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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Cordelia Anderson, Jeffrey AndersonChild pornography next target for lawyer
    A St. Paul attorney who's made a career of suing clergy members over alleged child sex abuse says he's turning his attention to the issue of child pornography. Jeffrey Anderson has filed a federal lawsuit against a former St. Paul teacher -- and an unnamed 100 people who looked at explicit pictures he took of children.6:55 a.m.
  • Tanning bedU of M study links tanning beds to higher risk of skin cancer
    For the first time ever, a study has found a definitive link between indoor tanning and melanoma. The study by University of Minnesota researchers found a strong association between tanning-device use and the most serious form of skin cancer.7:20 a.m.
  • Rybak: Marijuana trade fueling gang activity, violence
    Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak said Thursday that the demand for marijuana is fueling gang activity and the violence that sometimes results.7:25 a.m.
  • Tax credit to kick-in this summer for angel investors
    Fledgling businesses looking to expand in Minnesota will get some help securing investors starting this summer. In July or August the state will begin to accept applications for its new Angel Investor Tax Credit as part of a 5-year, $50 million dollar effort to spur innovation and job growth in Minnesota.7:40 a.m.
  • Tent caterpillarsClumps of forest tent caterpillars eating their way through Twin Cities
    Forest tent caterpillars are stalking trees in the Twin Cities in much greater numbers than usual. Chris Boche, St. Paul's arborist, said he hasn't seen this kind of attack in his 35 years with the city.7:45 a.m.
  • Raw milk presents health risk
    The Minnesota Department of Health has linked three cases of E. coli to unpasteurized milk from the the Hartmann Dairy Farm near the south-central Minnesota town of Gibbon. Three people have been hospitalized with illnesses linked to milk from the farm. A fourth case is under investigation.8:35 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Oil Cleanup Poses Risks In Fragile Louisiana Marshes
    The spill from the blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico is seeping into the delicate coastal marshes that serve as critical habitat for birds, mammals and marine wildlife. Officials are considering a range of cleanup options, but many of them may do more harm than good.
  • Spilled Oil Knows No Party Affiliation
    Frustration continues to mount as oil from the blown out well in the Gulf of Mexico attacks the delicate coast of Louisiana. The desperation has inspired a common cause between natural political enemies.
  • Oil Rig Mechanic: Managers Argued Before Blast
    Just hours before a deadly explosion unleashed an unprecedented oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, managers on the drilling rig had a dispute about how work would proceed, according to testimony from the rig's chief mechanic. And that testimony has raised questions about whether BP was under pressure to move on to another well.
  • Police Chiefs Address Arizona's New Immigration Law
    Attorney General Eric Holder met Wednesday with police chiefs from more than a dozen cities across the country to talk about Arizona's new immigration law. The measure empowers police to question and arrest people suspected of being in the country illegally. The chiefs say it will cause distrust between immigrant communities and their officers and perhaps hamper police work.
  • GOP Candidates For Calif. Gov. Focus On Immigration
    While the politics of illegal immigration are simmering in a number of places, it's boiling over in California. It's led to a huge fight between the two Republicans seeking to replace Arnold Schwarzenegger as governor. The fight has eclipsed even the state's dismal finances as the focus of the campaign.
  • Turkey Uses Open Door Policy To Engage Iran
    American ally Turkey has good relations with Iran. Earlier this month Turkey offered to take possession of about half of Iran's lightly enriched uranium so it could not be converted to nuclear weapons. This irked the U.S. which saw it as a ploy to forestall tighter sanctions against Iran. More than a million Iranians travel to Turkey each year, and Turkey welcomes the visitors.
  • Once Hopeful, Northern Afghanistan Is Disillusioned
    Reporter Anna Badkhen talks to Renee Montagne about her recent trip to northern Afghanistan. Badkhen kept a diary at Foreign Policy magazine's website. She chronicled her journey through a region once considered the safest section of Afghanistan, a place where the Taliban were hated.
  • Hear Two New Arcade Fire Songs And An Interview
    Hear the U.S. premiere of two new songs by Arcade Fire, from the band's upcoming album The Suburbs. All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen talks to Arcade Fire's Win and Will Butler about the record, and offers a special preview of the songs "Month of May" and "The Suburbs."
  • Apple Passes Microsoft As Biggest Tech Company
    On Wednesday, Apple passed Microsoft to become the world's biggest technology company, as measured by market cap. Microsoft still makes more money than Apple, but Apple's growing much faster.
  • House Panel To Hear From Oil Rig Blast Survivors
    Members of the House Judiciary Committee hear from survivors of the Gulf Coast rig explosion on Thursday. They will share a table with representatives of the companies involved in the rig's operation -- BP, Transocean, Halliburton and Cameron. It's the latest hearing on the oil spill aimed at trying to quantify the liability those companies face in the wake of the disaster.

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