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Monday, June 19, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Bob Cary, self-portraitJackpine Bob dies
    A giant figure is gone from Ely. Bob Cary lost his battle with cancer on Saturday. To some, Cary was better known as Jackpine Bob - editor, author, columnist and storyteller.6:50 a.m.
  • Gardens of Eagan organic farmPipeline project divides Minnesota landowners
    A subsidiary of Koch Industries is asking Minnesota regulators for permission to build a new 300-mile crude oil pipeline from northern Minnesota to refineries south of the Twin Cities. Some property owners say they do not want the line running through their land.7:20 a.m.
  • Spc. Brent W. KochNational Guard member from Morton killed in Iraq
    A National Guard member from Morton was killed in Iraq when an explosive device detonated near his military vehicle, the Minnesota National Guard announced Sunday. Spc. Brent W. Koch, 22, died Friday, and two other Minnesota soldiers were injured in the explosion.7:45 a.m.
  • Twins even win-loss record after sweeping Pirates
    Perry Finelli speaks with Morning Edition sports commentator Steve Rudolph about the Twins, Joe Mauer's All-Star bid, and the Minnesota Lynx.8:24 a.m.
  • Monday Markets with Chris Farrell
    Minnesota Public Radio's Chief Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell discusses major mergers and interest rate increases and with fill-in Morning Edition host Perry Finelli.8:55 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Tennessee Health-Care Cuts Roil Poor Community
    Last year, Tennessee dropped some 200,000 people from TennCare, its health plan for the poor and uninsured, and reduced benefits for hundreds of thousands more. In Cocke County, one of the state's poorest, the repercussions are felt far and wide.
  • A Retiring War Correspondent Returns from Iraq
    After more than 40 years covering wars from Vietnam to Iraq, Joseph Galloway recently retired from Knight Ridder newspapers. He says good leadership is critical in a protracted war like the one in Iraq.
  • Palestinians See Positive Changes in Gaza
    Ten months after the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza, the rubble of former settler homes has still not been cleared. But Palestinians can now reach the beach in southern Gaza and coffee houses have sprung up along the coastline.
  • Landmark Bookstore to Close in Berkeley
    Changing times along the strip just off Berkeley's campus have lead to the decline of local businesses along the strip, including the scheduled closure of a landmark store, Cody's Books.
  • Amid Missteps, Some Question Microsoft Resilience
    With Bill Gates announcing he will step down soon as CEO of Microsoft and company shares dipping to low levels, investors have been skeptical about a rebound anytime soon. New York Times technology columnist David Pogue talks about what some are calling a Microsoft slump and whether the company is still feared by competitors.
  • Ford Concedes Bigger Plans for Mexico
    The automaker confirms it will invest more in Mexico. A formal announcement follows the apparent leak of an internal coporate document to Detroit-area newspapers. The memo detailed a multi-year investment strategy.
  • U.S. Forces Step Up Ramadi Offensive
    U.S. forces, supported by tanks and attack aircraft, roll into the Iraqi city of Ramadi from the east. The persistent, violent insurgency in Ramadi has taken a high toll on U.S. forces stationed there.
  • Congress Debates Iraq, Bush Readies for EU Trip
    Juan Williams discusses issues the Senate is expected to discuss this week. And President Bush prepares to meet with European Union officials in Vienna. NPR's Don Gonyea previews the president's trip.
  • Episcopalians Elect First Woman to Lead Church
    U.S. Episcopalians elect a woman to head the more than 2-million-member denomination. Katharine Jefferts Schori of the Episcopal Diocese of Nevada is the first female bishop to head the national churches in the worldwide Anglican Communion.
  • Media Positioning Plays Large Role in Duke Case
    What's known about the alleged rape of an exotic dancer by members of Duke University's lacrosse team is murky at best. That may be in part due to the emerging media strategies from both the defense attorneys and the prosecutor.

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