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Monday, July 2, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • CondemningNew housing inspections program subject to debate
    St. Paul is now inspecting one- and two-unit rentals for code and fire safety. Advocates worry the program will create more homelessness in a shelter system that's already maxed out.7:20 a.m.
  • Minnesota lawmakers take food stamp challenge
    A handful of Minnesota lawmakers recently accepted a challenge to live on a $3 per day food stamp diet. For several days, they ate only what an average allotment of food stamps could buy in order to raise awareness about food stamp funding in the federal farm bill.7:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Two More Arrests Made in U.K. Terrorism Plot
    British police have made two new arrests in connection with the car bomb attack on Glasgow's airport Saturday. The attack followed the discovery Friday of two explosives-laden cars in London that were disabled without injury. Seven people have now been detained, and an investigation is continuing.
  • Bush Hosts Putin at Family Compound in Maine
    President Bush's two-day summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin is under way in Kennebunkport, Maine. They say their meeting has no set agenda. But they have different views on democracy, missile defense, NATO expansion into Russia's backyard, and independence for Kosovo.
  • Diana's Sons Honor Her with Benefit Concert
    In Britain, Princes William and Harry used a concert to celebrate the life of their mother, Princess Diana, on what would have been her 46th birthday. More than 60,000 people attended the benefit at Wembley Stadium, where Elton John was one of 24 performers.
  • 'Ancestor Stones:' Life and War in Sierra Leone
    In a novel, Aminatta Forna writes about the effects of Sierra Leone's civil war on the country's women. She was just 11 when her father was hanged for treason in Sierra Leone and her family fled. Her story is part of a series of conversations about war and literature.
  • Iran's Press TV to Rival Western Media
    Press TV, Iran's 24-hour English news network, launches today and is set to compete with Western media. Officials say there are no restrictions for what can be broadcast. Shahab Mosavat, host of Press TV's Middle East Today and Press TV director of communications, talks with John Ydstie.
  • Sen. Obama Breaks Fundraising Record
    Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have broken their party's record for fund-raising in a presidential race. Obama, of Illinois, raised $31 million in the second quarter that ended June, while New York's Clinton raked in $27 million.
  • Latinos Courted by Democrats Vying for President
    Democratic presidential candidates descended on the National Association of Latino Elected Officials conference in Florida, courting voters disaffected by the immigration debate in Washington. In 2004, President Bush won more than 40 percent of the Hispanic vote in his re-election bid. But during last year's mid-term elections, there was a decided shift among Latinos, away from the Republicans.
  • Northwest to Scale Back Flights, Pilot Time
    Northwest Airlines says it will solve the problem of canceled flights by scaling back the number of planned flights this summer. In August, the nation's fifth-largest airline will cut its domestic capacity by 3 percent by reducing the number of hours that its pilots can fly.
  • U.S., South Korea Trade Pact Opposed
    The U.S. and South Korea signed a landmark free-trade pact, marking the biggest such agreement for the U.S. in nearly 15 years. And it happened just hours before President Bush's fast-track authority to negotiate such an agreement ran out. But there's opposition to ratifying the deal in both countries.
  • Apple's iPhone Gets Mixed Reviews
    The iPhone went on sale Friday, after much hype. But by Saturday, the long lines were for people who wanted to try the phones, not buy them. Everybody was curious but slow to buy as there were concerns about the carrier; No. 3 AT&T. Sentiments are mixed as to whether it has lived up to its promise.

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