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Friday, August 11, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • HeadphonesHeadphone festival is shared, but isolated, experience
    It isn't often that you need to bring your own equipment to an art gallery. But headphones are required for the sound art festival at the Rochester Art Center.6:49 a.m.
  • WeatherTalk with Mark Seeley
    Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota climatologist Mark Seeley about northern drought conditions, summer frost, and pollution's affects on cloud cover.6:54 a.m.
  • Amy KlobucharTerrorism as a campaign issue
    The war on terror is suddenly getting a lot more attention on the campaign trail. Minnesota's U.S. Senate candidates were among the politicians who responded quickly to news of the foiled terrorist plot in London to bomb commercial airliners, pledging their resolve to fight terrorism.7:21 a.m.
  • Centrist voters weigh in on the disrupted terror plot
    Between now and the November elections, we'll occasionally check in with a group of 15 centrist voters to get their views on various issues throughout the election season. We have chosen these people to help us understand how the all-important swing voter is thinking through the issues and reacting to events.7:25 a.m.
  • Coach ChildressVikings training camp: A world unto itself
    Training camp. Those words are familiar this time of year as the Minnesota Vikings often make news out of Mankato. This year's training camp has a different feel than it did last year, since it's the first under new head coach Brad Childress. Training camp under any coach is a world unto itself.7:49 a.m.
  • Trucker James Baker pumps fuel into his rigHigh fuel costs affect some more than others
    While everyone who drives is feeling the impact of the rising cost of fuel, some businesses like trucking companies and farming operations are being hit even harder.8:23 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Britain Freezes Bank Accounts of Terror Suspects
    Britain remains on its highest state of alert, a day after the arrest of 24 people suspected of plotting to blow up a number of airplanes heading to the United States. As part of the investigation into the alleged plot, the Bank of England froze the assets of 19 of the suspects.
  • U.S. Warns of Possible Terror Attacks in India
    The U.S. Embassy warns U.S. citizens of possible terror attacks in New Delhi and Mumbai in the coming days. An e-mail from the embassy said that the attacks were believed to be planned around India's Independence Day, which falls on Aug. 15, and could be linked to al-Qaida.
  • Israeli Attacks Blanket Lebanon from North to South
    Eleven people die in an Israeli attack on a bridge linking Lebanon to Syria in the country's north. Meanwhile, fierce fighting between Hezbollah guerrillas and Israeli soldiers centered on the town of Marjayoun in Lebanon's south.
  • Sharpton: A Leader with Followers -- and Critics
    Asked if he is a national leader, Rev. Al Sharpton said, "I think that a leader is anyone with a following." And citing his political and organizational followers, he added, "In that context, I guess I am."
  • Detecting Equipment for Liquid Explosives Limited
    News of a terrorist plot centering on the use of liquid explosives has everyone asking if there is a way to screen for such weapons.
  • A Day in the Life of New Orleans
    It's been nearly a year since Hurricane Katrina dealt New Orleans a smashing blow. In the months after the storm hit, those city residents were optimistic that life would begin to return to normal. But lately that hope has faded into the reality that a recovery much longer than expected.
  • Airlines Take Security Alert in Stride
    There is fear that the impact of new airport and airline security measures may hurt air carriers just as they are emerging from a long money-losing stretch. Renee Montagne talks to David Field, Americas editor of Airline Business Magazine.
  • IBM Wins Case Involving Pension Change
    A federal appeals court ruled earlier this week that IBM did not discriminate against older workers when it changed its pension coverage in the 1990s. The case involved 140,000 older employees who were affected when IBM converted to a "cash-balance" pension plan.
  • Lebanon Diplomacy Sputters at the United Nations
    Key U.N. Security Council members are holding more meetings to try and hammer out an agreement for a proposed cease-fire resolution on the Lebanon conflict. Russia says it can't wait for any more diplomacy and is introducing it's own cease-fire resolution.
  • Alleged Terror Plot May Have Al-Qaida Links
    Terrorism experts note that the alleged plot to blow up many airliners, almost simultaneously, resembles an earlier al-Qaida plot that was thwarted. The latest alleged plot is reported to have links to Pakistan, where many believe al-Qaida is centered.

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