June another wet month for Minnesota MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about the wet whether in the state in June, and tells us about some specific communities that had record precipitation. He also answers a question about recent high dew points.6:55 a.m.
Bioethicist: Public health trumps help for individuals What are the ethics of conducting clinical drug trials in cases where the patient has a terminal illness? Jeffrey Kahn, a professor of bioethics and public policy at Johns Hopkins University, discusses the matter.7:43 a.m.
Obama: Time For A Mutually Beneficial Alliance With Africa
While in Senegal on Thursday, President Obama toured the House of Slaves on Goree Island, a site which memorializes the final passage of African slaves to the Americas. At the presidential palace in Dakar, Obama said it's time for the U.S. to benefit from a partnership, and not simply give in the relationship with Africa.
In Phoenix, 'Zombie' Subdivisions Rise From The Dead
During the Great Recession, whole neighborhoods in Phoenix were left half-built or mostly vacant. But now developers are buying these lots to keep up with the high demand for housing. The market isn't where it should be, but it's better than it was two years ago, one real estate agent says.
Defense Officials Indicate NSA Leaks Have Had Consequences
Washington is still trying to determine how much damage has been done as a result of Edward Snowden's revelations about NSA surveillance. Snowden allegedly encrypted the files he took with him, but some officials fear Chinese or Russian intelligence services gained access to Snowden's computers.
China's Leaders Beginning To Confront Its Economic Problems
Last week was a wild one for China's economy. Overnight borrowing rates spiked, lending between banks began to freeze up and the Shanghai stock market took a nose-dive. Things have calmed down since then, but the underlying problems that triggered the panic remain. Among them, the explosive growth of the country's so-called shadow banking sector.
Feds Sue Jon Corzine Over MF Global Collapse
Federal regulators have filed civil charges against former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine in connection with the failure of his commodities firm, MF Global. The government says Corzine failed to stop the firm from dipping into customer funds during a financial crisis in October 2011.