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Friday, June 23, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • "Plume" (2003)Climatology takes on a new meaning
    Political climates, social climates and scientific climates all play a role in Inigo Manglano-Ovalle's art. He has his first major show in Minnesota at the Rochester Art Center. It opens this weekend.6:50 a.m.
  • Minnesota Weather with Mark Seeley
    University of Minnesota climatologist Mark Seeley speaks with Morning Edition host Cathyy Wurzer about lightning safety awareness and global warming.6:54 a.m.
  • Partisan boxingIP prepares to endorse candidate for governor
    Minnesota's Independence Party holds its state convention at Midway Stadium in St. Paul Saturday. Two candidates for governor are promising campaigns that will reach out to disgruntled voters.7:20 a.m.
  • The Guthrie opensThe Guthrie's big blue box opens Sunday
    This Sunday the Guthrie Theater Company will open its new home to the public. It's big, it's bold and it's blue -- intended as a dramatic new landmark on the Mississippi riverfront.7:24 a.m.
  • La Clinica employeesPopular community health care clinic closes
    La Clinica en Lake is well-known as a convenient health care clinic with a bilingual and bicultural approach. But now, the clinic is closing next month, and patients have to find another place to go.7:50 a.m.
  • Neighborhood clinics serving more uninsured patients must face budget concerns
    With the closing of La Clinica en Lake next month, area community clinics are making preparations to serve the 52-hundred patients who will have to find new healthcare providers. The clinic on Lake Street, which focused on serving Spanish as well as English-speaking people, is being forced to close its doors because too many of it's patients are uninsured and unable to pay for its services. As the patients begin looking for new healthcare providers, the remaining clinics and hospitals could begin feeling same budgetary pinch. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer speaks with Walt Cooney, Executive Director of Neighborhood Health Care Network, an organization that provides administrative services to several metro area clinics, including La Clinica en Lake.7:54 a.m.
  • Dotted road project may curb tailgating
    About half an hour west of the Twin Cities, the Department of Public Safety is experimenting with a project to curb tailgating. On a two-mile stretch of Highway 55 between Buffalo and Rockford, reflective oval dots show drivers how much space to give the car in front of them. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer speaks with Cathy Swanson, Director of the Office of Traffic Safety at the Department of Public Safety, which funded the 25-thousand dollar project.8:24 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Passing the Lessons of War from Father to Son
    Retired Marine Gen. Thomas Wilkerson, head of the U.S. Naval Institute, talks with Linda Wertheimer about the lessons of war he learned from his father, who was also a general. Wilkerson talks about his father's very different experiences in World War II and Vietnam.
  • Gen. Pace Reflects on What Makes a Moral Soldier
    Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Peter Pace acknowledges that the emotional toll of war can be brutal. To restrain the impulse to lash out and become hardened against civilians, he says servicemen and women need to decide before heading into battle what they would and would not allow themselves to do.
  • Supreme Court Sides with Worker in Retaliation Suit
    The Supreme Court rules that a company must pay damages to a female employee it punished after she filed a discrimination complaint. The original ruling upheld by the court ordered the company to pay $43,000 to the woman.
  • U.S. Fans Philosophical After World Cup Exit
    The U.S. soccer team was eliminated Thursday from World Cup competition following its 2-1 defeat by Ghana. American fans in Germany are disappointed but philosophical.
  • Report Calls Abramoff Misconduct 'Astonishing'
    In a report released Thursday, the Senate Indian Affairs Committee calls the depth and breadth of misconduct by convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff, and ex-Congressional aide Michael Scanlon, "astonishing."
  • Primary Care Doctors Suffer Income Slide
    A new survey shows a significant decline in the incomes of primary care doctors between 1995 and 2003. During that same period, the U.S. was trying to get more medical students to go into primary care. The drop was largely the result of reduced payments by insurance companies. One Washington, D.C., family doctor is trying to reverse the trend.
  • Bank Deal Includes Archive of National History
    When Pittsburgh-based PNC purchased Washington, D.C.'s Riggs Bank last year, it acquired more than it was after. That's because Riggs Bank was "the bank of presidents," and its assets included an extensive historical archive.
  • Inflation Fears Continue to Occupy Policy Makers
    As the second quarter draws to a close, inflation is creeping up. David Wessel, deputy Washington bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal, talks with Steve Inskeep about the possibility of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates to squash inflation before it booms.
  • High Prices Drive Scrap Metal Thefts
    Chuck Carr, vice President of member services of the Institute for Scrap Metal Recycling Industries, talks with Linda Wertheimer about increasing thefts of scrap metal in the U.S. Metal prices are at record highs and thieves are hauling away everything they can get their hands on.
  • Seven Indicted in Alleged Plot Against Sears Tower
    Seven people arrested Thursday in Miami have been indicted on suspicion of planning attacks against federal offices in Miami, and the Sears Tower in Chicago. The indictment says the men were conspiring with al-Qaida to "levy war against the United States."

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