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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Opposed to ethanol plantEthanol plant proposal divides Eyota
    A Minnesota company wants to build an ethanol plant in Eyota, a tiny suburb of Rochester.6:50 a.m.
  • Light rail trainU of M light rail tunnel could be back on the table
    U.S. Rep. James Oberstar said recently passed federal legislation could resurrect debate over an underground light-rail tunnel through the University of Minnesota.7:20 a.m.
  • Gov. PawlentyProperty tax cap stalling legislators
    Gov. Pawlenty and legislative leaders are scheduled to resume budget negotiations later this morning at the Capitol.7:25 a.m.
  • U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson, DFL-Minn.Congress set to vote on new farm bill
    Congress is expected to pass a new five-year farm bill this week. After that, the bill will head to President Bush, who has indicated he will veto the $300 billion package. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talked with Minnesota DFL Congressman Collin Peterson, who chairs the House Agriculture Committee.7:50 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Bush Begins Five-Day Mideast Tour
    President Bush heads to Israel on Tuesday to join in celebrations marking its 60th anniversary. His visit to the Jewish state is the first stop on a five-day trip that will take him to Saudi Arabia and Egypt. President Bush will also work on getting the Middle East peace negotiations back on track.
  • Israel at 60: Prospects for Peace
    Israel is commemorating the 60th anniversary of its independence. Michael Oren, a senior fellow at the Jerusalem-based research group Shalem Center, talks about what the anniversary means to Israelis and Palestinians, and how much hope there is for peace talks between the two sides.
  • American Indian School a Far Cry from the Past
    Much has changed since the days when off-reservation schools were used to expel Indian culture. Students at Sherman Indian High School in California say they appreciate that instructors teach about other tribes. But budget cuts may put the schools in peril.
  • Inflation Calculation Leaves Out Food, Energy Prices
    The government releases new inflation statistics Wednesday, and consumer prices are expected to rise. While the Federal Reserve does keep an eye on inflation, it usually doesn't take food and energy prices into account. David Wessel, economics editor at the Wall Street Journal, talks about the Fed data.
  • Analysis: Politics of Natural Disaster in China
    Co-host Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Frank Langfitt about Monday's earthquake in China. Langfitt has covered China and spent more than five years in the country as a correspondent for the Baltimore Sun.
  • Myanmar Aid: 'Trying to Make the Best of Things'
    The death toll continues to climb in Myanmar. The military government is still refusing to allow foreigners experienced in managing humanitarian crises to reach survivors of the cyclone. Frank Smithuis of Doctors Without Borders in Yangon says aid workers and survivors are "trying to make the best of things."
  • HP Offers $14 Billion for Electronic Data Systems
    The world's largest maker of personal computers and printers, Hewlett-Packard, says it is buying technology outsourcing giant Electronic Data Systems for nearly $14 billion.
  • U.S. Railroad Industry Thriving as Economy Slumps
    The railroad freight industry is booming. Executives say higher fuel prices and a weak dollar are helping freight lines. Wick Moorman, CEO of Norfolk Southern, talks about how the industry can thrive despite an economic slump.
  • Shippers Accuse Railroads of Price-Fixing
    Co-host Renee Montagne reports on a group of shippers who have charged the railroad companies with fixing prices.
  • New Stamp Puts Sinatra Back in the Spotlight
    The United States Postal Service releases its commemorative Frank Sinatra stamp Tuesday — a day before the 10th anniversary of the singer's death. It features his trademark fedora, a big smile and Ol' Blue Eyes.

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