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Friday, July 5, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Swimming lessonsYMCA tackles racial disparities in swimming, drowning rates
    African-American kids between the ages of 5 and 14 years old are three times more likely to drown than their white peers. The YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, which runs 22 pools, has been trying to change that.6:50 a.m.
  • MPR meteorologist Mark SeeleyMark Seeley talks about our beautiful weather
    We are experiencing perhaps one of the best starts to July in recent years weatherwise. Mark Seeley talks about the weather with Morning Edition host Phil Picardi.6:55 a.m.
  • Brad and Brenda MuselIn Lanesboro, a soggy, slow start to tourism season
    Recent storms and heavy rainfall have delayed the summer tourism season in parts of southeastern Minnesota. Until this week, many outfitters in Lanesboro advised paddlers and rafters to stay off the Root River because the high water created unpredictable currents.7:20 a.m.
  • Stingless waspsMore wasps released to fight Emerald Ash Borer
    Minnesota Department of Agriculture officials still don't know how effective wasps will be at fighting emerald ash borer in Minnesota, but they remain hopeful. Monika Chandler is state Department of Agriculture invasive species specialist. She spoke with Morning Edition host Phil Picardi about the matter.7:45 a.m.
  • Howard SinkerWhy can't the Twins beat the Yankees
    Perhaps it's time for Minnesota baseball fans to give up and start rooting for the Yankees. The New Yorkers continued their dominance of the Twins this week, sweeping a four game series. Howard Sinker, digital sports editor for the Star Tribune, talked about the New York dominance with Morning Edition host Phil Picardi.8:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Egypt's Islamists Call Coup 'Dark Day' For Democracy
    Since the military coup on Wednesday that toppled Egypt's first democratically-elected civilian president, the army has been cracking down on his Islamist Muslim Brotherhood. There are, however, many in Egypt who continue to support the ousted Islamist government.
  • Economic Instability To Cause Further Problems In Egypt
    Economic struggles were at the heart of the uprising that resulted in the ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. For more on the market reaction to his downfall and the prospects for Egypt's economy, Renee Montagne talks with Farah Halime, an economic journalist and blogger based in Cairo.
  • Whose Term Was It? A Look Back At The Supreme Court
    The end of this latest Supreme Court term leaves us with questions: Is it Justice Kennedy's court or Justice Roberts'? Does pragmatism triumph over ideological purity?
  • HarborFest Celebrates Boston's Role In American Independence
    Boston, the birthplace of the American Revolution, has kicked off its summer with HarborFest. The annual event provides work for lots of unemployed actors, who get to show off their faux British accents while wearing red-coat costumes. Other actors get to be revolutionaries in tri-cornered hats.
  • Crowd Relishes Hot Dog Eating Contest
    It wouldn't be the Fourth of July holiday without a hot dog eating contest. The 38th Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest was held on Coney Island Thursday. Joey Chestnut won the men's division and Sonya Thomas was the women's champion.
  • Latin American Leaders Respond To Bolivia's 'Humiliation'
    South America's leftist leaders rallied on Thursday to support Bolivian President Evo Morales. Earlier in the week, his presidential plane was rerouted amid suspicions that NSA leaker Edward Snowden was on board.
  • NSA's Reach Leads To Calls For Updated Eavesdropping Laws
    The nation's largest intelligence agency has seen its power — and abilities — greatly expand over the past decade. Both privacy advocates and security experts agree that the laws governing electronic eavesdropping have not kept pace with technology.
  • BART Trains To Run While Talks Continue With Unions
    The Bay Area Rapid Transit agency and its two largest unions have reached an agreement — sort of. The unions are ending the five-day strike that halted commuter-rail service throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. BART and the unions agreed to extend their contracts for a month while negotiations continue.
  • Are Things Too Cozy In London's 'City' Within A City?
    If you think that government and the financial industry are a bit too friendly in the U.S., try England. London's version of Wall Street is called the City. And in the City, the line between government and corporate interests gets even blurrier. Critics say it's time for change.
  • Lock of Mick Jagger's Hair Sells At Auction
    Former girlfriend Chrissie Shrimpton, who dated Jagger before he was a superstar, sold the hair. It went for about $6,000, which is more than four times what someone once paid for Rolling Stone bandmate Keith Richard's hair.

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