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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Video blogger meets peers to bring virtual community into real world
    Video bloggers, sometimes known as vloggers, post video and audio for all to see, and now a small group of vloggers is paying the way for one of their own to travel the country to meet people face to face.6:53 a.m.
  • Details of Dru Sjodin's death outlined in Rodriguez case
    Prosecutors said in opening statements yesterday that they will link Rodriguez to the crime with DNA evidence. The defense admitted Rodriguez may be responsible for the death, but argued the case should really be heard in another court. Rodriguez could face the death penalty in the case and has pleaded not guilty.7:21 a.m.
  • Brian SmithLegislative candidate blames secretary of state for ballot mistake
    An Independence Party legislative candidate is asking the Minnesota Supreme Court to place his name on the September primary ballot. He's blaming Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer for his missing the filing deadline.7:24 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Israeli Troops Begin Leaving South Lebanon
    The cease-fire between Hezbollah and Israel seems to be holding in its second day, prompting many Lebanese to return home and Israelis to cautiously emerge from bomb shelters in northern Israel. Some minor clashes were reported within Lebanon as Israeli troops begin to withdraw.
  • Doubts Hang Over Lebanon Peacekeeping Force
    Many questions remain regarding the nuts and bolts of putting together an effective peacekeeping force for the Israel-Lebanon border. Lebanon and the United Nations have both said they would put 15,000 troops in the area to keep the peace.
  • Andrea Giovino: 'Divorced from the Mob'
    Andrea Giovino got some unusual advice from her mother when she was growing up: marry a mobster and your future will be secure. The Brooklyn native took her mom up on the suggestion, marrying a string of mobsters and thugs.
  • Los Angeles Waits to Learn Fate of King Drew Hospital
    The only historically black hospital in Los Angeles has survived scandals and setbacks. Supporters of the King Drew Medical Center in Watts are now waiting for the results of a federal inspection that could eliminate much of the hospitals government funding and force it to close.
  • U.S. Pushes the Use of Tutors at Failing Schools
    One of the key provisions of the No Child Left Behind law is that children in failing schools should be given extra help in the form of tutoring. Yet millions of students who are eligible for tutoring aren't getting it. The U.S Education Department is warning school districts that, this fall, they must do a better job of signing families up.
  • Does Hair Make the Person?
    The relationship between hair and identity is a charged topic for some young black women. What does your hair say about you? What image do you want to project?
  • Dell Recalls Millions of Laptop Batteries
    Making it the biggest safety recall in computer industry history, Dell is recalling more than four million laptop batteries. The company says that overheating can cause the Sony batteries it uses to catch fire.
  • Google Offers Printable Coupons for Local Retailers
    Google plans to offer printable coupons for shoppers. Google, the world's largest Web-search engine, wants to lure shoppers into local stores using its popular map service.
  • Los Angeles Living, Without a Car
    Chris Balish is the author of the forthcoming book How to Live Well Without Owning a Car: Save Money, Breathe Easier, and Get More Mileage Out of Life. He talks with Renee Montagne about how to live without a car, even in Los Angeles.
  • President Bush Remains Bullish on Mideast Agenda
    President Bush met Monday with his secretaries of Defense and State to talk about the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and Lebanon. The president described Hezbollah as the loser in the Lebanon cease-fire.

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