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Monday, July 1, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Richard CarlbomPAC to back 15 Minn. legislators who supported same-sex marriage
    Some of the state legislators who voted to legalize same-sex marriage in Minnesota this year will receive some extra help in their re-election campaigns -- whether they want it or not. Officials with a recently formed political action committee are raising money on behalf of the DFL and Republican lawmakers that they have named "The Minnesota 15."5:35 a.m.
  • PrideAfter historic ruling, wedding fever takes hold at Twin Cities Pride
    One month from today, the first same-sex wedding ceremonies will take place in Minnesota, and anticipation of that day was evident at Twin Cities Pride over the weekend. Instead of an area for commitment ceremonies as there has been in previous years, there was a showcase for wedding businesses that want to help couples with their plans.6:45 a.m.
  • Honour cites business experience as a plus in race for governor
    Republicans are lining up to take on DFL Gov. Mark Dayton in the 2014 elections. But the first high-profile candidate to formally declare was businessman Scott Honour of Wayzata. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with him on why he thinks he should be the next governor of Minnesota.7:45 a.m.
  • Marge Anderson's impact was far and wide for her tribe
    Marge Anderson, who served as Chief Executive of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe for a total of 13 years, died Saturday. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Tadd Johnson, head of the American Indian Studies department at the University of Minnesota Duluth about Anderson.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Egyptian Protesters Vow To Keep Going Until Morsi Resigns
    Egyptians turned out in record numbers on Sunday to demand the resignation of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. The protests marked Morsi's first year in office and appeared to be the largest demonstrations since an uprising forced Hosni Mubarak from power in 2011.
  • 50 Years Later, Obama Follows Up Kennedy's Cape Town Speech
    On Sunday night in Cape Town, South Africa, President Obama gave the keystone speech of his trip across the continent. The event was held at the University of Cape Town. Almost half a century ago, Robert F. Kennedy spoke to the people of Africa from the exact location.
  • Thar He Blows: Trump Tussles With Scots Over Wind Turbines
    U.S. tycoon Donald Trump is waging a war on a proposed wind turbine facility off the northeastern coast of Scotland. 'The Donald' is spending millions creating a luxe golf resort there, which would overlook the 11 turbines, part of Scotland's ambitious push to convert to renewable sources of energy.
  • Texas Lamakers To Try Again To Pass Strict Anti-Abortion Bill
    The Texas state legislature convenes Monday to start a special legislative session. Governor Rick Perry called for the session following last week's dramatic Democratic filibuster that derailed proposed abortion legislation.
  • You Ask, We Answer: Demystifying The Affordable Care Act
    Think buying health insurance through the Affordable Care Act will be confusing? You're not alone. NPR listeners asked questions that have been bugging them about state insurance exchanges and other new options. NPR health policy correspondent Julie Rovner explains how it's going to work.
  • San Franciscos Bay Area Rapid Transit Grinds To A Halt
    Two of San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit's largest unions went on strike after weekend talks with management failed to produce a new contract. The move ensures a nightmarish journey ahead for Monday commuters.
  • Alabama County Files Plan To Exit Bankruptcy
    Creditors are going to lose up to 70 cents of every dollar they're owed by Jefferson County, Ala. The county earned the title of largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history after a sewer financing deal went awry.
  • U.S. Investors, Businesses Hesitant To Set Up In Africa
    President Obama's trip to Africa comes at a time of increasing African economic growth and declining U.S. influence on the continent. To be successful, he will need to overcome a general perception that the United States has withdrawn from Africa. At the same time, he must convince an American public and private sector that getting more invested in Africa will be good for American jobs and the economy.
  • School Accused Of Driving Up Art Work Auction Price
    A wealthy New York couple is suing their son's kindergarten, claiming they were tricked into paying $50,000 for a finger painting done by a group of five-year-olds — including their son. The couple was out of town during the school's benefit auction, so they instructed a proxy to make sure they made the highest bid. The couple claim the school rigged the auction by having a first-grade teacher drive up the price.
  • 19 Firefighters Die Battling Arizona's Yarnell Fire
    More than a dozen firefighters in Arizona were killed on Sunday as they were battling the Yarnell Hill fire near Prescott. It was the deadliest wildfire involving firefighters in the U.S. in decades.

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