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Friday, July 20, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Weather with Mark Seeley
    Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talks with University of Minnesota meteorologist Mark Seeley about the latest weather news.4:00 a.m.
  • Improved conditionsIn Minneapolis, a rift opens over who controls police budget
    Already over budget, the Minneapolis Police Department is being asked to absorb more of the cost for policing public housing sites.7:20 a.m.
  • Locals praise, and question, Lake Vermilion state park proposal
    As state officials lead a tour of what could become Minnesota's newest state park, the DNR and some local officials are excited about the idea. But it's far from a sure thing.7:25 a.m.
  • Homestake mineEconomist predicts a South Dakota boom
    There's a shift in the economic base in South Dakota. The move is from primarily agriculture to the sciences and technology.7:50 a.m.
  • Ada WolfeProfiles of the five women artists
    "In Her Own Right: Minnesota's First Generation of Women Artists," showcases the work of five important Minnesota artists. Here are biographies of these women.7:55 a.m.
  • Waiting for HarryGrowing up on Harry Potter
    On Saturday, at one minute past midnight, the waiting will end for millions of fans around the world. The seventh and final Harry Potter book will be released. MPR's Cathy Wurzer talked with some Minnesotans who have been reading the series since the very first book came out in 1998.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Auto Workers Union Preps for Detroit Showdown
    On Friday, the United Auto Workers begins some of the toughest contract talks in its seven-decade history. Past UAW leaders went to the bargaining table with a list of new demands. These days, the union just hopes to protect what it has.
  • Health Care Mediators Beset with Difficult Choices
    Spending on health care has skyrocketed for employers and the average American family. Len Nichols, an economist at the New America Foundation, says reducing reliance on employers for health care requires a commitment from government.
  • For Devout Turks, 'Alternative' Tourist Resorts
    Hotels catering to a new class of prosperous, observant Muslims are cropping up around Turkey.
  • 'Sunshine': Space Opera with a Dark Cloud or Two
    Brightness has never seemed as menacing as it does in Sunshine, a sci-fi nail-biter about a future Earth's scramble to reignite a dying sun. It's the latest from 28 Days Later director Danny Boyle.
  • No Deadline Set as N. Korea Nuclear Talks Break
    Six-party talks on the North Korean nuclear issue end for now, but negotiators are unable to agree on a firm deadline for N. Korea to disable nuclear facilities after the shutdown of its top reactor. Envoys reconvene in September.
  • Vick's Shoe Deal Survives Dogfighting Charges
    Michael Vick of the National Football League's Atlanta Falcons is one of four men accused of a role in an illegal dogfighting ring. Endorser Nike says it will continue its deal with Vick, but will delay the release of a new shoe.
  • Illegal Dogfighting Rings Thrive in U.S. Cities
    The secretive and bloody industry is booming around the country, enjoying underground popularity despite being banned in all 50 states.
  • Viacom Chair Sumner Redstone at Odds With Heir
    Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone and his daughter and heir-apparent Shari Redstone are at odds, reports The Wall Street Journal. The rift is raising questions about future control of the media empire, which includes CBS Corp.
  • What Does the Rise of the Dow Really Mean?
    The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 14,000 for the first time. But does 14,000 actually mean anything? David Leonhardt, columnist for The New York Times, doesn't think so, since the price of everything rises due to inflation.
  • Grocer Whole Foods Sells Designer Bags
    Whole Foods in several cities were mobbed with customers lining up to buy limited edition canvas bags with the message: "I'm not a plastic bag." They're created by fashion designer Anya Hindmark, whose bags sell for more than $1,500. The grocer is limiting her bags to three per customer.

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