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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Star TribuneMcClatchy selling Star Tribune
    For the second time this year, a Twin Cities daily newspaper is changing hands. This time, the McClatchy Corporation is selling the Star Tribune to a private equity firm called Avista Capital Partners.7:20 a.m.
  • Higher education has been ignoredHigher ed counting on a big boost from Legislature
    The state's higher education institutions dare to envision a legislative session that could help stem increases in tuition.7:25 a.m.
  • a hockey fight"The Code" of fighting in hockey
    Why hockey fights are an important part of the game.7:50 a.m.
  • A most memorable year
    Some stories are big stories, some are memorable, some are both. MPR journalists each selected a story or show that was their most memorable work of 2006.8:25 a.m.
  • Tug of warBuilding blocks for social change
    A new organization in Minneapolis is trying to do something about race-based violence and bullying in schools. Project Legos considers itself the next generation of civil rights organizations.8:55 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • President Ford Seen as a Steady Political Hand
    The country's 38th president has died. Gerald Ford was 93. Ford was initially seen as a caretaker for the presidency -- the bridge between a disgraced Richard Nixon and the next man elected to the White House, Jimmy Carter.
  • Stan Lee on Realism in the World of Comic Heroes
    Stan Lee reflects on a lifetime of creating comics, including some imperfect superheroes. Spiderman, one of Lee's best known characters, was human first and super second. Lee tells Renee Montagne how he brought realism to a fantasy world.
  • Biden Has His Own Plan for Iraq Troop Levels
    The Bush Administration is discussing the idea of sending more troops to Iraq. But Joe Biden (D-DE), the incoming chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has told reporters that a surge in U.S. troops to Iraq is a foolhardy idea. He has another plan.
  • Ford Presided Over the End of Watergate, Vietnam
    The country's 38th president, Gerald Ford, has died at age 93. John Robert Greene, author of three books on the Ford presidency, talks about how the former president handled the fallout from Watergate, and the end of the Vietnam war.
  • Children Work Amidst the Violence Plaguing Iraq
    The war in Iraq has taken a toll on that nation's children. Poor families are forcing their children to work. Sometimes child labor is a family's only source of income.
  • Foreclosure Risk Shadows Subprime Borrowers
    A recent survey indicates up to one in five subprime mortgage loans may wind up in foreclosure. Subprime mortgages are costlier loans made to borrowers with shaky credit.
  • Extreme Workers Push the Limits of Endurance
    There are a lot of highly paid workers putting in up to 100-hour work-weeks, and they're doing it by choice. Workplace columnist Lisa Belkin of The New York Times talks about new research on extreme workers.
  • Corporate Teams Grow Outside the Office
    Corporate team building exercises can involve activities as diverse as NASCAR racing and mountain climbing.
  • Ford Remembered for Nixon Pardon
    President Gerald Ford's pardon of former President Richard Nixon is seen by many as the defining act of his brief tenure in the White House. But Ford made a series of important decisions, including the appointment of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.
  • Iran Moves on Enrichment Despite Sanctions
    The U.N. Security Council passed sanctions against Iran last weekend in an attempt to hinder the Islamic country's nuclear program. Iran has vowed to continue its uranium enrichment activities despite the sanctions.

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