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Monday, July 17, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Police chaseTraining a brain for a car chase
    Many people are concerned about the dangers of police chases. But until now there's never been a study about what happens to a police officer's brain during a chase. Research at Minnesota State University, Mankato raises questions about whether police training for chases is adequate.6:50 a.m.
  • Northwest could impose flight attendant contract today
    Fill-in Morning Edition host Perry Finelli spoke with Minnesota Public Radio News business corresspondent Jeff Horwich for an airline bankruptcy update.7:20 a.m.
  • Video bingoTribes say government trying to restrict gaming
    The federal agency that regulates Indian gaming is proposing rule changes to restrict so-called video bingo machines. Tribes say it's a response to pressure from states.7:24 a.m.
  • Monday Markets with Chris Farrell
    Minnesota Public Radio's Chief Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell discusses the latest economic news.7:50 a.m.
  • U of M's Health Sciences CenterCommentary: Governor's free-tuition program
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty recently unveiled a plan to give high school graduates in the top 25 percent of their class free tuition for their first two years of college at an in-state public institution. Minneapolis Public School teacher Eve Johnson-Blackwell says the governor's proposal would do little for students who need the most help.7:55 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Foreigners Flee Lebanon Amid Continued Fighting
    Israeli warplanes attack Lebanon for the sixth consecutive day, killing at least 17. Hezbollah responds by sending rockets deeper into Israel. Hezbollah rockets killed eight people Sunday in Haifa. In Lebanon, foreigners are fleeing the war zone.
  • Blair, Annan Call for International Troops in Lebanon
    The leaders of the eight leading industrial countries blame "extremists" for the escalating crisis in the Middle East. But a joint G-8 statement offers no diplomatic solutions. Britain's Tony Blair and the U.N.'s Kofi Annan call for an international peacekeeping force to end the violence. The G-8 summit wraps up Monday.
  • Miami Offers Lessons on Handling the Homeless
    This week in Washington, officials from across the country are meeting to compare strategies for ending homelessness in their communities. One place they'll be looking at closely is Miami, where officials have been methodically attacking the problem since the early 1990s.
  • Vending Machines Move Beyond the Candy Bar
    The ubiquitous vending machine has long sold snacks to office workers and people on the move. Now they're selling bigger consumer goods in "robotic stores." These are machines that sell items such as iPods, and they may be appearing in a mall near you.
  • Israel Focuses on Disarming Hezbollah Fighters
    Mark Regev, a spokesman for Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, talks with Renee Montagne about Israel's strategy for dealing with Hezbollah, Hamas and its Arab neighbors.
  • Senate Set to Vote to Expand Stem-Cell Research
    The Senate on Monday takes up a bill likely to pass and prompt the first veto of the Bush presidency. It would relax restrictions the president himself imposed on funding of research using stem cells from human embryos.
  • Information-Security Issues Plague Federal Government
    The Office of Management and Budget is telling information-security officials throughout the federal government to tighten their grip on data by mid-August. The order comes in the wake of a laptop theft that left the personal data of 26 million veterans in jeopardy.
  • Hezbollah Rockets Strike Deeper Into Israel
    Hezbollah rockets reached the northern Israeli city of Haifa over the weekend, killing eight people. It was Hezbollah's deadliest strike ever on Israel. Haifa, located 20 miles south of the border, is the southern-most target that Hezbollah has been able to reach.
  • Washington Walks a Fine Line in Middle East Conflict
    Leaders at the G-8 summit issued a statement saying extremists must stop their attacks. However, a Bush administration spokesman said that did not mean the international community is calling for a cease-fire. News Analyst Cokie Roberts looks at the violence from a Washington perspective.
  • Senate Hearing Highlights Specter-Gonzales Relationship
    The relationship between Senate Judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter (R-PA), and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has become increasingly antagonistic. Gonzales testifies Tuesday before the Senate committee.

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