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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Kenilworth Trail signsLight-rail tunnel foes see water table, environmental issues
    The Met Council has proposed three options for the new rail line to be built from downtown Minneapolis to Eden Prairie. Two options involve tunnels -- either a shallow or a deep tunnel under part of the Kenilworth corridor in southwest Minneapolis.5:35 a.m.
  • White EarthTribes expect 'devastating' sequester cuts
    Automatic federal budget cuts ordered this spring were problematic in parts of Minnesota. On the White Earth reservation, they were devastating.6:20 a.m.
  • Mpls. teachers say it's too hot for school
    More than a third of the city's schools have limited air conditioning or lack it entirely. Minneapolis Federation of Teachers President Lynn Nordgren said she's been getting a lot of complaints from teachers.7:20 a.m.
  • State Fair University: What makes a good cutting horse?
    MPR's Cathy Wurzer, a horse lover, visited the equine area of the Minnesota State Fair determined to learn something new. That's the point of our Morning Edition State Fair University, which we've been producing all week.8:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Obama To Outline Unfinished Work, Decades After King's Dream
    In marking the anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, President Obama will celebrate the progress the United States has made, aides say. But he'll also talk about what's left to be done to achieve Martin Luther King's dream of racial justice — including fighting to protect voting rights.
  • 50 Years After March On Washington, John Lewis Still Fights
    On Aug. 28, 1963, Lewis was the youngest speaker to address the estimated quarter-million people gathered in Washington. Now a Georgia congressman, Lewis is still speaking out, declaring: "I'm not prepared to sit down and give up." He's scheduled to speak again Wednesday on the National Mall.
  • New Accessible Playground Rules May Not Go Far Enough
    Last year, the federal government made accessible playgrounds a requirement under the Americans with Disabilities Act. But whether children with disabilities are able to enjoy their new civil rights may depend on where they live.
  • Okkervil River: Coming Of Age In Small Town America
    The world you inhabit as a teenager has a way of digging its claws into you. Hear All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton talk about the universal themes on Okkervil River's new album.
  • You Say 'Kubbeh,' I Say 'Kibbeh.' Let's Eat 'Em All Right Now
    Regardless of what you call them — kibbeh, kubbe, kobeba — bulgur-and-wheat dumplings are a beloved staple across the Levant. And as with hummus, there are local varieties from Iraq to Egypt. In Jerusalem, kids at a cooking camp learn to make the lemony kubbeh hamusta from Kurdistan.
  • Proposed Strikes Against Syria May Have Too Narrow A Purpose
    The Obama administration says any military action in Syria would not be intended to bring the war to an end, to overthrow Bashar Assad or even help the opposition. Officials say the goal would be to show the Assad regime that the use of chemical weapons will not be tolerated.
  • Florida Asked To Reimburse George Zimmerman For Court Costs
    Lawyers for George Zimmerman, who was acquitted in the murder of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, are asking Florida to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars of his legal fees. Under Florida law, a defendant who's acquitted in a trial is not liable for any court costs.
  • JPMorgan Chase In Negotiations With Federal Government
    U.S. authorities are pressing JPMorgan Chase to settle lawsuits over bonds backed by subprime mortgages, according to a report. The Federal Housing Finance Agency is looking in the range of $6 billion to settle those suits.
  • Wal-Mart To Offer Same-Sex Health Benefits
    Retailing giant Wal-Mart has announced it will extend comprehensive medical benefits to domestic and legally married same-sex partners beginning next year. Wal-Mart is the single biggest U.S. employer outside of the federal government.
  • Mayer Shines At Yahoo After Spotlight Dimmed At Google
    Yahoo has redesign some of its major sites — the latest step in CEO Marissa Mayer's dramatic turnaround of the Internet company. Before Mayer interviewed for the job at Yahoo, her career at Google appeared to have stalled. Renee Montagne discusses this with Nicholas Carlson, who wrote a profile of Mayer for the news website Business Insider.

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