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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Pam JonesHow Hillary Clinton won my vote
    Hillary Clinton won a vote in an unlikely way from Pam Jones this year. It was when Jones was making get-out-the-vote calls on behalf of Barack Obama.7:20 a.m.
  • dead duckA new threat to duck populations
    Snails and several parasites are killing thousands of ducks each year on the Mississippi River.7:25 a.m.
  • Sugar beet wasteTurning sugar beets into electricity
    American Crystal Sugar wants to use left over sugar beet pulp to create energy. The project could save the company millions of dollars.7:50 a.m.
  • Children's healthWorld Asthma Day
    Today is World Asthma Day. Asthma affects nearly 23 million people Americans, and more than 6 million of those are children. In Minnesota, one in 15 children has asthma. It is a major cause of school absenteeism and child hospitalization.7:55 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Myanmar Cyclone's Devastation Rivals Tsunami
    The death toll in Myanmar continues to climb after a cyclone struck Saturday. Authorities say at least 22,000 people have been killed, and hundreds of thousands are homeless.
  • U.S. Worry Grows over Pakistan's Tribal Peace Deal
    The U.S. government is increasingly concerned about Pakistan's decision to negotiate a peace deal with militants in its tribal areas. The Bush administration cites Pakistan's previous agreements with militants that did not work and allowed al-Qaida and the Taliban to regroup.
  • Terrorism Analyst: Web Q&A Risky for Al-Qaida
    A senior leader of al-Qaida is trying to connect with the people. Ayman al-Zawahiri invited followers to ask him questions online several months ago, and he recently posted his responses. An analyst at West Point's Combating Terrorism Center talks about what can be learned from the exchange.
  • Adopted Teens Face Higher Risk for ADHD
    A new study finds that, while most adopted youths are psychologically healthy, they face twice the risk for some emotional and behavioral disorders than their non-adopted counterparts do.
  • Somalia's Cash Problem, Food Crisis a Deadly Mix
    In Somalia, troops fired into tens of thousands of rioters Monday, killing two people in the latest eruption of violence over soaring food prices around the world.
  • Army Focus on Counterinsurgency Debated Within
    An internal Pentagon report is raising concerns about the Army's deteriorating ability to fight conventional battles. It's the latest twist in an ongoing debate within the Army over whether it is now too focused on what's called counterinsurgency training.
  • Bernanke Urges Government, Lenders to Do More
    The Federal Reserve chairman has urged mortgage lenders and the government to do more to prevent foreclosures. Ben Bernanke's comments Monday night come as home foreclosures continue to spread. His views differ from that of the Bush administration, which wants only the industry to deal with the problem.
  • Casino's Bankruptcy Signals Gambling Boom's Bust
    Casino operator Tropicana Entertainment has filed for bankruptcy protection. And there are signs the economic downturn is spreading to the gambling industry.
  • Why Bad News Boosts Market and Good News Hurts
    Expectations have the power to move the stock markets. Host Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, economics editor of the Wall Street Journal, about the psychology of expectations on Wall Street.
  • Regional Cuisine Bolsters KFC's Sales in China
    Regional menu items — like fish, egg tarts and preserved egg porridge — are making KFC a huge hit in China as executives at the fast-food chicken giant look overseas for better revenues. Sales in China grew 12 percent in this first part of the year, compared with 3 percent in the U.S.

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