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Monday, July 25, 2011

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Paulsen, Ellison discuss debt ceiling
    With just over a week to go before the U.S. government hits its debt limit, U.S. Reps. Erik Paulsen, R-Minn., and Keith Ellison, D-Minn., offer their perspectives on raising the debt ceiling.7:20 a.m.
  • The Union DepotFuture links to past, as historic train depot is restored
    Workers are laying track for the Central Corridor Light Rail line between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul. The east end of the line will be the Union Depot in St. Paul, and the renovation of that historic building has begun in earnest.8:25 a.m.
  • Veteran gets help from public defenderSpecialized court for troubled vets marks year anniversary
    It's been one year since the state launched its first Veterans Treatment Court, one of several around the country to help veterans who commit crimes stay out of the criminal justice system.8:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Norway Suspect Faces Terrorism Charges At Hearing
    The man accused of killing dozens of people on Friday in Norway was arraigned on terrorism charges Monday. The 32-year-old Norwegian suspect, Anders Behring Breivik, has acknowledged carrying out the attacks but pleaded not guilty. He was ordered held in solitary confinement.
  • Norway Attacks Stoke Fears Of Growing Extremism
    The attacks in Norway highlight the rise of right-wing extremism, animosity toward non-European immigrants and questions about national identity in many parts of Europe. What had been described as an ultra-right debate has become mainstream in Europe.
  • One Woman's Struggle To Shed Weight, And Shame
    Kara Curtis is one of 70 million obese Americans, and the issue dominates her life. Curtis, 37, has seen every dress size from 26 to 6. Despite countless diets and untold resources spent on fitness, she says, "I'm morbidly obese. And it's just overwhelming."
  • A Floating Hotel At The Edge Of New York City
    The Boggsville Boatel, a DIY tourist destination in Queens, N.Y., is made up of five refurbished boats that sit at a marina on Jamaica Bay,right under the flight path of airplanes taking off from JFK Airport.
  • A Rubber Twist On Treating Tennis Elbow Pain
    Some people are finding relief from tennis elbow, a condition caused by many activities besides tennis, by trading traditional hand weights for a rubber bar to strengthen their injured muscles.
  • When Does A Person Start To Boil?
    Have you ever wondered how much heat you can take? 232 years ago, three men decided to find out.
  • Investors Await U.S. Debt Deal
    Investors around the globe are waiting to see if U.S. lawmakers can come up with a deal to raise the federal debt limit. Failure to do so could damage international confidence in American assets.
  • How Spotify Compares To Rival Music Sites
    The Internet radio service Spotify, a big hit in Europe, has arrived in America. Mary Louise Kelly talks with Bloomberg News technology columnist Rich Jaroslovsky about the evolving landscape of online music. They also discuss how Spotify compares to popular sites like Pandora and iTunes.
  • Sari Site Gives Indian Women A Closet Full Of Choices
    Renting — not buying — haute couture has become hot in recent years thanks to websites that let you borrow designer clothes and accessories for a fraction of the cost. Two young entrepreneurs are taking that concept to the Indian immigrant community. Twins Riddhi and Siddhi Khara, 24, of California founded an online sari rental boutique.
  • Lawmakers' Dueling Debt Plans
    President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner started the weekend with a pair of dueling news conferences, followed by back-room conversations, conference calls and news releases — but no deal was reached in the debt talks. Now leaders of each party are drafting their own plans for avoiding a crisis.

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