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Friday, December 15, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Warm weather in December
    Cathy Wurzer talks with University of Minnesota climatologist Mark Seeley about the unusually warm temperatures for this time of year.6:55 a.m.
  • ATV tracks and knapweedDNR stuggles to place showcase ATV trail
    The Minnesota DNR is scrambling to find a place to put a showcase 70-mile ATV trail. Four counties are vying to host the trail. But public opposition continues to crop up.7:20 a.m.
  • St. Paul's Ford Assembly PlantFinal days at the Ford plant
    As the Ford plant prepares for a permanent shut-down in 2008, half of the workforce leaves the plant today. One worker has some final parting words about his time at Ford.7:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • Voters Remain Angry at GOP, NPR Poll Shows
    Voters are feeling more positive about the Democratic Party than about the Republicans as the GOP prepares to hand over control of Congress, according to a new NPR poll. Voters are still angry, mostly at Republicans, GOP pollster Glen Bolger says.
  • Sen. Sununu on the U.S. Policy in Iraq
    Sen. John Sununu (R-NH) says he largely agrees with the conclusions of the the Iraq Study Group. Sununu's opinion is worth noting because he sits on the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, which includes oversight of Iraq policy in its brief.
  • Dream World to Cosmopolis: Authors' Shanghai
    Shanghai is changing at breakneck speed. That transformation, along with the hope, fear, greed and nostalgia that it engenders, is the stuff of novels. Three authors talk about the inspiration that China's most exciting city provides them.
  • U.S. Death Sentences Hit 30-Year Low
    Fewer people were sentenced to die this year in the United States than in any of the past 30 years. Juries sentenced 114 people to death row this year. In 1999, they sentenced 283. Death penalty opponents are calling it a turning point.
  • When It Comes to the Spacewalk, Size Matters
    This weekend, Sunita Williams is set to become one of the few women to ever walk in space. That's because NASA's million-dollar spacesuits only come in medium, large, and most recently, extra-large.
  • 'Dreamgirls' Is a Triumph of Old School Glamour
    Based loosely on the career of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Dreamgirls is alive with the sound of music. It's a love song two times over, a tribute to both a vibrant period of American popular music and the big-budget Hollywood musical.
  • Automakers Celebrate Decision to End Steel Tariffs
    U.S. and foreign carmakers are celebrating a decision to end most tariffs on imports of high-grade steel. Many steel producers argued that ending the tariffs would turn the U.S. into a dumping ground for foreign steel sold at below-market prices. Automakers say the tariffs cost the industry an additional $3 billion in recent years.
  • Lower Your Tax Bill Before It's Too Late
    With tax season approaching, many are wondering if there is still time to do anything to lower their tax bill. The short answer is: yes.
  • SEC Requires Clear Disclosure of Executive Pay
    Many companies have become experts at disclosing executive pay as obliquely as possible. Now the Securities and Exchange Commission is requiring them to clearly explain their compensation practices in plain English.
  • Large U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits Cuba
    The largest U.S. congressional delegation to visit Cuba since the revolution arrives for meetings with top Cuban officials. To Cubans this signals a possible opening in relations.

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