Minnesota Public Radio Stories
- Southwest LRT compromise draws hundreds to hearing
Hundreds of people packed a Minneapolis public meeting Tuesday night about the compromise, and from the the sounds of it, many weren't there as a show of support.6:45 a.m.
- In the Twin Cities, asthma hospitalization rate highest along I-94: Here's why
An estimated 90,000 Minnesota children have asthma, and a disproportionate number of them are African-American and American Indian. Counting adults, the number of asthma cases in the state jumps to more than 400,000. Where people live can explain much of the racial disparity in asthma rates.7:35 a.m.
- Where's your Rainbow? Maybe it's a Cub now
Twin Cities residents may notice their local Rainbow grocery stores are starting to change hands.8:25 a.m.
- Ray Charles among stars who can now be easily seen
Wednesday's Morning Edition music is Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin performing "Spirit in the Dark" live at the San Francisco's Filmore West Auditorium in 1971.8:49 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
- States Push For Prison Sentence Overhaul; Prosecutors Push Back
Several red states, including Louisiana, have been diverting some offenders away from prison and into drug treatment and other incarceration alternatives. But not everyone is embracing the effort.
- Community Outraged Over Video Showing Officer Beating Woman
A white California Highway Patrol officer has been caught on video beating a homeless African-American woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway. The highway patrol has started an investigation.
- Administration Moves To Speed Deportations Of Unaccompanied Minors
A flood of children from Central America has put President Obama under pressure. Steve Inskeep talks to White House advisor Cecilia Muñoz about efforts to more quickly process them.
- iPhone From Oklahoma Ends Up In Grain Shipment To Japan
A Japanese worker found the phone and tracked down the American owner. Farmer Kevin Whitney recovered the phone, which had pictures of his daughter's wedding on it.
- Gas In Egypt Is 78 Percent More Expensive Now Than Last Week
Egypt's government has slashed subsidies on fuel. While economists say the subsidy decrease is necessary to address the deficit, already-suffering middle class and poor Egyptians are furious.
- Brazilians Lick Wounds After World Cup Loss To Germany
Brazil is out of soccer's championship series, suffering its worst defeat ever in a World Cup game. Brazil lost to Germany 7-1, and the reaction was one of stunned disbelief.
- Class Helps Unwed Dads Navigate Ohio's Mom-Friendly Systems
Faced with growing numbers of single mothers, Richland County, Ohio, is trying to reconnect dads with their children. They say the benefits would be profound even if dads and kids don't live together.
- Record Recalls May Not Necessarily Hurt Auto Industry
Automakers recalled 37.5 million vehicles in the first six months of 2014. That's more cars and trucks recalled than in any prior year. GM led the way but other companies also picked up the pace.
- Global Boom In Asset Prices Leads To Worries About Market Bubbles
Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the debate over whether the Federal Reserve should raise interest rates to avoid a potential asset bubble.
- Kickstarter Tater Salad Fund Is No Small Potatoes
Within days of asking for a total of $10 to crowdsource his first potato salad, Ohioan Zack Brown raised tens of thousands of dollars. Apparently he'll be making a lot of potato salad.