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Friday, November 9, 2007

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Joe StrummerFilm explores the good and bad of Joe Strummer
    When Joe Strummer, the leader of the British punk rock band The Clash died, many of his fans were left with unresolved questions about music, fame, and idealism. A new documentry called, "Joe Strummer: the future is unwritten," tries to find some of the answers.6:50 a.m.
  • Weekend weather chat with Mark Seeley
    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.6:55 a.m.
  • Carol MolnauMolnau warns road projects could get hung up in money fight
    Despite testimony from senior staff about the Minnesota Department of Transportation's improving finances, Commissioner Carol Molnau warned Thursday about possible delays in road projects planned for next year because of limits on agency spending.7:24 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • GOP Presidential Candidates Court Iowans
    In Iowa's large cities and small, Republican presidential hopefuls press the flesh, give speeches and host town meetings. Their accelerated campaigning comes less than eight weeks before the first official voting of the 2008 presidential contest happens in Iowa.
  • Clinton Campaign Says It Tipped Maid-Rite Waitress
    A waitress causes a stir on the political blogs. The waitress at a Maid-Rite restaurant in Iowa says she did not get a tip after serving presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Clinton, a Democrat from New York. But the Clinton campaign says a $100 tip was left at the diner.
  • Lebanon Retains Christian-Muslim Power Sharing
    Christians fled Lebanon during years of war in the 1970s and 80s, so some Christians no longer deserve 50 percent of political power. That includes a presidency always held by a Maronite Christian. But most Lebanese, including Muslims, want power sharing to continue to preserve diversity.
  • House to Vote on Alternative Minimum Tax
    Lawmakers plan to vote on a tax bill that prevents people from being hit with the alternative minimum tax. It targeted millionaires in the '60s, but due to inflation can now reach middle-income Americans. Democrats propose higher taxes on private-equity partners and hedge fund managers.
  • Mexico Produces New Wave of Cinema Talents
    There is a new wave of cinema coming out of Mexico. The international ascent of the Mexican directors behind Children of Men, Babel and Pan's Labyrinth has been followed by an explosion of new talent.
  • Violence Overwhelms 'No Country'
    Set in Texas in the 1980's, the film No Country for Old Men narrates a chase for stolen drug money. It's the latest from brother filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen, whose films have always had violence as a theme. But this new movie is darker and more violent than ever before.
  • Guerra Sweeps Latin Grammy Awards
    Dominican singer Juan Luis Guerra was the real star of the Eighth Annual Grammy Awards. His album and its title track La Llave de mi Corazon captured five awards — including record of the year, album of the year, and song of the year.
  • Merck to Pay $5B to Settle Vioxx Claims
    Drug maker Merck will pay as much as $5 billion to settle claims linked to its painkiller, Vioxx. Merck faces 27,000 lawsuits from users claiming they suffered injury or died after taking the drug. Merck pulled Vioxx off the market in 2004 after a study showed the drug raised the risk of heart attacks.
  • Dollar's Woes Threaten Status in World Market
    The U.S. dollar has hit an all-time low against the euro and the British pound, after sliding for two years. As a result, some analysts predict the dollar could lose its status as the world's leading currency.
  • Weak Housing Market May Not Be Signal to Buy
    Real estate has often been referred to as the one of the surest investments, and homeownership has long been part of the American dream. But in a market that seems to be in a freefall, buying may no longer be the safest bet.

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