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Friday, October 5, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Whitehawk toddlerWhite Earth Nation welcomes adoptees home
    Across the nation, thousands of American Indian children were adopted into non-Indian homes. The White Earth Nation is making a special effort to reconnect those adoptees with their birth families and culture.6:20 a.m.
  • Mark Seeley talks weekend weather
    Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talked about the latest weather news with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley. They also looked ahead to the weekend forecast.6:54 a.m.
  • Lt. Gov Carol MolnauLawmakers turn up heat on MnDOT's financial problems
    DFL lawmakers continue their scrutiny of the Minnesota Department of Transportation. MnDOT's finances and decisionmaking were the focus of two more legislative hearings Thursday.7:20 a.m.
  • Don HudsonMacalester College honors history-making coach
    Macalester College in St. Paul is honoring a former football coach that made history. Don Hudson was the nation's first black head football coach at a predominently white college when he led the Macalester team from 1971-1975. The school is marking the milestone this weekend.7:50 a.m.
  • Little differenceMacalester's eco-house is both student housing and lab
    Macalester College teacher and students plant seeds for an on-going, live-in environmental project.7:54 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Contractors Working Overseas Subject to U.S. Law
    Lawmakers pass legislation making U.S. contractors operating overseas accountable under U.S. law. The legislation comes after the recent shooting deaths of Iraqi citizens by Blackwater USA, the North Carolina-based private security firm hired to protect U.S. State Department officials in Baghdad.
  • Iraq Neglects Displaced Countrymen
    Iraqis continue to flee their homes to escape sectarian killings. The Iraqi Red Crescent says more than 2 million people are internally displaced. It struggles to help them with the assistance from U.N. agencies outside the country, but it says support from the Iraqi government is lax.
  • Russia's Putin Says Prime Minister Job 'Realistic'
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would be happy to become the pro-Kremlin United Russia Party's top candidate in December's parliamentary elections. The easiest way for Putin to stay in power after the presidential election would be to transform the weak office of prime minister into a powerful one.
  • Mystery: Who Took the Head of Ulysses S. Grant?
    In an odd bit of history, Ulysses S. Grant was revered in the West African country of Guinea-Bissau. A metal statue of the former U.S. president recently went missing, only to be found buried — headless and sliced into pieces.
  • Crow Cam Captures Creative Behavior in the Wild
    Tiny cameras taped to the tail feathers of wild crows are giving scientists a new perspective on the bird's behavior. Researchers have been able to observe the birds using tools as they forage.
  • Report on U.S. Torture to Affect DOJ Top Post
    The White House says the United States does not torture. That was the response to a report in The New York Times citing Justice Department memos clearing painful interrogation of terror suspects. The memos will likely make confirmation more difficult for the Attorney General nominee.
  • Sen. Obama Lingers in Iowa Ahead of Votes
    There are less than 100 days until the Iowa caucuses, which will mark the first actual voting in this long presidential campaign. And Sen. Barack Obama, who trails Sen. Hillary Clinton as frontrunner, is in Iowa urging voters to sign on to his movement.
  • Sept. Jobs Report to Show Economic Health
    The government is due to release monthly job numbers, an indicator that gives a glimpse of where the economy is headed. The last jobs report was a bit of a shock: employment actually fell for the first time in four years, which sent the stock market plunging.
  • Arizona Tax Scam Case Affects Thousands
    Oct. 15 is the deadline to file 2006 taxes for those who requested an extension. But for thousands of people who relied on Accountable Business Services in Gilbert, Arizona, it may be too late. The tax scam leaves them to pay big time.
  • Banking Online Safer Than Checks
    Phoenix is the city most at risk for identity fraud, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. Their new survey shows writing a check is not safer than banking online because of a scam called "check washing." The thief erases the ink on a check and fills in whatever he wants.

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