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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Graduation dayHomeless teen shares her story
    The Minneapolis Public Schools counted 5,500 homeless children in the district last year. One teen tells the story of her struggle to stay in school and graduate on her own.6:50 a.m.
  • Online and street prostitution differ
    Twin Cities police have shut down two high-end prostitution rings in the past month. The first was a club of businessmen and professionals that called itself the Nice Guys. That bust led to a web-based escort service called MyFastPass.com.7:20 a.m.
  • Art HoundsArt Hounds: Scandinavian folk, loft art and Shipwrecked!
    This week, our Art Hounds take us from the pines of Northern Minnesota to the lofts of downtown Minneapolis, with a stop at a desert island in between.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • 1,000-Page Bill Attracts Lobbyists To Energy Plan
    The climate and energy bill is the biggest piece of legislation ever aimed at curbing global warming. It would remake the energy economy — altering everything from the light bulbs people use to the kind of electricity utilities generate. The bill making its way through committee hearings is about 1,000 pages.
  • FAA Urged To Adopt Safety Recommendations
    The new head of the FAA told a Senate panel Wednesday that small regional airlines are held to the same safety standards as the major carriers. Randy Babbitt says his agency is taking steps to see that that is the practice as well as the law. But a government investigator says that is not currently the case.
  • Wives Play Bigger Role In Iran's Presidential Election
    Iranians vote in a presidential election Friday in which the hardline incumbent is seeking a second term. Sussan Tahmasebi, a women's rights activist in Tehran, talks with Steve Inskeep about the participation of the candidates' wives in the election, and the overall activity of Iranian women in this election.
  • Indian Mangoes — Now In America
    For almost 20 years, Indian mangoes weren't allowed in the U.S. Now, commentator Sandip Roy gives us a taste of the sweetest product of U.S.-India relations.
  • Commuters' Nightmare: London Subway Strike
    A massive subway strike in London is forcing millions of commuters to find a different way to get around. The strike was called after talks broke down. About 3.5 million people use London's 249-mile-long Underground every day.
  • Ari Emanuel, Powerhouse Of Talent Agencies
    Hollywood has been shaken up by the recent merger of two big talent agencies. Endeavor and the William Morris Agency represent some of the biggest stars of film and television. The powerhouse behind the new company is Ari Emanuel — the brother of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. Kim Masters, host of the public radio show "The Business," talks with Steve Inskeep about Emanuel.
  • 'Colbert Report' Broadcasts From Iraq
    Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert has taken his show to Baghdad to entertain U.S. soldiers. All week, soldiers have been crowding into an old palace hall on a U.S. military base near Baghdad airport to catch The Colbert Report.
  • 'The Boston Globe' May Be Sold
    The Boston Globe reports that the owners of the paper have hired an investment bank to manage a potential sale of the newspaper. The paper has been in business for 137 years.
  • The E-Book Challenge: Amazon Versus Google
    The book industry as we know it is changing, and Google, the latest contender eyeing the electronic book market, has the clout to give the Amazon Kindle a run for its money.
  • Google's Deal With Publishers Investigated
    Antitrust investigators at the Justice Department are looking into a deal between Google and book publishers. Critics say the deal will give Google too much power over what could become a large segment of the online book market.

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