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Friday, May 9, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Mark SeeleyWeather with Mark Seeley
    University of Minnesota climatologist Mark Seeley discusses Minnesota weather history and looks ahead to the weekend forecast.6:50 a.m.
  • Catching fish before the openerIcy fishing opener poses challenges
    A million anglers are expected to head out for Saturday's fishing opener, but catching a walleye may be more challenging this year. The cold spring has delayed walleye spawning, and some northern Minnesota lakes are still frozen solid.7:20 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • China's Underground Submarine Base Scrutinized
    An underground nuclear submarine base on China's Hainan Island is drawing scrutiny from the United States and India. According to satellite imagery on the Web sites of Jane's Intelligence Review and the Federation of American Scientists, the base has a sea entrance wide enough to allow submarines to enter the underground facilities. The photograph reveals what appears to be a ballistic missile submarine moored to one of the piers outside.
  • Cyber Attacks in China Target Activists, Journalists
    While protests related to Tibet and the Olympics have fizzled out on the streets, conflict continues in cyberspace. Recently, Tibetan advocacy groups and China-based foreign journalists have been hit by a wave of sophisticated computer attacks that steal data, cripple Web sites and even monitor what computer users type on their computers.
  • Vietnam-Era Vet Reports for Duty
    Army Spc. Tom Owens first went through basic training in 1969. Now, at 56, he's back in uniform with hopes of being deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan.
  • Summer's Blockbuster Films Seem Promising
    Los Angeles Times and Morning Edition film critic Kenneth Turan explains that he's actually looking forward to summer movies this year, including the latest Batman movie, The Dark Knight.
  • Do U.S. Crime Rates Rise as Economy Falls?
    April was a bloody month in some cities, including Philadelphia, Chicago and Washington, D.C., with murders and violence spiking. But when it comes to the national crime picture, the trend is that there isn't one.
  • Water-Cooled Supercomputer Set to Study Climate
    IBM has designed a supercomputer that is water-cooled. It's the first one in the United States, and it is destined for scientists working on models of how climate is likely to change regional weather patterns — one of the most demanding problems in the climate science world.
  • France Plans Lucrative Champagne Expansion
    A century-old law restricted champagne production to 370 villages in northeastern France, but with demand now outstripping supply, the official body that determines wine laws is admitting 40 more communities — a lucrative move for those joining the exclusive club of champagne producers.
  • 'Mothers' Index' Lists Best Places to Be a Mom
    Host Renee Montagne reports on the results of the annual "Mothers' Index," which compares the well-being of mothers and children in 146 countries. The index is released by the U.S. charity Save the Children.
  • House Approves Homeowner-Rescue Legislation
    The U.S. House passed a huge homeowner rescue package Thursday to provide cheaper, government-backed mortgages to a half-million debt-ridden borrowers.
  • Poll: Most Americans Making Cuts for Gas Prices
    Host Renee Montagne reports on how the high gas prices are leading many Americans to change their lifestyle.

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