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Friday, September 21, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Climatoligist Mark Seeley chats about the weather
    Is it an Indian Summer or still summer? Dr. Mark Seeley of the University of Minnesota talks with Morning Edition about the stormy weather.6:54 a.m.
  • New islandMoving mountains to build islands on the Mississippi
    The U.S. Fish and WIldlife Service, along with the Army Corps of Engineers and other agencies, is rebuilding some of the lost islands on the Upper Mississippi Refuge.7:23 a.m.
  • Swainson's thrushGlobal warming may affect bird migration
    Fall is migration season for thousands of of bird species. Some bird experts say that global warming is changing the migration patterns of those birds.7:50 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • U.K. Firm Awarded Largest Iraq Security Contract
    Congress is raising questions about awarding the biggest U.S. contract for security in Iraq to Aegis Defense Services, a British company, because of the reputation of CEO Tim Spicer. He has been involved in several controversial incidents.
  • President Abbas Shuts Islamist Charities in W. Bank
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is making moves for his political security. He is in a power struggle with the Islamist group Hamas. In the West Bank, Abbas is firing preachers affiliated with Hamas, and during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan he's closing many Islamist charities.
  • Daisy Bates and the Little Rock Nine
    Fifty years after the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., the role of activist Daisy Bates is still being debated. Bates helped recruit the Little Rock Nine, the first black students to attend the school. But some think she took much credit.
  • Bin Laden Urges Holy War Against Musharraf
    Al-Qaida's publicity arm issues an audiotape of Osama bin Laden calling on Pakistanis to wage a holy war against their military ruler President Gen. Pervez Musharraf. Pakistan's army suffers daily attacks in the tribal borderlands where support for al-Qaida and the Taliban has been hardening.
  • For Ken Burns, a 'War' Not as Advertised
    When Ken Burns set his sights on World War II, he found a far different conflict than the "good war" we've come to know. His new PBS documentary, The War, tells the stories of young soldiers who are now dying off by the thousands.
  • WWII Vets Receive Salutes
    World War II veterans are saluted with memorials and ceremonies. Lt. Kate Nolan, a combat nurse with the 53rd Field Hospital, gets France's Legion of Honor. Infantryman Vernon Tott's name is inscribed at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum for liberating a slave labor camp in Ahlem, Germany
  • Apple CEO to Answer for Backdated Stock Options
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has reportedly ordered Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs to answer questions in a case against the company's former general counsel. Nancy Heinen is accused of backdating more than $20 million in stock options for Steve Jobs and other executives.
  • Value of Greenback Slips Against Loonie, Euro
    The dollar gained a bit of value against the yen. In currency trading one U.S. dollar was worth less than one Canadian dollar, or loonie, for the first time in 30 years. The greenback also hit a new low against the Euro, the currency used in more than a dozen European countries.
  • Tracking How Consumers Use 'Inner Economist'
    Economist Tyler Cowen's new book Discover Your Inner Economist explains how economic reasoning in everyday decisions can work to your advantage. He argues that money isn't always the best motivator.
  • Reality TV Hits the Kitchen: 'Nightmares'
    Kitchen Nightmares is a new reality TV show in which celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay whips ailing restaurants into shape. He usually finds rotten meat and moldy food. Then, in the great tradition of reality TV, he screams.

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