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Monday, July 31, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Xcel outages expected with 100 degree temps today
    The recent heat has put additional stress on the state's power grid and Sunday more than 12,000 Xcel Energy customers were without power. Cathy Wurzer spoke with Deb Sundin, director of conservation programs at Xcel Energy about today's expected blackouts.7:20 a.m.
  • Morneau started the rallyTwins ponder whether to trade or stand pat
    The Minnesota Twins have been on a hot streak lately, but just dropped two out of three games to the Detroit Tigers over the weekend. The Twins are at the point where they need to decide whether to make a last-minute trade to improve their playoff hopes, or leave well enough alone.7:24 a.m.
  • Monday Markets with Chris Farrell
    Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio's Chief Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell to discuss the latest economic news.7:50 a.m.
  • Minneseota built NEVNeighborhood electric cars hit Minnesota streets
    A new Minnesota law allows neighborhood electric vehicles on Minnesota streets with speed limits of 35 mph or less.7:54 a.m.
  • Bruce Carlson directed Minnesota's oldest arts organization toward excellence
    Bruce Carlson, the Executive Director of the Schubert Club in St. Paul, died Friday night after battling bone marrow cancer. He commissioned musical works including "From the Diary of Virginia Wolfe" by Minneapolis composer Dominic Argento, who won a Pulitizer Prize for that work and dedicated his memoir to Carlson. Cathy Wurzer spoke with Argento about Bruce Carlson's influence on the fine arts scene in the Twin Cities.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Grief and Anger Follow Deadly Qana Bombing
    World leaders are expressing outrage over an Israeli airstrike Sunday that killed more than 50 civilians -- many children -- in the southern Lebanese village of Qana. The pre-dawn attack flattened a building where several families had taken shelter. Grief and anger were evident and the scene of the bombing.
  • General: Israel Must Defend Itself
    Just hours after the U.S. announced that Israel had agreed to a 48-hour suspension of its air attacks, the Israeli air force again struck targets in southern Lebanon. Brig. Gen. Ido Nehushtan speaks with Renee Montagne about Israel's strategy. He says Israel is not under "a full suspension" of aerial bombing.
  • Texas Targets Louisiana Felons for Arrest
    The attorney general of Texas is asking Louisiana officials to issue warrants for felons who fled Katrina by evacuating to Texas. Authorities in Texas say hundreds of felons have remained in their state illegally and are a threat to public safety. From member station KUT in Austin, Larry Schoolar reports.
  • Has World War III Begun?
    Newt Gingrich believes the Israel-Hezbollah conflict is the opening salvo of World War III. Other intellectuals on the right say the World War began on September 11th. But what do historians think?
  • Search Is on for Original Apollo 11 Footage
    The first moon landing was broadcast around the world. But very few people saw the best-quality tape -- and they could be the only ones to see this footage if the original tapes are not found. A group of retirees has made it their mission to search for the missing Apollo 11 tapes.
  • New Defense Against Snake Bites Identified
    Snakebite! When it's a copperhead or a rattler, that means venom. Conventional wisdom says that a body's immune system can make the bite worse when it raises immune defenses, sometimes throwing victims into shock. But a new study suggests that one kind of defensive cell, the mast cell, actually does fight off venom.
  • Affordable Laptop Computer Project Moves Forward
    Nicholas Negroponte wants to put inexpensive laptops into the hands of children in developing countries. The project is called One Laptop Per Child. Despite setbacks, the program is moving forward.
  • Credit Card Companies Accused of Antitrust Breach
    Mastercard and Visa collect billions of dollars in fees each year from the nation's retailers. Merchants have long complained about the way those fees are determined. A lawsuit accusing Mastercard and Visa of antitrust violations is expected to go to trial in Brooklyn soon.
  • Israel Resumes Limited Aerial Attacks on Lebanon
    Israel launches new airstrikes in south Lebanon, just hours after the announcement of a 48-hour suspension of the aerial campaign. The partial suspension came after the bombing Sunday of an apartment building in the southern Lebanese town of Qana that left more than 50 civilians dead.
  • Lebanon, Iraq Shaping U.S. Politics
    News Analyst Cokie Roberts talks to Don Gonyea about how the Bush administration is handling the crisis in the Middle East. The administration appears to be changing direction by looking to the United Nations to help forge an end to the conflict.

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