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Monday, October 23, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • St. Paul sets up office for victims of domestic violence
    A coalition of about 40 groups advocating for battered women have joined forces with St. Paul and Ramsey County to provide more convenient assistance to victims of Domestic Abuse.7:25 a.m.
  • The state of politics in Minnesota
    With just over two weeks left before election day, Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio Capitol Bureau Chief Laura McCallum about crime and health care which have emerged as the top issues for the major candidates for governor.7:44 a.m.
  • Author Edna O'Brien to be on Talking Volumes
    Author Edna O'Brien appears Monday night at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul for Talking Volumes to discuss her long career and her newest book titled "The Light of Evening." It is a story that reveals how unresolved her feelings still are about how and where she grew up in Ireland. Minnesota Public Radio's Kerri Miller reports.7:48 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • U.S. Officials Assess Afghanistan Progress
    Five years after America invaded, Afghanistan is still very much a nation in transition. It's also home to a large contingent of Americans.
  • Policymakers Get Cross-Border View of Immigration
    As North Carolina's Hispanic community booms, a nongovernmental organization is sending local policymakers on a weeklong visit to Mexico to foster cross-cultural understanding and better policy decisions.
  • More Americans, Iraqis Killed as Ramadan Ends
    The Islamic holy month of Ramadan has been a deadly time in Iraq. Eighty-seven American troops have been killed in Iraq in October. It's the highest monthly death toll of the year. But the number of Americans killed is dwarfed by the number of Iraqis who have died in the same period.
  • Obama Considering Run for the White House
    Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) said he is considering a run for President in 2008. Obama's admission of interest came Sunday on NBC's Meet the Press.
  • Capitol Complex Workers Sue Over Lung Disease
    Beneath Capitol Hill are five miles of tunnels filled with infrastructure for the Congress. For years, big slabs of concrete have been falling off the ceilings and stirring up clouds of asbestos. Workers say they've developed lung disease.
  • Skilling to Be Sentenced for Enron Conviction
    Jeffrey Skilling's sentencing for his part in the Enron collapse takes place in Houston. Skilling is the former CEO of Enron, and is accused of pushing the company to bankruptcy in 2001.
  • iPod Digital Music Player Turns Five
    On this day five years ago, the iPod music player from Apple was introduced. It caught the attention of music lovers, both for what it could do -- allow them to fit much of their music in their pocket -- and for the way it looked.
  • Toothbrush Plays Pop Tunes
    You might turn on your radio or CD player while getting ready in the bathroom. But how about your toothbrush? A toy company has created one that actually plays pop songs.
  • Iraq Issue Plagues Republicans Ahead of Elections
    Midterm elections are just two weeks away and all polling is pointing toward Democratic gains in Congress, as well as in statehouses around the country. The main issue driving voters away from the Republican Party is the war in Iraq.
  • GOP Tars N.J. Democrat with Corruption Question
    Democrats are hoping to win key Senate races, in part, because Republicans are mired in ethics problems. It's just the opposite in the New Jersey Senate race. Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez is battling charges of corruption coming from his Republican challenger, Tom Kean Jr.

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