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Friday, October 19, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Dr. Mark Seeley talks about the weekend weather
    MPR's Cathy Wurzer and University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley talk about the latest weather news and look ahead to the weekend weather.6:54 a.m.
  • Leaving the factoryWhat's it like to do business in India?
    Several dozen Minnesota business and political leaders embark Saturday on a trade mission to India. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is leading the delegation and says India's 1.1 billion people represent a huge and "largely untapped" market for Minnesota goods and services. But what's it like doing business with India?7:20 a.m.
  • Interactive courtMinnesota Supreme Court to set rules for interactive television in district courts.
    Interactive television allows judges to hold hearings by closed-circuit television. Proponents say ITV saves money and time. But critics say it lessens the dignity of court proceedings.8:24 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Bhutto's Return to Pakistan Marred by Bombing
    A bombing attack against Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and her supporters draws worldwide condemnation. A suicide bomber attacked her convoy within hours of her triumphant return to Karachi as it was moving through downtown.
  • Mukasey Withholds Opinion on Waterboarding
    Michael Mukasey's confirmation hearings for attorney general turn testy as the nominee refuses to say whether he considers waterboarding, a harsh interrogation technique allowed by the Bush administration, to be torture.
  • Lawmakers Devise Next SCHIP Battle
    Lawmakers are already starting to hammer out another version of the State Children's Health Insurance Program after a failed vote to turn back President Bush's veto. The current program expires Nov. 16.
  • L.A. Armenians Push for Genocide Resolution
    Support has faded for a measure that would officially recognize as genocide the mass killings of Armenians in 1915. In a Los Angeles suburb that is home to the nation's largest Armenian population, reaction has been harsh.
  • Yankees' Torre Rejects Pay Cut, Short Contract
    Joe Torre turns down a one-year deal to remain manager of the New York Yankees because of a pay cut to $5 million from $7.5 million. Though one of the most successful managers in baseball history, failure to lead the team out of the first round of the playoffs put him on the hot seat.
  • Ex-Spy: 'Rendition' Mostly Right About Terror War
    A new movie about the treatment of a detained American terrorism suspect nails many details, says former CIA official Robert Grenier. But, he says, while it's possible that suspects in detention are tortured, the U.S. has ended cooperation with countries that do so.
  • 'Things We Lost' Explores Family, Addiction, Death
    In the new film Things We Lost in the Fire, Halle Berry plays a recent widow who builds a relationship with her deceased husband's old friend, a recovering heroin addict. It is rough at times, but the film gathers strength as it goes on.
  • Pfizer to Pull Exubera as Profits Plunge
    Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer plans to cancel its diabetes drug Exubera. The company expected the drug to become a blockbuster, but prescriptions are still less than 1 percent of the insulin market. That makes Exubera one of the most expensive miscalculations in the industry's history.
  • Google's Profits Surge; Share Price Nears $650
    Internet search-engine company Google posts a 46 percent gain in net income to $1.07 billion, or $3.38 a share, besting Wall Street analysts' expectations. Most of the gains stem from online ads. With its stock approaching $650 a share, Google has become the tenth-largest company.
  • Black Monday: A Bad Day Led to Many Changes
    It is 20 years since the stock market crash of 1987. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 22 percent of its value, wiping out about $500 billion in stock value in a single day that has come be called Black Monday.

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