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Friday, December 1, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Bill GeorgeLeaders losing their "true north"
    Former CEO of Medtronic, Bill George, talks about corporate ethics.7:20 a.m.
  • Andy Ansell has been living with HIV for 19 years.Living with HIV
    Cathy Wurzer talked with Andy Ansell who's been living with HIV for the past 19 years.7:40 a.m.
  • Future Heritage Sports CenterClyde Iron rises again
    Few people outside Duluth remember a long gone company called Clyde Iron Works. But their hoists and cranes put the muscle into America's logging industry and helped build national monuments. Now, they're about to come back to life, as a market, a brewery, a hotel, and a public sports center.7:45 a.m.
  • Gopher hockey teams are winning big
    Former Gophers men's hockey coach talks about the pressure of coaching at a large University and the success of the current gopher hockey teams.8:55 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Taliban Sympathizers Take Refuge in Pakistan
    A spate of recent incidents has prompted fears that the war in Afghanistan may be spilling across the border into Pakistan's historically restive tribal areas. The region is home to many supporters of the Taliban, and possibly to al-Qaida operatives.
  • Republican Governors Perform Election Post Mortem
    Republican governors met in Miami Thursday for a post-election conference. They heard from several presidential hopefuls. But just as importantly, they discussed how to learn from the party's election losses and move forward.
  • 'The Nativity Story' Stands on Familiar Ground
    The advertising for The Nativity Story has gotten this film's essence exactly wrong. This is not a chance to "experience the most timeless of stories as you've never seen it before." It's just the opposite. It's an opportunity, for those who want it, to encounter this story exactly the way its almost always been told.
  • Moving Parts Make Holiday Music
    A bike manufacturer commissioned composer Flip Baber to create holiday music using only bicycle parts.
  • College Football Weekend Decides Championship Challenger
    College football games this weekend will decide who plays Ohio State for the national championship in January. USC, Florida and Michigan all have a shot at making the game, while undefeated Boise State is shut out of the big game.
  • New Rules on Retaining Digital Business Documents
    New rules take effect that help companies decide how many e-mails and other digital items they have to keep in case someone sues them and demands the documents be brought to court. Even small companies can generate millions of digital documents in a very short time, and systems for managing them can be expensive.
  • Government Ponders Easing Rules on Financial Industry
    Government should ease up on regulations for Wall Street, according a new report. The study was initiated by people on Wall Street, and at the Treasury Department. They are concerned that excessive regulation is hurting U.S. competitiveness in one of its important industries: finance. David Wessel, deputy Washington bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal speaks with John Ydstie.
  • Study Finds Americans Drove Less in 2005
    Higher gas prices are having an effect on public habits. A new study finds that Americans drove less in 2005. It's the first time in 25 years they've logged -- on average -- fewer miles on the road.
  • Democrats Promote Relief from the Alternative Minimum Tax
    The Alternative Minimum Tax was created in the 1969 to insure that wealthy American's weren't using tax shelters to get out of paying income tax. But it wasn't indexed for inflation. And now many middle class people find themselves liable. Democrats in Congress say curbing its reach is a top priority.
  • Rotating Apartment Building Offers Changing View
    One of the wealthiest countries in the world is trying to outdo itself, again. A soon-to-be-built apartment skyscraper in Dubai will offer a 360 degree view to every resident. The entire building will rotate about 50 degrees each day.

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