darfur Refugees Face New Hardships
    Refugee camps in Sudan's Darfur region are underfunded and desperately in need of supplies. Carlos Veloso, The World Food Program's Emergency Coordinator for the region, talks with Renee Montagne about camp life.
  • Tracking Darfur's Descent into Disaster
    The United Nations describes the situation facing the refugees in Darfur as the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today. How did the region become so troubled? Why are prospects of a peaceful solution to civil war and genocide still so grim?
  • Senate Bids to Avert Filibuster on Judicial Pick
    The Senate Judiciary Committee agrees to a rare second hearing a Bush appeals court nominee. White House aide Brett Kavanaugh was vetted two years ago, before questions arose on his role in domestic wiretapping and terror policy.
  • Georgia County Set to Repay Prisoner Fees
    A two-year legal battle ends as officials in Georgia's Clinch County agree to refund $18 daily charges for people who were jailed awaiting trial. John Sepulvado of member station WUSF reports that prisoners faced more jail time if they didn't pay.
  • Commerce Secretary Pitches Gulf Coast Trade
    U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez leads a trade mission to the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast. Representatives of more than 30 U.S. companies went along Thursday to scope out post-Katrina investment opportunities.
  • Volvo Ocean Race: Speed Thrills
    Seven of the world's biggest and fastest sailboats are making pit stops on the East Coast of the United States. They're midway through the globe-circling "Volvo Ocean Race." The boats are big, nimble, and faster than ever.
  • Inventive Bunch Heads to Hall of Fame
    Fred Allen, head of the selection committee for the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio, talks with Renee Montagne about this year's inductees. Their inventions range from fiberglass and the birth-control pill to Gore-Tex and the Internet.
  • Job Growth Fails to Yield Wage Increases
    There are more jobs to be had in the United States so far this year, but that doesn't mean workers are earning more money. Why haven't wages gone up faster? Economists say several factors are at work, including rising energy costs and global competition.
  • Hybrids and the 'Halo Effect' of Car Ads
    Automakers advertising hybrid fuel economy, creating an "environmentally friendly" buzz. But the ads are at odds with life on the roads. Jon Linkov, managing editor for autos at Consumer Reports magazine, tells John Ydstie why.
  • Torture Hearing Promises Hard Questions
    U.S. officials can expect a grilling Friday in Geneva, Switzerland. The U.N. Committee Against Torture will target the Bush administration's interpretation of a torture ban and interrogation methods at prisons such as Iraq's Abu Ghraib.

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