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Monday, June 4, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Papa Nacho tells a storyStudents use drama to talk about being immigrants
    Some fourth graders at a St. Paul elementary school are taking a creative approach to the hot topic of immigration, performing a play they conceived and wrote about what it means to be an immigrant.7:20 a.m.
  • Ali and the ChorskesRetired Medtronic exec gives scholarships to Edison students
    For more than a decade, a retired Medtronic executive has awarded scholarships to low-income students from Edison High School in northeast Minneapolis.7:53 a.m.
  • Monday markets
    From the Chinese stock market to inflation, Minnesota Public Radio's Chief Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell talks about the latest marketplace news.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • FBI Foils Alleged Attack on JFK Airport
    The FBI arrested three men on charges of plotting to attack New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport. One was a former baggage handler at the airport. Another was a former member of parliament from Guyana in South America. And the third was from the Caribbean. A fourth is still at large.
  • Accused's Age Is Focus at Guantanamo Tribunal
    War crimes tribunals are set to resume Monday at the U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. There will be preliminary hearings for two prisoners. One case involves a young Canadian citizen named Omar Khadr, who is accused of killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan. Khadr was 15 when he was captured.
  • China Resists Emission Caps in Climate Policy
    China released its national action plan on climate change Monday, but said that mandatory caps on greenhouse gas emissions would unfairly limit room for the nation's economic growth. China is expected to overtake the U.S. as the world's leading emitter of carbon dioxide.
  • Fish Virus Concerns Anglers, Businesses
    A virus that is killing fish has moved across the Great Lakes and into a lake in Wisconsin. Despite warnings, humans may have spread the disease by moving contaminated fish, bait or boat water. Regulators are trying to quell the spread of the virus.
  • Disgraced Liberian Leader Stands Trial
    Opening statements were to begin Monday in the United Nations-backed trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor who faces 11 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sierra Leone's civil war. Prosecutors say Taylor orchestrated war crimes that include mass murder, rape, and the use of child soldiers.
  • Polls, Interest Groups Disagree on Immigration Bill
    Congress this week expects to wrap up debate on immigration legislation. Lawmakers are getting an overwhelming number of phone calls against the bill, with people calling it amnesty for undocumented immigrants. But polls show public opinion is more complicated on the matter.
  • New Haven to Vote on Immigrant ID Cards
    City officials in New Haven, Conn., expect to vote Monday on the rollout of a municipal identification card that would afford illegal immigrants opportunities common to other residents, such as banking. All residents may apply for the card. The city would be the first in the nation to issue ID cards to illegal immigrants.
  • New Video-Saving Feature Raises New Rights Issues
    YouTube allows anyone to watch a video online by streaming it. New RealPlayer technology will let users keep a copy of the video on their hard drives. The big media companies are already sensitive about what shows up on YouTube, and this latest development could make them more nervous.
  • Tech Conference Focuses on Video Downloading
    Wall Street Journal tech writers Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher discuss the recent All Things Digital conference that included a much-hyped panel discussion between Microsoft's Bill Gates and Apple's Steve Jobs.
  • Image Blog a Digital Candid Camera
    Best Urban Images is a new blog inspired by Google's Street View, which are photos of fleeting moments in neighborhoods across the country. The Best Urban Images blog lets users vote on the best candid-camera photos captured online. One image that consistently ranked near the top was a photo of women sunbathing in bikinis.

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