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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Dental CareArtists seek help with health care
    Artists, who are often self-employed and have small incomes, have a hard time meeting their medical costs. Does a life in the arts mean a life without adequate health care?6:25 a.m.
  • Jan and Steve JenkinsMinneapolis police apologize, say student's death a homicide
    Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan has publicly apologized to the parents of a University of Minnesota student whose 2002 death was first determined to be either an accident or suicide but is now considered a homicide.7:20 a.m.
  • Getting oldFed approval a major step for St. Croix River bridge
    A plan to build a new bridge across the St. Croix River between Minnesota and Wisconsin cleared another major hurdle Monday, as the federal government signed off on the project's environmental impact study.7:25 a.m.
  • Six imams removed from flight at Twin Cities airport, questioned
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations called Tuesday for an investigation into the behavior of airline staff and airport security in the removal of six Muslim scholars from a US Airways flight a day earlier.8:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Five Marines Expected to Face Charges in Killings
    A Marine investigation into the killing of 24 Iraqis in the town of Haditha is almost done. Charges are expected against five Marines. Prosecutors are still considering whether the shootings amount to negligent homicide or murder.
  • Sen. Rockefeller Calls for Changes to Intelligence Briefings
    In January, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) will be the new chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. Rockefeller would like intelligence briefings to be more comprehensive and involve more members of Congress. Rockefeller speaks with Steve Inskeep about his ideas.
  • How the Understanding of U.S. History Changes
    Historian Kyle Ward speaks with Steve Inskeep about his book, History in the Making. It chronicles the ways that U.S. history textbooks change over time in their portrayal of events like the Mexican-American War. This is the first in a series of conversations about history.
  • Jury Convicts Elderly California Driver of Manslaughter
    Three years ago, 89-year-old George Weller drove his car through the Santa Monica Farmers Market, killing 10 people and injuring more than 60. Weller's attorneys argued that it was an accident. But the jury still convicted him on 10 counts of manslaughter.
  • Witness to Testify Against Polygamist Leader
    Polygamist prophet Warren Jeffs appears at a preliminary hearing in Utah today. Jeffs is the biggest target yet in a two-state crackdown on the persistent practice of polygamy. The leader of the nation's largest polygamous group faces two counts of being an accomplice to rape.
  • Oneida Indian Nation Works to Recover its Language
    In upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation is investing profits from its thriving casino into preserving their traditional language. The tribe paid the commercial language school Berlitz to develop a course in its traditional language. Now the Tribe pays its Members to take the class.
  • Increased IRS Enforcement Actions Net Billions
    The IRS says it's collecting more money from tax cheats. Last tax year, it collected a record $48.7 billion from enforcement actions. The agency says it has also increased the number of audits it conducts, including audits of wealthy taxpayers.
  • Optimism Survives Difficult Conditions at West Bank Stock Market
    There is a stock market in the West Bank town of Nablus. And even though stocks have been down since Hamas took control of the government earlier this year, investors are optimistic.
  • Tightwad Bank Closing After 22 Years
    For those of you who are thrifty with your money, the chance to have that emblazoned across your checks is about to pass. The Tightwad Bank in Tightwad, Mo., is about to close after 22 years of business.
  • Tapes Provide First Glimpse of Secret Gitmo Panels
    Audio recordings obtained by NPR provide a view into the secret world of military tribunals for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The evidence is slim at the unclassified sessions attended by detainees, and few, if any, witnesses are called.

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