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Friday, June 16, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Minnesota Weather
    Cathy Wurzer spoke with Mark Seeley, Climatologist from the University of Minnesota about severe weather preparedness and temperature changes.6:45 a.m.
  • LaVon LeeNew citizen verification is a hurdle for elderly, disabled
    New proof of citizenship rules are set to start July 1 for Medicaid recipients. Many people worry the strict requirements will push many eligible people off the program.7:20 a.m.
  • Alfonso Rodriguez Jr.Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. appeals 1980 conviction
    An attorney for Alfonso Rodriguez, Jr. asked a Minnesota Court of Appeals panel to order a new trial for a Minnesota conviction from 26 years ago. Rodriguez goes to trial next month in North Dakota on charges he kidnapped and killed Dru Sjodin.7:50 a.m.
  • Father's Day shoppingMore dads stay home to raise kids
    Sunday is Father's Day, and an increasing number of fathers are defying traditional gender roles and redefining what it means to be a dad. Tom Vytlacil is one of those fathers. He is a stay-at-home dad and an organizer of a group called Minnesota Dads at Home.8:20 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • House, Senate Focus Squarely on Iraq
    Iraq stirs heated debate on Capitol Hill. In the Senate, a bid to force a vote calling for a withdrawal of troops is rebuffed. House Republicans and Democrats square off over a non-binding resolution to tie the Iraq conflict to the war on terrorism.
  • Ruling on Police Searches Divides Justices
    After a bitter debate, the Supreme Court issues a 5-4 ruling that protects evidence gathered by more aggressive police-search techniques. Justices split over a case where police -- armed with a warrant -- paused only briefly before entering a home.
  • Immigrants and the Importance of English
    Traci Hong understands the frustrations and ambitions of immigrants. Hong, an immigration advocate who herself emigrated as a child from South Korea, says proposals to make English the official language are misguided.
  • Benton Harbor Gropes for Ways to Restore Hope
    Three years ago, the death of a black motorcyclist after a police chase in Benton Harbor, Mich., led to civil unrest. Now, as Erin Toner of member station WKAR reports, community leaders say they're trying to attack Benton Harbor's many problems: poverty, joblessness and a sense of despair.
  • Center Revives Shanghai's Jewish History
    Shanghai was once home to thousands of Jews, serving as a refuge during World War II. Now a new Jewish center has opened, the first in China in 50 years, amid efforts to preserve the city's Jewish history.
  • Letters: Failure to Launch; Spanish Speakers
    Steve Inskeep and Linda Wertheimer read from listeners' letters. This week, many people wrote in about coverage of 20-somethings who still live at home and about Spanish speakers who live in the United States.
  • Dow Higher After Bernanke's Energy Remarks
    The Dow Jones industrial average climbed back above the 11,000-mark Thursday after a recent sell-off. The upward move came after a speech in which Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke addressed the subject of energy prices. Jim Zarroli reports.
  • Banks Hit Overdrafts with Higher Penalties
    Banks are devising new ways to make money off from customers who don't keep a tight eye on their finances. As many consumers turn to debit cards instead of cash for purchases, banks are increasing penalties for some overdrafts.
  • Metropolises Seek More Disaster-Planning Money
    A House Government Reform Committee meeting focuses on distribution of grants for urban disaster-response planning. New York and other large urban centers complain that they got less money this year than last.
  • Heroin-Spiking Trend Focus of Chicago 'Summit'
    Authorities from several large U.S. cities meet in Chicago with federal law enforcement officials to discuss a new threat on the drug front: heroin laced with the painkiller fentanyl. At least 100 recent deaths are blamed on the lethal combination.

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