Morning Edition
Morning Edition
Monday, July 28, 2008

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

National Public Radio Stories

  • Petraeus: 'Long, Hard Slog' In Iraq
    The top U.S. military commander in Iraq says the country has seen significant progress in the past year, but there are many tough miles ahead. This fall, he takes over as head of U.S. Central Command.
  • U.S. Admits To Killing Iraqi Civilians On Airport Road
    The U.S. military in Iraq has admitted killing three civilians last month when its soldiers shot at their car as it followed the soldiers' convoy.
  • Plan To Unsnarl Chicago Rail Hits Snags In Suburbs
    Transportation experts call Chicago's railroad congestion a "calamity." Trains can take two days just to get through the city. But a company's bypass plan has led to anger in neighboring areas, where residents fear new delays and traffic problems.
  • Hear Them Roar: Noisy New World Monkeys
    Biologist Greg Budney journeys to Guatemala, where the bellowing calls of howler monkeys fill the jungle.
  • Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Had Affinity For Details
    Army Cpl. Jon Ayers was a by-the-book kind of guy. At age 3, he got upset when his dad's church shoes were unpolished. In high school, he joined ROTC and honed his attention to detail. Ayers was killed as he defended his post in Afghanistan this month during the deadliest Taliban attack on U.S. forces in three years.
  • Deadly Blasts Boost Political Tensions In Turkey
    Two bombs went off Sunday in a crowded neighborhood of Istanbul, Turkey. It was the deadliest attack against civilians in Turkey in five years, and it happened on the eve of court deliberations on whether to ban the Islamic-oriented ruling party for allegedly trying to undermine secularism.
  • Olympic Security Rules Rile Beijing Business Owners
    Business owners in Beijing have a lot of complaints about restrictions that the Chinese government has placed on them ahead of the upcoming Olympic Games. The challenge is to keep the foreign media from finding out.
  • Ex-Google Employees Launch 'Cuil' Search Engine
    Renee Montagne has this morning's business news.
  • Navajo President Weighs Ban On Public Smoking
    The Navajo Nation Council has approved a ban on cigarettes and chewing tobacco in public places across its reservation, which spans Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. The tribe's president has 10 days to either veto or sign the ban into law.
  • Comic Convention Draws Record Crowds
    The annual Comic-Con in San Diego drew record numbers of attendees over the weekend, from fans dressed like Darth Vader to Hollywood studio executives in suits. The presence of movie studios and video game companies has grown at the pop culture gathering over the years, as they look to connect even more with loyal legions of fans.

Program Archive
July 2008
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31    

MPR News

Listen Now

Other Radio Streams from MPR

Classical MPR
Radio Heartland