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Monday, June 16, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Swingin' outPlanting the seeds of jazz
    For the past six years, a dozen Twin Cities jazz verterans have been sharing their expertise with young musicians at a jazz camp near Minneapolis. The students say it's an intense experience that helps them grow as improvising soloists.6:50 a.m.
  • Bridge constructionI-35W bridge project reflects MnDOT's new approach to bridges
    The rebuilding of the 35W bridge and recent bridge closings are part of a cautious approach to bridges in Minnesota in the wake of last summer's tragedy.7:20 a.m.
  • Sesquicentennial signSesquicentennial not an Indian celebration
    Minnesota is celebrating its 150th year as a state, but many American Indian residents are not joining the celebration.7:25 a.m.
  • Rescued mareAbandoned horses nursed back to health
    Pictures of dead and starving horses on an abandoned Todd County farm drew media attention. Most of those horses died, but a few are being nursed back to health at the Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue Foundation.7:50 a.m.
  • Abandoned mareCases of abandoned horses on the rise
    Across the state, the number of abandoned and abused horses has been rising. It is a problem seen across the country as well.7:55 a.m.
  • Stock traderMarkets with Chris Farrell
    Minnesota Public Radio's chief economics correspondent Chris Farrell discusses the rising cost of commodities and other economic news.8:25 a.m.
  • Bob CollinsNews Cut blog asks for Minnesota pictures, mulls over news
    Over the weekend, readers of Minnesota Public Radio's News Cut blog were invited to snap a picture that captures a particular Minnesota moment and send it to us. That's just one of many projects and discussions happening on News Cut right now. Bob Collins writes the News Cut blog.8:40 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Seized Drug Assets Pad Police Budgets
    Justice Department data show that the amount of drug-related assets confiscated since 2004 has tripled, from $567 million to $1.6 billion. Critics claim some law enforcement agencies have become "addicted to drug money" in their quest to fill their own coffers.
  • Iowans Retrieve Belongings Under Flood Curfew
    High flood waters last week forced nearly 25,000 residents of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to evacuate their homes. Now the city is letting some residents return, even though the police continue to enforce a strict curfew.
  • Make It Stop! Crushed by Too Many E-Mails
    Daily e-mail volume is now at 210 billion a day worldwide and increasing. The burden of managing all that e-mail has prompted a backlash. From declaring "e-mail bankruptcy" to e-mail-free days, many Americans are tuning out and turning off.
  • E-Mail Sins, Horror Stories and Strategies
    Host Steve Inskeep talks to Will Schwalbe, co-author of Send: The Essential Guide to E-mail for Office and Home, about e-mail overload.
  • Gas Prices Boost Ridership, Costs for Mass Transit
    As the cost of gasoline continues to rise, more people are using public transportation. But transit officials have been surprised to see big ridership jumps even in areas where people don't usually take the bus or train — like car-choked Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, N.C. The jump is straining transit agencies' resources.
  • Lawmakers Appeal to Bush for More Iraq Details
    Congress has been complaining to the Bush administration that it isn't getting enough information about ongoing talks on the future of the U.S. presence in Iraq. Some lawmakers worry that they may not have a say in a pact — and that a deal could tie the hands of the next U.S. president.
  • Iraqi Journalists Offered U.S. Asylum Face Fears
    The United States recently changed laws making it easier for employees of U.S. companies in Iraq to apply for asylum. Among those affected are the Iraqi employees of National Public Radio. Iraqis who want to leave the country talk about decisions they're facing.
  • AIG Chief Ousted amid Mortgage Losses
    AIG Chief Executive Officer Martin Sullivan is the latest victim of the credit crunch. For the past three years, he has led the world's largest insurance company. In recent months, he presided over the collapse of the boom in risky mortgage investments. AIG's stock price dropped in half, and angry shareholders pushed for Sullivan's ouster.
  • N.J. Shore Hopeful as Gas Prices Curb Travel
    High gasoline prices are forcing some people to re-evaluate their summer vacation plans. Along the New Jersey shore, some communities are cautiously optimistic that vacationers will choose to stay close to home.
  • Despite Bad Traffic, Muscovites Flock to Motorcycles
    For Moscow's consumer class, the latest fashion is motorcycles and scooters. But the Russian capital may be the least "bike friendly" city in the world. The roads are full of potholes, and traffic laws are widely ignored.

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